First Ever RuPaul’s DragCon UK Sashayed it’s way to London
The first ever RuPaul’s DragCon UK took place this weekend at London Olympia in Kensington. Drag Race host and Emmy ® Award-winner RuPaul ceremoniously cut the pink ribbon, surrounded by Drag Race judge Michelle Visage and Queens including The Vivienne, Baga Chipz, Bob The Drag Queen, Blu Hydrangea and Trinity the Tuck, to officially open the weekend of family-friendly pop culture and drag.
RuPaul said: “DragCon has always been a safe space where people can discover and bring to life their true and unique-self and I am honoured to have hosted this in the UK for this first time. Thank you to everyone involved for making DragCon UK a home for all this past weekend”
The weekend extravaganza, created by RuPaul and World of Wonder Productions, included the infamous Queens Walk, which saw visitors cheer on the arrival of the Queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race, who made their grand entrance by strutting down the pink carpet at London Olympia in Kensington.
RuPaul’s DragCon UK featured an array of Queens and other celebrity talent for performances, meet and greets, panels and more, including: RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Alexis Mateo, Asia O’Hara, Baga Chipz, Bianca Del Rio, Blair St Clair, Blu Hydrangea, Bob the Drag Queen, Charlie Hides, Cheryl Hole, Crystal, Derrick Barry, Divina De Campo, Gothy Kendoll, India Ferrah, Jujubee, Laila McQueen, Maria Baleciaga, Mayhem Miller, Miz Cracker, Monet X Change, Morgan McMichaels, Mrs Kasha Davis, Ongina, Scaredy Kat, Serena ChaCha, Shea Coulee, Sum Ting Wong, The Vivienne, Trinity the Tuck, Vinegar Strokes, David Atherton and World of Wonder co-founder and DragCon creator Fenton Bailey.
“The reception given from everyone here at DragCon UK has once again made us realise how fortunate we are to be a part of this ever-evolving and growing community” said World of Wonder’s Fenton Bailey. “We announced and previewed two new original shows, ‘Untitled Trinity the Tuck Project’ and ‘God Shave The Queens’ to our expanding catalogue on WOW Presents Plus and we will continue to bring thought-provoking and original content to the platform. We are thankful to everyone involved and can’t wait to see everyone in the future.”