Live From #DragConNYC 2017 Day 1: Photos and Video From the Dragtastic Event Culture

Live From #DragConNYC 2017 Day 1: Photos and Video From the Dragtastic Event

Written by Stephan Horbelt on September 09, 2017
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The weekend has finally arrived! The inaugural #DragConNYC is going on right now at the Javits Center in Manhattan, and the convention hall is packed to the gills with fans, exhibitors and — most importantly — several of the drag queens from your favorite reality competition series, RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Hornet is also present at the Con this weekend, interviewing the queens and documenting the two-day event with photos and video. For those of you who couldn’t make it out to New York City this weekend — and even those here enjoying all the wigs and heels but who might have missed some of the weekend’s top moments — we’ve got you covered.

(And for those who are at the Con this weekend, come find the Hornet photo booth on the convention floor! We want to see your #DragConNYC look!)

We’ll be updating this post throughout the weekend with more photos and video, so check back often! For up-to-the-minute coverage, follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

#DragConNYC began, as it should, with Mama Ru welcoming the crowd and cutting the ribbon. “Everybody say love!” she told the crowd, and the crowd of course responded in kind.

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Along with RuPaul was a bevy of queens from various Drag Race seasons, all of whom are present at the convention hawking merchandise and happy to take photos with fans.

RuPaul’s booth — one of the convention’s centerpieces (note the pink carpet) — features famous runway gowns from the series, some suits as well, the crown and scepter bestowed on a season’s winning queen and RuPaul’s Emmy!

Hornet Executive Editor Stephan Horbelt got some of the queens to open up on-camera about their craziest fan interactions. Look for the video interviews sometime next week!

And Hornet Senior Editor Alexander Kacala moderated the #DragConNYC panel of New York queens, featuring Acid Betty, Horrorchata and Peppermint!

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