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DragCon returning to Javits Center for three days this fall

RuPaul’s DragCon will be held Sept. 28, 29 and 30.

RuPaul's DragCon will return to New York City

RuPaul's DragCon will return to New York City for three days in September. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Chelsea Guglielmino

Gather around, queens: The Javits Center will turn into a mecca for the city’s biggest “Drag Race” fans this fall.

Mama Ru, aka RuPaul, aka the host of the VH1 reality competition series, is bringing DragCon back to New York City for the second year in a row on Sept. 28, 29 and 30. That’s right, the 2018 convention has been extended to stretch to three days due to an overwhelming interest in the inaugural event, according to a news release.

“We had so much fun with you last year that we had to add another day,” a tweet from the DragCon Twitter page read.

Some of the most memorable former “Drag Race” contestants are already slated to appear and perform at DragCon: Judge Michelle Visage, Aja (season 9), Alexis Michelle (season 9), Trinity Taylor (season 9), Trixie Mattel (season 7) and Jade Sotomayor (season 1), among others. Of course, “Supermodel of the World” RuPaul herself is on the lineup, too. Exact programming details have not yet been announced.

The first-ever NYC DragCon took place last September and featured vendors, demonstrations and panels, including the notable “What is Drag in Trump’s America” talk by former “Drag Race” winners Alaska and Bob the Drag Queen. The annual convention made its way over to New York City after three successful years at the L.A. Convention Center in Los Angeles, California.

“What’s interesting about DragCon, is this movement of people who have no shame when it comes to gender identity, whether they’re straight, gay, whatever,” RuPaul said ahead of the 2017 event in NYC. “They are so open and so smart. Clearly, it’s a movement. It’s the continuation of the American dream, which is openness and equality and the sweetness. Because I think we Americans, at our core, are sweet people.”

Tickets for the NYC convention go on sale May 14 at

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