This year, RuPaul returns to DragCon with brand new merch, photos with fans and a smokin’ hot DJ set. 

PLEASE NOTE: All Star ticket holders will have priority lines at the RuPaul booth. All Star Weekend tickets are sold out, but there are a limited amount of All Star Fri and Sat tickets left - make sure to purchase ASAP if that's the ticket type you want!

RuPaul Merch Booth
Located at the front entrance, Mama Ru’s new merch includes custom apparel, luggage, vinyl albums, chocolate bars, stickers, tote bags, and a limited supply of vintage merch.  
Hours: Friday (9:00am to 6:00pm), Saturday (9:00am to 5:00pm)
Booth #1407


Photos with RuPaul
The ultimate keepsake taken on your phone only $50. Purchase tickets at RuPaul’s merch booth.
Hours: Friday (1:30pm to 6:00pm), Saturday (9:00am to 5:00pm)
Booth #1305

Allstora
Stop by the Allstora booth to video yourself being playfully “read” by our photogenic librarians (or “read” them in good-natured fun.). Also, sign up for a 6-month RuPaul Book Club membership and receive a free photo with RuPaul.
Hours: Friday (9:00am to 6:00pm), Saturday (9:00am to 5:00pm)
Booth #1219

DJ Set
Hits, hits, nothing but hits! RuPaul brings the beat with a set filled with floor-stomping, booty shakers.
Hours: Friday (12:00pm to 1:00pm)
Main Stage

RUPAUL AT DRAGCON LA 2024

HARASSMENT POLICY

General Admission Attendees
Friday, July 19 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday, July 20 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

All Stars Attendees
Friday, July 19 - 9:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday, July 20 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

After Hours (Separately Ticketed Events)
Thursday, July 18 - Doors Open 7:00pm, Show 7:30pm
Friday, July 19 - Doors Open 7:00pm, Show 7:30pm

HOURS

All are welcome at RuPaul’s DragCon.

Kids 8 and under are free when accompanied by an adult with a paid ticket. There must be one paid ticket for every free Kids ticket used. Please be sure to register for a Kids ticket when purchasing your paid adult ticket.

The Kids ticket will grant them the same access to DragCon as the adult’s ticket level. Kids will be let in during All Star hours if the adult has a All Star ticket.

Any DragCon attendees under 16 will need to be accompanied by a guardian for entry.

Both After Hours events are separately ticketed, and happen outside of DragCon show hours. These events are 16+ only. No one under the age of 16 will be allowed entry even with a guardian present.

AGE INFORMATION

Address
South Hall
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Food & Bars
There are plenty of food and bars around the convention center. This includes Compass Cafe in the South Hall lobby and around the perimeters of South Hall. There is also an outdoor food court on the left side, back end of the showroom floor. Depending on the location, there are veggie and vegan options. LACC is also within walking distance of LA Live, where there are multiple options for dining if you’d like to leave the venue.

Parking
The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) offers two parking garages on a first come first serve basis. Maps and more info can be found here - LACC Parking

For more information on LACC, including policies and amenities,  please visit their venue FAQ page:
https://www.lacclink.com/attendees/attendees-faq

LA CONVENTION CENTER INFORMATION

Safety is and always has been a top priority at DragCon. At DragCon all attendees will need to go through security before entering the Convention Center. This includes a bag check and passing through a metal detector. We recommend that you pack light, and don’t wear any metal, in order for security to move quickly and efficiently. If you leave the Convention Center, you will be required to go through security before re-entering.

All attendees must wear their DragCon wristband at all times during the weekend.  At any point during DragCon, you are feeling unsafe or in need of assistance - please approach any staff member, security personnel, or show management.

SECURITY

  • Bags – 18 L sized bags or smaller (roughly 1000 cubic inches or 10” x 10” x 10”)
  • Strollers
  • Handheld still & video cameras
  • Sealed water bottles 
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Gifts for talent(but please be considerate of size and make sure the gift is not something that falls under the “non allowed items” below)

Allowed Items:

  • Outside food or beverage
  • E-Cigs or Vaping devices 
  • Professional video equipment. Recording on mobile devices is allowed. 
  • Tripods or monopods 
  • Drones or any other remote flying device 
  • Totems, Flags, Banners 
  • Silly String
  • Coolers of any kind (exceptions may be made for medical use) 
  • Bags larger than 18 L (roughly 1000 cubic inches or 10” x 10” x 10”) 
  • Firearms, explosives, and weapons of any kind (including pocket knives, pepper spray, fireworks, etc) 
  • Illegal and Illicit substances of any kind 
  • Pets (except for service animals) 
  • Skateboards, scooters, bicycles, or any personal motorized vehicles 
  • Unauthorized/unlicensed vendors are not allowed. 
  • No unauthorized solicitation and materials including handbills, flyers, stickers, beach balls, giveaways, samples, etc.

Non Allowed Items:

COVID

As of now, per current LA County Dept of Public Health guidelines, masks are optional but recommended - however, vendor and talent booths may have their own rules in place that require masks for shopping or M&G’s. DragCon will provide masks on site for attendees who are in need of them.

DragCon will not be checking vaccine cards for entry, however we highly encourage and recommend that if able, any attendee coming to the show is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to attending the event.

DragCon's first priority is always the health and safety of everyone involved. Given how quickly information and safety requirements surrounding COVID-19 change, our guidelines are subject to change.

Refusal to cooperate with these procedures on site will result in ejection from the venue without refund.

Drag Is Not Consent

RuPaul’s DragCon is dedicated to providing a harassment-free convention experience for everyone (regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion). We do not tolerate harassment of convention participants in any form. Convention participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the convention (without a refund) at the discretion of the convention organizers.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments (related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion), sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Exhibitors in the hall, sponsors, exhibitors, or similar activities are also subject to the anti-harassment policy.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the convention organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the convention (with no refund). If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of DragCon staff immediately or security. (DragCon staff can be identified by special badges and pink shirts).

We expect participants to follow these rules at all convention venues and convention-related social events.

ADA INFORMATION

RuPaul’s DragCon is dedicated to serving all of its attendees and making their experience as enjoyable and entertaining as possible. If you are an attendee with disabilities, RuPaul’s DragCon has implemented the following policies in order to provide you the best service possible.

Accessibility Wristbands are available for attendees who qualify and have a paid ticket for entry.

- Accessibility wristbands will allow attendees advanced entry to the showfloor ahead of their ticketed group. Meaning, if you are an All Star ticket holder with an accessibility wristband, you’ll enter at the top of the queue at 9AM. If you are a General Admission ticket holder with an accessibility wristband, you’ll enter at the top of that queue at 10AM.  

-Attendees with an accessibility wristband may use All Star queues at queen booths if needed. This is not a line skip pass.  

- Attendees with an accessibility wristband will have access to an ADA only viewing platform for the Main Stage. Capacity is limited and this platform is available on a first come first, serve basis. 

- All Star and General Admission seating areas on the showfloor will have designated accessibility seating options. You may only access the seating areas that your ticket level allows you. Please note that General Admission ticket holders with an accessibility wristband will not have access to the All Stars exclusive viewing areas or lounge.

- Registration for both General Admission and VIP will have dedicated lanes for attendees with accessibility needs. Please go directly to the ADA lane that corresponds to your ticket level when arriving to pick up your wristband for DragCon. ADA lanes will have significantly shorter wait times for guests in need of them.

Wheelchairs
Motorized Mobility Devices may be used by people with mobility impairments subject to reasonable safety restrictions (e.g. exercising extra caution in busy locations such as loading docks and show floors during move-in and move-out periods). DragCon will not have wheelchair or motorized mobility devices available on site.

Guide Dogs and Service Animals
Service Animals (i.e. dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities) are welcome at the Los Angeles Convention Center — provided they are leashed or under similar control as appropriate. Please see the convention center's websites for detailed information and restrictions.

Hearing Impaired Attendees
If you are an attendee in need of ASL services, we will have interpreters on site that will be available for additional support. Please ask the ADA attendant at the VIP/ADA check-in desk, where to go to check in with the interpreters.

Medication
If you have medication or special needs that needs refrigeration, please be aware that neither RuPaul’s DragCon can provide refrigerators. You should bring a cooler or insulated bag to accommodate your own needs.
If you need to bring in your own food or snacks for medical reasons, please be prepared to show security proper medical documents as LACC doesn’t normally allow outside food inside the venue.

Please take care to plan your day in advance.

Accessibility at LACC
For additional information regarding accessibility at the LA Convention Center, please visit the link here: 
Accessibility at LACC

At the link above, you can find details about designated ADA parking, elevators, restrooms, and drinking fountains at LACC.

It’s not mandatory - but you are more than welcome to come in drag, whatever that means to you! 

Feel free to wear the most glamorous outfit in your closet, the most comfortable outfit in your closet, or anything in between.

Please do keep in mind when planning your outfits for the weekend, that DragCon is an all-ages event and the convention center is a public space that expects all attendees, exhibitors, contractors, and participants to abide by common-sense rules for public behavior, including getting dressed for the day. Make sure those behinds aren't just padded, but covered up too

Oh, and pack comfortable shoes! Heels look killer until they’re killing your feet. Try to wear comfortable shoes, or bring some with you. You’re gonna be doing a ton of walking!



Do I have to dress in drag to attend DragCon? 

OFFICIAL DRAGCON AFTER HOURS PARTIES

Thursday, July 18th - Official Kick Off Party!
The Full Cast of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 16. YES, the FULL cast!!

*Lineup subject to change

Friday, July 19th - Official After Party
Global Glamazons

Featuring: Cristian Peralta (Drag Race Mexico), Drag Sethlas (Drag Race Espana), La Grand Dame (Drag Race France), LaLa Ri (RuPaul's Drag Race US), Lina Galore (Drag Race Italia), Marina Summers (Drag Race Philippines), Organzza (Drag Race Brasil), Pandora Nox (Drag Race Germany), Tomara Thomas (RuPaul's Drag Race UK)

Guidelines For Both Nights
After Hours events are 16+ events. Kids tickets do not have access to the After Parties. After Hours will take place on the Main Stage at RuPaul's DragCon(on the showroom floor) on Thursday night and then Friday night, after doors close.

A DragCon ticket is not an entry ticket for the After Hours Parties, this is a separate ticketed event.

On Thursday, ticket holders can pick up wristbands beginning at 3:00pm and can begin to line up in the South Hall lobby for entry at 6:00pm. Doors to the showfloor will open at 7:00pm and the event begins at 7:30pm.

On Friday, ticket holders must exit the DragCon floor upon closing, and can begin to line up in the South Hall lobby for re-entry immediately at 6:00pm. Doors to the showfloor will re-open at 7:00pm and the event begins at 7:30pm.

If you purchased After Hours Party tickets, you may pick up your After Hours wristband when you pick up your DragCon wristband at the registration counter. Please present your QR code for the After Hours Party to be scanned by the staff. Once they scan it, they will give you your wristband that grants you access to the party you purchased tickets for. Both parties will require you to wear your wristband all night in order to enter the party.

Floor Map

CLICK HERE FOR A HIGH RESOLUTION DOWNLOADQUEEN & TALENT LOCATIONSEXHIBITOR LOCATIONS



DragCon Tips

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Print your ticket at home before you leave for the Convention Center or download it to your phone.

Get your schedule set! Check out the programming schedules, talent locations, and exhibitor locations before you arrive, and know where you want to be and when. These pages will update in real time during the event, so make sure to bookmark them and check for any changes!

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Know your way around. Download the floor map before the show.

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Drag Is Not Consent! Ask before you snap a photo. No shade allowed; DragCon is a love fest! If you see or feel like someone is bothering you (or being inappropriate), tell a DragCon staff member or security right away. Read our Harassment Policy.

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Bring your phone’s charging cable, plus an external charger. You don’t wanna miss any amazing photo opportunities!

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Bring multiple forms of payment, but especially cash! Many of our exhibitors take credit cards, but processing can be slow in a crowded building. Some queens may also prefer a digital service such as PayPal or Cash App, so it's best to prepare an account ahead of time as well. ATMs are available on site.

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If you are traveling in a group, set a meeting point in case you get separated. Good choices are lounges or the World of Wonder booth. Phones do die on the show floor. Don’t get lost!

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Keep the aisles moving, try not to stop in the middle. If you need to adjust your heels or wig, think of other fans and move to the side of the aisle.

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If you have something special you want signed, bring it! Talent and queens may charge for autographs, photographs, merchandise, or meet and greets at their individual discretion. Talent is subject to change/cancelation, and DragCon does not guarantee meeting talent.

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Because there will be bag checks at DragCon, it’s best to pack as light as possible.

Pack comfortable shoes! Heels look killer until they're killing your feet. Try to wear comfortable shoes, or bring some with you. You’re gonna be doing a ton of walking!

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Before you arrive

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Come in drag, whatever that means to you! It’s not mandatory, but will make for great photo ops!

Use #DragCon on your social media posts. Share your DragCon experience with your friends who couldn’t make it!

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At DragCon

Take care of yourself! You can't enjoy the weekend if you pass out on the Pink Carpet. Eat, sleep, and hydrate!

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The best way to support our queens is to purchase something from them at their booths, so we encourage you to budget for this when planning for the weekend!

If you have questions during DragCon, make sure to visit us at the Info Booth: Booth 1100!

LA FAQ

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GET IN TOUCH

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For all press or media requests, email 
wow@metropublicrelations.com

LA exhibitor applications now open: Apply Here

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Or email wow@metropublicrelations.com 

Exhibitor applications now open. Apply Here.

Refunds
Tickets are non-refundable, but you can sell them to another person. You'll just need to forward them the PDF ticket attached to your confirmation email.

Upgrades
Currently, we are unable to complete any upgrades automatically on TIXR. However, our team is able to process upgrades(GA to All Star or Single Day to Weekend) manually. The easiest thing to do is purchase the new desired ticket level and let us know at help@rupaulsdragcon.com when your new purchase is complete. Once verified on our side, we can process a refund for your original purchase.

Meet and Greets
Meet and greets are not pre-sold and are separate from DragCon ticketing. Each queen manages their own space and sets their own price for meet and greets. Some might be doing meet and greets for free while others might require a minimum purchase of a merch item. Most items can cost anywhere from $15-35. All meet and greets are on a first come, first served basis with priority given to All Star ticket holders, meaning All Star ticket holders have a significantly less wait time.

Talent do tend to post their minimums and exact schedules on their socials when the event gets closer. 

TICKETING

COMMON QUESTIONS

Q: Will RuPaul be at DragCon LA?
Yes! Ru will be doing a DJ set on the Main Stage on Friday, and will be selling merch and photo ops with fans on Friday and Saturday. Please see the 

Q: How do I purchase After Hours tickets?
On our ticket page where you can also purchase DragCon Tickets, just add the desired ticket to your cart. Please note, you will need to wear your DragCon wristband and After Hours wristband to gain access to the after hours event.

Q: Are DragCon and the After Hours shows all ages?
All are welcome at DragCon but kids 8 and under are free when accompanied by an adult with a ticket. Both After Hour events are 16 and up!

Q: What comes with an All Stars ticket?
All Stars tickets are the ultimate way to experience DragCon UK and come with loads of priority access across DragCon. This is the ticket for you if you want the best and most exclusive access, the ability to meet queens as quickly as possible, and the premium DragCon experience. All Stars tickets are available for the entire weekend, or you can purchase them for a particular day of DragCon.

All Stars ticket holders get the following perks as part of their ticket package:

  • A designated All Stars entry and queuing area
  • Early access to the venue and a special All Stars only hour on the show-floor each day, before doors open to Weekend or Single Day ticket holders
  • Their own All Stars priority queues to see queens at their booths
  • An exclusive All Stars registration area
  • Access to an All Stars viewing area to watch performances on the Main Stage
  • An All Stars only lounge on the show-floor with bars and bathrooms for our All Stars only.
  • 15% off all Official DragCon merch at the World of Wonder booth
  • Priority entry to After Hours shows if, and only if, All Star ticket holder has purchased a separate ticket to the After Hours event.

Q: What comes with a General Admission(Weekend or Single Day) ticket?
General Admission tickets get you access to all of DragCon during our regular hours(you miss out on the All Star only hour each morning) - including programming, performances on the Main Stage during convention hours, and our full show floor featuring queen and vendor booths. Queen booths will have separate queues for our GA and All Stars ticket holders.

Q: Does DragCon offer payment plans for tickets?
You bet! Payment plans are available through our ticketing site, Tixr for a flat fee of $9.99.

IMPORTANT INFO FOR INTERNATIONAL PURCHASERS: If you plan to utilize the payment plan option and have a pre-existing Tixr account that was previously used to purchase tickets to DragCon UK22, UK23, or UK24 in currency other than USD(United States Dollar), you will need to create a new Tixr account with a new email address or the payment plan option will not work.

Q: What day will my favorite queen be there?
Queens create their own schedules, so we aren't able to confirm what day each queen will be present. However, the majority of queens will be at DragCon both days with a booth on the show floor and DragCon will release programming schedules prior to DragCon weekend. Most queens post their full DragCon schedules on their socials leading up to the event. So be sure to follow your favorite queens and if they don’t post it, ask them to!

Q: How do I meet queens?
Queen meet and greets happen at their booths on the show floor! Queens manage their own booths and will dictate any requirements to meet them. Requirements can be anything from nothing at all - to a minimum merch purchase. Regardless of any minimums required to meet queens: the best way to support our queens is to purchase something from them at their booths, so we encourage you to budget for this when planning for the weekend!

Q: When is the Queen's Walk?
The legendary Queen's Walk is on the morning of the first day of DragCon - for DragCon LA, that means Friday AM. Don't miss it - it's epic!!

Q: When will the programming schedule for the weekend be released?
Programming schedules for DragCon will be released no later than the weeks leading up to the show. We promise to get it released as soon as we can - we know that planning out your weekend is half of the fun! Please note that we do not release schedules for queen M&G's - queens manage their own schedules for that, so follow them on socials to stay in the loop!

Q: Are you going to be adding more queens?
We're always adding more queens. Keep an eye on our socials and join our mailing list for the latest announcements. Please note, the line up can change from now until event days.

Q: Can I bring my child with me to DragCon?
Yes! DragCon is an all-ages, family friendly event and all are welcome at RuPaul’s DragCon. Kids 8 and under are free when accompanied by an adult with a ticket. The Kids ticket will grant them the same access to DragCon as the adult’s ticket level. Kids will be let in during All Star hours if the adult has a All Star ticket. This ticket does not include entrance to any separate DragCon After Hours Parties as kids under 8 are not permitted. Both parties are 16 and up.

If you are coming with a child that qualifies for a Kids ticket, you will add the Kids ticket to your cart when purchasing your own DragCon ticket.

When you arrive at the Los Angeles Convention Center, you'll need to go to registration before you can enter the show floor. Registration is located in the South Hall lobby. At registration, your ticket will be scanned and you'll be given a wristband to wear throughout the DragCon weekend. If you collect your wristband before doors open, you may queue in the designated waiting areas.  

If you are a All Star ticket holder, please register at the counter on the right side of the South Hall lobby. You will find it by entering the first door on the right side of the South Hall lobby. This is a dedicated registration counter just for All Star attendees.

The registration process outlined above also applies to After Hours ticket holders. After Hours tickets should be picked up at the same time as your DragCon event tickets.

Registration Hours

Thursday, July 18 - 3:00pm to 8:00pm in the South Hall Lobby
All ticket tiers are eligible to pick up their wristbands during this time. After Hours ticket holders can pick up their wristbands any time during this window, if your ticket is for Thursday night’s event -  you are able to start lining up in the South Hall lobby at 6:00PM.

Friday, July 19 - 8:00am to 6:00pm in the South Hall Lobby
All ticket tiers are eligible to pick up their wristbands during this time. After Hours ticket holders can pick up their wristbands any time during this window, if your ticket is for Friday night’s event -  you are able to start lining up in the South Hall lobby at 6:00PM.

Saturday, July 20 - 8:00am to 4:00pm in the South Hall Lobby
All ticket tiers are eligible to pick up their badges during this time.
 
Tips and Requirements

  • Wristbands are non-transferable, and can not be transferred or shared with another person. Wristbands need to stay on your wrist the entirety of your DragCon weekend. If lost, you will need to purchase a new ticket to redeem for a new wristband - no exceptions.
  • Please make sure you bring either your printed ticket or mobile ticket with you to registration. You can't register without it. 
  • You cannot register tickets for your friends and family, they must be present. 
  • We do not have an onsite box office, purchasing tickets ahead of time on rupaulsdragcon.com is required.

REGISTRATION