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RuPaul’s DragCon LA returns for its fourth year

LOS ANGELES, CA. - May 11, 2018: Gidget Von Addams poses for a portrait during RuPaul’s DragCon LA
Gidget Von Addams poses for a portrait during RuPaul’s DragCon LA at the Los Angeles Convention Center. This three-day convention and festival returned for its fourth year.
(Marie E. Hobro / Los Angeles Times)

RuPaul’s DragCon LA recently returned to the Los Angeles Convention Center for its fourth year. With more than 50,000 drag enthusiasts of all ages in attendance for the event, the three-day convention, which took place May 11-13, provided every generation with different ways to celebrate drag culture. On one end of the Convention Center floor, young drag enthusiasts walked hand-in-hand with their mothers over to the Kid Zone for drag queen story hour while others watched performers sashay down the runway. Meet-and-greet booths and panels featuring more than 90 drag performers, many of them alumni of RuPaul’s Drag Race reality show, were on the opposite end of the bustling DragCon floor. In the middle of it all, more than 300 exhibitors and vendors lined up along fictional lanes such as Silicone Valley and Glamazon Lane, selling everything from breastplates and wigs to fan merchandise.

LOS ANGELES, CA. - May 11, 2018: Courtney Conquers (left) poses for a portrait with Ja’mie Queen We
Courtney Conquers, left, with Ja'mie Queen West during RuPaul's DragCon LA at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
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LOS ANGELES, CA. - May 12, 2018: Love Masisi poses for a portrait during RuPaul’s DragCon LA at the
Love Masisi during RuPaul's DragCon LA at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
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LOS ANGELES, CA. - May 11, 2018: Naomi Bosio poses for a portrait during RuPaul’s DragCon LA at the
Naomi Bosio during RuPaul's DragCon LA at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
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LOS ANGELES, CA. - May 11, 2018: Candy Ken shows off his grills during RuPaul’s DragCon LA at Los A
Candy Ken shows off his grills during RuPaul's DragCon LA.
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LOS ANGELES, CA. - May 11, 2018: Luna Moon poses for a portrait during RuPaul’s DragCon LA at the L
Luna Moon during RuPaul's DragCon LA.
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LOS ANGELES, CA. - May 11, 2018: Dean Modah poses for a portrait during RuPaul’s DragCon LA at the
Dean Modah during RuPaul's DragCon LA at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
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LOS ANGELES, CA. - May 12, 2018: RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 5 alumni and All Stars 2 winner, Alaska,
"RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 5 alumni and "All Stars 2" winner, Alaska, during Billy Eichner's "Glam Up the Midterms" panel. The program aims to energize young people to vote during the November 2018 midterm elections.
(Marie E. Hobro / For The Times )

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LOS ANGELES, CA. - May 12, 2018: Famine walks down the runway in an outfit designed by Venus Protot
Famine walks down the runway in an outfit designed by Venus Prototype during RuPaul's DragCon LA at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
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LOS ANGELES, CA. - May 11, 2018: Danny Blu applies make-up before RuPaul’s DragCon LA at the Los An
Danny Blu applies makeup before RuPaul's DragCon LA at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
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LOS ANGELES, CA. - May 11, 2018: Lucy Lips (left) looks in the mirror as BobbiePinz (right) does a
Lucy Lips, left, looks in the mirror for a touch-up before RuPaul's DragCon LA at Los Angeles Convention Center.
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LOS ANGELES, CA. - May 11, 2018: Jose Lizarraga (left) poses for a portrait with his dog, RuPawl (r
Jose Lizarraga with his dog, RuPawl, during RuPaul's DragCon LA.
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LOS ANGELES, CA. - May 11, 2018: RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3 winnner, Trixie Mattel (left), high
"RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 3" winnner, Trixie Mattel, high fives Kas Rivera, right, during RuPaul's DragCon LA at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
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LOS ANGELES, CA. - May 11, 2018: Naomi Bosio (left) and her sister, Anni Bosio (right), color durin
Naomi Bosio, left, and her sister, Anni Bosio, color during RuPaul's DragCon LA at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
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LOS ANGELES, CA. - May 12, 2018: Patrick Patterson (left) and Anne Dromeda (right) relax during RuP
Patrick Patterson, left, and Anne Dromeda relax during RuPaul's DragCon LA at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
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LOS ANGELES, CA. - May 12, 2018: Delusia poses for a portrait during RuPaul’s DragCon LA at the Los
Delusia poses for a portrait during RuPaul's DragCon LA at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
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LOS ANGELES, CA. - May 11, 2018: James Robinson shows off his tattoos of Trixie Mattel (left), Deto
James Robinson shows off his tattoos of Trixie Mattel, left, Detox, middle, and RuPaul, right, during RuPaul's DragCon LA at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
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