Having Its Meta Moment, This Drag Convention Will Have Actual Drag Racing

‘RuPaul’s Kart Race’ is a new addition to the popular event

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If hundreds of wig, glitter and corset vendors, a family-friendly area with a pint-sized runway and scores of famous glamazons aren’t enough of a draw, here’s a compelling tidbit about this weekend’s DragCon: There will be drag queens in go-karts.

For the first time, there will be actual drag racing, dubbed “RuPaul’s Kart Race,” at DragCon 2019 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

The three-day event, from Hollywood production house World of Wonder, home of RuPaul’s Drag Race, may have started out as a niche gathering for the LGBTQ community five years ago but it’s grown to become a marketer-heavy mainstream convention with media, big pharma and CPG partners.

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