6 Essentials to Pack for DragCon (Hint: Leave the Shade at Home)

DragCon_DragConNYCPackingDragCon NYC is this weekend, and we’re here to make sure that you don’t get left in the dust (…or rather, the glitter). During all the hustle and bustle, our LGBT event specialist Victor shared some tips for getting ahead of the stress.

Visit Victor and our New York crew at vendor booth #423. There will be giveaways, swag, and lots going on. Follow us at @BPTNYC  to find out when to race to our booth and get in on the giveaways.

Essentials for DragCon NYC

1. Badge and Lanyard
The earlier you get your badge the better. Make sure you have your printed ticket or download it on your phone to receive your badge. DragCon suggests getting your badge early on Friday to skip the lines on Saturday morning.

2. Memorabilia to be Signed
Do you have some favorite merch from your favorite queen? Want to make a gift even more special? Bring it along for that signature it’s begging for. Most performers’ booths will have signing opportunities that you won’t want to miss.

3. Comfortable Shoes
While heels may be the cherry on your outfit’s cake, remember that you will be on your feet, walking all day with little rest. Bring a pair to switch out, just in case.

4. Charged Phone and Charging Cord
There will be selfies a plenty. Arrive with a fully charged phone, and bring a charging cord so you don’t miss any photo or social media opportunity. If you are on SnapChat – scroll through and make yourself over with our Brown Paper Tickets’ DragCon filter.

5. A Reasonable Size Bag
While you may want to pack everything and the kitchen sink, remember, if your bag is much bigger than a purse, it will not be allowed past registration. Pack your day bag light, and leave room for the fun giveaway items you may pick up along the way. Luckily, the eyelashes we will give away at our booth won’t take up much room.

6. Love
Leave the shade at home. DragCon is a self-proclaimed “lovefest” and we wouldn’t want it any other way.

DragCon starts Saturday, September 9 at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, NY. More information can be found here.

See you soon!

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