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Thursday, November 9

3:00pm CST

POC Performers Q&A with Papi Churro
Discussion about being a POC drag performer.

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Papi Churro

Genderqueer conceptual Drag King. Co-Producer for Boiz of Austin, Austin's All Drag King troupe. Cast member for Dangerzone Boylesque and Geeks on Fleek. Mr. Gay Capital of Texas for Life. Nationwide Drag Performer and Drag Son of Zane Zena.

Thursday November 9, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm CST
Holly Woodlawn Room
Friday, November 10

3:30pm CST

Mastering Social Media with Deborah Nelson
Presenter Deborah Nelson teaches you how to use Social Media to your advantage in your Drag career. With a focus on YouTube & Live Streaming.

Friday November 10, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm CST
Sylvia Rivera Learning Center

4:00pm CST

It's Not Drag. It's A Business
If you want to turn your drag into a career, it's going to cost money. We all can't afford to have a booking agent. We all can't afford an accounting. However, your drag can WORK for you, if you turn your drag into a LLC. Costumes, hair, travel, jewelry, shoes, eyelashes, hip pads, props, storage, vehicle and SO MUCH MORE can all be expensed through your business. If you are not claiming all the things I mentioned then you're losing out on MONEY! Drag is a business, let me show you how to turn it into one. 

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Coco Jem Holiday

Owner, The CDS Drag
I'm the flashy, flirty, dancing business fish. I know that drag is a lot of work and there is so much we have to learn. However, it's not just that. There's so much we have to pretend to understand. We need help, and I'm honestly THAT queen.

Friday November 10, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm CST
Holly Woodlawn Room

4:00pm CST

Riot Queens, Ballroom Divas
Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera threw bricks at cops so we could be who we are. Divine ate dog shit and made it clear there's no such thing as taking your art too far. Crystal LaBeija started a new Black pageant system to fight the racism of white queens and judges and brought about the foundation of the Ballroom scene. Hibiscus and the Cockettes started a drag commune and created chaotic performances that showed drag was not all about being a woman. Leigh Bowery used drag to question the human shape and form, grotesquing the body beyond imaginable limits and birthing a generation of club kid drag. These are but a few in an endless list of drag performers who have revolutionized drag and the outside world using the tools of transformation inherent to our art form. This class will explore how drag has been used as a tool for resistance, revolution, and chaotic upending of norms to question the status quo and bring about change. Come learn about drag's powerful and massive history of fighting oppression and let's have a conversation about how we as artists can bring about change in our own communities.

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Lady J Martinez O'Neal

Opulence!: The Influence of Drag on Fashion and Costuming, Untucking the Past: 100 years of Drag History
Queer activist and graduate student by day, fierce entertainer by night. Not much difference between the two really other than more make-up and wigs at night :) And even that... less so of late.

Friday November 10, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm CST
Marsha P. Johnson Room
Saturday, November 11

3:00pm CST

Drag & Cosplay
Learn about the intersection where Drag and Cosplay meet.

Presented by Erika Klash

Saturday November 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm CST
Sycamore Room