Girls dressed in drag can be, well, hot! The confidence, the swagger and the studliness that comes with a bunch of boi's singing and dancing in a drag troupe, is not only entertaining but it's pretty damn sexy. Lesbiatopia has recently teamed up with IDKEX, the 10th Annual Internetional Drag King Community Extravaganza.
They will be providing Lesbiatopia exclusive personal stories about the event from drag kings, volunteers and coodinators anplus full coverage/photos of some of their most exciting events! Lesbiatopia could not be more thrilled and we hope you will like this, too. Read one for more information.
IDKEX was founded by Julie Applegate (Jake), Shani Scott (Maxwell), Sile Singleton (Luster/Lustivious de la Virgion) and Donna Troka (dj love), in conjunction with H.I.S. Kings, Fast Friday Productions, the Kings Court, and many other Columbus community members.
IDKEX will take place October 16 - 19, 2008 in Columbus, OH.
Pack your bags and come aboard an amazing 4 days and 3 nights gender-bending trip. Imagine a place where you, your family, friends and a host if positive beings can be who you are, how you are, and what you are 24/7. Add a two day conference, Art and Film Festival, Health Fair, Job Fair, Merchant Fair, Awesome Venues and...
Where are you going, you ask?
Well smack dab in the Midwest, Columbus Ohio , of course for the 10th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL DRAG KING COMMUNITY EXTRAVEGANZA ROUND TRIP HOME:CULTURAL DEPOTS AND QUEER DESTINATIONS.
Oh ma gawd is Fast Friday Productions (FFP) ever excited to be producing IDKEX Columbus!!! We are blessed to have some amazing Partners. The incredible GLBTIAQQ....community here have come out in force to volunteer and help coordinate an immense amount of networking to assure 100% PURE FUN and safety for all of you!!
The city is truly buzzing with anticipation for all of your arrivals. Welcome, 'HOME'!
The History of the First International Drag King Extravaganza
The First International Drag King Extravaganza (IDKE) took place on October 15-17, 1999 in Columbus, Ohio.
IDKE is a first-of-its-kind event in that is is a collaborative, non-competitive gathering of drag kings, their fans, and the people who studied, photographed and filmed them.
In October 2003, IDKE 5 realized its true potential as a traveling annual conference with its move to Minneapolis, Minnesota, IDKE 6 in 2004 took place in Chicago, Illinois, IDKE 7 took place in Winnipeg, Canada in 2005, IDKE 8 took place in Austin, Texas in 2006 and to round out IDKE's tour of North America, IDKE 9 took place in Vancouver, Canada in 2007.
Without a doubt, IDKE has grown to be a huge national and international event. Participants come from across the United States, throughout Canada, as well as Australia, Japan and England. Its beginnings though, were much simpler...for more check out the home of the IDKE Board.
Stay-tuned for more on the drag front...