Drag Queen Chewbacca pays tribute to Han Solo with Adele’s “Hello,” a leather-domme BatGirl performs cartwheels in 5-inch heels, and Professor X proves that anyone can cosplay. And those were just a few of the hits at HavenCon, Austin’s own LGBTQ, Kink, & friends comic con, which held its second annual conference over the weekend.
On April 1, the New Movement Theater hosted Cream of the Crop, a comedy and improv showcase. With hipster glasses, dangly earrings, and a dick-tucking monologue, one comic in particular stood out. Austin Smartt is a local trans woman comedian who’s been presenting her bits around town since last July.
Evan Garza’s resume is longer than yours. In fact, his abridged three-page curriculum vitae includes only the most impressive highlights of his extensive career – including guest lecturer at Harvard University, MIT, and The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston.
The crowd at Cheer Up Charlies eagerly awaited the inaugural performance of Austin’s only drag king troupe. The smooth, subtle confidence of each king combined with perfectly lip-synced verses to retro romance hits drove the ladies mad. These BOIZ have created a whole new reason to swoon.
On the heels of GayBiGayGay’s indefinite hiatus, rumors spread quickly that Queerbomb 2016 would go the same way. Just a week ago, however, Queerbombers announced that – despite concerned whispers – the festival and march would in fact happen this June.
Season eight of RuPaul's dragalicious reality competition series – to find America's next top queen – premiered March 7 on Logo. But they got their party started right here in Austin when 12 undeniable divas descended on Ironwood Hall to lip-synch for your entertainment on Feb. 26.