King News

The links page is in dire need of updating.... so please if you have a site that you would like listed on our page.... just email me the addy link.

Take a look at the site again if you haven't visited lately... hope you like!!!

Yours in kinging,

Hey All! It's Red from IDKE here.

Have something about drag king culture or performance that you want to talk about? Want to share your expertise about an aspect of kinging with other king and fans? Have artwork you'd like to submit for display and/or discuss with other kings and fans? Have a topic you'd like to explore in a group discussion or workshop? Tell us! We're seeking submissions for panel, workshop & presentation ideas for the Third Annual International Drag King Extravaganza. We're interested in hearing from you, whether you're a king, a fan, a partner in crime, someone who studies drag king culture, or any combination of the above. We are also very interested in group proposals and workshops.

If you have an idea for a workshop or panel discussion, please send a brief (500 word) description to me, Alana/Red Rider, at by Oct. 1. I'll also be happy to answer any questions you may have.


Hey all you drag king loving superstars out there: Here it is, the announcement you have been waiting for (drum roll, please):

The official dates for the Third International Drag King Extravaganza are: Friday-Sunday, November 2-4, 2001!
This spectacular event will again be held in that suprisingly cool midwestern American drag king mecca, known elsewhere as Columbus, Ohio. Following the pattern of the enormously successful first two years of the event, the third year is guaranteed to delight drag king enthusiasts of all persuasions. In addition to the Dragdom (drag style karaoke), conference and workshops, showcase performance and brunch, this years event will feature the first ever IDKE drag king film fest. Registration materials for the event will be available soon, Saturday night performance slots will go fast, so if you are interested in performing, get us your address, etc so we can mail you a pamphlet. Watch here for updates on our new and improved website. A call for papers/workshops/films and presentations will also be mailed/posted within the next month. So for now, mark your calendars and start stuffing your piggy banks (do they make watermelon banks for vegetarians?!), you won't want to miss this event. Until then...happy kinging!


PS We are looking for people from all over to help us promote the event by becoming IDKE ambassadors. As an ambassador you will distribute promotional materials about the event in your home town bars, coffee shops, GLBT community centers, Universities, bookshops, etc. Please contact mel rupp at if you would like to become an ambassador (did i mention you will get in free if you do this?).

For anyone who has not received a copy, and you would like a king zine that covered the International Drag King Extravaganza in Columbus, Ohio last fall.
Please send $5 (to cover shipping and handling)
Kendra Kuliga
2724 P Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007

Hi all,

I've been invited to do a show in Nebraska in May and wondering if there are any kings out there who are, or know of kings specifically from Nebraska.

Carlos Las Vegas

Apparently, a documentary about Drag Kings will air on MTV this may... including Denver's KINGZ of Zu Denver. If I get more info, I'll let you know.

Information about the 2001 King Calender