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Monday, August 18, 2008

IDKE 10th Annual International Drag King Community Extravaganza

After 10 years of travel, the IDKE 10th Annual International Drag King Community Extravaganza is returning home to Columbus, Ohio. So if you have any interest in Drag King shows, and you happen to be in or near the Colombus Ohio area on October 16-19th, then be sure to head over to this amazing event.

The INTERNATIONAL DRAG KING COMMUNITY EXTRAVAGANZA (IDKE) is the largest GENDERXPLORATION of its type in North America and quite possibly the world. During the past nine years, IDKE boasts attendees from over 35 states, 7 Canadian Providences, Australia, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Japan, Sweden and Taiwan, just to name a few. An estimated 70% of IDKE attendees return each year, eager to re-charge, network, celebrate and ‘trade resources.’ Core to the IDKE Philosophy is the belief that, in addition to scholarship and entertainment, ‘we’ must create a variety of options for artist, service providers, entrepreneurs, organizations, and individuals to ‘do business.’

IDKE's 4-day schedule includes: Workshops, Presentations, Art Exhibitions, Film Festival, Job Fair, Transman Health Fair, Merchant Fair, and International Drag Performances.

A Brief History of IDKE:

The First International Drag King Extravaganza (IDKE) took place on October 15-17, 1999 in Columbus, Ohio. IDKE was created 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, as well as other Columbus, Ohio community members.

IDKE is a unique event in that it is a collaborative, non-competitive gathering of drag kings, fans, and those who enjoy photographing and filming them. In October 2003, IDKE realized its true potential as a traveling annual conference with its move to Minneapolis, Minnesota, IDKE 6 in Chicago, Illinois, IDKE 7 in Winnipeg, Canada, IDKE 8 in Austin, Texas and IDKE 9 in Vancouver, Canada.

Over the years IDKE has grown to a major national and international event with participants from the US, Canada, Australia, Japan and the UK.

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