ROPEBURN 2: Guardians of Equality

The Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC invites you to an evening of cosplay celebrating all facets of queer fandom. From sci-fi to fantasy, to anime and gaming, to comic book heroes, anti-heroes, and villains, come enjoy performances by 17th Street Dance, cosplay burlesque, aerialists, a panel on the intersection of LGBTQ+ identity and fandom, artist meet-and-greets, and a cosplay competition.

Hosted in the beautiful SAX performance space, this fundraiser for the Chorus continues our annual tradition of bringing cultures together in the spirit of artistic expression and community.

So collect your capes, set your phasers to fabulous, and come support GMCW.

October 18, 2018
Doors open at 6:30pm

734 11th St NW, Washington, DC.


6:30PM Doors Open
7:00PM Panel Discussion
8:30PM Performances
9:30PM Cosplay Show and Contest
Special Presentations
Dance Party

All are welcome, COSTUMES OPTIONAL (but highly encouraged!)

Ages 21 and over.

Dax ExclamationPoint - Special Guest and Host

We are thrilled to announce that Dax ExclamationPoint from Season 8 of RuPaul's Drag Race will be our special guest and host for Ropeburn 2: Guardians of Equality. Dax is a cosplaying drag performer that has taken the world by storm...literally. The self-proclaimed "queen of all nerds" is paving the way for LGBTQ+ nerds to make their way into the forefront of popular culture! Ever since walking onto screen, bearing a striking resemblance to the mistress of the elements, fans have been cheering her onward and upward! Dax has toured along side the other stars of Rupaul's Drag Race across the country sharing her love of comic books, science fiction, anime, and gaming with people across the world through performance, art, and costume. Dax is an illustrator; costume designer, makeup artist, and wig stylist with a career in drag spanning over 14 years! Dax loves to share knowledge with fans and other performers whenever she can! Dax has hosted panels and discussions at various conventions around the country with no plans of stopping anytime soon!

Ropeburn Partners

Need costume help?

While costumes are not required for the event, we are encouraging people to dress in costume for Ropeburn 2. But don't let it stress you out. We're here to have fun and raise money. There are lots of costume resources out there - borrow from a friend's closet, look online, etc. A costume can be as simple or as intricate as you'd like. You can buy something online or in a store, or pull together something fun from things you have at home. If you decide to have a costume or costume piece made for the event, there are some talented cosplay designers who do great work and take commissions.

Aurora Clothiers

Maybe Knot Designs

Stormageddon Geek Stuff for All

Chain and Fancy

We look forward to seeing you at Ropeburn 2. Please note that GMCW is not responsible for the work of any of these vendors.