Cats versus dogs has been one of the most heated debates in recent history, but at least for now, cats come out on top. This weekend, you can meet your favorite internet cat celebrities in purr-son at CatCon. This cat-tastic event unites kitties and the people that love them for two days of events, guest appearances and exclusive shopping opportunities at the Pasadena Convention Center.
Four-legged celebrities include Lil BUB, Moshow the Cat Rapper, Cats of Instagram, Pudge the Cat, Nala Cat, Kitten Lady, Aaron Benitez (‘Aaron’s Animals’), Jonathan Zurbel (‘Catstradamus’), Michael Nielsen (‘Monty Boy’), Oskar the Blind Cat, Simone Tipton (‘Doc’), White Coffee Cat, and Luna Rose as well as human guests like Julie Newmar (“Batman”s Catwoman), Moshow the Cat Rapper, and Kitten Lady.
In addition to shopping for cat-related merchandise, you can visit with adoptable cats at The Furever Home Adoption Lounge and take home your new best friend. CatCon will also present a CatCon VideoFest and a Furricous Fashion Face-Off. Hear from cat-dads during Men and Cats: a Love Story and learn about feline history with historian, Dr. Paul Koudounaris, in his lecture Southern Cat-ifornia.
Since 2015, CatCon has donated nearly $70,000 to organizations including FixNation, Lil BUB’s BIG Fund and Kitten Rescue. For this year’s show, CatCon is donating $2 of every ticket sale to the Ian Somerhalder Foundation. So feel good about getting your fix of cats this weekend.
CatCon will take place on Saturday, August 12, 2017, 9 am – 6 pm and Sunday, August 13, 2017, 10 am – 5 pm at the Pasadena Convention Center, 300 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA 9110. Tickets are available online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/catcon-2017-tickets-august-12-13-tickets-33525967070.