Press

  • “If you don't know what CatCon is, it's the biggest convention in the world for cat lovers. If you're a cat person, this is essentially Coachella for you.” — The Pet Collective

  • “For the price of a ticket you get... a weekend of unbridled, unfettered, unapologetic cat-bliss that you’ll agree we all desperately need.” — UPROXX

  • “Ian hit up CatCon to meet and greet some celebrity kitties and support his non-profit organisation, the Ian Somerhalder Foundation.” — Glamour U.K.

  • “Cat celebrities and fans attend CatCon in Pasadena” — Good Morning America

  • “It’s an amazing arena for people to get together with common threads and this is in love and support of one of the coolest amazing furry critters: cats” — Ian Somerhalder in PEOPLE PETS

  • “Cat lovers took over the Pasadena Convention Center for a purrfect weekend fête.” — NBC New York

  • “Feline fans celebrate all things kitty at CatCon.” — Reuters

  • “All eyes were on feline celebs like Oskar the Blind Cat, Lil Bub and Moshow the Cat Rapper, who took their rightful places atop proverbial pedestals where they could bask in the gaze of their adoring fans.” — LA Weekly

  • “In its third year, the convention has amassed a huge following (over 27,000 people attended in its first two years), and this year's festivities are already under way.” — LAist

  • “Thousands of Feline Enthusiasts Expected to Turn Out at Pasadena’s CatCon” — KTLA

  • “Inside the cat lover's paradise that is CatCon 2017.” — CIRCA

  • “The convention aims to support shelters, promote adoption as opposed to shopping at a pet store to save animals who may otherwise euthanized.” — The Daily Mail

  • “People dressed up like cats and those who simply love to love felines swarmed Pasadena, Calif., this past weekend” — NY DAILY NEWS

  • “The most ferocious fashion spotted at CatCon” — MASHABLE

  • “Cats finally get their day at CatCon in Pasadena.” — San Gabriel Valley Tribune

  • “Cat rappers, feline stars show up for CatCon at the Pasadena Convention Center” — The Pasadena Star-News

  • “10 things you need to know about CatCon 2017, the feline festival in Pasadena” — The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

  • “More than 150 cats and kittens were adopted in the 4,000 square foot adoption lounge created by Nutrish with felines provided by Pasadena Humane & SPCA.” — Pet Product News

  • “The event celebrates the beauty and mystique of the feline world. Many displays and cat-related activities await participants.” — Nor Cal News

  • “Among this year’s Meet and Greet highlights: Kitten Lady, Pudge and cats of Instagram, Lil BUB, and Julie Newmar (who played Catwoman on the Batman TV series).” — We Like LA

  • “CatCon: Take a Purr-fect Peek Back” — NBC Los Angeles

  • “8 Things to Look Forward to at CatCon 2017” — Catster

  • “Independent game developer and publisher Pawmingo Games has revealed Cat Sorter VR will be playable at CatCon 2017 (naturally) in Pasadena, CA” — Road to VR

  • “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.” — The Hub L.A.

  • “CatCon returns to the Pasadena Convention Center for the third year with more cat celebrities, another round of the CatCon Video Fest and, for the first time ever, the CatCon Awards, featuring awards like "Freshest Loaf" and "Biggest Newcomer".” — LA WEEKLY

  • “From CatCons - yes, there's a convention just for cats - to a Westie Boat Parade, these events are some that you pawsitively do not want to miss!” — Pets Guide

  • “From special needs animals and the secret history of cats in California to myths surrounding cat dads and a performance from Moshow the cat rapper (yup, that's a thing!), there's something on the schedule for folks of all ages and persuasions.” — Cuteness

  • “CatCon features feline celebrities, people celebrities, over 100 vendors, awards, the CatCon VideoFest, and one of the biggest adoption lounges ever.” — 5900 Wilshire, 100.3 The Sound

  • “If you love cats, feline fashion and cat puns, this is is the event for you.” — The Source

  • “People from around the country flock to the City of Angels for CatCon, the cat-centric event that celebrates everything feline.” — Catster

  • “(The Pet Collective is) going to have a big presence at CatCon 2017 in Pasadena in August; we’d love to see you all there!” — Tubefilter

  • “If you want a one-of-a- kind, all immersive, animal loving, pop culture weekend, CatCon is for you!” — Sweety High

  • “At the annual CatCon in Pasadena, which celebrates the summit of feline felicity, cat videos play a big role. CatCon’s creator, Susan Michals, thinks part of the reason the videos are super popular is that they give us a mental break from the world.” — San Jose Mercury News

  • “Celebrity cats. New cat products and accessories. This thing is the Comic Con of cats.” — Thrillist

  • “CatCon Coming to Convention Center this Summer” — PASADENA NOW

  • “This year, the annual convention for all things cat will feature the first-ever CatCon Awards, organizers announced. There are five categories plus a very special Advocate Of The Year, chosen by CatCon.” — Petcha

  • “Crazy Cat Ladies – the day is yours! CatCon celebrates you and your love of felines with the first official National Cat Lady Day!” — PETGUIDE

  • “If Lil BUB warms your lil heart and Keyboard Cat wrote the soundtrack to your affections, run, do not walk, to CatCon” — EXPEDIA

  • “This year promises to be BIGGER and BETTER than previous years. And that’s really saying something considering those were pawsitively purrfect!” — INCREDIBLE THINGS

  • “CatCon has adopted actor Ian Somerhalder — and his charitable foundation — for its 2017 conference/symposium/celebration of all things feline set to take place in mid-August.” — LA TIMES

  • “CatCon LA's sophomore effort will be bigger and better, offering tons of new speakers and a full-on "Furrocious Fashion Face Off Contest" presented by Zappos.” — LA RACKED

  • “It is like if Stefon from SNL described a cat convention. There will be adoptable cats, celebrity cat guests, human celebrities, merchandise, an escape room, cat fashion and cosplay, the Kat Von D beauty bar, and the option to get a caticure.” — LAist

  • “Tony winner, silver screen siren, TV icon and the ultimate feline in human form, Julie Newmar, to appear at CatConLA 2016 with her brother and author of "The Mediterranean Universe," John Newmeyer, featuring the subject of ... what else? ... Cats!” — Broadway World

  • “Is CatConLA the VidCon for Felines?” — VIDEOINK

  • “http://pets.people.com/pets/2016/06/17/article/catconla-california-convention-focused-cat-internet-culture” — People

  • “If you love cats, this convention and symposium is for you.” — EXAMINER.COM

  • “I’d expected to spend a maximum of three hours at the convention, but I emerge from the building six hours later, my head buzzing with what could be described as unadulterated joy.” — JEZEBEL

  • “A massive adoption village, all the kitty swag you can imagine (including free cat themed manicures!), and plenty of surprise celeb appearances, of both the human and feline variety.” — PEOPLE

  • “They arrived wearing whiskers and ears. They purred over new litter fragrances, and pawed through the cat clothes….This was the first CatCon, billed as a celebration of the stylish side of cat fancying.” — THE NEW YORK TIMES

  • “The Internet cat ecosystem has the surest sign yet that it is a permanent and monetizable subculture: a convention to call its own.” — VANITY FAIR

  • “CatConLA 2016 is sure to be a really fun weekend full of feline festivities!” — The CatNip Times

  • “We had so much fun at CatCon!” — MODERN CAT

  • “The highlights were multitude — panels! meet-and-greets! costumes! cat videos! retail therapy!” — HELLO GIGGLES

  • “The first-ever cat convention pretty much broke the Internets.” — GIZMODO

  • “At the first CatCon, a convention and symposium dedicated to felines and the humans who love them, Lil BUB reigned supreme.” — THE DAILY BEAST

  • “CatConLA touched down at The Reef this weekend to the glee of cat lovers everywhere.” — L.A. WEEKLY

  • “The first-ever CatConLA brought the cat craze popularized online to life in a big, costumed way.” — THE DAILY MAIL

  • “The Internet’s obsession with cats came to life full-force at CatConLA” — PLAYBOY