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CATCON FAQ

Answers to all your frequently asked CatCon questions, updated regularly.

When and where is CatCon?

CatCon 2020 is taking place August 29th and 30th at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

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I’m interested in becoming an exhibitor or sponsor in 2020. How do I get more information?

That’s great! Please reach out to team@catconworldwide.com for more information.

Exhibitors, our committee is looking for stylish, chic, and unique offerings for cats and their people – companies and creators that embody the spirit and aesthetics of CatCon! We’re always on the hunt for great new cat products (accessories, furniture, toys, and more) and cat-centric products for people that are high-quality, stylishly smart, and created with care.

Check out our Gallery and YouTube Channel for pictures and videos of past CatCon exhibitors, sponsors, attendees, and activations, and don’t miss these terrific recaps from The Pet Collective and The Ellen Show.

Where do I buy tickets?

Tickets will go on sale Spring 2020! Sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know when they’re available!

What do I get with my CatCon ticket?

Entrance into CatCon, access to the Adoption Village, all workshops, all interactive experiences put on by  our amazing sponsors, and access to hundreds of curated exhibitors from all over the world! PLUS – giveaways galore, contests, and more!

CatCon tickets will go on sale Spring 2020.

How do I get to the Los Angeles Convention Center?

The Los Angeles Convention center is located at 1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, California 90015.

From Los Angeles International Airport

  1. Take 105E to 110N
  2. Exit at Adams Blvd. and turn left
  3. Continue on Adams and turn right on Figueroa Street

 

From Bob Hope (Burbank) Airport

  1. Exit the airport via Empire Avenue
  2. Turn left on Hollywood Way
  3. Take the 5S to the 110S
  4. Exit at Olympic Boulevard
  5. Turn left at the bottom of the off-ramp onto Blaine St.
  6. Turn left on 11th St.

 

From San Fernando Valley

  1. Take 101S to 110S
  2. Exit Olympic Blvd. and turn right at end of ramp (Blaine Street)
  3. Turn right on Olympic Blvd.
  4. Continue on Olympic Blvd. and turn right at Figueroa Street

 

From San Bernardino

  1. Take 10W (towards Los Angeles)
  2. Take 110N and exit Pico Blvd.
  3. Continue North past Pico Blvd. (on L.A. Live Way) to 11th Street and turn right

 

From Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley

  1. Take 405S to 10E
  2. Take 10E (towards Los Angeles)
  3. Exit 10E at Hoover Street and turn left on Hoover
  4. Continue North on Hoover and bear right on Alvarado
  5. Turn right to Olympic Blvd. and turn right at Figueroa Street

 

From Orange County, San Diego

  1. 405N to 110N
  2. Exit at Adams Blvd. and turn left
  3. Continue on Adams and turn right on Figueroa Street

 

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Where do I park?

Parking

The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) offers convenient parking for downtown LA’s hottest events. The LACC’s South and West Hall Parking Garages are easily accessible from major freeways and offer close parking for LACC, STAPLES Center, Microsoft Theater, The Novo and L.A. LIVE events.

Pay a daily flat rate of $15-40 depending on event and parking location – no validation required.

General parking garage hours are 5:30am – 9:00pm daily.

CLICK HERE for more parking information

Are there other transportation options?

Public transportation such as buses and metro are available throughout L.A

Metro Rail 

  • Take the Metro Blue or Expo Line to the Pico Station, directly across from the Los Angeles Convention Center.
  • To find the most convenient route for you, use the Metro Trip Planner or contact Metro at (323) GO METRO.

Metro Bus 

  • Metro Bus routes service all of Los Angeles and many lines stop near LACC, including lines 30, 81, 442, 460 and the Silver Line. To find the route that’s best for you, use the Metro Trip Planner or contact Metro at (323) GO METRO.

Dash Bus 

  • DASH Bus Route F has several stops on Figueroa St. adjacent to LACC and LA Live. For details on DASH service, go to ladottransit.com.

Metrolink

  • Metrolink operates train service within Southern California and they now have special weekend passes for only $10 which includes free connections to Metro bus and rail lines that stop nearby. For train schedules and more information, please call (800) 371-5465 or visit metrolinktrains.com.

 

Will CatCon benefit any animal welfare groups?

Yes! Our charities of record will be announced soon. A portion of proceeds from every ticket sold will go to help animals in need.

Will there be cats at CatCon?

Yes! The 2020 CatCon Adoption Village will have adoptable kittens and cats of all ages! Our full lineup of celebricat Meet & Greets is coming soon! 

CatCon tickets will go on sale Spring 2020.

 


Can I bring my cat?

Feline family members will not be allowed into this event. We believe this is the best option for the safety of our beloved pets, and that most cats would prefer to stay at home rather than go to a very crowded, foreign venue anyway. For the safety of our guests as well as your pets, anyone who arrives at the convention with a cat will be turned away at the door. If you adopt a cat at CatCon, our adoption partner will keep it for you until you’re ready to leave the event.

Who is appearing at CatCon?

A bunch of cool, creative cat people! Our full talent lineup will be announced soon! 

CatCon tickets will go on sale Spring 2020.

What Meet & Greets are available this year?

Our lineup of 2020 Meet & Greets will be announced soon!

CatCon tickets will go on sale Spring 2020.

Can I accompany my child to their Meet & Greet, or do I have to have my own ticket?

We understand that parents will want to stand in line with their children under 13 as they wait for their Meet & Greet. A parent may accompany their child without a ticket, as long as their child has a valid Meet & Greet ticket. Due to space and time limitations, we cannot accommodate adults who want to bring a friend to their Meet & Greet– all adults attending Meet & Greets must have their own ticket.

Are there any hotel discounts for people coming from out of town?

Yes, we will be partnering with some Los Angeles hotels to provide discounts for CatCon attendees. More information will be available in 2020.

Pet policies vary at different hotels and different locations. If you are traveling with pets, please contact the hotels directly with any questions.

 

Is the LA Convention Center Wheelchair Accessible?

The LACC is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and we are prepared to accommodate all visitors.

Accessibility services available to our visitors include:

  • Designated parking
  • Automatic entry & exit doors along with ADA compliant manual doors
  • Elevators that provide access to all areas of the facility
  • ADA compliant drinking fountains
  • ADA compliant signage for elevators, restrooms throughout the facility
  • ADA compliant restrooms
  • Wheelchair lift in the foyer

For more information on the ADA, please visit http://www.ada.gov/.

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of the LACC website. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on the LACC website:

  • Phone: +1 213-765-4664
  • E-mail: accessibility@lacclink.com
  • Postal address: 1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, California 90015

What is the CatCon Code of Conduct?

CatCon’s mission is to spread joy and goodness to cats and the people who love them. With that in mind, we strive to create a fun, safe, and inclusive environment for all of our participants: our guests, our exhibitors, our talent, and our sponsors, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, race, color, or religion.

Participants agree to:

Be considerate in speech and actions and demonstrate respect for fellow participants.

Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

Harassing or discriminatory speech, including racist, homophobic, transphobic, or sexist speech; bullying, intimidation, inappropriate physical contact, sustained or willful disruption of seminars, workshops, booth transactions, or other activities; unwanted photography or recording; and physical or verbal intimidation.

Harassment of convention participants will not be tolerated. CatCon participants violating this code of conduct may be removed from the convention without a refund, at the discretion of the convention organizers.

If you see something, say something

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other safety concerns, please contact a member of CatCon staff or security immediately.

Thank you for helping us create a friendly and welcoming experience for all CatCon participants.