October 6, 2022

CatCon Highlights

It was truly an amazing weekend!

It was wonderful to see you all in PURR-son again, taking part in the friendships, fun activities, informative workshops, and retail therapy! 

136 cats and kittens found their forever homes at CatCon 2022, thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, RoyalCanin, and adoption partner Best Friends Animal Society!

We’d like to thank our sponsors EveryCat Health Foundation and BasepawsMade by NachoMattelSmallsWallis Annenberg PetSpace, and World’s Best Cat Litter for helping make our IRL return truly epic! 

Kitty cuties in the Adoption Village
Proud new pet parents (with an impressive haul of swag!) 

Workshop Highlights

Some of the highlights from this year’s fun and informative workshops: 

  • Ashley Morrison (@youngestoldcatlady) spoke movingly about fostering and mental health in “Paws and Reflect”  
  • Nathan the Cat Lady kept the audience on their toes during Made by Nacho’s “Cat Trivia Throwdown” 
  • The Two Crazy Cat Ladies answered eternal questions like “Why did my cat pee in my bed?” 
  • Dr. Paul Koudounaris told thrilling tales in “Ship Cats: Adventure, Courage, and Betrayal”

“A Conversation with the Heroes of the Australian Firefighters Calendar”
Performers included Sterling “Trap King” Davis

2022 PURR-formances and Events

It wouldn’t be CatCon without some incredible events, PURR-formances, and more, including:

  • Kitty Kitsch Roadshow: attendees brought in their kitty collectibles for appraisal and learned some amazing things about their prized possessions
  • Uncaged: The Unbearable Weight of Genius Cat Art, a artistic tribute to icon Nicolas Cage and his love of cats
  • Sterling “Trap King” Davis entertained 
  • Improv Group Baby Wants Candy brought forth hilarious ballads of attendees kitty friends
  • Meet and Greets with celebricats like Merlin Ragdoll and One Eared Uno
  • Epic retail therapy as always!
Baby Wants Candy performed in the World’s Best Cat Litter Booth
Kitty Kitsch Roadshow

Everybody’s Talking About CatCon 2022!

  • The Australian firefighters share their mission of finding forever homes for over 200 kittens at this year’s CatCon in Pasadena” –The Kelly Clarkson Show
  • A wonderland of merch, feline-friendly celebrity appearances, petting, nibbles, stuff you’ve never even thought of, and of course, art.” – LA Weekly
  • “Australian firefighters are raising funds for cat charities and amplifying on-site adoption” – Entertainment Tonight
  • “Cat lover and enthusiast Hayley Hasselhoff joins this year’s CatCon” – KTLA
  • “CatCon Reveals A New Art Exhibit Dedicated To ‘National Treasure’ Nicolas Cage” – HuffPost
Cakeland’s Purr-idgerton activation made the PURR-fect photo op! 
Hayley Hasselhoff made a new friend in the Adoption Village! 
So many CatConners!

See you at CatCon 2023!

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