All kitten aside, the cat-centric pop-up experience will feature six interconnected spaces sure to please any cat lovers’ Instagram feed spread over 5000 square feet
Los Angeles, CA – June 3, 2019 – The world’s original and biggest cat-centric pop culture event, CatCon™, celebrates its 5th annual convention with an unprecedented, one of a kind multi-sensory cat-stravaganza exhibition, PURRADISE CITY.
CatCon features 200 exhibitors, immersive experiences, Insta-meowments (celebricat meet-ups, photo booths, kitty cosplay), lectures (from DIY to pet health and wellness), one of the biggest adoption lounges ever and appearances by human and kitty celebrities (Angela Kinsey of “The Office”; viral sensation Aaron Benitez & Prince Michael; Instagram’s Suki the Adventure Cat). With past attendees from 45 states, 621 cities and 11 countries, CatCon™, is set to return even bigger this year to the Pasadena Convention on Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30.
CatCon guests are invited to PURRADISE CITY where they can visit a cat lovers’ retro dream home, discover the origin of the cat meme, meet some playful cartoon kitties and delight in a room of infinity cat treats! But don’t have a HISS-y fit, admission to PURRADISE CITY is included in your ticket to CatCon, the biggest annual event in the world celebrating cats and pop culture.
“We wanted an epic way to celebrate our global community of cat lovers, and Purradise City is a PURR-fect fifth anniversary tribute to CatCon fans,” said CatCon creator Susan Michals. “Nothing of this size and scale has been done in the pet space before. It’s a melding of pop culture, nostalgia, and love of all things feline!’
Highlights of PURRADISE CITY include:
- Optical Illusion ‘Kitty Kitsch’ House: Visitors will enter a mid-century black & white 2-D house, punctuated with real, 3-D period furniture and original vintage kitty kitsch figurines from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. These cute and quirky curios remind us of the warmth and comfort that our felines bring to our homes.
- ‘Postcards from Purradise’ – This experience will showcase original postcards from the 19th Century, giving attendees an opportunity to walk through the origins of the ‘cat meme,’ the sweet and funny images which inspired the iconic cats of the internet era. In this interactive room, attendees can immerse themselves in a vintage tableau.
- Mirror, Mirror: In the “I’m Having a Meow-ment” space, attendees will experience the ultimate funhouse mirror… for cat lovers. As they move, cat-centric words like “meow” and “cat-tastic” will appear before them. In this unique selfie environment, the “meow-ment”– and the words– are captured when photos are snapped.
- Infinite Treats: CatCon sponsor, TEMPTATIONS™ Cat Treats, brings a space of infinite possibilities and angles contained in a 400 square foot mirrored space. Imagine a room of infinite possibilities… and infinite irresistible treats – it’s every cat’s dream! Utilizing TEMPTATIONS™ packaging, mirrors and LED lights, this environment knows no bounds and creates an infinite – and intimate – space. “As America’s favorite cat treat, TEMPTATIONS™ is an enthusiastic champion of promoting cat culture, which is why CatCon is the perfect partner,” said BJ Crowder, Marketing Director at Mars Petcare. “Feline fans from around the world will interact with our brand at the event and see how TEMPTATIONS™ offer a fun, playful and of course, irresistible, treating experience for cats.
This is sure to go down in hiss-tory!