Congrats to the CatCon Awards Winners!

CatCon 2017 just closed the kitty door on another pawsome event. Its new location (Pasadena Convention Center) and all-star lineup of celebrities and celebri-cats, were part of what made this year’s CatCon the best yet. Another (huge) reason the largest convergence of cats and pop culture was so memorable is the the inclusion of the first annual CatCon Awards Presented by the Maker of FRONTLINE® Gold. ( Photo above: Biggest Newcomer @sirthomastrueheart via Instagram)


Addison Riecke and Lizzy Greene, BFFs in real life, presented the Besties award!

Photo credit CatCon/Rich Hardcastle


We honored the best and brightest cats in five categories, all nominated by YOU, our fans and followers.  The show, which took place in the historic Pasadena Civic Auditorium (Michael Jackson debuted the Moonwalk there during the Motown Awards!), was hosted by Tricia Helfer (“Battlestar Galactica”, “Lucifer”) and featured Moshow the Cat Rapper, Cats of Instagram, Luna Rose, Aaron Benitez and Phil (“Aaron’s Animals”), Addison Riecke (‘The Thundermans”) and Lizzy Greene  (“Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, and Dawn”). In addition, Kitten Lady Hannah Shaw was the recipient of the Advocate of the Year award, which was presented by none other than Ian Somerhalder (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Lost”), whose Ian Somerhalder Foundation was  CatCon’s 2017 charity beneficiary.


Ian Somerhalder presented the Advocate of the Year award to Kitten Lady Hannah Shaw

Photo credit CatCon/Rich Hardcastle


With such a super selection of entries, it was difficult to choose winners, but here’s a rundown of who came out on top for the inaugural CatCon awards.


Biggest Newcomer: Sir Thomas Trueheart

“Tommy” is no stranger to the spotlight. Milo’s Sanctuary rescued him and saved his life after he was a victim of human cruelty. Now he lives at a Lifetime Care Foster home, is a spokescat for the abused and forgotten, and has accumulated over 10,000 Instagram followers.

@sirthomastrueheart via Instagram

Besties: Jasmine Lil Kitty

Who lives in LA, enjoys outdoor adventures with her BFFs,  and likes to get her nails done? Kate Hudson? Julianne Hough? Sure, but we’re talkin’ ‘bout Jasmine Lil Kitty, the recipient of this year’s Besties award.

@akanemeow801 via Instagram


Freshest Loaf: Rocky

There’s no fresher ginger loaf than Rocky, who shares his Wisconsin home with feline siblings Harvey and Luna. When he’s not busy further mastering the perfect loaf, he’s curled up in a sun puddle or chewing on a plastic comb.

@catclub_harveylunaandtherock  via Instagram


Best Vocalist: Phoebe 

Phoebe’s happy and she knows it!  As presenter Moshow joked when he accepted the award on her behalf, she was busy cutting her new album and couldn’t attend the ceremony.


Video of the Year: Maverick, the Skeptical Cat 

Invasion of the Body Snatchers, the feline version? Maverick isn’t so sure when he lays his eyes on a lookalike pillow.
Congratulations to all the winners! You can relive the fun and excitement in the video on our Facebook page, and we encourage you to submit your entries when next year’s CatCon Awards season rolls around. You won’t miss any CatCon news — including announcements about future CatCon events —  when you subscribe to our newsletter at the bottom of this page!