CON INFO

CatCon 2018 took place August 4 & 5
Pasadena Convention Center

300 E. Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101

CatCon® is where pop culture and cat culture converge, showcasing some of the world’s top cat-centric merchandise, conversations with those at the epicenter of the cat world, incredible activations, and one of the biggest adoption villages ever.

Event Details

SCHEDULE

10 AM - 5 PM

General Admission to CatCon

10:30 AM

Meet & Greet with Pudge and Cats of Instagram

 

10:30 AM

Meet & Greets with Morris Sponsored by 9Lives® Cat Food

Morris and his Cat Pack will be doing EXCLUSIVE Meet & Greets for their fans at CatCon. Sponsored by 9Lives® Cat Food.

SOLD OUT 

10:30 AM

Meet & Greet with Moshow the Cat Rapper

10:45 AM

Meet & Greet with Ian Somerhalder ("The Vampire Diaries", "Lost")

 

11:00 AM

Workshop: Ask the Cat Expert

Spend an hour with award winning author and Conscious Cat  creator Ingrid King and get advice and information about feline health, nutrition and lifestyle.

Admission: Free with your CatCon ticket

11:00 AM

Seminar: Everything You Wanted to Know About Foster Kittens...But Were Afraid to Ask. Presented by ASPCA

Join @foster_kittens Cindy Congdon as she offers up the pros, cons, and ‘awwws’ of becoming a foster kitten parent. Sponsored by ASPCA.

Admission: Free with your CatCon ticket

11:00 AM

Meet & Greet with Lil BUB, Sponsored by Halo

11:00 AM

Meet & Greet with Waverly McTinybeans

SOLD OUT

11:30 AM

Meet & Greet with Merlin Ragdoll Sponsored by Wellness Pet Food

12 PM

Meet & Greet with Coby the Cat Sponsored by 9Lives® Cat Food

Morris and his Cat Pack will be doing EXCLUSIVE Meet & Greets for their fans at CatCon. Sponsored by 9Lives® Cat Food.

SOLD OUT 

12:30 PM

Seminar: From ​Rapping to Trapping....Trap Neuter Return ​with Trap King Sterling Davis

Join Sterling Davis (The Trap King) as he talks debunking the cat lady myth, his role as an African American man in the cat community, and the ups and downs of TNR.

Admission: Free with your CatCon ticket

1:15 PM

Meet & Greets with Morris Sponsored by 9Lives® Cat Food

Morris and his Cat Pack will be doing EXCLUSIVE Meet & Greets for their fans at CatCon. SSponsored by 9Lives® Cat Food.

SOLD OUT 

1:30 PM

Meet & Greet with Cindy Congdon (@foster_kittens) and Felix (@felixandmarvin)

1:30 PM

Meet & Greet with Gwen Cooper and Klaus (Oskar & Klaus)

1:45 PM

How to Create a Purrsonality... Art Lessons with Rob Reger

Join Rob Reger, creator of iconic character “Emily the Strange”, in an artistic workshop where you can learn how to create simple kitty expressions via eyes, poses, tails, whiskers!

Admission: Free with your CatCon ticket

1:45 PM

Seminar: Cannabis and Cats: What You Need to Know Meow Sponsored by MERRY JANE

The potential for treatment of numerous cat ailments with this natural medicine is immense and veterinarians, pet owners, and health entrepreneurs are pushing this conversation forward. Join MERRY JANE Editor-In-Chief Noah Rubin as he explores this rapidly evolving world with an unparalleled panel of experts!

Featuring: Dr. Gary Richter, Dr. Tim Shu, Charles Lozow and Jodi Ziskin

Admission: Free with your CatCon ticket.

2:00 PM

Meet & Greet with Sterling Davis "The Trap King"

 

2:00 PM

Meet & Greet with Sir Thomas Trueheart

2:45 PM

Meet & Greet with Smushball & Peeny Houdini Sponsored by 9Lives® Cat Food

Morris and his Cat Pack will be doing EXCLUSIVE Meet & Greets for their fans at CatCon. Sponsored by 9Lives® Cat Food.

SOLD OUT 

2:45 PM

Seminar: Men and Cats, a Love Story

Join Lil BUB and her dude Mike, podcast producer Steven Ray Morris (“My Favorite Murder”, “The Purrrcast”), Michael Bjorn (Monty Happiness) and Moshow the Cat Rapper, as they talk about the very special kitties in their lives. Moderated by Georgia Hardstark (“My Favorite Murder”)

Admission: Free with your CatCon ticket

3:00 PM

Workshop: Feline Fine with The Two Crazy Cat Ladies

The Two Crazy Cat Ladies are hosting a cat wellness workshop to give you tips, tricks and hacks on how to safely treat and prevent common cat issues like hairballs, urinary problems, arthritis and kidney disease. Brief presentation followed by open Q&A.

Admission: Free with your CatCon ticket

4:00 PM

Meet & Greets with Morris Sponsored by 9Lives® Cat Food.

Morris and his Cat Pack will be doing EXCLUSIVE Meet & Greets for their fans at CatCon. Sponsored by 9Lives® Cat Food.

SOLD OUT 

 

Venue Map

LOCATION & DIRECTIONS

Location

CatCon is taking place Saturday, August 4th and Sunday August 5th at the Pasadena Convention Center, located at 300 E. Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101.

The entrance to the Pasadena Convention Center is located on Green St. between Euclid Ave. and Marengo Ave, across the street from Paseo Colorado.

Directions

FROM THE 210 WESTBOUND

Take the 210 freeway west to the Fair Oaks/Marengo exit. Turn left on Marengo and proceed 4 blocks to Green Street. Turn left onto Green Street, the Pasadena Convention Center is located on the right hand side at 300 E. Green.

FROM THE 210 SOUTHBOUND

Take the 210 freeway south to the Colorado Blvd exit on to St John Ave. Continue south on St John past Colorado Blvd and turn left onto Green Street. Travel five blocks east on Green Street. The Pasadena Convention Center is located on the right hand side at 300 E. Green.

FROM THE 134 EASTBOUND

Take the 134 east to the 210 east and exit at Fair Oaks/Marengo. Turn right on Marengo and proceed 4 blocks to Green Street. Turn left onto Green Street. The Pasadena Convention Center is located on the right hand side at 300 E. Green.

FROM THE 110 NORTHBOUND

Take the 110 freeway north to the end of the freeway. Proceed north on Arroyo Parkway. Turn right onto Green Street. The Pasadena Convention Center is located two blocks down on the right hand side at 300 E. Green.

Parking

There are a number of parking lots in the area surrounding the Pasadena Convention Center. Click here for an interactive map.

Transportation Options

METRO GOLD LINE

Take the Metro Gold Line to Memorial Park Station or Del Mar Station, both stations are .4 miles away and about a ten minute walk from the Pasadena Convention Center. Getting to CatCon is easy!

METRO GOLD LINE CONNECTIONS

At Union Station, the Gold Line connects to Red Line (Hollywood and North Hollywood), Purple Line (Koreatown), and the LAX Flyaway (Los Angeles International Airport).

Del Mar Station

230 S. Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, California 91105

$2 Parking for Metro riders – 290 Spaces

26 Bike Rack Spaces (Bike Room)

Memorial Park Station

125 E. Holly Street, Pasadena, California 91103

8 Bike Rack Space, 16 Bike Lockers

Hotels

CatCon has partnered with several Pasadena hotels to offer discounts to our attendees. Pet policies vary at different hotels and different locations. If you are traveling with pets, please contact the hotels directly with any questions.

Hilton Pasadena

168 South Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, California 91101

Phone: (626) 577-1000

Click here to reserve

Group rate available until July 2, 2018

Sheraton Pasadena

303 Cordova Street, Pasadena, CA 91101

Phone: (1)(626) 449-4000

Click here to reserve

Our special rate rooms are SOLD OUT, but the Sheraton still has rooms available CatCon weekend, subject to availability.

 

Click here for a comprehensive list of hotels in and around Pasadena.

TALENT
CAT AND INFLUENCER
Lil BUB

LilBUB.com

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ACTOR, ADVOCATE
Ian Somerhalder

The Ian Somerhalder Foundation

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KITTY CORRESPONDENT
Brittany High

@hibrittanyhigh

 

FOUNDER, RIGHT:RATIO
Charles Lozow, Esq.

Right:Ratio

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ADVOCATE
Cindy Congdon (@foster_kittens)

@foster_kittens

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VETERINARIAN, AUTHOR
Dr. Gary Richter

Holistic Veterinary Care

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DVM, MS, DABVP FELINE
Dr. Elizabeth Colleran

AAFP

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FOUNDER, VETCBD
Dr. Tim Shu

VETCBD

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CAT AND INFLUENCER
Felix

@felixandmarvin

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PODCASTER, TV HOST
Georgia Hardstark

@hardstark

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AUTHOR
Gwen Cooper

GwenCooper.com

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Author
Ingrid King

consciouscat.net

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DIR. OF COMMUNICATIONS, TREATIBLES
Jodi Ziskin

@healthypetcoach

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ACTRESS AND ADVOCATE
Julia Butters

Actress, American Housewife

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CATS OF INSTAGRAM
Kady Lone and Eli Omidi

Cats of Instagram and Cute Pet Club

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WRITER, EMCEE
Keith Bowers

@aka_felix_

 

CAT AND ADVOCATE
Klaus & Mick Szydlowski

Oskarandklaus.com

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CAT AND INFLUENCER
Merlin Ragdoll

@merlinragdoll

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ADVOCATE
Michael Bjorn

Monty Happiness

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ADVOCATE
Mike Bridavsky

Lil BUB’s Dude

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CAT AND INFLUENCER
Morris

The Original Celebricat

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CATS AND INFLUENCERS
Morris’s Cat Pack

The Cat Pack

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CAT RAPPER
MOSHOW

@iammoshow

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EDITOR IN CHIEF, MERRY JANE
Noah Rubin

MERRY JANE

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AUTHOR, PHOTOGRAPHER
Paul Koudounaris

Author, Artist

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CAT AND INFLUENCER
Pudge

@pudgethecat

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ARTIST
Rob Reger

RobReger.com

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CAT AND INFLUENCER
Sir Thomas Trueheart

@sirthomastrueaheart

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ADVOCATE
Sterling Davis, “The Trap King”

@the_original_trapking

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