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

PASADENA CONVENTION CENTER

300 E. Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101  
CATCON HOURS
Saturday, June 29, 2019 9 AM – 6 PM  
Sunday, June 30, 2019 10 AM – 5 PM
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More talent, seminars, and workshop info coming soon! 

Event Details

SCHEDULE

Saturday 6/29
10 AM

Conjuring Compassion: The Magic of TinyKittens, Sponsored by ASPCA

Join Shelly Roche of TinyKittens as she shares incredible stories of fostering and rescue, that prove every cat is worth saving, and shows us compassion is a key element to solving feline overpopulation. Sponsored by ASPCA®.

 

Seminars and Workshops are included in the price of admission, but seating is first come, first served.

Saturday 6/29
11:30 AM

KEYNOTE: Why Your Cat Can't be Healthy Unless She's Also Happy

Learn the new emotional well-being tactics that veterinarians are embracing for their own cats! Presented by Dr. Marty Becker (“America’s Veterinarian” and Fear Free®).
Seminars and Workshops are included in the price of admission, but seating is first come, first served.
Saturday 6/29
2 PM

The Furrocious Fashion Face Off

FELINE-inspired? Don your best catspirational attire for a chance to walk our catwalk. We’ll look for the best in creativity, originality, and cat-centricities!

With Judges Kady Lone, Pudge the Cat, and Dr. Paul Koudounaris.

Seminars and Workshops are included in the price of admission, but seating is first come, first served.

Saturday 6/29
3:30 PM

Adventure Cats: Living Nine Lives to the Fullest

Our feline friends require stimulation and physical activity; yet, the average U.S. house cat doesn’t get enough of either. Join journalist and Adventure Cats founder Laura Moss  — as well as cat owners who hike, paddle and climb with their kitties — to learn how to enrich your cat’s indoor environment and how your cat can safely explore the great outdoors with you.

Seminars and Workshops are included in the price of admission, but seating is first come, first served.

Sunday 6/30
10:45 AM

Get Your Cat to the Vet, Sponsored by KindredBio

Cats can be mysterious, but peacefully taking them to the vet and back doesn’t have to be! Learn how, and why, it’s so important. Brief presentation by American Association of Feline Practitioners. Sponsored by KindredBio.

Presented by Dr. Elizabeth Colleran, DVM, MS, DABVP Feline and Christina Fernandez, DVM, MRCVS, DACVECC.

Seminars and Workshops are included in the price of admission, but seating is first come, first served.

Sunday 6/30
1:45 PM

I Adopted a Cat, Now What?, Sponsored by KindredBio

This presentation will teach you what to expect in those first few days and how you can set your newly adopted cat or kitten up for success. You’ll learn all about cat enrichment, feeding and litter guidelines as well as how to prevent the most common behavior problems before they start (yes, you can train cats!)

Featuring Samantha Bell and Kylie Rose Melville of Best Friends Animal Society.

Seminars and Workshops are included in the price of admission, but seating is first come, first served.

Sunday 6/30
3:30 PM

The CatCon Videofest

45 minutes of non-stop kitty shenanigans that will make you laugh, cry, and say AWWWW.

Seminars and Workshops are included in the price of admission, but seating is first come, first served.

Saturday 6/29
10:30 AM

Breaking the Pattern, Sponsored by Purina's Purple Leash Project

A special lecture on helping domestic violence victims and their pets escape abusive relationships. 

One in three women experience domestic violence in their lifetime, and pets are often used as a way to assert power and control – yet approximately 10% of domestic violence shelters allow pets. Join RedRover and Purina’s Purple Leash Project to learn how to recognize important signs, what resources are available, and what you can do to help.

Location: KindredBio Education Pavilion

Seminars and Workshops are included in the price of admission, but seating is first come, first served.

Saturday 6/29
11:30 AM

Reunited (and It Feels So Good!) Pet Rescue & Disaster Preparedness

During this workshop, learn about pet rescue and disaster preparedness: get tips and tricks for getting out fast with your cat, what you can do right now to be ready for an emergency, and the biggest lessons we’ve learned about successfully reuniting pets with their owners after the recent California wildfires.

Featuring Jen Petruska and MaryRose Lovgren, Camp Fire Pet Rescue and Reunification.

Location: KindredBio Education Pavilion

Seminars and Workshops are included in the price of admission, but seating is first come, first served.

Saturday 6/29
12:45 PM

Kitten Kindergarten

Come and learn the latest in kitten socialization with feline certified animal behavior consultant Steve Dale! From acclimation techniques to kitty intro’s in their new forever home, to dealing with cats at any age, get the scoop on creating the purrfect environment to teaching your kitty “tricks” for your fur baby.

Location: KindredBio Education Pavilion

Seminars and Workshops are included in the price of admission, but seating is first come, first served.

Saturday 6/29
12:45 PM

Kat Von D Beauty Cat Eye Master Class

Learn to create the PURR-fect cat eye from Kat Von D Beauty makeup artists.

Location: Kat Von D Beauty Cat Coliseum

Seminars and Workshops are included in the price of admission, but seating is first come, first served.

 

Saturday 6/29
2 PM

Pets & Pop Culture: The Purrrcast Edition

Join the hosts of the Purrrcast for a fantastic feline trip through the cats of cinema, tv, and pop culture. From Garfield to Grumpy cat, Salem to Sassy, Sara and Steven show how the cats onscreen are just like the ones in our home! Presentation followed by open Q&A.

Featuring Steven Ray Morris and Sarah Iyer.

Location: Kat Von D Beauty Cat Coliseum

Seminars and Workshops are included in the price of admission, but seating is first come, first served.

Saturday 6/29
3:15 PM

Feline Fine with 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.

With Jae Kennedy, Adrienne Lefebvre

Location: Kat Von D Beauty Cat Coliseum

All workshops are included with your CatCon ticket, but seating is first come, first served

Sunday 6/30
11:15 AM

Kitten Kindergarten

Come and learn the latest in kitten socialization with feline certified animal behavior consultant Steve Dale! From acclimation techniques to kitty intro’s in their new forever home, to dealing with cats at any age, get the scoop on creating the purrfect environment to teaching your kitty “tricks” for your fur baby.

Location: KindredBio Education Pavilion

Seminars and Workshops are included in the price of admission, but seating is first come, first served.

Sunday 6/30
11 AM

Cat-toon Kitties with Rob Reger

Join Emily the Strange creator Rob Reger as he demonstrates his techniques in styling cat characters and design while you draw along with him. Bring your imagination.

Location: Kat Von D Beauty Cat Coliseum

Seminars and Workshops are included in the price of admission, but seating is first come, first served.

Sunday 6/30
12:15 PM

Kat Von D Beauty Cat Eye Master Class

Learn to create the PURR-fect cat eye from Kat Von D Beauty makeup artists.

Location: Kat Von D Beauty Cat Coliseum

Seminars and Workshops are included in the price of admission, but seating is first come, first served.

Sunday 6/30
12:30 PM

TNR 101

Step right up learn the basics of TNR with two of Ameowica’s craziest cat men! Sterling Davis (“The Trap King”) and Adam Myatt (“The Cat Man of West Oakland”) will talk about why and how you should get involved in TNR, plus give you some hands on experience with all the different kinds of cat traps you’ll encounter in the field.

Location: KindredBio Education Pavilion

Seminars and Workshops are included in the price of admission, but seating is first come, first served.

Sunday 6/30
1:30 PM

Pets & Pop Culture: The Purrrcast Edition

Join the hosts of the Purrrcast for a fantastic feline trip through the cats of cinema, tv, and pop culture. From Garfield to Grumpy cat, Salem to Sassy, Sara and Steven show how the cats onscreen are just like the ones in our home! Presentation followed by open Q&A.

Featuring Steven Ray Morris and Sarah Iyer.

Location: Kat Von D Beauty Cat Coliseum

Seminars and Workshops are included in the price of admission, but seating is first come, first served.

Sunday 6/30
2 PM

Reunited (and It Feels So Good!) Pet Rescue & Disaster Preparedness

During this workshop, learn about pet rescue and disaster preparedness: get tips and tricks for getting out fast with your cat, what you can do right now to be ready for an emergency, and the biggest lessons we’ve learned about successfully reuniting pets with their owners after the recent California wildfires.

Featuring Jen Petruska, MaryRose Lovgren, Camp Fire Pet Rescue and Reunification.

Location: KindredBio Education Pavilion

Seminars and Workshops are included in the price of admission, but seating is first come, first served.

Sunday 6/30
2:45 PM

Feline Fine with 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.

With Jae Kennedy, Adrienne Lefebvre

Location: Kat Von D Beauty Cat Coliseum

Seminars and Workshops are included in the price of admission, but seating is first come, first served.

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LOCATION & DIRECTIONS

Location

CatCon is taking place Saturday, June 29th and Sunday June 30th 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 & Transportation

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

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, CA 91101

Phone: (626) 577-1000

Group rate available until May 27, 2019 (or until the group block is sold out)

http://bit.ly/HiltonCatCon

Sheraton Pasadena

303 Cordova Street, Pasadena, CA 91101

Phone: (626) 449-4000

Group rate available until May 26, 2019 (after that, regular rates apply)

http://bit.ly/SheratonCatCon

Hyatt Place Pasadena

399 E Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101

Phone: (626) 788-9108

http://bit.ly/HyattCatCon 

Enter the dates you want, click EDIT, then select Corporate or Group Code and enter the Group Code: G-CCWP

Group rate available until May 29, 2019 (after that, regular rates apply)

 

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

TALENT
ADVOCATE
Shelly Roche

@tinykittenshq

CREATOR, AARON'S ANIMALS
Aaron Benitez

Aaron’s Animals

INFLUENCERS
Kady Lone and Eli Omidi

Cats of Instagram

"America's Veterinarian"
Dr. Marty Becker, DVM

drmartybecker.com

CAT BEHAVIOR & ENRICHMENT LEAD
Samantha Bell

Best Friends Animal Society

CAT AND INFLUENCER
BenBen

@benbencat

PRO MAKEUP ARTIST
Tara Buenrostro

@justcallmetara

PRO MAKEUP ARTIST
Leah Carmichael

@iamleah

DVM, MS, DABVP FELINE
Dr. Elizabeth Colleran

AAFP

TNR ADVOCATES
Sterling Davis & Adam Myatt

The Trap King & The Cat Man of West Oakland

CAT AND INFLUENCER
Goal Kitty

@goalkitty

INFLUENCER
Nathan Kehn

@nathanthecatlady

CATS AND ADVOCATES
Klaus & Juno

@theklauscat & @thejunocat

AUTHOR, PHOTOGRAPHER
Paul Koudounaris

Author, Artist

ADVOCATES
MaryRose Lovgren

Camp Fire Pet Rescue & Reunification

LEAD ADOPTION SPECIALIST
Kylie Rose Melville

Best Friends Animal Society

PODCASTERS
Steven Ray Morris & Sarah Iyer

The Purrrcast

AUTHOR, INFLUENCER
Laura Moss

Adventurecats.org

CAT AND INFLUENCER
Phil

Aaron’s Animals

ADVOCATES
Jennifer Petruska

Camp Fire Pet Rescue & Reunification

INFLUENCER
Chris Poole

Dad of Cole and Marmalade

CAT AND INFLUENCER
Prince Michael

Aaron’s Animals

CAT AND INFLUENCER
Pudge

@pudgethecat

ARTIST
Rob Reger

RobReger.com

CAT AND INFLUENCER
Sir Thomas Trueheart

@sirthomastrueaheart

CAT AND INFLUENCER
Sukiicat

@sukiicat

CAT AND INFLUENCER
Super Hiro Cat

@superhirocat

ADVOCATE
Mick Szydlowski

Oskarandklaus.com

CAT AND INFLUENCER
The Dark Lord

@the.dark_lord

2019 SPONSORS