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December 10, 2019

Remembering Lil BUB

As 2019 comes to an end, we remember the very special four legged friends we’ve had to say goodbye to this year. Perhaps the most magical of all was our pal Lil BUB, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge December 1st. 


Lil BUB was the first kitty ever to participate in CatCon, back in 2015. She spent 8 years on this planet bringing joy, science, and magic to the masses. In her too-short life on earth, she helped raise over $700,000 for animals in need, and spread a message of positivity and perseverance to people all over the world. She was a little beacon of kitty goodness, and we are so glad to have had the chance to spend a little time with her during her marvelous and impactful life.


We thought we’d share some of our favorite memories of her visits to CatCon through the years– we hope you’ll share your own memories with us too. 


BUB made friends wherever she went. Here she is giving a sweet kiss to Colleen when she was BUB-bridesmaid at her surprise CatCon wedding, getting a selfie with Julia Butters (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), and taking a quiet moment with her Dude backstage. 


More tributes to Lil BUB…


Our hearts go out to her Dude, Mike Bridavsky, her family, and everyone whose lives she touched. #goodjobbub 


In our new reality restricting large gatherings, we’re reimagining CatCon as a virtual event this fall. Introducing: CatCon From Your Couch! We want to let you know that although CatCon 2020 is taking place online, we will continue our mission to spread joy and goodness to cats and the people who love them. We know many shelters and advocacy groups are struggling right now, and we plan to provide ways for you to donate. A portion of proceeds from sponsorships and ticket sales will go to our charities of record. We’re working hard behind the scenes to create the fun, informational, MEOW-velous content you’ve come to expect from CatCon through the years. Stay tuned for more details coming soon!