CatCon, the biggest cat-centric, pop culture event in the world, announced their talent roster and a full list of seminars and workshops for their 5th anniversary, June 29th and 30th at the Pasadena Convention Center, in Pasadena, CA.
Recently named one of USA Today’s Reader’s Ten Best Emerging Festivals of 2019, this year’s convention promises to be the best ever, with more celebricats, exhibitors, meet-ups, cosplay, seminars, workshops, and experiential activations, as well as more adoptable cats and kittens than ever before!
CatCon is the ultimate location for a community of largely millennial cat and pop culture lovers to gather from all over the world (last year’s show saw attendees from 45 states, 621 cities, and 11 countries). CatCon informs, educates, and entertains feline fans, with the latest in groundbreaking and innovative ideas, trends and products for cats and their people. This year, the con will welcome more than 200 exhibitors, feature more than 20+ experiential activations, and will have over 200 kittens onsite for adoption. The con has a proven track record as an incubator for emerging talent, as well as a destination for brands large and small to unveil their latest products and initiatives.
Over 40 talent join the event this year, including: Shelly Roche (“TinyKittens”), Cats of Instagram, Dr. Marty Becker(“America’s Veterinarian”), Aaron Benitez (“Aaron’s Animals”),The Purrrcast (Steven Ray Morris and Sara Iyer), Chris Poole (“Cole and Marmalade”), as well as celebricats Sukiicat, BenBen, The Dark Lord, Pudge the Cat, and Sir Thomas Trueheart. The full roster can be found here.
Nearly 20 seminars and workshops include: Conjuring Compassion: The Magic of TinyKittens, with Shelly Roche; cat eye master classes with Kat Von D Beauty; Living Nine Lives to the Fullest, a lecture focused on adventure cats who travel the world with their humans; and the return of the Furrocious Fashion Face-Off. The full schedule can be found here.
Charity beneficiaries for CatCon2019 include: Kitten Rescue, TinyKittens, Odd Cat Sanctuary, Milo’s Sanctuary, and RedRover. 50% of all meet and greet tickets will go to these orgs, and $1 of every ticket sold will go to help animals in need.