Calling all cat lovers! The event of the year is upon us: the second annual CatConLA—think Comic-Con but for cat people—will be taking place in Los Angeles, June 25–26. Modern Cat is again a proud sponsor and this year’s event promises to be every bit as cool as last year’s!
This awe-inspiring congregation of all things “cat” is your chance to gather with like-minded cat people, meet your favourite celebre-cats (Pudge! Nala! Bub!), peruse all kinds of amazing cat merchandise—shopping has never been so fun!—and so much more. There will be photo ops galore as well as everyone’s event highlight, adorable, adoptable cats! SPCA LA is hosting an adoption village, sponsored by Hill's and Petco. There will also be speed dating for cat lovers and a beauty bar (“caticures” are back, along with a new addition: cat-eye makeup tutorials), and a chance to get creative with a kitty colouring collective. This year’s series of not-to-be-missed lectures include “The Truth Revealed: You Can Train Your Cat” with cat behaviourist Marilyn Kreiger, “How I Met My Cat & Other Stories,” and “Awkward Family Photos Presents: Celebrating Awkward Cat Photos.” And that’s not all. Offsite events include a Cat Video Festival and Lil Bub's Big Show, both held at the Ace Hotel. And the whole shebang is in benefit of FixNation, the only free, full-time, non-profit spay and neuter clinic operating in LA. All and all, it's a great time for a good cause and we recommend getting your tail down there! Advance adult day passes are $25 and weekend passes are $40; child day passes are $15 and weekend passes $25 (meet and greets with Lil Bub, Pudge, and Nala are extra). Get your tickets at catconla.com, check out our sneak peek of the partners and friends who will be at the event, and also check out our interview with founder Susan Michals!