CatConLA Welcomes Over 10,000
On June 6th & 7th 2015 the first annual CatConLA debuted to mass acclaim
In celebration of CatConLA's premier weekend, over 10,000 feline friends and fans gathered at The Reef in Downtown Los Angeles. Guests traveled from as far as Japan to visit the first ever CatConLA. VIP attendees included Jack McBrayer, Mayim Bialik, Seth Green, cast members from MythBusters, Kat Von D, Addison Riecke and many more.
The two day conference boasted 100 vendors, meet-and-greets with famous cat-centric individuals such as Simon Tofield of "Simon's Cat" and Lil BUB, and a myriad of seminars with titles like "Goodbye Dowdy, Hello Gorgeous! Debunking the Cat Lady Myth" and "My Cat is Famous and How I've Dealt with It."
Interactive opportunities were in abundance, such as free cat caricatures in the Rachael Ray Nutrish booth, caticures (manicures with cat decals) and 'cattoos' that said "Cat Lady."
Best Friends Animal Society had a record 74 adoptions, with lines of up to 100 people waiting to catch a glimpse of the adoptees. $1 of every ticket sold benefited FixNation, a non-profit organization committed to cats and supporting Trap-Neuter-Return. In addition, 50% of the proceeds from Lil BUB’s Big Meet and Greet and the Pudge/Cats of Instagram Meet and Greet went to FixNation.
CatConLA sponsors included: Rachael Ray Nutrish for Cats, Animal Planet, PetSmart Charities, The Ace Hotel, Modern Cat, PURINA Purpose Cat Litter, Scrap Cat, and Zoomer Kitty.