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Modern Cat’s CatCon 2018 Post Event Wrap Up!

By: Alice Sewell


We had the best time at this year’s CatCon (August 4th and 5th)! From meeting some of our awesome readers, to checking out the coolest cat products and hanging out with our fave Instagram cats. We’ve rounded up the best of our CatCon trip below and if you missed out this time, we’re sure this will make you want to start planning for next year!

Modern Cat’s CatCon highlights:

1. We had so much fun running Modern Cat’s Booth! Not only did we have some great subs offers, Modern Cat pins and an awesome kitty prize pack up from grabs from P.L.A.Y Pet Lifestyle and You, we also had our super popular Modern Cat photo booth and we gave out samples of Fizzion’s Jackson Galaxy Stain and Odor Remover (a cat owner essential!) 

2. We also teamed up with the Ian Somerhalder Foundation to help animals in need, with $5 from every subscription sold at the show going to their Rescue Grant Program. They also had a booth at the show with cute t-shirts, buttons and other merch for sale and to the delight of his fans, Ian even stopped by for a Meet and Greet with all proceeds benefiting the foundation.

3. We got to meet some awesome Instagram cats and their equally awesome owners! Famous felines at the show included Lil Bub, Pudge, Waverly McTinybeans, Sir Thomas Trueheart, Flat Marten and Merlin Ragdoll (who isn’t nearly as scary as he makes you think!)

4. We love that 486 kitties found their forever homes thanks to CatCon, with 159 of these adoptions being at the show! The ASPCA also got 180 foster sign ups thanks to the show, yay!!

5. We found lots of cool cat-themed products! From cute cat beds and toys to neon and health checking litters and even kitty tutus, there was something for every cat and their owner! 

There were also some great talks at the show such as the super interesting “Cats and Cannabis: What You Need To Know Meow” and the popular “Men and Cats: a Love Story”, a Furrocious Fashion Face Off, craft booths (DIY cat toys anyone?) and even a surprise wedding with Lil Bub as a bridesmaid (aww)!

To learn more about CatCon and the 2018 event, head over to their site: and to see more of our pics from the show, check out our Instagram highlight (CatCon 2018) here!


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