The Coolest Event for Cat People
The Modern Cat team had the best time at CatCon, which, for the uninitiated, is pretty much the coolest cat event ever. CatCon, which takes place annually in Pasadena, CA, is definitely the place for cat people to connect with their tribe. We met our awesome readers, checked out amazing cat products, hung out with our fave Instagram cats, took in some great lectures, and visited with adoptable cats. It was incredible. If you missed out this time, we highly recommend you start planning for next year.
Modern Cat’s CatCon Highlights
We had so much fun running Modern Cat’s booth! Not only did we have some terrific subscription offers, Modern Cat pins, and an awesome kitty prize pack up for 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!).
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.
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.
We love that 486 kitties found their forever homes thanks to CatCon. 159 of those adoptions happened right at the show! The ASPCA also had 180 foster sign-ups thanks to CatCon attendees.
We discovered lots of cool new 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 person! To learn more about CatCon, head over to their site,
catconworldwide.com. To see our pics from the show, check out our Instagram highlight, CatCon 2018!— Alice Sewell
Modern Cat's Celine Benipayo, Connie Wilson, and Alice Sewell.