VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE: Cat Lovers, Celebrities And Celebri-Cats Were In Purradise At The 2019 CatCon – RECAP Here!

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You know what they say, “No home is complete without the pitter patter of kitty feet.” CatCon, the biggest convention all about… you guessed it… cats – is the purr-fect place for all cat lovers. Each year, CatCon brings all of the excitement – from meet-and-greets with celebri-cats to tons of amazing booths to visit at the exhibit hall and even an adoption center where you can adopt a furry friend of your own!

CatCon made its way back over to the Pasadena Convention Center on June 29 – 30, 2019 for the fifth annual event. As soon as attendees entered in the convention center, they instantly noticed the unique, cat-tastic atmosphere that couldn’t be beat. Attendees were dressed up in their greatest cosplay including cat-ears, cat costumes and for the makeup lovers – cat-eyeliner! There were a countless amount of things to do at CatCon, so here’s a recap of all of the amazing things that went down at this year’s cat-centric event!

1. All of the Cat Swag at the Exhibit Hall 

One of the top things on attendees’ “To Do” list at CatCon was to visit the exhibit hall. There was an endless amount of excellent booths again this year with some of the newest, most innovative products for cats. Ranging from cat accessories to cat food, art, toys, litter items and beyond – the exhibit hall was the best place to get all of your cat needs. Plus, attendees were able to get tons of free cat swag at many of the booths – how awesome is that?!

 

2. Meet-And-Greets With Celebri-Cats 

A big reason why many people go to CatCon is to meet, pet and snap some cute pictures with their favorite celebri-cats. This year, celebri-cats including Suki Cat, The Dark Lord, BenBen, Klaus and Juno, Hiro, Pudge, Waverly McTinybeans and Goal Kitty were at CatCon. These cats truly know how to brighten up their followers’ day. With hundreds of thousands of followers on social media, it’s clear to see why these lovable, feline friends have gone viral! There’s no doubt about it, CatCon attendees definitely captured some unforgettable moments during the celebri-cats’ meet-and-greets. In addition, 50% of the proceeds from meet-and-greet ticket sales went to charity.

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What a whirlwind weekend! Huge Thank you to @catconworldwide for inviting us; organizing everything and gently keeping us on track! And also the biggest Thank You to @wellnesspetfood for sponsoring us! This wouldn’t have been possible without you❤️ Your team was kind, understanding and had BenBens best interest at heart! – We’ve made so many new Friends!! @redroverorg stole our hearts❤️ the work you do with domestic violence victims and their pets xox we hope to pair with you again in the future!! • Lastly to everyone who paid to come and meet me! You have the most patience, biggest smiles and you sniff you Nice! I had just as much fun as you did; Thank you. Until Next Time❤️ #backtocanada #benbencatcat #sadcatselfie #catsofinstagram #thankyou #youreallamazing #fluffyginger #smallinreallife #butstillchonky #withthesaddesteyes #youtalkingaboutmedad #nope #jkyes #ffsdad

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3. Purradise City 

Pop-up museums have been all the rave; and CatCon granted everyone’s wish by bringing a 5,000 square-foot cat pop-up museum called Purradise City to the convention. Purradise City was, without a doubt, a great highlight of this year’s CatCon. Guests were able to enter in a cat lover’s retro dream home, get an Insta-worthy picture inside the infinity room filled with treats and more! The Office‘s Angela Kinsey had a blast at this year’s CatCon and took tons of magnificent pictures showing her fun time at Purradise City.

 

4. Adoption Village 

One of CatCon’s biggest missions is to encourage everyone to adopt, don’t shop! At CatCon, attendees were able to visit the Adoption Village, where there were many adorable cats up for adoption and ready to be welcomed into a loving home. Volunteers assisted guests who wanted to pet the kittens and cats and see which one was a perfect fit. This year, 200 cats were adopted.

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Half of all cats won't see the vet this year. Pet health nutrition company @royalcaninus wants to change that with its #Cat2Vet campaign … and needs YOUR help! Stop by Royal Canin’s pop-up feline-friendly vet clinic (CatCon Booth #1309) to sign up for a chance to be a AdvoCAT campaign ambassador. Veterinarians will be on-site to answer all of your cat health questions – and will be giving away stress-balls, pheromone wipes, Chewy coupons and more!⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Dr. Natalie Marks will give special cat health talks – stop by to listen and receive a special gift pack!⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Saturday: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, and 4 pm⁠⠀ Sunday: 11 am and 12 pm⁠⠀ royalcanin.com/cat2vet⁠⠀ #cat2vet #cathealth #catfriendlyvets #RoyalCanin #PetPartners #Banfield #Feliway #Chewy⁠⠀

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5. CatCon Video Fest 

We all love watching funny cat videos – it’s our hobby. At CatCon, attendees were able to watch terrific, cat videos – from the adorable ones to the super hilarious ones. The awesome CatCon Video Fest was presented by cat lovers’ favorite Instagram account, Cats of Instagram.

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Half of all cats won't see the vet this year. Pet health nutrition company @royalcaninus wants to change that with its #Cat2Vet campaign … and needs YOUR help! Stop by Royal Canin’s pop-up feline-friendly vet clinic (CatCon Booth #1309) to sign up for a chance to be a AdvoCAT campaign ambassador. Veterinarians will be on-site to answer all of your cat health questions – and will be giving away stress-balls, pheromone wipes, Chewy coupons and more!⁠⠀ Dr. Natalie Marks will give special cat health talks – stop by to listen and receive a special gift pack!⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Sunday: 11 am and 12 pm⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ royalcanin.com/cat2vet⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ #cat2vet #cathealth #catfriendlyvets #RoyalCanin #PetPartners #Banfield #Feliway #Chewy

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6. Furrocious Fashion Face-Off 

CatCon took the “catwalk” to another level. Attendees got all dressed up in their best cat-inspired gear and strutted their way down the catwalk. This year, judges included Pudge the Cat, Kady Lone, Loppy the Cat and more. It truly was a fun-filled and spectacular moment at CatCon.

 

CatCon is a one-of-a-kind event. Not only is it a blast for everyone who attends, but CatCon also strives to inform and educate attendees on things like keeping your cat healthy by bringing them to the vet. CatCon works endlessly with many charities and organizations to assist cats in need and CatCon’s donations to these organizations have made a great impact on an innumerable amount of cats.

Alexisjoyvipaccess had the honor of covering CatCon 2019 and it was a very successful and remarkable event. This event brought so much joy to all cat-lovers and the furry felines themselves. Many celebrities attended this year’s CatCon including Angela Kinsey, Macaulay Culkin, Brenda Song, Kat Dennings, and more.

Check out my VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE recap video showcasing highlights from this year’s CatCon below. Cat lovers, mark your calendars for next year’s CatCon as you definitely don’t want to miss this event! Comment below and tell me or tweet me at @alexisjoyvipacc, do you have any cats? If so, what are their names?!

For more information on CatCon, visit their website here and follow @CatConWorldwide on Twitter and Instagram.

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