It’s a cat’s world! At least, that’s the impression given at CatCon, the world’s biggest cat-centric pop culture convention. Held at the end of this month at Pasadena Convention Center, more than 15,000 cat lovers and their feline friends are expected for the fifth annual celebration of the event.

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Visitors can enjoy meet-and-greets with internet celebrity guests, both human and feline, attend seminars or workshops, or watch performances that include a feline-inspired fashion show. They can buy cat-centric products from more than 170 vendors, selling both cat-inspired clothes, bags, accessories and art for humans, and toys and treats for cats.


CatCon isn’t just a celebration of cats, however, it is also dedicated to saving and improving their lives. Proceeds from all tickets sold go to various cat charities, and the convention also includes an Adoption Village run by the Pasadena Humane Society. Here, over two hundred cats and kittens wait in hope of finding new homes.

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Organisers say that CatCon is a “convention with cattitude” , devoted to “spreading joy and goodness to cats and the people who love them” through information, education and entertainment. It is also aimed at “debunking the cat lady myth” and prove it possible to keep a cat, yet be hip and stylish too.