If you’re a feline aficionado, then chances are you’ve heard of CatCon – the cat convention held in Los Angeles. The third annual CatCon took place on August 12th and 13th at the Pasadena Convention Center, chock-full of cat products, cat lovers and even cat celebrities (both human and cat)! Here’s my little recap of my day at CatCon. And stick around for the giveaway at the end!
The first highlight of the day for me was finally meeting Jackson Galaxy. As some readers may know, I am a volunteer writer for the Cat Pawsitive program, which is an initiative of the Jackson Galaxy Foundation. So when I met him, I told him I was a volunteer with JGF and we chatted about the program. As I’m sure anyone who’s had the good fortune to meet Jackson, he is the nicest guy and very warm and friendly. I watched as many people spoke with him about their cats and even showed him photos and videos on their phone. He happily chatted away about cats with each one.
We’re Famous (well, not really)
When I stopped by the Triple T Studios booth to purchase a cute coin purse, I happened to mention my blog. And Joanne, who was working at the booth, said, “Oh, I know Three Chatty Cats!” No one has ever randomly said that to me before. Needless to say, that made my day. :-)
One of the best things about CatCon is that it is a place for cat lovers to unite. If you’re the chatty type, you may even make new friends and connections. I attended with my husband, and I’m not the chatty type. However, I did have the opportunity to finally meet two social media cat friends in person! You may remember my interview with the cat duo Leeroy and Finn. Well, their human (Julie) flew in all the way from Tennessee and I made sure to meet up with her. Another friend I was able to meet is cat lover Leigh, who was one of the first supporters of my blog and has a huge cat-loving heart.
A Look at CatCon
Here are a few shots from the day. If you haven’t been before, I hope you’re able to attend CatCon one year. This was my second year attending and I know I’ll be back!
I thought it would be fun to have a little giveaway for readers. So, here’s something for you (who doesn’t love cat socks) and something for your cat! The cat socks are from Triple T Studios and the bow tie is handmade from the Etsy shop Not So Kitty. Just enter a blog comment below and you’ll be entered to win.
The giveaway is open to U.S. residents who reside in the 48 contiguous states, 18+ years of age, except where prohibited by law. One winner will be selected randomly by Random.org and contacted via email. The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the prize, and a new winner will be randomly selected. The giveaway closes on Monday, August 28, 2017 at noon Pacific. This is not a sponsored giveaway.
Have you ever been to CatCon? Or a similar type convention?