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The Best and Worst of CatConLA

The Best and Worst of CatConLA

Over the weekend an event — the first of its kind — occurred. A congregation of cats and humans converged at The Reef located in Downtown LA. A purrrfect way for cat lovers from around the world to look at celebrity cats, cat products, and cats cats and more cats, it was a time of highs and lows aplenty. Here is the best of CatCon…. Or as I like to call it, the cat’s meow of CatConLa. OK, I’ll stop with the puns now. [Ed. Note: NEVER STOP THE CAT PUNS!]

Let’s rip the bandaid off quick and begin with the worst….

The lines. Oh the lines. Waiting time to see the cats up for adoption was about 35-45 minutes and most, if not all of the kittens, had gone by the time I got there. :'( But in saying that, it was a wonderful idea to set up an adoption area and most of the cats were adopted with makes me heart go all warm and fuzzy.

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(Jae C. Hong, AP / AP)

It isn’t a convention without at least one furry…

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and one crazy cat lady….

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Who also sell those cats she’s wearing on Etsy.

And of course there was Pusheen which unfortunately I wasn’t able to snap any pictures of the booth because I was too busy BUYING EVERYTHING! The Pusheen booth was jam packed by thirsty teen and anxious mothers and it was glorious. I bought a plushie, tshirts, stickers, earrings and a notepad. I have a fever and the only prescription is more Pusheen. If you

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All of which you can find here.

Pusheen was created by Clare Belton and started as an online animated web comic. It found early popularity on tumblr and now boosts a extremely successful merchandising line and facebook stickers!

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Did I mention they were giving manicures?! Along the back wall of CatCon was a row of tables where you could get a ‘Caticure’ where they applied cat nail decals. Talk about cute-ticles!

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Ok I’m done.

Did you attend CatCon? Have any best/worst moments? Run ’em by us in the comments.

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