1. I hadn’t even stepped foot in the convention center, but I was already picking up some serious feline vibes.
CatCon LA was advertised as “Like Comic-Con…but for cat people.” After attending this event, I think Comic-Con needs to be touted as “Like CatCon…but for nerds.”
2. I admired the pawfectly themed elevators.
Because of course they were catty.
3. As were the bathrooms.
I forgot to take a picture, but I think there was kitty litter in the men’s room to freshen it up. I might have been mistaken…but if I wasn’t, *maybe* that’s a step too far. Hey, at least they didn’t make us go in a litter box.
4. Of course, I saw some furbulous outfits.
There were more cat shirts than you could shake a whisker at, cat leggings, cat dresses, and cat sweaters. If I had to venture a guess, there must have been some cat underwear too…BUT I CAN’T SAY FOR SURE.
5. Some people went ALL OUT with their outfits. This girl really was the cat’s meow.
Seriously, if you were to bust out a cat outfit…CatCon WAS the place to do it.
7. And even though not EVERYONE was wearing feline-themed clothing, I noticed almost everyone had cat ears on.
Because DUH. I felt like I was at an Ariana Grande concert.
8. I realized this was THE place to be in L.A. for the weekend.
A crew from Ellen was on site (the anchor guy had a fabulous pink cat sweater on) and Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog, was also there taping. Luckily, he was the only canine in attendance.
9. I SAW CELEBS!!!
Jack McBrayer (Kenneth the Page from 30 Rock) was there with Triumph, who was “disguised” as a cat. LOL. Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory) was also there on Saturday. Stars! They’re just like us, in that they love cats too.
11. And I examined lots of cat art.
Some of it was reallllllllllly creepy. Like, nightmare inducing. I guess taste really is subjective, especially when it comes to feline-themed art.
12. I hung out with your favorite Facebook Messenger cat, Pusheen!
Or at least a Pusheen store. I am really regretting not buying anything, especially that Pusheen doll that was nearly as big as me.
14. I noticed there were really *interesting* ways that you could spend money on spoiling your cat.
Like a Leaning Tower of Pisa that your cat could climb in. That’s amore!
15. I saw haute couture clothing for your kitty.
This booth was sort of like Hot Topic, but for your cat.
16. And I saw gourmet/organic cat treats, because this event was in L.A., after all.
I think you were able to taste-test the cat food pictured, but I didn’t because I didn’t trust my stomach to handle that.
18. Probably the funniest thing I noticed in all of CatCon was “cat marijuana.”
Actually, I think it was just really nice catnip? But hey, this is California, so smoke ‘em if you got ‘em, even if you are a cat.
19. I realized there were actually VERY few real cats at CatCon.
It probably would have been a nightmare if there were — the place was loud and crowded, the exact opposite of the type of place you’d want to take a cat. The entire event was more a celebration of cat culture than actual cats…but there WAS a cordoned-off area for rescue cats, and a really long line to get in.
20. But when there WERE real cats, I had to fight my way through the crowd to see them.
There was a MASSIVE crowd to see internet-famous cat Lil Bub (Bub is like Kardashian-famous in the feline world), who lit’rally was just chillin’ like a villain on a table in a huge booth TOTALLY devoted to her. I’m not sure how Bub wasn’t freaking out, but I guess she’s just used to the fame by now.
21. And if you’re lucky like me, you might…MIGHT…just snag a selfie with a celebricat.