Thousands of years ago, the ancient Egyptians worshipped cats like gods. Fast-forward to today, and our furry overlords continue to rule over us through the internet (which I'm pretty sure was invented by cats solely for that purpose). People are welcome to continue praising these majestic felines en masse on June 6th & 7th at The Reef in Los Angeles for CatConLA. It's like Comic-Con…but for cat people.
Part expo, part symposium, CatConLA showcases the world's top cat-centric merchandise including furniture, art, toys and clothing for those of us who possess a great love of the feline, as well as conversations with some of the top cat experts in the world. A mixture of pop culture, art & design, and cats, the convention is one of a kind, bringing together cat lovers from all walks of life.
Headliners at the convention include Simon Tofield, creator of the hit YouTube channel Simon's Cat, which has collected over half a billion views since debuting in 2008, and Mike Bridavsky, owner and creative mind of internet star Lil Bub, who is a published author, a talk show host, a movie star, and has helped raise well over $100,000 for animals in need. What have you done with your life lately?
Other speakers and special guests include Will Braden (Henri, Le Chat Noir), Ben Huh (Cheezburger.com), Rob Reger (Emily the Strange), Angie Bailey (Catladyland), and several more at the website. Personally, I'm thrilled that Pudge the Cat will be in attendance.
Like any other convention, exhibitors and vendors will be on hand selling their cat-themed wares, so come with a full wallet and be sure to pick something up for that crazy cat lady in your life. Allergic to cats? Come with a full bottle of Allegra with you too.
Tickets are available, so be sure to get yours right meow!
Cameron Hatheway is a reviewer and the host of Cammy's Comic Corner, an audio podcast. He will be attending and reporting on CatConLA, so you can follow him on Twitter @CamComicCorner and talk about which internet cats are your favorite.