Celebrities Who Attended CatCon 2018

PetMD Editorial
Published: August 07, 2018
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CatCon is the cat convention of all feline lovers’ dreams. CatCon claims to be the "biggest cat-centric, pop culture event in the world dedicated to all things feline, with a community of cat lovers that spans the globe."

The cat convention took place this weekend in the Pasadena Convention Center in California on August 4th and 5th.

To date, the yearly cat convention "has seen nearly 45,000 attendees, helped 327 cats find their forever home, and donated over $143,000 to cat welfare organizations."

CatCon attracted not only attendees that were dressed up as—you guessed it—cats, but the convention this year was also filled with cat-loving celebrities!

These are the celebrities (both human and feline) who attended CatCon this year: 

Ian Somerhalder Came Back for Round 2

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This was Ian Somerhalder's second year attending CatCon. It's safe to say that once you go, you'll be hooked. 

Lil BUB Was in the Building

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Lil BUB had one busy weekend at the cat convention. Not only were there tons of cat lovers who were beyond excited to meet her, but she also was the bridesmaid for a CatCon wedding

The One, the Only, Sterling "TrapKing" Davis

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Sterling Davis is the founder of TrapKing, which advocates for TNR for feral and stray cats, and he spoke at this year's cat convention.

Merlin the Ragdoll 

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Merlin the Ragdoll is infamous for hating everything, but it was hard for him to keep a straight face after having an amazing weekend at CatCon. This must-see attendee highlighted his CatCon Instagram story so you can feel like you were there even if you couldn't attend. 

iAmMoshow, the Cat Rapper 

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The famous cat rapper put on an amazing show for all of the attendees. 

Nala the Purrincess 

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Nala, the 8-year-old Siamese/Tabby mix who has a whopping 3.6 million followers and counting on Instagram, attended CatCon with a well-deserved crown for being the princess she is.  

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