FAQ

Frequently Asked CatCon Questions

When and where is CatCon®?
CatCon®, presented by Rachael Ray™ Nutrish®, took place Saturday and Sunday, August 12 & 13, 2017, at the Pasadena Convention Center, 300 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101. Thanks to all the fans who attended. See you in 2018!

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Will there be cats at CatCon?
Yes! Lil BUB, Oskar the Blind Cat, Pudge, Nala Cat, White Coffee Cat, and Luna Rose will be on hand for SOLD OUT Meet & Greet sessions. A portion of these Meet & Greet tickets will go to cat welfare charities. The Furever Home Adoption Lounge, hosted by Rachael Ray™ Nutrish®, will have adorable, adoptable cats and kittens of all ages and sizes.

Who is appearing at CatCon?
A bunch of creative cat people! The full schedule of Meet & Greets and seminars is available here.

Where do I line up for Meet & Greets at CatCon? Where can I find my favorite exhibitor? Where is the Civic Auditorium where seminars are held? How do I find my way around the Convention Center? 
We’ve got an interactive map and downloadable PDFs on our Venue Maps page.

How do I participate in CatCon’s Free Meet & Greets with Julie Newmar, Kitten Lady, Moshow & Ravioli, Chris Poole of Cole & Marmalade, Aaron Benitez & Prince Michael of Aaron’s Animals, Michael Nielsen and Mikala Jensen of Monty Boy, and Kate Benjamin? 

Free Meet & Greets are “Sold Out”/at capacity.  Participants must have a wristband for entry into Hall C. At the designated Meet & Greet time, proceed to Hall C, where you can line up for your chosen Meet & Greet(s). Places in line are first come, first served. You must have a wristband in order to take a place in line.

Can I bring my cat?
Feline family members will not be allowed into this event. We believe this is the best option for the safety of all beloved pets and that most cats would probably want to stay at home rather than go to a very crowded, foreign venue anyway. For the safety of our guests as well as your pets, anyone who arrives at CatCon with a cat will be turned away at the door. If you adopt a cat at the Forever Home Adoption Lounge, they will keep it for you until you’re ready to leave CatCon.

Will CatCon benefit any animal welfare groups?
Yes! CatCon has chosen the Ian Somerhalder Foundation as our official charity beneficiary for 2017. CatCon® will donate $2 of every ticket sold to ISF, as well as a portion of money raised by all Meet and Greets.

How do I get to the Pasadena Convention Center? 
Click here for directions, parking, and transit information.

Is the Pasadena Convention Center wheelchair accessible?
Yes, the facility is ADA compliant, wheelchair and scooter accessible. If you need to rent a wheelchair or scooter from a local source, click here for Yelp listings in and near Pasadena. You’ll find more information at the facility website: pasadenacenter.visitpasadena.com

Where do I park? 
There is an underground parking structure at the Convention Center, as well as a number of parking lots in walking distance. Click here for directions and parking costs.

Are there other transportation options? 
The L.A. Metro Gold Line runs from East L.A., through Downtown L.A. to Pasadena, stopping at Del Mar Station and Memorial Park Station. Click here for more information.

I’m coming from out of town. Are there discounts at local hotels for CatCon attendees? 
Yes! We’re partnering with three Pasadena hotels to provide special discounts to CatCon guests. Click here for booking information. Please note: rooms are subject to availability. Please call the hotel to clarify their pet policy if you will be traveling with pets.

What is your ticket refund policy? 
Meet & Greet tickets and General Admission ticket sales are final and non refundable. If you need to make a ticketing change, you may transfer registration type (e.g., from child ticket to adult ticket) or event day  (e.g., from Sunday ticket to Saturday ticket) by clicking here. Please note: There is a $5 fee to transfer to a different ticket type, so please make your selection carefully. Contact us at tickets@catconworldwide.com with any questions.