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Although the world's largest cat-themed art show took place in LA all the way back in January 2014, our city is still flooded with feline fiends, as demonstrated at last year's Cat Cafe pop-up in Chinatown. To keep the trend alive, Cat Art Show founder Susan Michals is set to host a "Comic-Con for cat people" called CatCon LA.
Taking place from 9am to 6pm on Saturday, June 6th and Sunday, June 7th, Michals tells Los Angeles Times that the convention is about "changing the perception of cat people [...] that you can be stylish, chic AND a cat lover, all at the same time."
Event highlights will include "100 vendors of cat-centric merchandise, a lineup of feline focused speakers including godfather of the Internet cat meme Ben Huh, Choupette's Diary creator Ashley Tschudin (who will speak on debunking the cat lady myth), Mike Bridavsky and Lil Bub and what might be our purrrr-sonal favorite, Keith Bowers, a senior editor at Catster.com and Dogster.com who pens a column called Cat Dandy, written 'from the perspective of a fashion-conscious man who loves cats."
Adult tickets are $25 for a day pass and $40 for the weekend, while kids (ages 5-12) can score a day pass for $15 and a weekend pass for $25. Ironically, cats are not allowed at the event.