Cat rappers, feline stars show up for CatCon at the Pasadena Convention Center

One of the 150 cats up for adoption this weekend from the Pasadena Human Society Society & SPCA at CatCon. This little guy tried to high-five the camera, in an act of undeniable  cuteness. (Correspondent photo by Josh Estey)
One of the 150 cats up for adoption this weekend from the Pasadena Human Society Society & SPCA at CatCon. This little guy tried to high-five the camera, in an act of undeniable cuteness. (Correspondent photo by Josh Estey)

PASADENA >>> CatCon kicked off Saturday with appearances by the internet’s favorite felines and their owners, Catwoman actress Julie Newmar and tales about Southern California’s history with cats.

The two-day convention returns from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

General admission tickets cost $30, but you can get $5 off through the coupon code “PHS” thanks to a partnership with the Pasadena Humane Society.

The humane society is $20 adoptions on site throughout the weekend. More than 100 cats and kittens are available in the “Furever Home Adoption Lounge.”

A portion of the proceeds from the event benefit the Ian Somerhalder Foundation, an organization working to educate people about conservation and environmental projects around the globe.

The convention featured a series of meet-and-greets with some of the biggest feline sensations, including Lil Bub; Cole and Marmalade; Monty Boy; and Oskar the Blind Cat.

Saturday’s schedule included a VideoFest with 45-minutes of “non-stop kitty shenanigans” and a live performance by Moshow the Cat Rapper.

The First Annual “CatCon Awards” will close out Sunday with awards for categories like the “Freshest Loaf” and “Biggest Newcomer.” For anyone confused about the first category, a cat loaf is when a feline compacts its legs under its body and appears to take the shape of a loaf of bread.

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