30 photos from the first-ever 'CatCon,' where thousands of people celebrated their love of cats

CatCon, the first convention held in honour of cats (not counting the Hello Kitty Convention, of course), attracted over ten thousand feline enthusiasts this past weekend in Los Angeles, California. 

The event featured cat-themed merchandise, feline-inspired artwork and famous YouTube cats Lil Bub and Pudge, reports the New York Times.

There was even a lecture about the best method for getting your cats to pose for photographs. The answer? Tape a live gecko to your head — this keeps the modelling cat focused. 

Mayim Bialik, the event’s featured celebrity (you might remember her from “Blossom”), says the event is a “great opportunity to change the face of the crazy cat lady,” reports the New York Times. “It’s still one of those stereotypes that needs to be demolished. We’ve come a long way, but we have a long way to go.”

We’ve scoured Instagram to collect the best CatCon photos.

title=”The doors to CatCon opened at 9am where ‘roughly 700 people were waiting with narrowed eyes in a line that stretched around the block,’ The Times’ Brooks Barnes reports.”

(Instagram) A photo posted by Mr Fuzzhead And Tonks

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