While Paxton, the cat of KUNC’s Kyra Buckley, was not scheduled to attend the the past Snowcats Cat Convention in Denver, internet sensations such as Lil’ Bub was hosting meet and greets.
If you’ve been looking for a way to meet other Colorado cat lovers, you should keep on eye out for more events like this.
The first Snowcats Cat Convention did take place at the Expo Center on a Saturday.
“This is something I’ve always wanted to do,” said founder Brandon Zavala, who also owns the Apollo Peak company, which is known for its Pinot Meow “wine” for cats (note: not actual wine).
Zavala put up his own money to get the Snowcats convention off the ground, inspired by other cat conventions across the country. He claims that the response has been overwhelming, and that the event is already self-sustaining just a month after it was launched on the website. Following that, Zavala says he plans to focus on raising funds for cat-related nonprofits.
“In the end, I want this convention to be a massive adoption event,” Zavala says.
To get things started, the event will included a cat café with adoptable pets.
A slew of vendors and organizations did set up shops at the Expo Center, and the event did feature live music, a bar with cat-themed drinks like a “meow-mosa,” and meet-and-greets with feline celebrities like internet sensation Lil’ Bub.