This year, the BlogPaws conference was held in Lake Las Vegas, which is a totally man-made oasis out in the middle of nowhere. There was a fake beach right outside the hotel.
This is as close as my human got to it because she did not go outside of the hotel once… except to visit the Katnip Lounge cats. They live very close by, and I think they are a much more interesting destination than Fake Lake Las Vegas.
Ignore Salem’s annoyed facial expression — she was actually happy to greet everyone who stopped by the catio. And there were a lot of humans visiting! The Katnip Lounge humans had cat bloggers’ humans come by every day of the conference!
My human did not hunt down all the kitties for photos since she has been there before, but she did get a few of those who hung around. Here is Maui and his long whiskers.
The Baby was around a lot.
Sylvester was very relaxed!
Another one of The Baby.
My human got arty with Grayce.
That is, until she got tired of my human pestering her.
The BlogPaws sessions started the day after my human visited the Katnip Lounge catio. They worked extra hard this year to feature more cat stuff. They even had a session on “How to Speak Cat.” The speaker was Steve Dale, so it was an excellent introduction for humans who are having problems understanding Cat.
And there was a Cat Style Lounge, put together by Hauspanther’s Kate Benjamin, which was nothing short of awesome!
There was a huge part of the exhibition hall dedicated only to cats and cat style!
There were all sorts of cool toys!
Feline Yogi had some of their mats and toys on display.
And there was food and cat care items too!
Best of all, there was a drawing at the end of the conference and lots of cat bloggers’ humans won something that was on display! Including my human — in fact she won one of the items you see above. Betcha can’t guess which one!
And of course there were celebkitties! My human got to meet Waffles, but after all my warnings, I think she was kind of scared to be too forward with him. So she only got a couple of photos and just touched him lightly. No grabby hands.
Coco the Couture Cat was also there, looking classy and stylish as always!
But the best part of the conference was that Ginger Jasper’s humans came by one evening! They were celebrating their tenth wedding anniversary in Las Vegas and stopped by the hotel to meet a bunch of the cat bloggers’ humans! There were a number of flat and semi-flat cats in attendance that evening. Oh, and one decidedly not-flat cat posed with them.
Yep, that is Coco up there, keeping it real!
What about the BlogPaws swag? Was it an improvement over last year’s paltry haul? I will tell you right now that the answer is yes, but you will have to wait until tomorrow to see what is in the bag!