They came in on little cat feet with meowing ringtones. They came sporting giant Siamese cat heads, kitten-themed T-shirts that read “Downton Tabby” and “Cats are the New Kids.”
Nearly all wore cat ears -- from green foam to black lace, some of simple bent wire, others crafted from delicate dried rosebuds or rows of pearls.
The event was the first CatConLA, a two-day conclave of feline fanciers at the Reef in downtown Los Angeles -- “like a Comic-Con for cat people,” said attendee Bryanna Cleland of Fairfield, Calif.
Cleland had borrowed a friend’s outsized cat head and tail so she could go full Siamese for the event, posing...