Sea-Meow Convention 2023 @ Seattle Center

Paws up, kitties 🐱

Updated on Thursday, August 10th with a full schedule

📆 Saturday, August 12th – Sunday, August 13th
📍 Seattle Center Exhibition Hall: 301 Mercer St, Seattle
📞 (206) 684-7200
🎟️ $16 – $76

One of the most endearing videos I’ve ever seen is of Moshow the Cat Rapper freestyling while bathing—and by “bathing” I mean straight-up sitting in shorts in a full bathtub with his extremely unappreciative but weirdly well-behaved cat DJ Ravioli. It’s incredibly cheesy. It is also exactly the kind of thing that Sea-Meow, which claims to be “the biggest cat convention in the Purrcific Northwest,” celebrates. 

Moshow is one of a few cat personalities showing up; guests also include trap-neuter-return advocate TrapKing and cat adoption influencer Catluminati. If I have lost you at this point, you were probably never going to Sea-Meow anyway. The event also includes workshops on practical things like cat health and fun things like rescuing cats from trees, plus a bunch of vendors. 

Also, yes, you can bring your cat to the cat convention if you feel up to carrying a cat around in a public place for hours and you don’t have the kind of cat that hates large crowds of human beings—i.e., a normal cat. If you do not have your own cat, cats will be available for petting and/or adoption from local rescues. The vibes are going to be weird, but they will be interesting!



11:20 am – 12:20 pm BluePearl Pet Hospital presents: Top 10 Things Cat Parents Should Know About Feline Dentistry and Oral Surgery Featuring Dr. Lazzarotto 

1:15 – 2:00 pm Mission Pawssible – CCR Rescues in Trees Featuring Shaun Sears (Canopy Cat Rescue)

2:10 – 3:10 pm Cat Care 101: Essential Tips and Techniques for Keeping Your Cat Healthy and Happy Featuring Dr. Erin HicksDr. Joshua MontgomeryDr. Kristen KjelbergDr. Shana Kitchen

3:20 – 4:05 pm Seattle Humane presents: Paws and Posts: Navigating the World of Social Meowdia for Cats and Cat Lovers Featuring Cat CosplayWill Braden (Cat VideoFest), Social Media Guy (Seattle Humane) 


11:20 am – 12:35 pm Pawsitive Waves and Commeownity Impact: How Did Our Local Animal Care Organizations Do in 2022 Featuring Community Cat Coalition of WAFeral CareSeattle Animal ShelterSeattle Area Feline RescueSeattle HumaneRASKC

1:30 – 2:15 pm Seattle Meowtropolitan presents: Catification Inspiration: Tips and Tricks for Feline-centric Home Design Featuring Kate Benjamin (Hauspanther)

2:30 – 3:45 pm ZenByCat presents: Breaking the Barrier: Revolutionary Advances in FIP Treatment and Cure Featuring Peter Cohen (ZenByCat)Dr. Elizabeth Colleran (Chico Hospital For Cats)



11:05 – 11:10 am Cool Cats in Town – Dance Purrformance Featuring Zen Funk 

12:30 – 1:00 pm MoShow Returns – Purrformance Featuring MoShow

4:20 – 4:50 pm Cat Man Bingo – bingo game Featuring Adam ‘Cat Man’ Myatt

5:00 – 5:30 pm GeekGirlCon presents: Cat Cosplay Contest – Dress up in your best cat themed outfit! Better, dress up as a cat! Featuring GeekGirlConCat CosplayNathanthecatladySterling TrapKing 


11:00 – 11:10 am Start the Meowvulous day with MoShow – Purrformance Featuring MoShow

12:50 – 1:20 pm First Annual Cat Calling Contest Hosted by: NathanthecatladySterling TrapKing 

5:00 – 5:30 pm CatVideoFest presents Best of CatVideoFest – A special Sea-Meow edition cut of the world renowned CatVideoFest!


Sarah Anne Lloyd

Sarah Anne Lloyd is a writer and lifelong Seattleite whose work has appeared in Seattle Met, The Stranger, Seattle Weekly, KNKX, and others. She lives on the outskirts of West Seattle with her partner, an absolutely perfect dog, and six terrifying chickens. Follow her on Twitter at @sarah