Internet Cat Video Fest Hits the West Coast this Weekend with Cat-Art-Tech Catstravaganza!

May 10, 2013 |


Are you dying to go to the Internet Cat Video Festival but can’t make it to Minneapolis this summer?

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, you’re in luck. The Internet Cat Video Festival is holding a screening in Oakland, CA tomorrow (May 11th). And, true to high tech Bay Area form, the event claims to be the first-ever art, technology and cat extravaganza. Yes, art, tech and cats! On Saturday, May 11th from 3-10pm, thousands of Bay Area cat-lovers and friends will descend upon the Great Wall of Oakland for an extravaganza devoted entirely to cats. And art. And tech.

Dusty the Klepto Kitty

Media darling Dusty the Klepto Kitty specializes in stealing lingerie. Maybe he’ll pick your pocket! [PHOTO: Jean Chu]

Still not convinced? How about — you’ll get a chance to meet Dusty the Klepto Kitty?? How about — you’ll get to hear Duckmandu, accordion quack-rock for the love of cats?? How about — a Crazy Cat Lady costume contest??

The day-long fundraiser for the East Bay SPCA is held in conjunction with The Great Wall of Oakland

The Internet Cat Video Festival was an international sensation last summer when it debuted at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. This year it’s bigger and better, and is also appearing on the road in select cities.

Here’s what you get tomorrow!

Save a Kitten Stage Schedule

Time Performance
Keep in mind that certain events and timings might change.
3:00 PM DJ Hoodcat The Cat Man of West Oakland (aka Adam Myatt), is an Oakland based musician, recording engineer, and cat-tographer. In the last year and a half or so, he has been documenting his neighborhood ‘Hoodcats,’ and in November 2012, ran (and successfully funded) a kickstarter for his “2013 Hoodcat Calendar.” Stop by the DJ booth to say hello, pick up some Hoodcats stickers, get special pricing on a 2014 Hoodcat Calendar pre-order, and sign up for the Hoodcats mailing list! Be sure to follow Hoodcats on Instagram and Facebook too!
3:30 PM Duckmandu Accordian Quack-rock for the love of Cats! What??!?! You must see to believe.
4:00 PM Bandaloop The Great Wall of Oakland’s artist in residence and internationally recognized aerial dance troupe, Bandaloop, will perform the first ever aerial kittycat duet off the 100′ Wall. It is one kittycat duet not to be missed!
4:30 PM Subzero5 One Creative All Girl Band!
5:15 PM Caitlin Gil Comedy Caitlin was a performer at the Outside Lands Festival in 2012, she has been in SF Sketchfest every year since 2007, performed in the Vancouver Global Comedy Fest, was host of the 2009 SF Women’s Comedy Competition and The Ladies Room Open Mic and Showcase.
6:00 PM Cruel Summer Alternative, dream pop, jangle post-punk shoegaze band based in San Francisco.
7:15 PM Little Miss Hot Mess Lil Miss’s aesthetic is rooted in thrift store couture and the tradition of camp that seeks to expose, question, and critique, honey. She first got her feet wet as an original cast member of Hogwarts Express: The Musical! (Neville Longbottom), a queer recasting of the Harry Potter tales. She loves cats and loves singing songs from the musical, Cats!
7:30 PM Costume Contest Come dressed as a cat, Catwoman, a crazy cat person or anything kittycat related and strut your magical cat powers on the Cat Walk! Every contestant is a winner, but one lucky kittycat will receive a special treat.
7:45 PM Dusty the Klepto Kitty Keep hold of your stuff because Dusty, the Klepto Kitty will be on the premises. He has been know to take wallets, underpants, towels and other stuff from unsuspecting neighbors.
8:00 PM Bandaloop The Great Wall of Oakland’s artist in residence and internationally recognized aerial dance troupe, Bandaloop, will perform the first ever aerial kittycat duet off the 100′ Wall. It is one kittycat duet not to be missed!
8:30 PM Bay Area Premeire of #catvidfest The main attraction!

Mousebreath will be at both events, so come up and say Mraow! Tix are $10 and benefit the East Bay SPCA. 



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Karen Nichols is a Pet Industry Influencer, Publisher and Multimedia Designer in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has over 15 years of experience in the Internet Industry as a User Experience Analyst and Interaction Design Consultant. She's blogged professionally for nine years, and is a respected expert in social media, web analytics, online branding and Wordpress design and development. She's a popular speaker at pet industry conferences. In 2013, she won the BlogPaws social media awards for Best Cat Blog and Best video. In 2012, Karen won the Best Blog Design award for She was one of seven finalists in the national Purina Cat Chow Correspondent search in 2010. She has been a spokesperson for Friskies and judge of the 2012 "The Friskies" video contest, and a juror for the Internet Cat Video Festival. Karen is a member of the Cat Writer's Association, Women in the Pet Industry, the IAABC, The Interactive Design Association and the North Bay Multimedia Association.

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  1. Sparkle says:

    I am SO bummed this is not happening in Los Angeles!

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