Cats are born stars…

by PAUL SCHMELZER

Some 13,000 people descended on the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand the evening of August 28 for the 2013 Internet Cat Video Festival. Feline fanciers and fanatics were treated to a night of music, comedy, cat videos, IRL appearances by viral-video kitties and their humans, plus the awarding of the second annual Golden Kitty Award.

INTERNET CAT VIDEO FESTfrom WALKERART.ORG

Last year’s first-ever Internet Cat Video Festival was conceived at the Walker as a modest celebration to bring online communities together in the real world. The #catvidfest became its own viral phenomenon, drawing more than 10,000 fans to the Walker’s Open Field and winning the attention of local, national, and international audiences and media.