Happy Cat People: Los Angeles Feline Film Festival

Me and Tamar of I Have Cat

Cynthia:  So Marcy, it’s been almost a week since the Los Angeles Feline Film Festival came to town.

Marcy:  So you’ve finally calmed down and are going to bore us with a summary?

Cynthia:  So… yes.

Marcy:  Hang on while I get some catnip to dull the pain.

Cynthia waits while Marcy eats her catnip.

Marcy:  Okay. So what are your thoughtful thoughts?

Cynthia:  Just this. I have never in my life been in a place…With so many people… Who were all so happy… At the same time. And all because… Of cats. I can’t get over it.

Marcy:  Whatever. So did you meet Lil Bub and her dude, Mike?

Cynthia:  I did.

Interviewing Lil Bub and her dude, Mike

Marcy:  Gasp! Did you ask him if I could be his kitty?

Cynthia:  Funny you should ask. Everyone is in love with Mike. I can’t tell you how many of our readers wanted to know if Mike was single. Well, he told me he’s not. He’s engaged! He said he met his fiancee the same day that Lil Bub met Grumpy Cat! (Super happy for you, Mike!)

Marcy:  I’m not surprised. Mike is cute, sweet, has bad ass tattoos and a recording studio, adores his cats, and raises money for cat rescue. He’s the kind of guy girls go gaga over.

Cynthia:  All of the money Mike gets for his Meet-n-Greets goes to cat rescue. You should have seen the line to get in to see Lil Bub. It was hours long. I’ve never seen anything like it. And the merchandise they were selling was going quick quick quick.

Marcy (greedily):  We need to start working on our own cat tshirts.

Cynthia:  Marcy, everyone was so smiley and so giddy. And so eager to talk about their love of cats or what cute cat attire they had on, or what cute cats they had in their arms.


Cute Guy with Cute Kittens

Cynthia:  There were cat art vendors, cat cafe startups, cat face painters, cool cat supply vendors, and most importantly; loads of cat rescue groups adopting out cats and giving out information on TNR (trap/neuter/return) and other resources.

I got a drawing of you, Marcy, from Steve of I Want To Draw A Cat For You. He’s another one who was busy all day long.


Marcy:  Awesome. We need to do a separate post about that later.

Kate Benjamin of Haus Panther and a new book with Jackson Galaxy
Catification: Designing a Happy and Stylish Home for Your Cat (and You!)

Cynthia:  I got to meet the stars of the cat world and some of my own favorite and inspirational bloggers and cat website owners. Every single person I met was happy to be spending their Sunday amongst cat people. And, many people I talked to agreed that this cat fanaticism isn’t a passing fad. It’s here to stay…


Cynthia and Denise Dibetta of Pussy Tales

Cynthia trails off, lost in thought.

Marcy:  So? Is that it?

Cynthia (confused):  Well. Yes. Maybe I’m not thinking clearly because I am still so bowled over by the energetic happy creative vibe that the festival generated. I mean… people love cats so much that it really does alter their chemistry. You can feel it. There’s something to that. Sorry, I know I’m not making any sense.

Marcy (wide-eyed):  It makes perfect sense.

Marcy excitedly gets up to leave the room.

Cynthia:  Where are you going?

Marcy:  I have to call the Mothership and tell them that cats are thisclose to total world domination. I think sending Lil Bub to help hypnotize you humans helped greatly. And, possibly give the CATBEL PRIZE to the guy who invented the internet which enabled you humans to stare at cat videos for hours on end.

Marcy rushes off to call the spaceship. Or something.

Meu! booth

*Thank you so much to Organikat for sponsoring such a fantastic event! Come back to Los Angeles next year, please!

*You might also like:

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  • Reply Anonymous September 28, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    That sounds wonderful! I can't wait for the post about the Marcy drawing!!

  • Reply GnomeLover September 28, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Great post! It looks like just such a fun event. My daughter would love it. She loves cats. I love your shirt, Cynthia. And you have the very best smile. It is infectious. Don't tell Marcy that. She will never let you near her. I think she is allergic to smiles. ; ). Lil Bub is so cute. My kids are so jealous of you!


    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch September 29, 2014 at 2:31 am

      Awww… thank you, Jenni! There's going to be a Cat Con coming to downtown Los Angeles in June! You and your family should come up for it. I know your daughter would love it! 😉

  • Reply Merrie K. September 28, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    Yeah, they've definitely got us trained to be their slaves…no doubt. Minnie is trained (or has me trained) to hop up on my chest of drawers and cry…this means to come turn on her lazer toy. I have to agree with the other posts…this event looked like so much fun and you learned so much! I'm super intrigued by Jackson Galaxy's book and the guy with two kittens in his arms…OMG…you should've gotten his number…he'll make one of your readers very happy 🙂 Also, I can't believe that Lil Bub was just sitting there and not running off…he must be super laid back bc any other cat would've been up a tree!

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch September 29, 2014 at 2:34 am

      Oh yes – Lil Bub is a very Zen-like Kitty. She truly is one of a kind.
      LOL – we get the "play with the laser NOW looks too"!
      I think I read somewhere else that the kittens are named Bella and Bosco and that it was a couple who brought them. So the ladies are out of luck unfortunately.
      You will have to drive down for the next event so we can hang out and coo over cats and document the fabulous cat fashion!!!

  • Reply Anonymous September 29, 2014 at 12:44 am

    I have the same question as Merrie. Was Lil Bub anesthetized? What if a mouse were to run by? He could end up in Venice Beach.
    This was such a successful event, I wonder if those in charge would consider taking it to other cities.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch September 29, 2014 at 2:38 am

      Well. here's the thing. Lil Bub is a special needs kitty. In addition to other ailments, she is a dwarf – her legs are shorter than her body. I don't think she could run away if she wanted too. The good news is that she really is content to hang out with Mike and just take it all in. She is one extraordinary cat! I have never seen anything like her.
      I do believe that the festival is planning to come back next year to Los Angeles. I will let you know if there are plans to go anywhere else!

  • Reply Whimsical Preppy October 2, 2014 at 12:54 am

    I should check and see if there are any cat events coming to San Francisco. I want to go to one of these shows.
    I love your logo shirt. Is it actually your own and drawn for your blog?
    Thanks for sharing the fun photos,

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch October 3, 2014 at 12:21 am

      Yes! It's by the designer from the Etsy shop, Rainbow of Crazy. I got the tshirt through Zazzle where you can customize your own stuff. It was so easy it was scary!
      If I hear of anything coming up to San Francisco I will let you know!

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