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Lest you forget, an epic cat lover's convention call CatCon LA will invade The Reef in DTLA next month. In addition to announcing an appearance by actress Mayim Bialik of The Big Bang Theory and Blossom fame, the organizors have just released the official schedule of speakers!
See below for the rundown and get your tickets here. Adults are $25 for a day pass and $40 for the weekend, while kids (ages 5-12) can score a day pass for $15 and a weekend pass for $25. Ironically, cats are not allowed at the event.
Saturday, June 6th:
10:15 Cats, Cartoons and Life (Simon Tofield, Creator of "Simon's Cat)
11:45 PetSmart Charities Presents: Goodbye Dowdy, Hello Gorgeous: Debunking the Cat Lady Myth (Diane Lovejoy, author of "Cat Lady Chic" and Ashley Tschudin, creator of Choupette's Diary)
1:15 Cat Guys of Animal Planet
(Shaun Sears and Tom Otto, stars of Animal Planet's "Treetop Rescue")
2:30 Photographing Cats--It Looks Easy, But It's Not.
(Joann Biondi, creator of Lorenzo the Cat)
3:30 You Can Be a Cat Guy and Still Be Cool.
(Keith Bowers, Senior Editor, Catster)
4:40 My Cat's a Celebrity...and How I've Dealt With That.
(Scott Stulen, Cat Vid Fest creator, Mike Bridavsky and Lil BUB,
Kady Lone and Pudge, & Will Braden, creator of Henri Le Chat Noir)
Sunday, June 7th:
10:00 How Cats Have Changed the Internet & My Favorite Memes.
(Ben Huh, CEO of Cheezburger, creator of the cat meme)
11:15 Cat Vid Fest Favorites (Will Braden, creator of Henri, Le Chat Noir;
Scott Stulen creator of the Internet Cat Video Festival)
12:45 Humor...with Cats.
(Francesco Marciuliano, author of "I Could Pee on This and Other Poems by Cats;
Angie Bailey, author of "Texts from Mittens")
2:00 How Cats Have Shaped My Life As An Artist: A Short History.
(Rob Reger, creator of Emily the Strange and the
Bad Kitten Club)
4:00 Lil BUB's Big Show Live at CatConLA
(Lil BUB, Mike Bridavsky and Jack McBrayer)