Cat Camp NYC Symposium is Catnip For Cat Lovers
If you love cats and are in the NYC area this weekend, the place to be is Cat Camp. No, there won’t be campfires and s’mores, at least not this year. It’s been my dream for years to have a cat-centric festival outdoors like Coachella with music to celebrate all things cat. A real camp out in the woods by a lake. Hello, Jackson Galaxy are you listening? Or music producer and Lil Bubs dad, Mike?
I’ll mention it when I see him this weekend where he and Bub are doing a presentation, and mega meet & greet fundraiser. Attendees will be able to have their photo taken with Lil Bub herself. I haven’t seen her in ages, not since my piece in The Huffington Post and numerous interviews so I’m stoked. Tickets are selling fast, so snap up meet and greet tickets right meow.
Lil Bub and her owner Mike Bridavsky.
Cat camp, spearheaded by the cat cafe Meow Parlour co-founder Christina Ha, promises to be a more intimate version of the L.A. based CatCon. “Cat Camp” will offer attendees a weekend packed with feline-focused events, including a keynote address from “My Cat From Hell” star, the one and only Jackson Galaxy, presentations from rising Instagram superstar, Hannah Shaw aka Kitten Lady Hauspanther founder and catification queen Kate Benjamin, anti-declaw advocate and Paw Project founder Dr. Jennifer Conrad, educational panels— including one with “senior and special needs cats,” the organizers said NYC Feral Cat Initiative and an adoption fair with adoptable kitties from Kittykind
See the complete speaker list and schedule
Camp Cat will also have dozens of vendors of merch for cats and those who love them. I’m especially excited to meet Bexy McFly, the creative brains and founder of the hilarious PUSSWEEK Magazine from Australia. We’re having a sneak peek meeting today.
Tickets range in price from $13 to $150. For details and to purchase, click on CAT CAMP NYC tickets.
And because I’ve been in love with the idea of a Cat Camp since discovering vintage cat art years ago, I couldn’t resist creating what Cat Camp might have looked like 100 years ago.