UPDATE, JAN 15: The Somerville Copy Cat Festival has changed its venue. It will now take place at The Center for Arts at the Armory.
Cat lovers, and lovers of cat YouTube videos, your time has come.
The Somerville Arts Council and SCATV are planning the first ever Somerville Copy Cat Festival, which will feature cat videos, cat photos, cat limericks and cat stories.
The festival takes place Feb. 17 at Uniun in Union Square, and organizers are seeking entries.
Here's the announcement from the Somerville Arts Council:
Somerville Copy Cat Festival
4-6pm, Feb. 16th, 2013, Uniun, 3 Sanborn Court, Union Square
Co-produced by the Somerville Arts Council and SCATV as part of the ArtsUnion Winter Series Call for Cat Videos, Cat Photos, Cat Limericks & Stories: To download the pdf application, go here.
About the festival: Finally, an event to celebrate the profound cultural contributions of cats. Inspired by the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, which held an Internet Cat Video Festival last year that was attended by over 10,000 people and featured in the New York Times, we proudly announce the Somerville Copy Cat Festival. Yet our feline extravaganza will feature not only cat videos—produced locally and globally—but also cat stories, cat limericks and a slideshow of local cats. Emcee will be Jef Czekaj, who will kick off the event by reading his book Cat Secrets for cat-crazy kids. There will also be a cat costume table and most likely an appearance from a famous local cat. Stay tuned. Until then, please get involved by submitting/creating cat videos. Don't miss this chance to launch your cat's cinematic career!