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Last year we told you about the First Annual Internet Cat Video Festival. In many ways, it was a success — with more than 10,000 people in attendance and perfect Minneapolis summer weather, it seemed crazy to think people don’t do this in every major city.

Oakland and Brooklyn have followed, and JaneA Kelley wrote in April that “cat video festivals have now officially become a thing.

But it seems like Minneapolis is still THE thing. How do we know? Henri Le Chat Noir does the promo for the 2013 Internet Cat Video Festival. We have it right here.

Winner of last year’s Internet Cat Video Festival, Henri is back with more (cute) despondency and sarcasm to explain this year’s forthcoming festivities.

The video itself is typical Henri — dark, hopeless, and incredibly hilarious. Despite the video’s brevity, we here at Catster must say: Kudos, Henri. You deserved the Golden Kitty Award, and we’re excited to see what’s in store for this year. What can we say? We might love this cat — so much that we interviewed him.

For its second time around, the Internet Cat Video Festival will screen at a much more larger outdoor space: The State Fair Grandstand.

The festival will include new videos, appearances by special guests, celebri-cats, musical performances, live art, and local animal and nonprofit resource booths.

The much anticipated celebri-cats and special guests include:

  • Grumpy Cat
  • Nyan Cat creator Chris Torrest
  • Keyboard Cat creator Charlie Schmidt
  • Kittens Inspired By Kittens’ Maddie Kelly
  • Henri Le Chat Noir filmmaker Will Braden
  • Lil’ Bub
  • “An Engineer’s Guide to Cats” creator Paul Klusman and TJ Wingard
  • Pudge the Cat

Hosting the night will be Julie Klausner, a New York-based comedy writer, performer, and author. This year’s festivities are bound to become the annual mecca for lovers of all things cat.

Tickets can be purchased at the Minnesota State Fair Box Office, online here, or by phone at 800-514-3849. To keep up to date on all these fantastic happenings, follow the Cat Video Fest on Facebook and Twitter.

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