On May 29th 2011 Big Apple Rattery organized the first Fancy Rat Convention in NYC. It was held at 320 Studios in Manhattan and was a big success! Rat enthusiasts and rat curious people of all ages from the tri-state area enjoyed this event and screening of Ratatouille. Half of the admission fees were collected for Mainely Rat Rescue. Vendors included The Center for Avian and Exotics, Drusilla from the Illustrated Rat, Emmas Face Painting, Raquel and Karen from the NYC Rat meetup group, Kellys Critter Creations, Dani Wilbert showed off her lovely rat themed art, and Ada Nieves held the first ever rattie fashion show which really took the world by storm. The international media couldn't get enough of the rats dressed up and we expect more gigs to pop up featuring the rats in their new outfits. Browse through the slideshow of the convention, a few of the articles and videos about the convention below. (Special thanks to Ashten Anthony from Sweet whispers Rattery for taking some great pics of the event). On June 22nd our rats (and their designer Ada Nieves) were on The late show with David Letterman. David held one of them (named Schnauzer) and even with David being quite silly Schnauzer was very well behaved. (Scroll down to view the segment).