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Exploding Kittens and The Oatmeal Announce Burning Cat, First Annual Convention Celebrating Tabletop Games

January 23, 2020 GMT
Exploding Kittens and The Oatmeal Announce Burning Cat, First Annual Convention Celebrating Tabletop Games
Exploding Kittens and The Oatmeal Announce Burning Cat, First Annual Convention Celebrating Tabletop Games

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 23, 2020--

Exploding Kittens, the hit game creator, is announcing Burning Cat, a first-of-its-kind convention meant to bring together game enthusiasts and creators for a fun, interactive weekend of gameplay on May 16 -17, 2020, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon.

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“Burning Cat is the party we’ve always wanted to throw,” said Elan Lee, Co-Founder of Exploding Kittens. “Game night has always been my favorite night of the week. It’s when we all get to play, and laugh, and celebrate our friends. Burning Cat is what happens when thousands of us get to have Game Night together. It’s a gathering place to discover the best new games and the best people to play them with.”

From 10 am to 6 pm on both Saturday and Sunday, attendees can expect a weekend of the unexpected, including:

“I’ve been to a lot of conventions and have never found myself having much fun,” said Matthew Inman, Co-Founder of Exploding Kittens and Creator of The Oatmeal. “The idea behind this event is to fix that problem - you come here to be entertained, to have actual fun. It’s a carnival for people who love tabletop games.”

Tickets are available meow at https://burningcat.com/ for $45 per day for adults, $80 for both days, and $15 for kids on Sunday. And follow @ BurningCatCon on Twitter to stay up to date on everything Burning Cat.

About Exploding Kittens

Exploding Kittens is a leading game and entertainment company with a mission to inspire people to connect, laugh, and play fun games in the physical world. After initially seeking to raise $10k through Kickstarter, the Exploding Kittens campaign raised $8.7M in 30 days from 219,000 backers. To date, Exploding Kittens is the #1 most-backed project in Kickstarter history and has sold over 9 million copies.

Started by former Xbox game designer Elan Lee and The Oatmeal’s founder Matt Inman, Exploding Kittens and its family of games recreates game night for a humorous and fun person-to-person experience. Today, there are five games available for purchase – Exploding Kittens, Bears vs Babies, You’ve Got Crabs, Throw Throw Burrito, On a Scale of One to T-Rex, as well as an Exploding Kittens mobile app that is one of the top 30 premium games on both iOS and Android.

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