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Badge Policy

All attendees except baby-in-arms will need a badge to enter Burning Cat 2020. Badges must be worn at all times. All minors under the age of 15 will need an adult present to pick up their badge. All children under the age of 12 must have an adult with them at all times during Burning Cat.

Refund Policy

All badge sales are final but you may transfer your badge to someone else. If you have further questions please email [email protected].

Name Change Policy

If you are unable to attend, you may change the name on your badge to someone else. You may edit your badge from your Eventbrite account. The deadline for a name change is 4/16/20.

Badge Date Change Policy

Badges are transferable to another day when space is available and cost difference is paid and subject to a $15 transfer fee. This change can be made from your Eventbrite account. The deadline to transfer your badge is 4/16/20.

Cosplay Policy

  • No nudity
  • Footwear is required at all times
  • No signs allowed
  • No hateful or offensive costumes
  • No law enforcement, medical response, or modern military uniforms allowed

Weapons Policy

  • No operational projectiles weapons allowed
    • Barrel must be plugged
    • All prop firearms must have an orange cap on the barrel
  • No weapons made of metal allowed
  • No bats or hockey sticks
  • No heavy weapons allowed (over 15 lbs)
  • Do not brandish your weapon in a threatening manner

All weapons must be taken to a Weapons Check station to be inspected and peace-bonded.

Alcohol Consumption

No outside alcohol is allowed into the OCC (this includes all parking locations).


The Oregon Convention Center does not allow outside food or beverages unless they are needed for special dietary requirements.

General Terms

  • Badges may not be sold, bartered or auctioned without the prior written consent of Exploding Kittens. Doing so may result in Exploding Kittens rendering the badge null and void without any responsibility or liability.
  • Badges may contain NFC, BLE, or other RFID technologies to help us serve attendees and determine participation in various sessions and activities. You consent to us collecting information through these technologies.
  • While we hope not to, Exploding Kittens may refuse your admittance or terminate your participation at Burning Cat at any time in its sole discretion if you fail to abide by these Event Terms or for any or no reason, without notice or liability of any kind. In the event of any such refusal or termination, these Event Terms will continue in full force and effect.
  • We reserve the right to cancel or change Burning Cat, for any reason, and without liability or prejudice.
  • If you are accompanying a minor, you are solely responsible for their compliance with these Event Terms. It is your responsibility to inform any and all minors with you about these Event Rules and to supervise them at all times.
  • You agree on behalf of yourself and any minor accompanying you to comply at all times with the Burning Cat Code of Conduct.

Harassment Policy

No harassment or discrimination of any kind will be tolerated.

If you notice anything or anyone that makes you uncomfortable, please notify a Burning Staff team member or security. You can also notify OCC staff by calling 503-731-7849 or dialing “7575” from any of the house phones located throughout the facility.

Prohibited Items / Actions

  • Outside food or beverages (with the exception to attendees with special dietary needs)
  • Lighter-than-air balloons
  • Drones
  • Stickers / adhesive graphics
  • Wagons / go-carts
  • Illegal substances
  • Signs
  • Lasers
  • Coolers
  • Flammable liquids
  • Confetti
  • Lighters
  • Non-service animals (see Service Animal Policy)
  • No smoking within the Oregon Convention Center
  • No lewd or offensive behavior
  • Oversized bags or backpacks

Service Animals

Animals or pets, with the exception of ADA Service Animals, are not permitted in the OCC. ADA defines a service animal as any guide dog, signal dog or miniature horse individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability. If they meet this definition, animals are considered service animals under the ADA.


The OCC is a non-smoking facility. This includes e-cigarettes, vaporizers, and all smokable substances. Smoking is permitted outside the facility only in designated areas.

Photography and Recording Policy

Photographs, audio/visual and/or video recordings taken at Burning Cat by Exploding Kittens, or others on behalf of Exploding Kittens, may include your image or likeness. You agree that Exploding Kittens may use such photographs and/or recordings for any purpose and in any and all media, mediums and manners, throughout the world, in perpetuity, without compensation to you and without any further approval from you. In addition, if you take any photographs or recordings at Burning Cat and provide them to us or post them on social media, you authorize us to use them in the same fashion, and you represent that the attendees that appear in your photographs and recordings have also consented to such use.

Code of Conduct

Burning Cat is a safe, harassment-free, family-friendly event for all participants (attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, vendors, and volunteers) regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. Harassment of any kind (verbal, physical, in-person, or online) will not be tolerated. Violating these rules can result in expulsion from the show without refund, and escalation to local law enforcement.

By purchasing a badge and attending the event, you agree to abide by the following:

The Golden Rules:

  • Treat others with respect in both speech and action.
  • Report any harassment immediately.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Verbal comments or actions that are demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing based on a person’s gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion.
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, following or predatory behavior.
  • Photography or recording anyone without consent.
  • Sustained disruption of speakers, panels, or tournaments.
  • Inappropriate physical contact.
  • Unwelcome sexual attention or unwanted romantic advances.
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.


Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Exhibitors, sponsors, vendors, and guests are also subject to the code of conduct.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, event management reserves the right to take any action to keep a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning the offender, expulsion from the event without refund, and/or reporting the matter to local law enforcement.

We expect all participants to follow these rules at all Burning Cat related events.


If you feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it to the nearest Burning Cat security, staff, or volunteer as soon as possible. Burning Cat staff can be clearly identified by “BURNING CAT STAFF” t-shirts. Immediate action will be taken to stop the harassment. You can make a report either personally or anonymously.

When taking an in-person report, our staff will ensure you are safe. Once safe, we will ask you to tell us about what happened. This can be upsetting, but we will handle it as respectfully as possible. You will not be asked to confront anyone, and we will not tell anyone who you are.

Our team will be happy to help you contact the Oregon Convention Center security, local law enforcement, local support services, provide escorts, or otherwise assist you to feel safe for the duration of the event.