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Two Bit Circus’ STEAM Carnival Comes to San Francisco – Announces Dates


April 30, 2015
By Business Wire News

LOS ANGELES

Two Bit Circus, an experiential entertainment company, today announced the San Francisco STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) Carnival will be held at Pier 48 at AT&T Park in San Francisco Friday, Saturday & Sunday, November 6-8, 2015, and is being sponsored by Cartoon Network.

“We have new games, new spectacles, and more lasers and fire than we know what to do with,” says Brent Bushnell, CEO and co-founder of Two Bit Circus. “STEAM represents creativity at its best. It’s a transformative platform for the way we think and live, and we can’t wait to bring this fun-for-all carnival to the tech-savvy and hands-on community of San Francisco and the entire Bay Area.”

STEAM Carnival consists of high-tech games, interactive installations, dynamic build zones, round the clock stage shows, lab demos, aerialists, artists, food, and more. The inaugural debut in Los Angeles saw over 13,000 attendees, impacted more than 2,800 students and educators, and reached 21 million people worldwide.

The goal of the event is to inspire more creative thinkers, and doers, through playful, meaningful, immersive experiences. Its focus is on STEAM rather than STEM to emphasize the importance of art, highlighting its contribution to invention and innovation. STEAM Carnival champions the mindset that these multiple disciplines are seamlessly integrated into how people live, work, and play today.

Bringing the perfect blend of originality and playfulness to this entertainment mix is Title Sponsor Cartoon Network.

“At Cartoon Network, we believe that some of the most creative things happen at the intersection of art and technology,” said Christina Miller, President and General Manager, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang. “And our audience, as mobile natives, are surrounded by new platforms every day. Our aim is to help bring the combination of creativity and innovation to life for kids and families, with everything we do, so we are very happy to be a part of this year’s STEAM Carnival.”

The event kicks off Friday, November 6, 2015, with special programming during the day in partnership with the 5th annual Bay Area Science Festival, followed by a VIP Preview Party that evening. Community leaders, tastemakers, and top innovators will gather together under one roof to celebrate STEAM and get a sneak peek of the carnival before the weekend showcase.

EVENT DETAILS

Dates:     STEAM Special Programming & VIP Preview Party: Friday, November 6, 2015
STEAM Carnival Public Showcase: Saturday & Sunday, November 7-8, 2015,
10am-6pm both days
 
Location: Pier 48 at AT&T Park
297 Terry A Francois Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94158
 
Tickets: Early Bird STEAM Carnival tickets go on sale September 21, 2015

at www.steamcarnival.com

Ticket updates will be available on STEAM Carnival Twitter and Facebook pages.

 

About Two Bit Circus

Two Bit Circus lives at the intersection of technology and spectacle. Engineering entertainment that is imaginative and interactive, they blur the line between physical and digital playgrounds to create a new world of social amusement. Based in Los Angeles, this interdisciplinary team of artists, engineers, educators, inventors, and performers develop spectacular productions with the goal to inspire, engage, and reinvent the way people play.

For more information: Like TwoBitCircus on Facebook, follow @TwoBitCircus on Twitter, and visit www.twobitcircus.com

About Cartoon Network

Seen in 96 million U.S. homes and 194 countries around the world, Cartoon Network is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s global offering of the best in award-winning and innovative original and acquired entertainment for kids and families, along with industry-leading digital apps and online games and pro-social initiatives such as the award-winning Stop Bullying: Speak Up campaign.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

Two Bit Circus
Alissa Bushnell, 415-235-9532
Alissa.bushnell@104west.com
or
Jennifer Jordan, 310-951-8326
Jennifer@twobitcircus.com