Ropecon

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Ropecon
Gamers at Ropecon 2003.jpg
Gamers at Ropecon 2003
Status Active
Genre Gaming
Venue Dipoli Convention Center
Location(s) Espoo
Country Finland
Inaugurated 1994
Attendance 3,900
Organized by Ropecon Society
Website
http://www.ropecon.fi/

Ropecon (Finnish pronunciation: [ropekon]) is a role-playing convention held annually in Finland. The convention is one of the largest non-commercial annual events of its kind, having reached a record of 3946 attendees in 2007.[1] The current venue is the Dipoli convention centre and surrounding buildings in Espoo (close to Helsinki, the capital city of Finland).

Ropecon hosts a wide variety of different types of games, including role-playing games, live action role-playing games, collectible card games, miniature wargames and strategy games. The event also has a range of lectures, panel discussions and other presentations covering different aspects of gaming. Past guests of honor have included several prominent game designers, such as Steve Jackson.

Ropecon is organised by the Ropecon Society, a joint venture of several Finnish role-playing associations. The practical arrangements are made by the unpaid members of an organising committee and hundreds of voluntary workers at the convention. Any profits are used to support various other role-playing activities.

The name "Ropecon" comes from the Finnish language word "roolipeli", meaning role-playing game, not from the English language word "rope".

The Finnish culture ministry supported Ropecon in 2013 with funding.[2]

List of Ropecons[edit]

Year Venue Guests of honour
2013 Dipoli, Espoo Kevin Wilson, D. Vincent Baker
2012 Dipoli Peter Adkison, Larson Kasper
2011 Dipoli Frank Mentzer, Erik Mona [3]
2010 Dipoli Keith Baker, Friedemann Friese
2009 Dipoli L. Scott Johnson, Suzi Yee, Malik Hyltoft and Antti Malin
2008 Dipoli Greg Stolze, Chris Pramas and Peter S. Andreasen
2007 Dipoli Robin D. Laws, Emily Care Boss and Jakob Rune Nielsen
2006 Dipoli Kenneth Hite, Bruno Faidutti, Olle Jonsson and Tobias Wrigstad
2005 Dipoli Greg Stafford, Bill Bridges and Claus Raasted
2004 Dipoli John Kovalic, Erick Wujcik and Emma Wieslander
2003 Dipoli Jonathan Tweet, Ramon Laan and Martin Ericsson
2002 Dipoli Justin Achilli and Eirik Fatland
2001 Dipoli N. Robin Crossby and Tuomas Pirinen
2000 Dipoli Steve Jackson and Richard Dansky
1999 Dipoli Mike Pondsmith and Rick Priestley
1998 Dipoli Ray Greer and Mark Rosewater
1997 Paasitorni, Helsinki Greg Costikyan
1996 Paasitorni Tom Dowd and Andy Chambers
1995 Helsinki Fair Centre[4] Sandy Petersen
1994 Paasitorni Steve Jackson

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