|This article relies too much on references to primary sources. (June 2013)|
Gamers at Ropecon 2003
|Venue||Dipoli Convention Center|
|Organized by||Ropecon Society|
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. 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, but is also a nod to the English language word "rope", a vital piece of equipment in classic dungeon crawl role-playing games.
The Finnish culture ministry supported Ropecon in 2013 with funding.
List of Ropecons
- (Finnish) Ropecon official website - History
- "Ropecon 2011". Ropecon blog. Retrieved 31 March 2011.
- A joint event with Assembly demo party.