Tickets and opening hours
The doors open at 3pm on Friday, and close at 6pm on Sunday. During the nights (3am to 9am) there will be no program or events. The Ropecon site will nevertheless be open during the whole weekend, days and nights.
Ticket prices are as follows:
– 28€ for the whole weekend
– 18€ for a single day (Friday and Saturday)
– 10€ for a Sunday ticket
A single day ticket is valid from the moment of purchase until 9am of the following morning. The ticket gives the holder access to the entire program as well as a possibility for staying the night at the dedicated places for lodging. Also included are showers, sauna, and the cloackroom – no fee is required.
Children under the age of 12 can attend the event free of charge, provided that they are accompanied by an adult who possesses a valid ticket. There are no age restriction at the event, but certain program items can be restricted due to possible explicitness. If you plan to attend to such program, be sure to bring a valid ID to prove your age.
Information in English
There is an English version of the guidebook available at the ticket sale desk and the Info Desk. Make sure to ask for one at either place, as they won’t be on display. The guidebook has a map, information about international program and a small dictionary.
If you feel overwhelmed or come alone, you can ask for an international friend at the Info Desk. They will help you with any questions you have. Also most of the volunteers speak English very well, and are happy to help you.
Lodging at Ropecon
The free lodging (from Friday to Sunday) is included in the convention ticket. You will sleep on the floor, though, so we suggest bringing a camping mattress and a blanket or a sleeping bag. Cold is not likely to be a problem – on the contrary, it’s about the hottest period of the summer in Finland. (Free lodging from Thursday to Friday, and from Sunday to Tuesday, is for Ropecon staff only.)
The Radisson Blu Hotel Espoo is located just down the street from Dipoli, mere 300 meters away. http://www.radissonblu.com/hotel-espoo
There will be showers and sauna for the convention quests in Rantasauna, see Maps.
Shower and sauna times are found further down on this page. Additionally there will be showers after certain programs such as dances, you can ask the exact timetables for those from the Ropecon Info desk during the convention.
If you have lots of stuff, you can leave them at the cloackroom next to the main entrance.
There’s a restaurant in Dipoli (called Cantina) and a convenience store, Alepa, is mere 200 metres away. Right outside the convention centre there will be several fast food stalls, and of course the hotel has a restaurant or three. The convenience store is by far the cheapest option.
Shower and Sauna
Sauna and Showers on the Rantasauna (Shore sauna)
Friday shower and sauna: 8pm to 11pm
Saturday shower: 9am to 12pm
Saturday shower & sauna: 5pm to 10pm
Sunday shower: 9am to 12pm
The dealers’ room in Ropecon is called Kaubamaja. It is located in the hall 4 and is open:
- on Friday from 3 PM to 9 PM
- on Saturday from 10 AM to 6 PM
- on Sunday from 10 AM to 3 PM
The place to buy Ropecon-themed merchandise is located on the platform in the Juhlaportaikko staircase. The opening hours are Friday 3pm to 9pm, Saturday 10am to 9pm, and Sunday 10am to 3pm.
You can leave your belongings at the cloakroom immediately inside the main entrance of Dipoli. It’s free, though tips are accepted with gratitude. If you are travelling with large or heavy items, it’s suggested to leave them at Smökki, please see Maps.
There’s a free WIFI called Aalto open at Dipoli for all the guests to use.
Alcohol is banned on the Ropecon premises outside of the Cantina restaurant. There is also a bar at the hotel. You may partake of your own beverages down at the beach. You may be denied entry to the event if you appear intoxicated.
Around Ropecon, our volunteer workers are wearing badges and many speak several languages. Ask them to translate for example program items, signs, menu’s or help in linguistic problems in conversations.
Any questions at the convention centre? The Info Desk is located in the big hall (“Käpyaula”) on the ground floor of Dipoli. Ask them anything, for the Info knows everything!
Ropecon-dictionary for locations
Kokemuspiste – Experience Point:
Ropecon 2014 introduces a new area, the Experience Point, which is meant for those interested in different miniature-, card-, board-, and role playing games. Also for beginners. The Experience Point has been preceded by the introduction zone and the demo room in the past years.
The introduction area of the Helmet Libraries is also in the vicinity.
A large grass area between the Otaniemi campus main building and library
A sauna/shower and clubroom in the basement of JMT5. Entrance is located from the Rantasauna side of the building.
Jämeräntaival –street acronym. From the map you can find buildings that are referred to with the acronyms JMT1, JMT3 and JMT5.
A lobby on the first floor of Dipoli. This is where you will end up after entering from the main entrance (juhlaovi).
A lobby on the first floor of Dipoli. This is where you will end up after entering from the entrance beside the restaurant Ravintola Cantina (also known as Keltsu). Here you can also find the Kokemuspiste – Experience Point
Ropecon shopping area, located in Sali 4.
Keltsu and keltsun ovi (Keltsu door):
Restaurant Cantina and the door beside it (the one facing the TF building)
The entrance to the Käpyaula lobby. Closed during Ropecon.
A hall in the first floor of Dipoli. Accessible through the Käpyaula lobby.
A hall in the first floor of Dipoli. Accessible through the juhla-aula lobby.
A hall in the second of Dipoli, accesible through Sali 1 (in the second floor) or from the Poli-Takka-Palaver –wing (first floor).
A place in JMT 3A. The same door takes you to Takkakabinetti and Peli-tila.
Short for the Otakaari-street.
OK 18 ja 20:
Otakaari-street buildings 18 and 20, in which program is commencing. Also used as lodgings. OK18 entrance from the street side, OK20 from the yard.
Name of the street as well as the beach. The are between the waterside and the sports field is called Otaranta. There is also a street going through this area called Otaranta.
Otarannan kerhotila (Otaranta clubroom):
In the basement of Otaranta 8 B. To get in you need to find a downward-sloping walkway behind a bush.
A room in JMT3A. From the same door you can access Monitoimitila and Takkakabinet as well.
A shoreside sauna located on the shore behind JMT 5.
A wing on the first floor of Dipoli. Accessible by turning right after entering through the juhlaovi door.
A room in JMT3A. From the same door you can also access Monitoimitila and Pelitila.
A grey concrete building next to Dipoli, facing the Keltsu door.