Ropecon 2011 29.-31.7. Dipoli, Espoo

Guests of Honor

Frank Mentzer

Frank Mentzer is a veteran game designer, who started his career at old TSR, Inc. His achievements include founding the Role-Playing Games Association as well as developing the Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set of 1983. The legendary "red box" has been translated into eleven languages, including Finnish, and has sold in the millions. It is one of the most influential products in the history of gaming, and has brought a generation of Finnish gamers to the hobby.

Mentzer's gaming career has been on a hiatus for a long time, but he recently founded the company Eldritch Enterprises with his fellow industry veterans Jim Ward, Chris Clark and Tim Kask. Though they've yet to announce new releases, with names like these on board, it is surely worth the wait.

Wikipedia article about Frank Mentzer

Erik Mona

Erik Mona is the publisher of Paizo Publishing, LLC, creators of the

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and the Planet Stories line of pulp fantasy novels. Mona has won more than a dozen major game industry awards and his writing has been published by Paizo, Wizards of the Coast, Green Ronin Publishing, and The MIT Press.

An avid collector of pulp magazines and old science fiction paperbacks, Mona spends most of his scant free time reading old fiction and posting about it online.

He lives in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, Washington.

Wikipedia article about Erik Mona

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