Academic program

Dialogue about the current state and the future of games

What is the interaction between roleplaying games and other games like? How do games shape our everyday lives? What happens when different game cultures collide? How does popular culture show in games?

Intersection in Games, the inaugural academic seminar hosted by Ropecon, searches for answers to these questions and more. Questions that examine how different traditions, genres, conventions and norms intersect in the varied field of today’s games. The seminar is organized together with the University of Tampere Game Research Lab and it is chaired by Professor J. Tuomas Harviainen. The program will be primarily in English.

The academic track starts on the morning of Friday July 27, before the rest of the convention, which opens its doors at 3 pm.


To attend the academic track, you must pre-purchase a ticket before July 1st (see instructional image). These tickets will become available on Week 9. If you already have a regular pre-purchased ticket and would like to attend the academic program, email ohjelma@ropecon.fi and we will sort it out.

If you are purchasing a ticket from outside Finland and cannot pre-purchase in Euros, please email academic.program@ropecon.fi.

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Call for Abstracts

If you would like to participate as a speaker, see Call for Abstracts. We welcome early scholars and PhD candidates as well as established researchers.

Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts submission ends on April 18th, 2018.

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