The Golden Dragon and
The Golden Dragon
The Golden Dragon award is a lifetime achievement award given annually to an accomplished pioneer or veteran of the Finnish role-playing game industry. The Golden Dragon award was given for the first time in 2003. The recipient of the 2017 award will be announced at the ending ceremony on Sunday.
The Golden Dragon award is as much an acknowledgement of one’s achievements in the field of gaming as it is an award for promoting and contributing to the Finnish role-playing scene in the larger cultural context. The award is given out by a jury consisting of invited professionals and prominent figures within the gaming industry, as well as of members appointed by the yearly organizers of Ropecon.
Past recipients of the Golden Dragon award
2003: Lauri ja Jyrki Tudeer
2004: Mika ”Magus” Laaksonen
2005: Ville ”Burger” Vuorela
2006: Risto ”Nordic” J. Hieta
2007: Esko ”ELF” Vesala
2008: Niko ”GNiko” Mikkanen
2009: Kalle ”Killeri” Kivimaa
2010: Mike Pohjola
2011: Markus Montola and Jaakko Stenros
2012: Toni Niittymäki and Markus Bremer
2013: Kersti Juva
2014: Johanna Virtanen
2015: Mikko Saari
2016: Miska Fredman
2017: Johanna Koljonen
Deed of the Year
The Deed of the Year award is given out annually for a laudable project, action, publication or other significant contribution in the field of non-digital games. The award is given out by the Ropecon association. The award is chosen by a jury consisting of members from different fields of gaming. The Deed of the Year award was given out for the first time in 2014. The recipient of the 2017 award will be announced at the ending ceremony on Sunday.
Past recipients of the Deed of the Year award
2014: Milla Impola
Organizer of the “Voimavirtaa larppauksesta” project, a larp for people with severe disabilities.
2015: Laura Sirola
Designer of the Finnish LARP calendar.
2016: Ilona Lamminen
Author of the thesis “Noppia ja sanataidetta: roolipelikerho kirjastossa”, designing a guide for public libraries on how to start a role-playing game club.
2017: Niina Niskanen
Safer larping – A package of materials to combat and prevent harassment.