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Tracon for International Guests

Tracon is a convention for role-playing game and anime/manga enthusiasts. The 10th annual event will be held from Saturday 5th of September to Sunday 6th of September 2015 at the Tampere Hall in Tampere, Finland. The expected attendance is over 5,000 people.
Tracon caters to two different but partially overlapping fandoms:
  • Role-playing games (including table-top, live action and online RPGs); board, card and strategy games; medieval times and history re-enactment
  • Anime and manga, cosplay, J-Rock, J-Pop and the language and culture of Japan
The theme for Tracon X is Time Traveling which will be reflected in various programs and events.
Guests of Honor
Game designer Jim Pinto has created games like Dominare, the Carcass and Gondola. He runs a consulting service at for projcets that need help with game development, graphics or writing. As a one man show, he completed  75 gaming-related projects during 2014. We are very excited to hear his views on gaming, roleplaying and the life of a designer.

World Cosplay Summit 2016 Preliminaries
The World Cosplay Summit 2016 Preliminaries for Finland will be held at Tracon X. This competition will see the best cosplayers of Finland competing for the opportunity to represent our country in World Cosplay Summit. World Cosplay Summit is the most prestigious cosplay competition in the world. Held annually in Nagoya, Japan, the competition gathers skilled cosplayers from all over the world to compete in performance and costume-making.
Tracon offers an interesting program that includes, among other things,
  • competitions and tournaments
  • concerts and shows
  • workshops and community meetings
  • presentations, lectures and panel discussions
The program schedule will be published well before the event.
There are also various interactive activities for the participant to take part in, such as rhythm and video games and table-top and live action role-playing games. Tracon gives you the perfect opportunity to spend your weekend enjoying the company of friends and like-minded new acquaintances, listening to interesting lectures on roleplaying and anime or taking part in a multitude of competitions.
The event runs overnight. Most of the program is in Finnish. English-speaking program is marked as such in the schedule.
International Sponsors
We welcome international sponsors in our bazaar and advertising. Detailed information about the sponsoring options will be published on this website during the summer.
Please note that we do not tolerate sales of counterfeit goods in the bazaar.
Tickets can be bought from our webshop by everyone with a Finnish bank account. If you don't have an account, please be in contact with out ticket sales team at  Tickets can not be purchased at the event, so please make sure you have one before traveling to Tampere. Saturday tickets are unfortunately sold out already.
Contact us!
Should you have questions, suggestions or something else you’d like to discuss with the event organizers, don’t hesitate to contact us! If you are a member of media (author of a popular blog, news writer, etc.) you can contact us for media passes for the event. We can be reached by email at and by phone at +358 45 8919 141 (Tiina Uusi-Rasi, Head of International Relations).

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