The Golden Dragon and
The Golden Dragon
The Golden Dragon is an annual award given out at Ropecon for long-term contributions in the field of role-playing games, miniature wargames, card games or board games, or for other distinguished advancements towards development and promotion of gaming culture in Finland. It was first given out in 2003.
The recipient of the 2019 award will be announced at the Ropecon Gala on Saturday.
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
2018: Juhana Pettersson
Deed of the Year
The Deed of the Year is an annual award given out 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. Deed of the Year award was first given out in 2014.
The recipient of the 2019 Deed of the Year award will be announced at the Ropecon Gala on Saturday.
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.
2018: Suomen roolipeliseura (“Finnish role-playing game association” or SRS)