Lodging at Ropecon

The free lodging (from Friday to Sunday) is included in the convention ticket. You will sleep on the floor, though, so we suggest bringing a camping mattress and a blanket or a sleeping bag. Cold is not likely to be a problem – on the contrary, it’s about the hottest period of the summer in Finland. (Free lodging from Thursday to Friday, and from Sunday to Tuesday, is for Ropecon staff only.)

The Radisson Blu Hotel Espoo is located just down the street from Dipoli, mere 300 meters away.

There will be showers and sauna for the convention quests in Rantasauna. Click here to see the Google map showing the locations.

Shower and sauna schedule will appear here closer o the event. Additionally there will be showers after certain programs such as dances, you can ask the exact timetables for those from the Ropecon Info during the convention.


There’s a restaurant in Dipoli, a convenience store, Alepa, 200 metres away. Right outside the convention centre there will be several fast food stalls, and of course the hotel has a restaurant or three. The convenience store is by far the cheapest option.

Buying stuff

The dealers’ room in Ropecon is called Kaubamaja. It is located in the hall 4 and is open:

  • on Friday from 3 PM to 6 PM
  • on Saturday from 10 AM to 6 PM
  • on Sunday from 10 AM to 3 PM

Other tips:
You can leave stuff at the check stand immediately inside the main entrance of Dipoli. It’s free, though tips are accepted with gratitude.


In the morning at Rantasauna: 9-12

There’s a free WIFI called Aalto open at Dipoli for all the guests to use.

Alcohol is banned on the premises outside of the Cantina restaurant. There is also a bar at the hotel. You may partake of your own beverages down at the beach.

Around Ropecon, our volunteer workers are wearing badges with English /Swedish /Japanese /German flags to indicate that they are ready to help you with those languages.

Ask them to translate for example program items, signs, menu’s or help in linguistic problems in conversations.
Any questions at the convention centre? The Info Desk is located in the big hall (“Käpyaula”) on the ground floor of Dipoli. Ask them anything, for the Info knows everything!