Venue – Ropecon

Venue – Ropecon

Messukeskus Expo Plaza main entry. Venue of the Ropecon & EC

Ropecon is a major Nordic role playing and gaming convention, our partner and provider of the venue, Messukeskus. In addition to VtES European Championship there are plenty of activities, lectures and presentations to attend. If you have some free time, we hope you reserve some of it to take part in Ropecon’s programme.


A ticket is required to attend Ropecon. This ticket includes all Ropecon programmes, including VtES EC, as well as floor space for night if you bring your own mattress and sleeping bag. In other words, EC participants are required to purchase entry to Ropecon. See Ropecon’s pricing plan for further information. Ropecon is a well-maintained convention with long-reaching roots, and we hope you will share our view on the pricing being more than reasonable for the convention’s content.

EC attendees will require a Ropecon Early Dragon ticket to attend (40 euros). These tickets are purchasable in Ropecon’s webstore:

Please note: Friday attendees will NEED to purchase these Early Dragon tickets in advance ONLINE (the online store will close only few hours before the convention starts). In case you need help with the tickets, give either us or Ropecon an email!

Arriving & accessibility

Arriving to Messukeskus is easy, as the Pasila railway station is just next to the complex. Have a look at the site map here, and a layout for getting there here. All trains to and from Helsinki stop in Pasila. Take a train, any train! All entrances and premises at Messukeskus provide easy access.

Click for Google Maps link to Messukeskus.

Eat & drink

Messukeskus Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre have a good selection of restaurants within the venue. Meals are served during the day and in the evening, but snacks and beverages are available around the clock. There are also grocery stores in close vicinity of the venue. Note that all tournament venues are STRICTLY alcohol-free, as are the tournaments.


Ropecon provides us with streaming technology to record VtES. Take a look at our previous streams and commentaries from the Social section!

Ropecon has always prided themselves as an international event, and their websites take English speaking communities and visitors well into account. If you follow their instructions and advice on arrival and code of conduct, you cannot really go wrong!

Take a look at Ropecon’s previous websites to learn more about the convention: