Tracon 8 for International Guests

Tracon 8 is a convention for role-playing game and anime/manga enthusiasts. The eighth annual event will be held from Saturday 14th September to Sunday 15th September 2013 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 8 is Exploring a New World which will be reflected in various programs and events.

Guests of Honor

We are proud to present our guests:

  • Mr. Ross WATSON, game designer (USA)
    Warhammer 40 000, Through the Breach: Malifaux, The Iron Kingdoms, Darksiders II.
  • Elffi (FIN), Calssara (GER), Shinji Wallin (DNK), Risa Itsuki (DNK)
    Renowned cosplayers

World Cosplay Summit 2014 Preliminaries

The World Cosplay Summit 2014 Preliminaries for Finland will be held at Tracon 8. 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,

  • presentations, speeches and panel discussions
  • competitions and tournaments
  • concerts and shows
  • workshops and community meetings

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 spring.

Please note that we do not tolerate sales of counterfeit goods in the bazaar.


Advance ticket sales have closed. When the tickets are being bought at the gate, the fee is 20 EUR for the whole weekend and 15 EUR for one day when bought at the gate. We are expecting the event to be sold out during Saturday. For international ticket reservations, please contact us at the e-mail address below.

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! We can be reached by email at viestinta at and by phone at +358 50 345 0542 (Santtu Pajukanta, Head of Comms).