Mike Pohjola in Ropecon
July 28th, 2011
Stilton author Mike Pohjola is one of the guests participating in Ropecon, the biggest roleplaying convention in Scandinavia, with more than 3,500 visitors each year. This year's event begins on the 29th and ends on the 31st of July 2011. The themes of Ropecon 2011 are heroes and the homeland. The Guests of Honor are Frank Mentzer (USA) and Erik Mona (USA).

Mike Pohjola (1978) is one of Finland’s most colourful and multi-talented cultural figures. Pohjola has carved a career as an author, scriptwriter, game designer and film director. His debut novel, The Lost Tears, was awarded the LukuVarkaus prize for children’s fiction, which is voted for by a panel of children.

Pohjola has received numerous prizes for his work, among them the Golden Dragon lifetime award for his work on role playing games, and the Golden Calf prize for his short film The Forest of Babel in the Prix Europa competition. Pohjola was also a co-editor on Sanningen on Marika, which was awarded an Emmy for the best interactive TV service.

Pohjola’s latest creations include the script for the world’s first heavy metal musical, Infernal Musical, and the screenplay The Son of Man, the rights of which have already been sold to Hollywood. The novel with the same name will be launched this Autumn in Finland.