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The schedule is now final! There might still be some minor changes, but we’ll try to keep them to a minimum. A note regarding the location: the entire festival will take place at Urban Spree this year. Get your ticket for the festival now.
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Prof. Dr. Frans Mäyrä

Frans Mäyrä, PhD, is the Professor of Information Studies and Interactive Media, with specialization in digital culture and game studies in the University of Tampere, Finland. Since 2002, Frans Mäyrä has been heading the University of Tampere Game Research Lab, and he has taught and studied digital culture and games from the early 1990s. He is widely consulted as an expert in socio-cultural issues relating to games, play and playfulness. His research interests range from game cultures, meaning making through playful interaction and online social play, to borderlines, identity, as well as transmedial fantasy and science fiction. He is also the director of the Academy of Finland funded Centre of Excellence in Game Culture Studies (2018-2025).