Breaking the Magic Circle

Game Research Lab Spring Seminar 2008 Tampere Finland 10-11 April

Practical info

Seminar venue

The lecture rooms (A3 and B4113) are equipped with computer, projector and internet connection. By default we have support for MS Power Point and PDF slide shows. (See maps here.)

Getting to Tampere

From Tampere-Pirkkala Airport (TMP)
Tampere-Pirkkala Airport is located about 15 kilometres from the centre of Tampere. There is a bus connection from airport to the centre (oneway ticket costs 3,80 euros; can be bought from driver; timetable for airport busses). The taxi fare is from 25 to 30 euros.

From Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL)
Tampere is 180 kilometres northwest from Helsinki. From Helsinki-Vantaa airport there is a frequent bus connection to the center of Tampere (duration: approx. 2,5 hours). There are also daily flights between Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL) and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport (TMP), the flight time being 30 minutes.


There is a wide variety of accommodation available in Tampere, ranging from modern first-class hotels to smaller traditional hotels and dormitories. We recommend the following options:

Tampere tourist information provides information about other accommodation options.

Sights and attractions

As we approach April 2008, more information on pre- and post-seminar activities and what to do in Tampere will be available on the site. In the meantime, you will find more at


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