Guest of honor at Fastaval

Each year Fastaval invites an exciting and famous person/group as the guest of honor to communicate and convey their work within Fastaval-related activities – like board games, roleplaying games, and Larp. Every guest of honor is different with different takes on roleplaying, board gaming, and game design.

Sometimes the guest of honor is an influential person within gaming culture with many years working in an established gaming institution, like Mark Rein Hagen or Steve Jackson. But just as often the guest of honor is a less known designer or gaming personality with a new and unique take on game design to inspire and amaze the participants.

At Fastaval we want to learn about new game cultures and other designers' experiences. But our guest of honor program is not just about receiving, but about passing on Fastaval’s many unique traditions and design culture. Throughout the years we have had several Guests of Honor who was not only deeply inspired by the people and the games they met at Fastaval, but also came back to contribute creatively. We are very proud of the creative space that Fastaval has become through the years and we look forward to hosting new exciting people every easter.

Guests of Honor at Fastaval 2022

Jonas Begtrup-Hansen

Jonas Begtrup-Hansen is an educator and Master of Educational Philosophy. He is the founder and leader of the company and publisher HELTELIV, which is dedicated to creating roleplaying games with a purpose, and to offering courses to professionals who use tabletop roleplaying games in their work with children, adolescents and adults. He debuted in 2020 with HELTELIV (Hero Life); since then SMÅHELTE (Little Heroes) has joined the family, and in the future, they will be joined by DISTANCE, a philosophical sci-fi roleplaying game, and a live-action version of HELTELIV.

Read more about HELTELIV here.