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Bloth 2014

Date and Time: 
Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 18:30 to 23:00

It's time for Ildhafn's traditional mid-Winter feast, and this time we've got a special excuse to celebrate: it's Ildhafn's 21st Birthday.  That's right: your favourite SCA group will be old enough to drink in pubs, even if they change the law back.

Doors open at 6:30 for a seven o'clock start.  Food, entertainment and games to be the nouns of the night.

Dates and times

Saturday June 21st, from 6:30pm.

Price and bookings

  • adults: $30 (SCANZ members), or $32 (not yet SCANZ members)
  • teens, 15-17: $30
  • children, 5-14: $15
  • small children, 0-4: free

Please book first, then pay by direct deposit into Ildhafn's bank account (before June 13th, please). You'll get the account details when you fill in the booking form. If that's tricky for you, contact Ludwig (

Book here

The last day to book is a week before the event, Friday the 13th of June.


St George's Presbyterian Church, Takapuna.


  • Steward - Ludwig von Regensburg (Patrick Bowman)
  • Feast cook - Vettoria di Giovanni da Verona (Shannon Wanty)
  • Deputy in Charge of Hall Setup - Katherina Weyssin (Katherine Davies) (also drop-dead deputy)

Contact the steward, Ludwig, at


The hall opens at 6:30, and the first course will be served at 7pm. There will be a sumptuous, two-course feast, dancing, games of various sorts, singing, and other entertainments. If you have something to add, please get in touch! The more the better!

Lights go on at 11, so that we can remove ourselves from Dodge by midnight.

As usual, we'll ask everyone to do a chore or two: many hands make light work.

If you're new:

This is a costumed event - wear an attempt at clothes from before 1600 (most people wear medieval or renaissance clothes). You'll need to bring "feast gear" - plate, bowl, knife, spoon, cup. A napkin and a teatowel are also useful, and a bag or basket to keep your stuff in. There will be water on the tables, but if you want something else to drink, bring it. A jug or a cloth to cover a modern bottle can help keep things looking medieval.

If you have any questions, or would like to borrow costume or feast gear, or just want to introduce yourself, please contact the chatelaine (club officer who looks after new members), Eleanor: