The Griffin Needle Challenge

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The Barony of Jararvellir presents:

The Griffin Needle Challenge

7PM Friday, October 1 2021 – 10PM Saturday, October 2, 2021

Waterloo Fireman’s Park
500 Park Ave. Waterloo, WI 53594
Waterloo, WI

http://www.eithni.com/gnc

Please join us for an exciting costuming challenge – Teams of up to six members each meet at 10PM Friday night and have until 6PM on Saturday evening to complete an entire outfit in an all-night sewing extravaganza! Please see the competition division and rules pages for more information. Grab a few friends, register a team, and come take on the Griffin’s Needle Challenge!

Fees

Competitors or Weekend pass (Friday and Saturday): $20 ($15 for members)
Friday Daytrip: $10 ($5 for members)
Saturday Daytrip: $15 ($10 for members)
Children under 12 years old: free
Full Board (Friday late night through Saturday night feast) $20
Feast only (Saturday night dinner) $TBD

Schedule

Schedule (subject to change)

Friday
5:00 PM – Site opens to staff
7:00 PM – Site opens to attendees
9:45 PM – Competition Begins with the reading of rules
10:00 PM – Needles up!

Saturday
3:00 AM – Snack time
8:00 AM – Breakfast
12:00 PM – Lunch
2:00 PM – Snack time
6:00 PM – Needles down! Competition Ends
6:30 PM – Class Photos, Fashion Show, and Judging
9:00 PM (approximate) – Judges’ Report/Awards
10:00 PM – Site Close

Food Details

In 2021, we will be requiring pre-registration for the meal plan. Details will be available by September 2021.

Meal options will be focused on low-mess, low-staining, easy-to-eat-while-sewing items.
2019 info is below and 2021 fare is likely to be similar!

Full Board Menu for 2019:
Snack #1 (3 AM): Muffins and hard-boiled eggs
Breakfast (8 AM): French toast bake, bacon, fruit, and oatmeal.
Lunch (Noon): Sandwich bar, and your choice of soup (Zuppa Toscana, or vegan Dal), brownies
Snack #2 (2 PM): Roasted chickpeas, and whatever’s left from previous meals.
Dinner (6:30 PM): Baked potato bar with shredded bbq chicken, leftover cold cuts, etc. Apple crisp.

General Notes:
Coffee, Tea, and Water will always be available.
Special requests and gluten free will attempt to be accommodated if notice is provided in advance to the food coordinator.
For special requests or other questions, please email the food coordinator

Site and Lodging Details

  • Site is handicapped accessible (outdoor ramp from first to second level) and discreetly damp.
  • Lodging – There is no group hotel block at this time
  • There is free lodging on site in communal sleeping spaces – there is a basement hall for night time sleeping and day time meals.
  • Most people crash on site on Friday night, if they sleep at all, but there is no restriction against team members leaving for the night.
  • Children under 12 are free, but no children’s activities are planned and children must be closely supervised at all times as there will be hot, sharp, and dangerous items on site.
  • We may be offering preregistration in 2021. We will be requesting a headcount for the meal plan.
  • Sorry, there are no merchant spaces, children’s activities, or fighting spaces available at this event.
  • Site is damp.

2021 Teams

No teams are registered yet for 2021.

Due to space constraints, there is a 10 team maximum. Teams will be allowed to register at the door if spaces remain available, but pre-registration will ensure you have a spot and assist in event and space planning.

Register teams here.

Team Registration information includes:
Team name:
Team Leader:
Leader email address:
Leader phone number:
Division (choose one): Box, Casket, Pyx
Optional: describe your project (period and culture):
Estimated number of team members (1-6):

Staff

Provost
Eithni ingen Talorgain (Jean Kveberg)
140 Stonehaven Dr, Sun Prairie WI 53590
608.628.7782
For email, please use form below

Meal Plan Co-ordinator
TBD

Gate
TBD

Webmistress
Eithni ingen Talorgain (Jean Kveberg)
140 Stonehaven Dr, Sun Prairie WI 53590
608.628.7782
For email, please use form below

Header art by Leona Talbot (Sara Flatt).