Where is the event located?
Fort Indiantown Gap Community Club
The official hotel is conveniently located just 10 minutes from Hershey.
Harrisburg International Airport (MDT) is the closest airport to the event. Baltimore airport (BWI) and Philadelphia airport (PHL) are both two hours away.
There is also an Amtrak station located in Harrisburg.
Is there an official hotel for the event?
Yes. You will be sent the hotel information and discount code in your registration confirmation email.
Will I be able to purchase tickets at the door?
No. Tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be available for purchase at the door. No refunds.
Is this an all ages event?
No. This event is ages 21+ ONLY. ID will be checked at the entrance. Please be sure to register with your legal name in order to prevent registration issues. (If you are a member of the Nobility or the Royal Court, you will be contacted for your character name to be announced by the herald on the red carpet during the Grand Entry.)
Are costumes required?
Yes. Costumes fitting the theme of the Kushiel series of books are required. Modern casual clothing is NOT acceptable. Imaginative costumes are highly recommended.
Theme appropriate costumes are required to fit with the intention of recreating how The Longest Night Masque is described the books. Modern street clothing, including three piece suits, is not considered a costume. I doubt that a man wearing a modern looking suit or tuxedo would look like he belonged in the room. Basically, if you would fit in at a Renn Faire or any of the cultures discussed in the books (there are many options here). Examples include Greek mythological figures or representations of the seasons. For women, most formal gowns are timeless if you choose that instead of a costume. Since men have fewer options, having a slightly steampunk edge would acceptable, but keep in mind that many modern steampunk accessories would not have existed in Medieval times, so futuristic items should be avoided. You can see costumes worn at the 2016 event on our Gallery Page.
If you are already part of a Night Court House and plan to participate in the house costume contest, that will influence the type of costume that would be best for you. Please check with your head of household for their selected theme.
You can choose to be a member of one of the 13 Houses of the Night Court of Blooming Flowers but this is not required. Please note that only house members dressed according to the selected costume theme are eligible to compete in the House Costume Contest.
Costume rentals are available from the following retailers. Please call them directly to make an appointment:
Costumes by Susie Q – 717.233.1476
York Little Theater – www.ylt.org – 717.854.3894 x209
If you have a costume idea in mind and want it custom created for you, please contact us for more information.
How do I schedule body art appointments?
Henna tattoos (using quick drying paint or henna pen) are by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please contact Lindsey directly via her Facebook page.
Please note that one hand-sized henna style tattoo is included in your ticket price. Larger or additional pieces will cost extra and all costs are between you and the artist.
Body painters can be contracted to help create your costume. Appointments must be made in advance and all costs are between you and the artist. To schedule an appointment, please contact Chimaera directly via her Facebook page.
What else is there to do in the Central PA area?
While you are in the area, if you want to explore other things to do here are some resources to see your options: