When it comes to roller derby, there is often a fine line between legend and history. For skaters, coaches, and fans, knowing the history of roller derby helps provide us with a context of all the hard work, the disappointments, the decades-old misconceptions, and the changes that have…
The hardest part about roller derby remains putting my shit on and going to roller derby.
The 2012 Underground Derby League charity bout season is about to kick off. We have our next home bout on Oct 28th.
DreamTeam Photography, my derby wife, & I came up with this concept for the bout poster for our Halloween/Food Bank fundraiser bout. Daniela & Hillary had me climbing things in my skates…walls, trees, and blackberry bushes to get different compositions. General consensus: Daniela did a great job on the poster and photos. I loved the creative control I had over the costume and make up (with the help of professional Game of Thrones make up artist Stacy Teague)…yeah I name-drop…so would you! I screwed it up though, went half of the shoot without my fangs in…I was so excited to get to it. *facepalm*
And in other fun, it hasn’t been a week since WFTDA Westerns, but people have already found things to whine about when it comes to Oly. My league is planning to travel with Oly to Coeur D’Alene for USARS regionals in October too…so we are hearing all of the nasty things that happened to them in CA last weekend. Gah, the haters are living on sour grapes. So I made them this fine art in response!
The Kill Jills are fundraising for next season! Come party with your favourite derby girls in yellow!
Saturday, September 29
Ceili’s Irish Pub and Restaurant (351 4th Ave SW)
The fun starts at 7pm and goes all night!
Play beer pong with the Jills, bid in a silent auction, and rock out to All Hands On Jane with the Jills’ own Barbrawl Walters on bass!
Silent auction items include a gift certificate to Mission Diner, a Visual Hues Photography package, a reflexology treatment, passes to the Olympic Oval, a lapdance from White Trash Flash, a spank from Lucha Laura, or an arm wrestle with AnNa Molly! The silent auction is cash only and bidding ends at 11pm.