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Not all of us are going to RollerCon. Maybe you can’t afford it, or you have other responsibilities, or you just don’t feel like going to Las Vegas in July. Or you don’t prefer not to. All fair and valid life choices. However, I think the rest of us should have some fun—just like last […]

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We all have needs. As roller derby people, our needs are simple: food, water, a smooth skating surface, stretchy pants, and funny t-shirts. Almost two years ago (!?!) we talked with Bashonista about her company, Left Turn Clothing. Her goal then was to make unique athletic wear from quality fabrics, and naturally, to take the roller […]

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RollerCon looks amazing, but there are lots of other fun and exciting and fulfilling things to do. (Related: Retiring from roller derby.) What did I do while RollerCon was happening? Well, nothing too out of the ordinary. Mr. Sour was out of town for work, so I spent a lot of time at the park, […]

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It’s a longstanding tradition for me to grouse about how much fun other people are having at RollerCon. What Happens In Vegas leaks out all over your stupid Facebook feed. Maybe a better person would be happy for their friends, but not me! I’m a regular, jealous person who’s greedy for fun. So. Not all […]

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Yoga Nabi Sari (Nabi for short) is a co-captain of Rose City’s Guns N Rollers, a member of the Axles of Annihilation, and a pretty kickass human being. I got to coach Nabi when she was on Fresh Meat, and was always amazed by her positive attitude and work ethic. She was one of those people who […]

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Hey ya’ll! Just for Friday funsies, I’m giving away a copy of my upcoming book, Roller Derby for Beginners, to one of you kids who is NOT at Rollercon right now. If you’re at Rollercon, please get off the internet and go jump in a pool or do some pantless dancing or something. All you […]

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If you want advice about how to manage and what to bring to RollerCon, the internet has you covered already. Drink lots of water, guys! Save some money! Okay, now that you’re adequately prepared (yawn), here’s some other advice from old Frisky, who has never been. Change your Facebook settings to approve tagged photos before […]

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Skate outside during the day without dying Drink nanobrews! (Pretentious? Potentially delicious!) A) Pick berries. B) eat some C) make pie D) eat pie Sit quietly by myself and not feel like I’m missing anything Speed skating lessons without standing in line for an hour Scrimmage and get to play every other jam Eat delicious, fresh, reasonably […]

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A roller derby convention in Vegas doesn’t really appeal to an introvert.  I like meeting people, but it all seems a little…much.  Wild West Showdown and last year’s Western Regionals were more enticing, and I had a fan-tastic time!  (Except for very late Saturday night and Sunday morning at Regionals.  Those were pretty unpleasant. Loose liquor laws […]

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