I am really getting excited! On Tuesday, Judi, Jim and I drive to Las Vegas.
I could care less about the shows, the gambling……any of that.
I will be at my 5th (and maybe last) Rollercon.
I just posted on my two facebook pages (Jerry Seltzer and Gerald Seltzer) a real great primer for Rollercon by Eleqtraction on what to pack, expect, eat, etc……I highly recommend you read it (right after you finish this, of course). It will help you anticipate and prepare for the aggravating parts of 5000 people trying to accomplish what they are coming for.
This will be probably the most fun for me….my Derby world has expanded because of my sites, posts, etc and of course my 5 minutes in “Derby Baby”. Please seek me out if you want. let’s talk, take photos and just express our love of Derby.
For the first time I will be in a booth (if you don’t know by now that it is booth 61, then I have failed in my mission to pound it in to you), along with Judi Flowers, Jim Weymouth, Dan Cooper, and my Derby bride to be, the beautiful and courageous Lori Milkeris (see my post, “I like women” elsewhere on this blog). And by the way, Lori will be taking contributions to her ongoing medical costs by selling those wonderful bracelets again.
And the fact that Dan’s company, GoMerch, really wants to become part of the Derby family is the reason we are there. GoMerch is a leading fanwear distributor for music, sports and more. They ship from three locations in the states, 2 in Canada, and more in Europe. The use the best labels at the best prices and the fastest shipping. Dan wants to become your leagues’ supplier for fan merchandise.
And we will be showing some cool designs, some by GoMerch, some by the fabulous Erin “lucydynamite” Loggoa who is part of SeltzerBrand (Judi, Jim and me also) and Laura Blastfemi has also given us some of her fabulous patches.
And the uniform company that has really taken the Derby world by storm (so professional, all sublimation designs, no need for patches, top quality) will be on display. We have a handout to give to each league since Doug Martin will not be on hand, just some of his designs. Go to www.completeteamoutfitters.com and go to Roll Models at the bottom of the page. be sure and look at the several dozen samples.
And of course (the promoter has to add more!) a great raffle. come by (booth 61, in case you forgot) and get a ticket that you keep the entire event. You may win some of Laura’ products, bag tags (by Judi Flowers), autographed “Roller Derby to Rollerjam” classic (we will be selling in the booth also) and more. And the grand prize to be given away on Saturday is a genuine Pioneer Jersey from 1968, worn by coach Bob Hein, from Sand knitting mills……It will have a letter of authenticity from the Commissioner. And Judi will be taking orders for SeltzerBrand (www.seltzerbrand.com). And we will have some original Derby dvds playing in the booth!
Now if that were not enough, I will be attending Donna “hotflash” Kay’s seminar, being in Lara Irons Crazy skates skybox at 3 PM on Saturday with the over 40s group (did you know there are 1220 members of Derby over 40? How many are there are out there?…..they have their own site on Facebook) after their over 40 game (Slow down Punk! versus Get off of my Lawn). Then my seminar at four PM on marketing and making your league successful……..I probably have different ideas than others. And Donna will be there with me.
Then the Hawaiian Party, Black and Blue, Pants off, Dance off and whatever……and of course Lori and my Derby wedding…..Judi and I hope Val will be there.
That is the reason for the title of this piece…..I am not sure if I can get on this horse again. Well, I guess after a few days I will start to look forward to next year……..and what is this I hear about Australia?