The only way this session could have gotten any better was if Russell had gotten hip-checked through the front window.
Actually, you can say that for every session.
Or even going out for dinner and a movie.
The Junkyard Dolls roller derby team didn’t just bring “It”, they brought all the “Its”. They brought every pronoun that had even been seen in public with “It”, was in “It’s” little black book, or “It” had ever listed as a reference on a resume.
Watch the video, you’ll see. Really, watch it. If you don’t, I don’t even understand why you’re reading this.
Photo by Alexis de la Rosa
You watched it, right? You didn't just scroll past the photo and keep reading?
Well, anyway, wow. I don’t even want to contemplate what various aches and pains haunted them for the next 3 days. I get back pains when I put too much mac & cheese on my plate, much less from HOLDING SOMEONE UP IN THE AIR FOR WHAT WAS PROBABLY FOREVER.
Atomic Books and the Junkyard Dolls provided amazing prizes for folks to compete for--you can actually see one of the contests starting to derail in the stinger clip at the end of the credits. If you don’t know Atomic Books, it’s a cool indy comic shop in Hampden on Falls Rd right off the Avenue. You should check them out. If you don’t know who the Junkyard Dolls are, well, I’m really confused at this point. They’ll have matches starting up soon. You should go watch one.
Thanks to Christian Tribastone, Craig Hankin, John Schloman, Kathleen Parker, Kimberly Keyes Stark, Omandi Consolloy, and Stewart White for sending in the drawings you see here if you scroll down to the bottom. (If someone has a website I'm missing linking to, just let me know.)
And LOTS of thanks to the Junkyard Dolls, specifically. . .
Trixy Von Doom
Hal Slack Kerowack
If I missed someone, for God's sake let me know.
Thanks as well to our sponsors Atomic Books; thanks to Jeff Schock and Alexis for taking the photos you see below; thanks to Russell of the Windup Space for slinging booze and tunes; thanks to Maeve for not only holding down the door, helping set up everything up and take it down, BUT also dealing with someone acting shifty at the door that evening; and of course thank you to Alexis for emceeing.