It’s just over a week till SRD’s next event, “Show Me What You Block: Inter-dimensional Roller Derby” (is title long enough for you?).
Many teams have hosted TV/Movie themed events, usually based around Harry Potter, Star Wars or Game Of Thrones, and it’s something we’ve wanted to do for a while. It’s a great way to raise extra awareness of your league within the roller derby community, and meet other skaters from all over the country.
We wanted to go for a slightly more obscure theme, something that no other team has done, yet pick something that a lot of us love, and “Rick And Morty” is where we chose to go. Judging by how fast the tickets went it was the right decision to make!
I’m aware that alot of people participating in the event have never even heard of Rick and Morty let alone seen it, Its a very popular new animated sci-fi show that follows the dimension hopping adventures of a young boy called Morty and his alcoholic, genius, scientist grandfather Rick Sanchez. You can watch the whole series on Netflix, I’d highly recommend it to everyone (over the age of 18).
Our event will feature two bouts. The first is a rookie co-ed game between the Meeseeks (a race of identical blue creatures created to serve a singular purpose for which they will go to any length to fulfill) and Unity (a collective hivemind and Rick Sanchez’s former lover).
The second is an intermediate/advanced coed game between The Council Of Ricks (the Council was created when Ricks from other dimensions decided to form a way for Ricks to protect one another from their enemies across reality), and the Mortys of The Multiverse (for every Rick there is a Morty).
The winning team from each game will get to destroy a piñata effigy of our Cromulon overlords and feast on the sugary bounty contained inside.
As well as two awesome games of roller derby we will be having a mini sci-fi con style market featuring stalls selling retro toys and comic TV and film merch. Demon Xtreme skate shop will be holding a roller derby SALE And Press Start Gaming Lounge will be hosting room scale Virtual Reality Gaming which is a truly mind blowing experience if you’ve never tried it.
SRD merchandise will also be for sale, along side a bake sale and most importantly a raffle with a myriad of awesome prizes. Please be aware that this is a cash only event so bring all of your paper and coin moneys to avoid disappointment.
We will also be having a cosplay competition so if you think you could make a perfect Gearhead or a spot on Squanchy then dress up and you might win an awesome prize!
Finally, we will be holding one of our world famous SRD after parties with buffet and karaoke at the Golden Hind pub just down the road.
For £5, what better way to spend Mothe-rick Sunday then watch people on roller skaters knock each other over? See you all there.
– Rolling Suplex #316, Events Manager
notes from the President…
*Thank you to the wonderfully talented Sarah “Miss Behave” Stimpson, “Holly GoFightly” McGregor, and Media & Marketing Manager Georgia “Pixie Guts” Goddard for their stunning work on the artwork and marketing materials for this event
*A limited number of Rick&Morty inspired “Interdimensional Roller Derby” grey t-shirts will be available for purchase on the day of the event
Look forward to seeing you all!
Later, sports fans 🙂