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RollerCon 2014

Rollercon 2014 will be held from July 23-27 this year. Skaters representing leagues all over the country and the world, referees, coaches, derby fans, and derby vendors alike converge on Las Vegas, Nevada for this five day long derby convention. RollerCon began in 2005. The appeal of a roller derby convention in Sin City spread like wildfire, and the second year, 2006, saw an impressive increase in attendance from the previous year. For ten consecutive days, works shops were held every day, scrimmages were held every night, and derby weddings were initiated for newly married derby wives, or derby wives looking to renew their vows. In 2007, RollerCon continued to grow and implement more amenities, and 2008 saw a significant increase in space for seminars and workshops. In 2009, the majority of skating events were moved indoors to save skaters from the brutal desert heat. In previous years, RollerCon held many of their skating clinics and scrimmages outdoors. The following years RollerCon included newer, better, larger, air conditioned venues that were better equipped to handle the ever-growing roller derby population in attendance. Notably, in December 2012, RollerCon hosted its first international convention in Australia. This year, RollerCon is made up of five days that are chock full of both work and play. Clinics, scrimmages, and bouts are held throughout the five days, with plenty of opportunities for play and relaxation. Social events this year include: a swap meet, international happy hour promenade, karaoke, Riedell Party, multiple Suzy Hotrod meet and greets, derby weddings and PODO reception, the famous Black and Blue Ball, and a pool party. As with most roller derby organizations, RollerCon has featured and donated convention proceeds to a different charity every year. This year, RollerCon will give monetary donations to the Women’s Sports Foundation and the Prostate Cancer foundation. Each year RollerCon gets bigger and better, and this year promises to continue the tradition.