The 42 days crowdfunding marathon is over and we are more than happy and completely overwhelmed by so much love and support! We’ve not reached 100%, but 105% of our goal! Therefore we want to say - THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
So, whats next? Rumours have it that there wont be one, not two but three homebouts in Vienna next year for you to watch. Only you made that possible! We are very much looking forward to that and once we have the exact dates you’ll read about them here. Always Heaps of Derby Love – your much obliged VRD!
Everyone of who has been to our Kinomontag on monday the 12th and has seen “Derby Crazy Love”, knows now that Roller Derby is simply the best sports there is! Therefore we’d like to give you the chance to try it! On tuesday, August 12th we will have another Recruting Day and here are the facts:
Where: Eisring Süd, Windtenstrasse 2, 1100 Wien
When: 6 pm
How: sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org
For the glorious finish of the fulminant crowdfunding mission WHEELED AT HEART Vienna Roller Derby inivites you to a “collect-the-last-missing-bucks-cinema-monday” at the charming brut bar. Besides celebrating the hopefully sucessfull end of the 42 days long donating marathon there will be the exclusive Austrian premiere of the documentary film „Derby Crazy Love” – A smart, fun, sexy ride through an extraordinary subculture. In their film Maya Gallus and Justine Pimlott take viewers into the heart of the emerging roller derby phenomenon, a vibrant DIY community that celebrates sport and feminism. Check the Trailer to get into the mood and our Facebook event to be up to date and read everything about the extra goodies that are waiting for you!
Doors open: 19:30
Screening time: 20:30 (OV in English)
WHAT does the fun cost?
If you already donated for WHEELED AT HEART, its for free
If not: EUR 5 (suggested minimum donation)
We have 23 days left until we (hopefully) reached our crowdfundng goal “less rent, mor home bouts” - and in order to do that we need your help!! So check out our campaign on indiegogo to see whats in it for you! We are not taking your money for free – there are a lot of awesome perks waiting for you! And in the meantime you can enjoy this:
Less rent, more bouts! Vienna Roller Derby goes crowdfunding and starts a 42 days fundraising marathon! Our goal is to raise money for one-years rent for Saturday night training at our sports hall. With the money we would save for the rent, we would be able to organize more than one home bout each year, which means more Derby for us and for you. Find out more about what is in it for you at our Indiegogo campaign. Show us some love and we will give you back the finest live derby action, hilarious after parties and fun fun fun, that’s not a promise, that’s a fact! We are grateful for every kind of support, spreading the word is also a big help! Keep checking our Indigogo page for more updates!
On Saturday June 7th, VRD hosted its first home bout this year and what a day and night that was - no words could descirbe! At 16:30 the doors opened for the audience and VRD was instantly overwhelmed by so much Derby Love, 390 tickets were sold and nearly every seat at Hopsagasse was taken. Half an hour later the spectacle began, our own beloved Fearleaders fired up the audience with their stunning show just before our Rookies deBOUT. Rookies played against Rookies in teams black and white, this was their very first time in front of an audience and rarely have you seen so many proud and radiant faces!
Then it was time for the Pros, VRDs A-Team played against the Roller Derby Metz Club All Stars. In the first half lead change followed after lead change and scores kept being tied. During the second half RDMC really showed what they got and VRD kept fighting til the end but the game ended at 122:162 for RDMC. Nonetheless VRD had a great day with challenging competitors, the best audience ever and an afterparty that is hard to top! But rumours have it that VRD will be travelling to Metz next year. Find more pics here – we’ll keep updating them so stay tuned!
Tomorrow is the day! VRD is having its first home bout! To get yourself in the mood watch this footage of our last bout and if you cant make it in person you can follow the game live on twitter. Doors will be open at 16:30 – see you there!
Tickets for our home bout are already available through ÖTicket or wienXtra - go get them NOW!!
Here are the hard facts again:
When? 7th of June
Entry? 16:30 sharp
Where? Hopsagasse 7, 1200 Wien
It’s time again – VRD is looking for new skaters! On the 25th VRD will have another Recruiting Day, your chance to try Roller Derby! You don’t need any experience or equipment, just drop us a line on email@example.com with your shoe size and approximate equipment size (wrist guards, knee pads etc.).
Another Radio Feature about VRD! WarGina talking about some very interesting and important topics, reasons why we changed our name (you might have realized we changed from Vienna Rollergirls to Vienna Roller Derby, btw. new logo coming soon) and Gender Policy in Roller Derby in general, tune in here.