Oh wow! I’m extremely excited to announce that Derby Frontier (DF) has been nominated for THREE Awards in Schmutzie.com’s 2014 Canadian Weblog Awards (CWAS)! Thank you so much to all of DF’s followers, readers, contributors and supporters for giving so much to the blog and for putting the blog in for consideration!
The CWAS is a juried competition that promotes and recognizes Canadian weblogs of all genres. From November 16 – 29, a qualified jury of bloggers will chose First, Second and Third place for each category based on ten criteria with the winners being announced on December 1st, 2014.
The categories DF has been nominated for are:
You can view the complete list of nominees here: http://www.canadianweblogawards.com/2014-categories-nominees/.
I’d like to take this moment to thank Falon Hall (aka EZ Bruiser), Hannah Wilkinson (aka Willkillsome), Doug Peters (aka Road Rash) and Victoria Morningstar (aka Margie A GoGo) for their continued content contributions and tremendous support, helping with various administrative duties in regards to the site. Also, a thank you to Angie Reid (aka Easy Break Oven), Chris Mosier of Trans* Athlete and Terri Royea (aka cranky Busterchops) for being special guest bloggers to DF, we hope to feature more from you again in the future. A special shout out as well to Anastassia Commie and Dean Toles (aka Vic Vega) for the encouragement and patience with role delegation.
Of course the blog wouldn’t be as nice to look at as it is without the outstanding support from roller derby photographers across the globe including Rob Vida, Mike Trottier, Michael Squire, Nicholas Charest, Anthony Canada, and too many more to name!
Finally, thank you ALL of our interviewees throughout the past 2-years who have spoken to us about a variety of events, issues and more around the greater roller derby community (click the linked dates to view the interview/article):
- Maxwell Schneider, aka The Smacktivist, of Ohio Derby Girls for Trans* Awareness in Sports Week [April 4, 2014]
- Andee Scallion, aka Miss Identified, of Hartford Area Roller Derby for Trans* Awareness in Sports Week [April 2, 2014]
- Mikayla Skye Schultz of TransSask Support Services and GenderTalk Saskatchewan for Trans* Awareness in Sports Week [March 29, 2014]
- Ms. Dr. Joseph Simonis, founder of the TGI Athlete Network for Trans* Awareness in Sports Week [March 29, 2014]
- Tony Muse, aka Peter Pan, of Team USA Roller Derby [March 27, 2014]
- Sarah Coleshaw, aka Curb Stompin’ Coleshaw, of Saskatoon Roller Derby League [March 24, 2014 and February 10, 2014]
- Lorrie Rusnak of Rebelles Recreational Roller Derby [March 24, 2014]
- Karlene Harvey, aka Buffy Sainte Fury, of the Terminal City Rollergirls and Team Canada Roller Derby [March 18, 2014]
- Eden Ramsay, director of Together We Roll [March 11, 2014]
- Bess Hamilton, aka Pocket Rockette, of Winnipeg Roller Derby League [March 11, 2014]
- Serenity Ising, aka Retro Rx, of WRDL [March 11, 2104]
- Evada Perón of TCRG and Team Canada Roller Derby [February 19, 2014]
- Tania Martinez, aka Mamasita, of the Calgary Roller Derby Association [January 13, 2014]
- Tina Helgason, aka Mae Wasteya, of the SWSRDA Redneck Betties [January 13, 2014]
- Caitlyn Munn, aka Eve Hallows, of TCRG and Team Canada Roller Derby [January 8, 2014]
- Fify LeFluffy of Thompson Okanagan All-Star Team [December 16, 2013]
- Dick Pounder of announcer of Calgary Roller Derby Association and skater with Dreadnaught Roller Derby [December 8, 2013]
- Jim Bourne, aka Dev Null, of the Glenmoore Reservoir Dogs and Nerd Roller Skates [October 31, 2013]
- Jimmi Palmiotti of DC Comics [October 7, 2013]
- Amanda Conner of DC Comics [October 7, 2013]
- Adena Cheverie of the Rocky View Rollers [September 12, 2013]
- Sandy Braun-Elsaesser, aka Vexatious Valkyrie, of Prince Albert Roller Derby [August 20, 2013]
- Jeff ‘Noah Backtalk’ Tichbourne of Mainland Misfits Roller Derby Team Canada Men’s Roller Derby [June 28, 2013]
- Judy-Lynn Sylvester, aka Muffy Merkin, of Heartland Rollergirls Association [May 2, 2013]
- Rebecca Taylor, aka Hit Disturber, of Saskatoon Roller Derby League [March 12, 2013]
- Coach Vegas of Pile O’ Bones Derby Club [March 6, 2013]
- Pamtera Cunningham of the OCRD Fistful O’fficials [December 19, 2012]
- Juston Sowa, aka J$, unaffiliated referee and board member of the Saskatchewan Roller Derby Alliance [November 27, 2012]
- Danielle Reneau, aka Knox Hersoxoff, of Prince Albert Roller Derby [September 21, 2012]
- Katrina Zimbaluk, aka Supertramp, founding member of PARD [September 21, 2012]
- Sandra Provick, aka Reds Onya, of Pile O’ Bones Derby Club and Pile O’ Bones Junior Derby [September 15, 2012]
- Jaden Provick, aka QT PA2T, junior skater with PBJD [September 15, 2012]
- Michelle DeBay, aka Mama Mayhem, Media and PR Director of the Greater Edmonton Junior Roller Derby Association [September 11, 2012]
- Nicole Antosh, aka PO’d Pippy, junior skater with GEJRDA [September 11, 2012]
- Jessie Smith, aka Ra-Ra Riot, of Pile O’ Bones Derby Club and Jessica Lena Photography [August 18, 2012]
- Tina Jansen, aka Girlmeat, of the Plap City Rollers and Tina Jansen Photography [August 13,2012 and August 16, 2012]
- Danielle Belliveau, aka Bazinga, of Pile O’ Bones Derby Club [August 9, 2012]
Win or no win, I’m extremely proud of the blog and incredible thankful to every reader, follower, photography, commenter, etc. for the years of support!