Friday, August 22, 2008

Behind the scenes: Big Easy Rollergirl's 2008-2009 commercial!

Check out some behind the scenes photos from the Big Easy Rollergirls' commercial shoot, directed by Jason Villemarette of Fire on the Bayou Productions - link to his site coming soon!


Commercial babes!

Talking logistics

Ring around the rosie, derby-style!

Group shot!


Nice angles

Ok, here's the gameplan

So fierce!

Uh oh...who killed Ibeatya?

Loco cleaning her wheels

Betty gears up

And pose, pose, vogue! Work it girls!

In front of the green screen

Trip booty blocks Deuce

I always feel like somebody's watching me

Money shot


Thursday, August 21, 2008

San Fermin official website features NOLABulls

NOLA Bulls is featured on the official website for Sanfermines in Pamplona!! There's a video by mhoman along with a lengthy article about the event. Hopefully we'll be able to post a translation soon. Any takers?

This feature means that both AND El Diario de Navarra, the paper of the region, covered NOLA Bulls! And on the second annual run! If you didn't catch it this year, mark your calendars for next year. It's going to be even BIGGER!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Behind the Scenes of our 2009 Calendar

The much-anticipated BERG Calendar release party is a little over two weeks away!! It's going to be Saturday, September 6, 2008 at the HiHo Lounge. Musical guests include Happy Talk Band, Johnny Sketch and The Dirty Notes, with special guests Fleur de Tease burlesque, Belle BERG Devo and The Big Easy Rollergirls Dance Troupe. Doors open at 8 p.m. with the festivities starting at 10 p.m. At the low-low price of $10 per person, where else would you rather be??

Pre-order your glossy, 12" by 12" calendar chock full of sexy rollergirls and roller refs

Until then, here are some more amazing behind the scenes photos to hold you over until the release of our calendar:

Betty gets dolled up

Queenie poses

Trix gets her hair done

I think that's seven years bad luck...

Em untangles Bea's wings

Waiting for the shoot to start

FIster helps Von Doom up onto the fancy car

Is Skip kidnapping Boutte?

Hooray models and volunteers!

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Release party for 'A Season of Night' TONIGHT!!!

The New Orleans Saints will celebrate the release of Ian McNulty's "A Season of Night" tonight with a pre-season game scheduled to begin immediately after my latest book reading. Watch for the Saints to use some new tribute plays inspired by the book, including the "blackout" defense and the "can opener" red zone play.

To mark the unique double-billing, the Ruby Slipper Café in Mid-City will open for a special after-work happy hour/book signing event. The kitchen will provide complimentary appetizers, there will be bar specials on sangria, rum drinks and Abita beer and McNulty will read from, sign and sell his book.

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What: book reading, signing and social

When: Thursday, Aug. 7, beginning at 6 pm

Where: Ruby Slipper Café; 139 S. Cortez St. (behind Mandina's), 309-5531

The Saints kick-off is scheduled for 7 p.m., and the game will be shown at Finn McCool's, the Mid-City Yacht Club, Pal's Lounge and other great Mid-City bars nearby.

'Hell on Wheels' screening

The New Orleans Film Society and the Contemporary Arts Center present Hell on Wheels, a documentary about the birth of modern day flat track roller derby. The screening will be held Tuesday, August 12th, 7:30PM at the Contemporary Arts Center at 900 Camp St.

NOFS and CAC members $6, general admission $8
Tickets at or at the door
CAC box office: 504.528.3800

New Orleans' own Big Easy Rollergirls will be in attendance!

Synopsis: "Shot over a four year period in Austin TX, and utilizing both verite footage and interviews, Hell on Wheels documents the creation of modern-era roller derby's first two leagues.

After overcoming countless hurdles, the rowdy rollergirls known as Bad Girl, Good Woman enjoy a smashingly successful first year, only to find a rift, fueled by issues of insurance, finance and future direction, forming among the ranks of the skaters.

Ultimately, 65 of 80 skaters walk and form their own player-run league. Dealt a near fatal blow, management doesn't give up. Instead, they recruit and rebuild their league to rebound in dramatic fashion. Two leagues emerge from the near-disaster - the Lonestar Rollergirls and the Texas Rollergirls - and both pioneer a modern era of roller derby, inspiring thousands of women across the US.

Directed by Bob Ray. USA. 2007. 90 mins.

"Hell on Wheels is an epic doc. It's fast, fun, and inspiring." - Chris Gore (founder, Film Threat Magazine)"

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Dog Days of Summer

Charity Dogwash 2007
Even though the rollergirls are busy practicing to prepare for their first bout of the 2008-2009 season, you have plenty of opportunities to hang out with them!

Come out to the “Dog Days of Summer” at the Parkway Partners Greenhouse at the corner of Baronne and Clio. The event is Saturday, August 9, 2008 from 9 a.m. to noon and will feature a dog wash with the Big Easy Roller Girls as well as pet friendly plants, sno-balls and dog treats from Petcetera. Angela Sagona of Good Dog Naturally will speak at 11 a.m. All are welcome!