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OctoButt-Numb-A-Thon submissions closed. The Decision Process Begins...

Hey folks, Harry here... At some point in the next 24 hours - I'll be finalizing the list of attendees for the 8th Annual BUTT-NUMB-A-THON, known simply as OCTOBUTTNUMBATHON!!! This year - I received 6,749 submissions. I've been reading them as they have been coming in and have been pulling names into a "finalist" folder. Right now, I've got about 725 of those. In the "Confirmed" folder there's 151 folks that have currently made the "cut". I've got roughly 50 more names to pick - and this is where it gets very very hard. I will be going through the 725 applications and reread all of those, look at the photos and make a judgement call. This is where some regulars will not make the cut and where other BNAT virgins get a break. At the same time, I've just received lists of several thousand vintage 35mm prints to begin to pick the vintage portion of the festival. I'm also in the process of contacting the various studios about their new prints they've struck of classic films or rare gems to put into the mix. And the premieres... It's looking very very good this year. Just wanted to give those of you that wanted an update, the latest on what's happening. Best of luck. Harry

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  • Oct. 26, 2006, 9:54 a.m. CST

    Talkback

    by duct tape wallet

    broken again?

  • Oct. 26, 2006, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Here's Hoping

    by NubtheSquirrel

    Really want to make the cut but I won't be upset if I don't make it. There'a always next year...

  • Oct. 26, 2006, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Good luck, Harry...

    by duct tape wallet

    picking through all the film selections. Don't ignore the lovely Yoko, though! She won't take it kindly, and we wouldn't want you to end up like the prop the 'illegal immigrant' alien had at the start of MIB.

  • Oct. 26, 2006, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Will groveling help???

    by Goonie

    Pleeeeeaaaaaaasssseeeeeeee!!!!

  • Oct. 26, 2006, 10:28 a.m. CST

    groveling is for.......

    by Captain Vidal

    sissies and james bond villains....and you're no villain.

  • Oct. 26, 2006, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Get some Vintage LUCHADOR movies

    by artgutser

    Santo Vs Las Lobas; Santo Vs Las Mujeres Vampiro; Santo Vs La Invasión de los Marcianos; or Santo y Blue Demon Vs Dracula y el Hombre Lobo (I´m not shitting you, its a "real" movie)

  • Oct. 26, 2006, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Don't let me be....

    by sureshotgl

    Charlie Brown on Halloween... ;)

  • Oct. 26, 2006, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Please pop my BNAT cherry

    by TheGreatPumpkin

    I'm one of the virgin applicants that Harry mentioned. Just writing "applicants" makes me think Harrison Ford is going to come after me in some weird, pseudo-movie related way. Hmm, now I wonder if I should have chosen a name that actually reflected my e-mail address or something... Harry, look for the Hong family (party of 2) application! I kinda just pictured that old movie Harry and the Hendersons where I'd have the muppet Harry on the hood of my car. I really need to get out of my office today.

  • Oct. 26, 2006, 11:54 a.m. CST

    How will the winners be notified?

    by johnnynumber5

    I ask because road runner email is down in NYC!!!

  • Oct. 26, 2006, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Ive already bought my plane ticket

    by theheavy

    and made reservations at Renaissance Austin Hotel so Im ready Harry,.....just kidding Ive do have everything in place just give the "word" Kiptin

  • Oct. 26, 2006, noon CST

    I just realized now

    by Retlaw Kciuq

    I just realized now that I forgot to send my ultra lame photo with the email. Oh well, I don't think I'll be selected anyway but I know I shot myself in the foot by forgetting that photo. I don't have a camera anyway.

  • Oct. 26, 2006, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Winner Notification

    by HEADGEEK

    Will appear on the site in a new post.

  • Oct. 26, 2006, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Fake Interview!!!!

    by Gil Brooks

    Oops, wrong thread. Seriously, though- my BNAT cherry is ACHING to be bursted upon the grounds of the Alamo...

  • Oct. 26, 2006, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Thanks Headgeek

    by johnnynumber5

    Crossing my fingers!

  • Oct. 26, 2006, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Where is the best place to stay in Austin then?

    by John-Locke

    Is the Renaissance Austin the place most out of town OCTOBNATers will be staying or is that quite pricey?

  • Oct. 26, 2006, 1:28 p.m. CST

    The wait is killing me

    by RichardtheBloody

    Hopefully my idiot friend missing a question won't kill our chances.

  • Oct. 26, 2006, 1:35 p.m. CST

    within walking distance

    by smallerdemon

    Hampton Inn is within walking distance and it is quite nice and not too pricey. Free breakfast too (although stay away from the coffee and just head to Halcyon). The Omni is also within walking distance, but can vary in price quite a bit. Lots of folks like to stay at the Austin Hotel, and I have before, but the beds are "eh" and it's a long trek to the Drafthouse on foot.

  • Oct. 26, 2006, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Oh man...

    by Nordling

    The butterflies in my stomach are vomiting.

  • Oct. 26, 2006, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Oh man...

    by sureshotgl

    I'm vomiting on the butterflies in my backyard

  • Oct. 26, 2006, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Me Me Me !!!!!!!!!!!

    by gogreen

    me me me me Im stil avirgin :)

  • Oct. 26, 2006, 2:19 p.m. CST

    Oh man...

    by artgutser

    The butterflies in my stomach have butterflies in their stomach. Please Harry, dont take to long.

  • Oct. 27, 2006, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Oh, and...

    by duct tape wallet

    First! (Sorry, my first and probably last time, couldn't resist)