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The Chosen People for BNAT1138 Are Officially Revealed!!!

Hey folks, Harry here and I have to say... This was a very interesting process this year. It was rather amazing how many shaved their heads. That wasn't my intention. I was raised by hippies, so the idea of shaving one's head... well, that's astonishingly inconceivable to me. Some people were chosen by their choices of Sid Haig or Walter Murch films. Some via their creative and unusual Masturbation Material. Jeff Mahler's choice of the film AQUAMARINE was quite telling and almost caused his dismissal - but not quite. Shockingly - nobody took a photo of their penis and put their face on it, though I was expecting that from Andrew Michael McWeeny - the reality was far filthier. But generally people were chosen via a combination of all the questions, their location, interests and how they choose their 3 vintage titles. The Drafthouse will be contacting everyone on the below list with Ticket information - and further updates. I look forward to seeing all of you at the BNAT Pre-Party on December 11th at the HIGHBALL and then the next day, December 12th, through till Sunday! It is going to rock hard! The line up is looking pretty damn happy awesome. Congrats. The winners are alphabetical by first name... except for the final 3 winners, who I chose amongst the folks willing to come alone. You three... you got in by the hair of your chinny chins!!!
1. Aaron Wade Dunn 2. Adam Wesley Venzor 3. Alan Cerny 4. Allison Bohlman 5. Alma Jacqueline Salcedo 6. Alyssa Saucedo 7. Amada Marquez 8. Amir Houshangi 9. Amy Tucker 10. Andreas Kyriacou 11. Andy Couch 12. Andy Howell 13. Angela Grace Behm 14. Angelique Melhem Ibrahim 15. Anna Elizabeth Harrod 16. Annie Roewe Bulloch 17. April Dawn Venzor 18. Arturo Gutierrez Serrano 19. Ashley Michelle Hazlewood 20. Ashley Woodall 21. Barbara Kennedy 22. Becky Osmon 23. Ben Bartley 24. Ben Martin 25. Bernadette Elaine Johnson 26. Beth Link 27. Bob Jones 28. Brandon Hartley 29. Brian Arnold Behm 30. Brian Satterwhite 31. Brian Steven Day 32. Brianne Corn 33. Brittany Hayes 34. Bryan H. O'Donnell 35. Bryce Wilson 36. Catherine (Cathie) Anne Horlick 37. Charles L Rodgers 38. Cheryl Jean Westerman 39. Chris Smith 40. Christi Michelle Cromer 41. Christopher Aaron Jones 42. Christopher Cargill 43. Christopher Lee Moore 44. Christopher Michael Jackson 45. D. Campbell MacKinlay 46. Daisy De La Torre 47. Dannie Helen Loraine Knowles 48. Darrell Golliher 49. Denis Anthony Timothy McElwaine 50. Diana Del Mar De La Torre 51. Domenique Bellavia 52. Dr. Cat 53. Dshanya Reese 54. Edward Lucky McKee 55. Edward Peter Steadman Kelly 56. Elijah Wood 57. Emily Alder 58. Emily Hagins 59. Eric Franklin Burgess 60. Eric Vespe 61. Ernie Cline 62. Filip Tegstedt 63. Florian Etcheverry 64. Gary Allen Miller 65. Germain Lussier 66. Glenn Farley Leavell 67. Gloria Walker 68. Gordon L Jones 69. Graham Peter Spencer 70. Greg Wilson 71. Harry Jay Knowles 72. Heather Leah Kennedy 73. Heidi Zarse 74. J. Wesley Aylor 75. J.J. Weber 76. Jack Pattillo 77. Jaime King 78. James Froeschle 79. James McCormick 80. Jarrell Jay Knowles 81. Jed Strahm 82. Jeff "The Jew" Mahler 83. Jenifer Kathleen Bryan 84. Jennier A. Brown 85. Jennifer Klumpp 86. Jennifer Tamara Hoyt 87. Jeremy Daniel Smith 88. Jeremy Stomberg 89. Jeremy Bulloch 90. Jessica Cargill 91. Jessica Leigh Griffis 92. Joan Sullivan 93. Joanna Ebizie 94. Joey McCoy 95. John Gholson 96. John Osmon 97. Jon Peele 98. Jonathan Chang 99. Jonathon Wade Dial 100. Josh Alder 101. Julia Stamman 102. Justin Ryan Edward Sproule 103. Kaela Morgan 104. Karen Ow 105. Karl Zimmerman 106. Katherine Moy 107. Kathryn Elisabeth Conyers 108. Katie Stotts 109. Kayla Kromer 110. Kevin Corn 111. Kevin "Balls Out" Biegel 112. Kim Thompson-Jones 113. Kimberly Louise Locke 114. Kristen Ariana Spencer 115. Krister "Bruce" Temme 116. Kristoffer Aaron Morgan 117. Kyle Newman 118. Lauren Barron 119. Lauren Ellig Lenzen 120. Lee Vanwallene 121. Lisa Taline Rucker 122. Lissa Mosley 123. Lyrae Anne Anderson 124. Marcus Owens 125. Mark Wensel 126. Matthew Dunn 127. Matthew Kiernan 128. Matthew Perniciaro 129. Maxim Pozderac 130. Megan Anne Dougherty Hagins 131. Melissa Kaercher 132. Michael Andrew McWeeny 133. Michael Leroy McKee 134. Michael Loren McCutchen 135. Michael Saulters 136. Michelle Gargano 137. Mickey Worsnup 138. Mike Henry 139. Mike Wilson 140. Mindy Constant 141. Moises Walter Chiullan Y Deyoe 142. Monica Knighton 143. Natasha Ann Petentler 144. Neil Reece 145. Neil Stewart Anderson 146. Nick Catalano 147. Nick Wilson 148. Nicky Ankers 149. Omar Salinas 150. Pamela Kathleen Nail 151. Patricia Cho Knowles 152. Patricia Wick 153. Paul Alvarado-Dykstra 154. Paul Gandersman 155. Perrin Klumpp 156. Peter Sciretta 157. Rachel Fiona Marshall 158. Rebecca Ann Elliott 159. Rian Johnson 160. Richard M Heim III 161. Rob "Balls In" Biegel 162. Rod Whitenack 163. Rodney Perkins 164. Rodney Wayne Nunley 165. Roland Denoie 166. Romeo Azar 167. Sarah Sprague 168. Scott "Maskhead" Swan 169. Sean Lavery 170. Silia Sequeira 171. Simeon Peebler 172. Steve Prokopy 173. Susan Hydzik 174. Susana Soliz 175. Tara Lee George 176. Tim Smith 177. Tim Wick 178. Timothy Brian Smith Jr. 179. Timothy Bryan McCanlies 180. Tony Vespe 181. Walker Dollahon 182. William Andrew Kemp 183. Windy Bowlsby 184. Yabori Sequeira 185. Zachariah Wood And the Final 3 Chosen Ones: 186. John Spencer Howard 187. Joseph Burke 188. Kim Tumaini Jørgensen

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  • Nov. 5, 2009, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Shucks

    by Sebilrazen

    Oh well, I'll be in Austin that weekend anyway, you guys have fun.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Maybe next year

    by bobbyjoe1985

    Congrats to all that made it

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Congrats

    by DrAstroZoom

    ... and damn.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Thanks Harry! You the man!

    by TheNorthlander

    If there's anything in particular you want from Sweden for your birthday let me know. If not, I'll think of something.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 5:26 p.m. CST

    It must've been...

    by JackCortez

    that I picked "Captain EO" for one of my answers. But how could I not?

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 5:27 p.m. CST

    3rd time is not a charm

    by jpainting

    someday i will make it. and by that i mean the next two years, since we will all die after Butt Numb 2012

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 5:31 p.m. CST

    sigh.

    by Destry

    ah, well...i made the effort. now i have to go tell my kid that daddy was rejected...hope you're happy, harry! (wait, happy harry! dammit, i should've chosen "pump up the volume" for one of my vintage flicks!) heh heh. congrats, all.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Enjoy Che, Parts 3 and 4

    by Garbageman33

    Sorry I won't be there.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 5:32 p.m. CST

    bah

    by CanadianVampire

    So sad.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 5:32 p.m. CST

    ....

    by wes

    Thought "fish slime" for sure would've got me in.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Si Señor!!!!!!!! Finally made it!!!!!!

    by Gutser

    Thanks Harry. I´ll see you guys there. For those who didn´t make it. Never stop trying.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 5:36 p.m. CST

    Congrats to all who got in!

    by Count3D

    Maybe next year for me!

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 5:36 p.m. CST

    Harry

    by chf.brodie bruce

    Hey Harry, I wonder if there is anyway you can post some of the winning submissions (omitting any identifying info of course) as I and others here I'm sure would love to see how the lucky few were chosen.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 5:36 p.m. CST

    Darn

    by lacythegreat

    Not a chosen one this time. Have fun whoever got in!

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 5:37 p.m. CST

    holeeshit!

    by yabory

    we made it! we made it! i gotta book plane tickets! it's a geekgasm! i just totally blew a load all over! this is the best christmas ever!

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Thanks, Harry.

    by John Maddening

    Geek Christmas in a month and a week!

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 5:41 p.m. CST

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    by Sal_Bando

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 5:44 p.m. CST

    I was not among the chosen few

    by Derek Wildstarr

    maybe next year.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 5:47 p.m. CST

    I am Forsaken, Congrats to the Chosen.

    by Ozy

    Who knows, I might just be a crazy bastard again and drive out from Miami to do standby line.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Congrats to the chosen... I'm gonna go cry...

    by Toulon

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 5:52 p.m. CST

    vintage films

    by ahughes8491

    if vintage films were such a big role, im curious, what did everyone else put for their vintage films?

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 5:53 p.m. CST

    I didn't get in...

    by Jo3yHuds

    That ain't cool news.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 5:56 p.m. CST

    the only name

    by tes_735

    I recognize is Elijah Wood, and I ain't him or his brother Zack so... My first year to apply so I'm not surprised. Was fun seeing how it all goes.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Christmas is here!!

    by CandyKate

    Almost... can't wait until we get to Austin and it all begins! I'm also feeling loads of sympathy for people who didn't get in. and I'm feeling so seriously fortunate and so pumped!!

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 6:02 p.m. CST

    No Josh Swaney? For shame

    by palimpsest

    The poor fuck.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 6:08 p.m. CST

    It was a fun thought....

    by antmanx68

    there's always next year =)

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Phew!

    by tonagan

    Now I don't have to take time off work, buy plane tickets, or rent a car and hotel room.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Hahaha

    by Harold-Sherbort

    Elijah Wood.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 6:21 p.m. CST

    it must suck to be beaten out by "Dr. Cat"

    by BadMrWonka

    one of these days I'll have enough money to travel to BNAT and I'll apply.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Folks...

    by HEADGEEK

    I tell you what. Picking the list each year is just brutal. There's a group of about 18 friends of mine that just didn't quite make it in this year that I wish could be there, but I put a limit on personal friends that get in. That way I can choose people that I've never met, so I can possibly introduce a new experience for those people that may result in meeting some really cool people. There is no single category that outshines another. The photo is how people go instantly to the FAIL folder - where people just decided to do NOTHING for the photo. Well, the photo thing is for the Yearbook - and if you don't want to add to the fun of the yearbook... Oh well, guess you didn't want to come. But I had a shit ton of people that did a great photo this year... or at the very least tried their best. So they all go to the MAYBE folder - which was quite full this year. The WINNER folder - as applications come in, I pick the folks that I can't imagine BNAT without.... and then when I get the final total, I fill out the rest of the seats with folks from the MAYBE folder. There - I pick based on Photo, Location (try for a 50/50 split from domestic TEXAS and foreign GREATER USA & BEYOND), Sex (yes, for Bathroom realities there needs to be about 40-50% female), and then the answers to the other questions - as I read applications... I look for things that make me smile, make me want to meet you, makes me think you'll fit in with the others chosen and lastly... just a random confluence of all it smushed together that says, "LET ME IN YOU FAT BASTARD!"

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Thanks Harry!

    by SonicRiver

    And I totally thought I had no chance.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Sad day...

    by GenPion

    The news of Fort Hood made me depressed. It's horrific. At least all that happened to me is I didn't make it on to the BNAT list. I was so looking forward to going though. I really couldn't think of anything better to make this year worthwhile...

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 6:25 p.m. CST

    I wonder how far people went with the pictures?

    by Series7

    It seemed like you just wanted a straight on head shot with a shaved head. I look a lot like robert wilonsky in my picture. Maybe Harry doesn't like the fellow Texan.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 6:29 p.m. CST

    by GenPion

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Elijah Wood?

    by Anything But Tangerines

    had to apply?

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Hold on a sec...

    by GenPion

    Harry, you said at the Land of the Lost event you hoped to see me at future events. Why Wasn't I on the list? THE LIST!!!!!?!?!?! Oh damn... Maybe next year...

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Elijah Wood

    by Series7

    Lives in Austin. He's always there.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 6:33 p.m. CST

    I bet at least I was in the Maybe folder...

    by GenPion

    I'm depressed.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 6:33 p.m. CST

    Next Year

    by JackCortez

    I will do better. I rushed my app this time. Maybe i'll have a better shot if I just take my time.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 6:35 p.m. CST

    pics

    by ahughes8491

    do you think people who just photoshopped themselves bald went into the FAIL folder? Is that considered doing nothing? Cause it was a pain in the ass doing mine, haha.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 6:35 p.m. CST

    Elijah

    by HEADGEEK

    Yeah - and he did a bald shot that was excellent!

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 6:36 p.m. CST

    ahughes

    by HEADGEEK

    no - Photoshops were totally considered. The Failure folder was 100% hair on heads, did nothing special for the photo people.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Some people didn't get in, that always get in

    by HEADGEEK

    Because the person they said they were applying with, didn't send in an application - so what was I supposed to do? SO for future years - if you say you're applying with someone, make sure they send in an application. Otherwise I just feel awkward letting you in alone.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Harry, you ever thought about

    by TheNorthlander

    maybe charging a 1 dollar application fee for BNAT?<p> Not for yourself maybe, but for that Saturday Morning Kids Club?<p> What I mean is, I'm sure anyone willing to travel to Austin and do this might also be willing to cough up a buck for application, and if you get 6-7000 dollars for the Kids Club, wouldn't that go a long way for them? And if it means you get a couple of hundred applications less, it would make your job of going through the applications a lot easier.<p> <p> I dunno. Just a thought.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Harry

    by ahughes8491

    Ok cool, thanks for the clarification. Counting down the days till I try again next year. Did you remember mine and Jeff McNeils apps? Hopefully we were at least a maybe, haha.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Hmm....

    by GenPion

    My friend sent in an application, Harry...

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 6:40 p.m. CST

    Holy cow

    by Accordion27

    Best One-Year Anniversary ever! Our first date was December 13, 2008. Thank you Harry!

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 6:40 p.m. CST

    Two Neil's got in

    by GenPion

    Not I.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 6:41 p.m. CST

    I MADE IT!!

    by soladeo1

    YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! Finally my life has meaning!!! See you in 5 weeks, ya'll!!

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 6:42 p.m. CST

    Curses!!!

    by cheesemold

    foiled again..

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Congrats to all that Got In..Wish I was Goin

    by ChocolateJesusMan

    Interesting..the Absence of Drew Mcweeney On that list..very interesting.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 6:48 p.m. CST

    yay!

    by AnnaHarrod

    congrats to everyone that got in... can't wait to see y'all next month! :)

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Thank you

    by Germster

    Thank you so much Harry. I'm still shaking that I actually got in. Gonna be a crazy next few days logistically but so worth it. Thanks SO much. - Germain Lussier

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 6:52 p.m. CST

    WOO!

    by Lissa-Triana

    WOO! I'm in! It was the Masturbation Material wasn't it, Harry? And the awesome pic. I know it.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 6:58 p.m. CST

    oh well...

    by schatze

    I didn't get it. Since it was my first application, I didn't think we would. My friends got in...again, so that's cool. Maybe next year... Have fun to those of you going and congrats!

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 7:01 p.m. CST

    Thank you!

    by Nordling

    Thanks so much, Harry. It's a true honor.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 7:02 p.m. CST

    TheNorthlander

    by Nordling

    I must have PLOPP. Or a LET THE RIGHT ONE IN region-free Blu with the correct subtitles. Whichever's better. Heh.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 7:08 p.m. CST

    hey Ozy

    by BillboeFett

    the good news is you can have more time to spend sitting in the chatroom.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 7:09 p.m. CST

    :(

    by JWSiegel

    My app was far from perfect, but I had hope. Oh well. Enjoy yourselves... you lucky bastards.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 7:15 p.m. CST

    I'm so mad I could shoot up a Texas Army base!

    by darth_fuck_shit

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Nordling

    by TheNorthlander

    You have my Myspace or my email, right? Send me a list of what you want, I'll bring it.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 7:21 p.m. CST

    darth_fuck_shit - You are not funny

    by Bandit 37

    I extreamly out of touch if you think that's cool.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 7:23 p.m. CST

    I'm in!!

    by Bob Loblaw Law Blog

    I found out shortly after it was posted, but this is the first time I could comment. So excited!! See the rest of you lucky bastards in Austin!!

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 7:23 p.m. CST

    Wow, sweet, now do the DVD column, dammit!

    by SoylentMean

    Focus on the important things

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 7:23 p.m. CST

    "I extreamly out of touch"

    by darth_fuck_shit

    Me am not! You take back!

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 7:24 p.m. CST

    Oh, and Harry...

    by Bob Loblaw Law Blog

    Honestly, thank you. It's an honor to be invited to your party. Can't wait to see you and Yoko.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 7:25 p.m. CST

    Anyone else notice that most the people that say

    by Series7

    THEY ARE IN! Are usually Talkbackers you've never seen around.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 7:26 p.m. CST

    HOLY SHIT!

    by DavidDunn

    YESSSSSSSS! thats all i can say, besides thank you harry! We fucking love you more than anything at this moment and cant wait to meet you! -Chris and Natasha

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 7:27 p.m. CST

    So you had to have someone to go with?

    by Series7

    Shit I did have some hair on my head to. I had it shaved down to a zero but that leaves a little nub. So I probably went straight to the failure pile.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Anyone else really want to see Elijah's

    by Series7

    Photo? I do. What does a 30 year old who looks 12 with a shave head look like besides a cancer patient?

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 7:32 p.m. CST

    Hey, Bilbo.

    by Ozy

    Not sure what your fucking problem is but it's nice to hear from you not hiding behind some different nick and trying to sadly sneak into chat.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 7:41 p.m. CST

    The best day of my year ...

    by rodnunley

    Though this year I got married ... so maybe BNAT will have to settle for the 2nd best day for 2009. But words can't express how happy I am to be among the chosen few this year. Can't wait to see my 24 hour family this year and my heart goes out to all those who didn't get in. Don't give up. While there is stand by there is hope.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 7:41 p.m. CST

    I am in

    by Dman Den

    2 years in a row. This is great bad luck to those that did not.Last years made me really wish I had applied the year before.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 7:44 p.m. CST

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    by MacReady452

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 8:18 p.m. CST

    I love reading about...

    by The_Crimson_King

    cool things other people get to do, oh wait not really....

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 8:29 p.m. CST

    I strongly suspect. . .

    by Dr.Ducks

    that the reason Harry never posts the answers given by the people who make it in is that if you are not inherently cool enough to get it right the first time, why be allowed to copy? I know I'm a total bitch for saying this, but it had to be said.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 8:56 p.m. CST

    did it have to be a streight up shot of you bald

    by turnbullAC

    or could you get fancy, I know it was a thx theme but in theory would making myself look like Mickey Knox have helped my chances or hurt them?

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 8:59 p.m. CST

    I didn't know entering solo hurt your chances : (

    by Lance Rocke

    wah!

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 9:01 p.m. CST

    What a pain..

    by lookingatanace

    3rd year of being passed up. Note to everyone : for next year, 31 really means 5.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 9:13 p.m. CST

    it was worth the wait!

    by hippolyta

    Thanks Harry! And now I need to find a b-day present that will top the laser you got last year. I don't think that's possible though...

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Harry - What Highball activity

    by CmdX

    did people choose the most?<p>I'm playing a lot of Skeeball

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 9:22 p.m. CST

    hippolyta

    by TheNorthlander

    Sure it is. Three words: Palm Flame Thrower.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 9:29 p.m. CST

    submitting alone

    by b6421

    this was my 1st time applying for BNAT, so i wasn't overly optimistic about my chances, but after seeing the final 3, had i realised i could've left that partner field blank, i wouldn't have put an arbitrary name for a friend i knew wasn't going to apply. i wish in retrospect that was more explicitly explained as such, especially since i have acquaintances that were admitted. oh well.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 9:30 p.m. CST

    dude!!!

    by HEADGEEK

    if somebody gets me a Palm Flame Thrower - I promise to creatively use it at BNAT with Jeff Mahler!!!

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 9:31 p.m. CST

    188 seems like a low number

    by hippolyta

    Isn't it usually over 200?

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 9:35 p.m. CST

    Claudia Cardinale Boobs

    by theayatollah

    Was my masturbation material submission. I like to think that's what got me in.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 9:54 p.m. CST

    Wow...

    by drew mcweeny

    ... the times, they really are a-changin'. I'm not complaining, but just observing, that many familiar faces aren't part of BNAT this year. Many of the ones that will make me saddest didn't even apply because real life just plain got in the way. It's just a reminder that we're all a little older, and nothing is permanent. I'm pleased, as always, to be attending, but more than ever, I consider it a privilege, not a right, and I look forward to seeing everyone there.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 10:22 p.m. CST

    I so happy for everyone who got in

    by movies22

    Wish I had the money to apply this year. Hope you all have a great time.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 10:24 p.m. CST

    Yeah probably because most the people that

    by Series7

    Applied, don't even post here ever.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 10:24 p.m. CST

    Sorry

    by Series7

    Made it, not applied.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 10:40 p.m. CST

    whoa, Moriarty has returned!

    by The_Crimson_King

    for now at least...

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 11:17 p.m. CST

    it's all because of my Star Trek review....

    by TheHumanBurrito

    ....isn't it, Harry!? :-P

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Great! Now you can do your DVD column!

    by D.Vader

    And mention that Watchmen: Ultimate Cut and Clone Wars: Season 1 came out on DVD this week. Bc I had NO idea they were out until I went to Best Buy just to make an exchange earlier today.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Congrats to everyone who wasn't me...

    by KingKirby

    That goes for Frodo and Boba Fett and the director of Fanboys. I could fill this up with useless platitudes, but hey, this was my first year even applying so congrats...so next year, I'll (hopefully) have a better sense of how to earn a golden ticket...*sigh*...it's gonna be a long year to wait, and no...that ain't cool.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 11:28 p.m. CST

    Is it wrong...

    by 3 Bag Enema

    ...to beat the shit out of a fat man on wheels? Of course it is. That's how Harry gets to be this big of an asshole with no fear of repercussions.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 11:32 p.m. CST

    Series7

    by D.Vader

    YES

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 11:35 p.m. CST

    Harry, you broke my heart.

    by Some Dude

    But I will apply again next year and the enxt and the next! BNAT is too awesome for me to get a sense of entitlement about. I consider myself lucky to have gone once, let alone twice. Oh, and put up my reviews already. I got more that I'm waiting to send in.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 11:38 p.m. CST

    Oh, and congrats to Kyle and Jaime.

    by Some Dude

    So, what's the deal with stand-by?

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 11:39 p.m. CST

    Dammit! I didn't get in!

    by zacdilone

    Then again, I didn't apply.

  • Nov. 5, 2009, 11:42 p.m. CST

    Not Boba Fett

    by Bob Loblaw Law Blog

    The Jeremy Bulloch on this list is a totally nice guy (I met him last year in the pre-BNAT line)... but he's not *that* Jeremy Bulloch. So, no, we're not all hanging out with Boba Fett at BNAT.<p>I did however meet Elijah last year, and he was really laid back, totally having a blast.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 12:31 a.m. CST

    Can't say Thank you enough

    by cahcat

    It is an honor to say I'm going. I put a lot of hope into it and as an insane film going cinefile I am grateful 100%. Thank you, thank you!!! I'm so excited for all who are going and will be missing some others the whole time, again THANKS. I am a sap.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 12:39 a.m. CST

    It shouldn't be an honor that you're going.

    by 3 Bag Enema

    You were chosen by the caprice of a moron. Don't believe me? Look at what movies he's reviewed positively on this site. Then look at how he's managed his personal life. Then wonder if being chosen by him is an honor dubious.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 12:54 a.m. CST

    What. Me? Bitter?

    by 3 Bag Enema

    Oh a tad.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 12:56 a.m. CST

    I wish the DVD COLUMN would be officially revealed...

    by white_vader

    - and none of this namby-pamby doubling up business either, you slacker!

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 1:05 a.m. CST

    Hey, D.Vader! Sorry missed your post there.

    by white_vader

    Great minds think alike - but fools seldom differ, as the saying goes.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 2:20 a.m. CST

    You know what they say, White Vader...

    by D.Vader

    TOO MANY VADERZ!

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 2:27 a.m. CST

    WATCHMEN ULTAMITE CUT!!

    by lockesbrokenleg

    With even more put you to sleep action.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 3:25 a.m. CST

    The DVD column......

    by masteryoda007

    is a total piece of shit. It is just free advertising for Amazon. There are no actual DVD reviews, just the ramblings of a confused fat man. Wil there be an actual review of Watchment Ultimate cut? Will there fuck!

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 4:20 a.m. CST

    so very sad

    by mcavity

    I have lived in Austin 5 years now. this will be my 4th attempt to get in. One year I will make it!

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 7:19 a.m. CST

    Keep an eye out for Lockesbrokenleg!

    by RICHARD_GERE_RAPED_MY_GERBIL

    He'll be the guy wanking and crying at the same time on the sidewalk opposite.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 7:37 a.m. CST

    TOO MANY VADERZZZ!

    by white_vader

    They're in my internetz, eating my cheezeburgerzz... or something.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 8:42 a.m. CST

    Don't piss in my ear and tell me its rain

    by moorE12

    Elijah Wood did not have to pass anything, everyone knows he gets a free pass as a famous friend, and as much I don't like to rag on Harry, we all know he will do anything to get even the smallest taste of fame from the ball sweat of Hollywood

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 9:04 a.m. CST

    moorE12

    by Series7

    Yeah I agree, unless we see his pictures from years past.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 9:05 a.m. CST

    So Harry openly discriminates against single people

    by bingo the clown

    There was an unskippable entry in the form saying "who are you going with", and he admits that the only single people who got in were the last three in the list, who only got in "by the hair of their chin".

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 9:20 a.m. CST

    Hey Harry - Presents??

    by Raedar

    HB - Thank you so much!! Now I need suggestions of what to get you for your B-Day this year. BNAT will be here before you know it!!

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Wow.

    by realJWade

    Despite the disconsolate ruminations of the many Bitter Bettys in this talkback, and maybe because of it, I feel obliged to say: Thank you, Harry, for providing us with a place of delight and diversion, insight and inspection, in Ain't It Cool News, and for working so hard to bring us an incredible event at a time when you should be relaxing and soaking up the goodwill and wishes of friends and family. See you at BNAT 1138!

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 9:50 a.m. CST

    I'm used to hot girls making me feel bad about myself

    by Garbageman33

    Fat guys in wheelchairs, not so much.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 9:53 a.m. CST

    I don't doubt Eliajh sent in an application

    by moorE12

    But do you think his answers really swayed Harry's decision to pick him? I don't blame Harry for choosing Elijah, if I had a birthday party I would want famous people there too, but be a man and admit that Elijah got in because he is Elijah Wood, and not because he passed the application process.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Oh well...

    by panicdawg

    another year down the drain.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 10:07 a.m. CST

    Though I think it would be funnier if Eliajh

    by Series7

    Wasn't ELIAJH WOOD!!! NOW! Like if he was more like Macaulay Culkin is now. Fuck it would just be cooler if Macaulay Culkin was going instead. <P> Or if LOTR's never happened, or they did and sucked or something. Just some bitter child actor, doesn't need a drug problem. Maybe he gets a LITTLE TOO drunk at the party and talks a bunch of shit until one of his buddies has to take him away. <P> But I mean Eliajh Wood is kind of like the Brad Pitt of geeks.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 10:12 a.m. CST

    In defense of Elijah Wood

    by Garbageman33

    Met him at last year's BNAT. The one I got into. Couldn't have been a more humble, down to earth guy. Stood in line with everyone else to get his ID badge and goodie bag. He even pulled out his driver's license to show the volunteer. I asked him why he didn't just pull out a Lord of the Rings DVD.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 10:18 a.m. CST

    single people

    by Dman Den

    I got in as a single person and all you have to do is put in n/a if the question does not apply to you. Lighten up calm down and be happy.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Garbageman33

    by Series7

    Yeah I bet he's a great guy, like I said the Brad Pitt of the Geek Universe. It would just be funnier if he were more Dickie Roberts.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Elijah doesn't need defence

    by moorE12

    He seems like a really cool guy who you could chill with, drink beer and shoot the shit.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Dman Den king of the BNAT

    by Series7

    I think those are the only threads he's ever posted on. Thanks for the advice. I put something like Anybody in the box.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Would be funny if he invited the two Coreys

    by Garbageman33

    They'd keep sneaking into the bathroom to do coke and get molested by Michael jackson.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 10:45 a.m. CST

    COREY FELDMAN IS CLEAN AND SOBER

    by BringingSexyBack

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 10:46 a.m. CST

    SERIES7 - I NOTICED THAT TOO ABOUT WINNERS NOT TALKBACKING

    by BringingSexyBack

    How can anyone visit these TBs and never post? Boggles the mind.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Yeah i know

    by Series7

    Its always these random people coming out of the wood work thanking Harry. If you look they've only posted on BNAT threads. Sure maybe they read the site daily, but you think if they were people who'd "think you'll fit in with the others chosen" that they'd be more prevelent in the TB's. That or Harry hates Talkbackers? <P> And yes there gotta be some people going who are regular talkbackers.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 11:08 a.m. CST

    God Bless all of you, wheter you got in or not.

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    It's probably been a rough couple of years for a lot of you out there with the economy in the dumps and bad news every way you turn. I've lost a job, a pet and a close family member myself. I'm coming "home" for Christmas this year at BNAT (and already look forward the "12th Angry BNAT" copyright 11/06/09), and I hope to see many of you this year. For those not coming but still in town that weekend, drop by the Alamo and say hello. We'll be the big group of people standing outside between screenings (all night). We'll give you the inside scoop! For those around the world who applied but didn't make the cut this year, my heart goes out to you and I wish you and your families the best this Christmas season. If there is ANYTHING that we who are going to BNAT can do to give you a Geek boost, let us know and we'll try our best to do so. I know Harry would like to have almost ALL of you (and with satelite tech maybe some day that could even be a reality!), but the current reality of seating at the Alamo makes it impossible. Until National BNAT Day is a reality, keep your chins up and your love of cinema alive!

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Reluctant Austinite

    by bobbyjoe1985

    I figured it would be the Dirty BNAT Dozen

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 11:22 a.m. CST

    12th BNAT Hour?

    by Series7

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Tweleve BNAT Knights?

    by Series7

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 11:26 a.m. CST

    12 BNAT High?

    by Series7

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 11:26 a.m. CST

    High BNAT

    by Series7

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 11:27 a.m. CST

    For Your BNAT Only

    by Series7

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Breaking down my application like the Zapruder film

    by Garbageman33

    Trying to figure out where it all went wrong. Perhaps I shouldn't have said there was only one Donald Pleasance role in that he played the same character in everything. And the conehead photo was a bad idea. There's two ways to go with that. Incredibly faithful OR really clever. The conehead was neither. Not that I'm obsessing over it or anything.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 11:59 a.m. CST

    12 Rounds of BNAT?

    by Series7

  • Nov. 6, 2009, noon CST

    12 BNAT Monkeys?

    by Series7

  • Nov. 6, 2009, noon CST

    BNAT Apartment 12

    by Series7

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Beneath the 12-BNAT Reef

    by Series7

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Her Twelve BNAT's?

    by Series7

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 12:02 p.m. CST

    BNAT's Twelve (Oceans)?

    by Series7

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 12:02 p.m. CST

    The Twelve BNAT Chairs?

    by Series7

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 12:03 p.m. CST

    12 BNAT's and Holding?

    by Series7

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 12:03 p.m. CST

    BN12 (2012)?

    by Series7

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 12:03 p.m. CST

    12:08 East of BNAT?

    by Series7

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 12:05 p.m. CST

    OK i'm done

    by Series7

    But who ever said the Dirty BNAT is probably right.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Cheaper by the BNAT?

    by Series7

    Ok I'm really done now.

  • Crawling out of the woodwork and registering an account... Not pointing fingers per se, unless you're darth_fuck_shit. But Talkbacker does not necessarily equal Movie Fan (which is one of the qualifiers for BNAT attendance) and vice versa. Considering the amount of talkbacks that consist of "FIRST!" (or a failure of First), calling Harry names (though he seems to take that in good humor), calling attendees names, and petty arguments... why would someone want to specifically seek out talkbackers? <br><br>Also, with the slew of apps he has to go through and the fact that the talkback registration process consists of an alias and an email address, it's not exactly efficient to deliberately weed out talkbackers vs. nontalkbackers.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 12:24 p.m. CST

    amy_t

    by bobbyjoe1985

    I agree...BNAT is supposed to be a gathering of movie fans. Not trying to sound corny, but it's a togetherness type of thing. I wouldn't want to sit in a theatre full of negative, pissy people. I didn't get in, but I'm not going to turn against the people who were clever and lucky enough to be chosen. I'm happy for them and hopefully some day I'll be able to sit beside them.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 12:33 p.m. CST

    amy_t

    by Series7

    yeah I totally agree. But there ARE a bunch of people on here who do love movies and would like to go to this. Its just odd. Something I would like to know, how many people who attend BNAT post often. I mean search those names of people that ARE so excited to go, they've only got like 10 post, and yes there are who have been on here for forever.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 12:41 p.m. CST

    bobbyjoe1985

    by Series7

    sit in a theatre full of negative, pissy people. Harry should have the ANTI BNAT and 24 hours of bad films and only allow TALKBACKERS to attend. Show X-3, Fan Four, Forrest Gump, Wolverine, Crash and whatever. Just a bunch of movies TB'ers hate. Then again I don't think Harry would be able to cover the damages.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 12:41 p.m. CST

    I don't post very often

    by DavidDunn

    I have been reading the site for years and am obviously a big fan of it, but most of the talkbacks get completely sidetracked by some lame argument so I never really have the urge to join in. I enjoy seeing everbody's thoughts on whatever subject is posted but I don't think amount of posts should be any more or less of a qualification. Harry looks for something specific in the questions and brings certain people together, that is incredibly awesome to me.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 12:43 p.m. CST

    I went last year

    by Garbageman33

    And post fairly frequently. Same with Bob Loblaw. And 433. They're the only ones that come to mind right off the top of my head.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Series 7

    by bobbyjoe1985

    I like that idea...Trying hard not to reference Inglorious Basterds.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Anti-BNAT, hosted by Michael Cera

    by Garbageman33

    If talkbackers want to be pissy, lets really give them something to be pissy about.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Series 7

    by Bob Loblaw Law Blog

    "And yes there gotta be some people going who are regular talkbackers."<p>Yep, there definitely are. I'm here all the time. Probably too much.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Talkbacking vicariously through 433

    by amy_t

    Yep, 433 talkbacks all the time and has gone to most of the BNATs. He enjoys internet argument far more than I do, so I just watch over his shoulder as he trolls the world. Oh, and Thanks Harry! Bring on Poughkeepsie Tapes Two!

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 1:17 p.m. CST

    I'm so man I could shoot up a Florida office building!

    by darth_fuck_shit

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 1:19 p.m. CST

    thats "mad"

    by darth_fuck_shit

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Butt Naked Ass Twitch

    by MichelleRodrijizz

    I personally can't wait to find out what 40-seconds of unfinished effects clip from some shitheap throwaway sci-fi/fantasy/low league animation wet dream was shown between the usual selection of black and white films nobody remembers or cares about and poorly-gambled high budget projects that studios already know won't make shit anywhere in the developing world.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Bob Loblaw Law Blog

    by Series7

    Yeah I know, you were the one I was takling about. And Reluctant Austin guy and Nordling and who ever he was talking to. Like I said, there are some.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 1:49 p.m. CST

    There's a little pressure this year, I think

    by Garbageman33

    I'd hope Harry would be the first to admit that last year's lineup wasn't one of the better ones. I mean, Valkyrie and Benjamin Button were coming out in a week. Che was a weird choice that went over like a fart in church (the lobby was far more crowded than the theater). The best full movie was I Love You, Man and I don't think anyone is going to confuse that with a comedy classic. Seems like it was missing that holy shit moment like people must've felt watching Kung Fu Hustle, OldBoy or 300. The closest we came was watching Burl Ives get attacked by a racist German shepherd.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 2 p.m. CST

    What's up w/all the Frodo hate?

    by footnotegirl

    Last year, Elijah Wood filled out a complete application (I saw the extremely amusing bearded Elijah) and totally made himself a part of BNAT. Other famous folks may not have, but he totally did, so lay off on the hobbit, k? Also, thaaaaank you Harry, this is the one trip we're taking all year and we are really looking forward to it.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 2:13 p.m. CST

    footnotegirl

    by Series7

    A champion of BNAT a failure of talkback.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Hopefully the next attempt will go better

    by wuher da brewer

    I apply each year and hope for the best... I really need to do something great to get my name noticed.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 2:15 p.m. CST

    wuher

    by Series7

    Penis head seems like it would have been a surefire golden ticket.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Thank you! Thank you!

    by Fade_1977

    Super stoaked to have been invited! See you next month!

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 2:48 p.m. CST

    Well Fade_1977

    by Series7

    Thank you for creating a screen name.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 3 p.m. CST

    Why does it look like Yoda writes every headline on this site?

    by Glory_Fades_ImMaxFischer

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 3:01 p.m. CST

    See everyone there!

    by Fallen_one

    And happy birthday in advance big guy! Never been to the Alamo before (but have heard countless great stories!)I'm buying a new pillow! LOL!

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 3:14 p.m. CST

    BNAT attracts people who write LOL in their own messages

    by Garbageman33

    Maybe I didn't want to go after all.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Fallen_one ... a tip

    by rodnunley

    don't bring a pillow. Bring some 5 hour energy instead. The whole point is to see every movie. Not to sleep.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Fallen_one

    by Series7

    Thank you for creating a screen name.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Its me! darth_fuck_shit!

    by Fallen_one

    Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Y'all just got "Fuckshitted"!!!

    by Fallen_one

    Whooooooooooooo!

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Billy Goats Gruff

    by realJWade

    *grumble*grumble*grumble*'ma Troll*grumble*grumble*grumble*

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 5:20 p.m. CST

    this is quickly becoming

    by AnwarNamtut

    my new favorite talkback. keep pouring that love on each other!

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Trolls

    by amy_t

    Honestly, darth_fuck_shit is moving up my list of "favorite trolls"

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 5:59 p.m. CST

    realJWade - "Trolls"

    by darth_fuck_shit

    Your insulting me with "hip" internet lingo? REALLY?? C'mon, this isn't World of Warcraft! You can do better! Give it another shot, call me a pigfucker or something.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 6 p.m. CST

    But if this was World of Warcraft..

    by darth_fuck_shit

    ..my character would simply be known as.... "The Fart"

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 7:24 p.m. CST

    I think Darth should be invited

    by Garbageman33

    So he can do a running commentary of the proceedings. I'm pretty sure that would be more entertaining than the actual event. Maybe Danny Glover's Dick Blood could come out of retirement to co-host.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 8:01 p.m. CST

    My appologies

    by realJWade

    to Darth. In fact, I wasn't even talking about you, but you're right, I should do better. Let me go peruse the Urban Dictionary for awhile. Please hold your breath while you wait for my return.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 8:04 p.m. CST

    About BNAT 1138

    by realJWade

    So how many people have already bought their plane tickets? Anyone else from Idaho going?

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 8:05 p.m. CST

    My apologies

    by realJWade

    for misspelling "appologies." PS. My girlfriend totally plans on sleeping with Elijah Wood while at BNAT. Strangely, this doesn't bother me that much.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Garbageman33

    by darth_fuck_shit

    My commentary would start something like this: "Before we begin I would like to remind everyone in the audience that you actually went through great lengths to win the opportunity to spend 12 long hours watching a film festival programmed by a self proclaimed fan of such classics as: Van Helsing, Godzilla, The Phantom Menace, and Land of the Lost. I hope at least the foods good. Oh, and you BETTER have brought nice "pwesents" for the birthday blob or its the standby line for your ungrateful ass. Now on with the show..... Frodo! Down in front!!

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Goddammit, Darth!

    by John Maddening

    It's 24 hours.

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 10:28 p.m. CST

    realJWade

    by Bob Loblaw Law Blog

    Still figuring out logistics, but will book tickets tonight or tomorrow. Where do you live in Idaho? I'm from Oregon... grew up in Eastern Oregon, went to college at UO in Eugene -- GO DUCKS! -- and now live in Portland metro. Good to have you in the NW BNAT group! :)

  • Nov. 6, 2009, 11:35 p.m. CST

    Bob Loblaw

    by realJWade

    Moscow (Go Vandals, baby), but am currently trying to move to Austin, so BNAT trip will be multi-purpose (trying to find a bloody job). We bought our tickets night of, just to make sure it wasn't all some sort of dream. This was our first year applying, so it was quite a shocker to see my name on the list.

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 6:07 a.m. CST

    realJWade

    by Bob Loblaw Law Blog

    Pretty cool... My high school jazz choir and band used to go to the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival every year over there; been over there several times. We'll have to connect sometime at BNAT. You'll love it.

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 8:09 a.m. CST

    by wonderland

    Does anyone have tips for first timer? What should I bring with me, leave at home?

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 9:51 a.m. CST

    wonderland

    by Nordling

    No electronic devices are allowed at BNAT. There's never been a film pirated at a BNAT screening and it's going to stay that way. If you want to take pictures of fellow BNATers then the party the night before is perfect for that. As far as personal comfort goes, this will sound weird, but a change of socks does wonders. Deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrush too. You don't want to be too comfortable at BNAT because you'll fall asleep, but you want to be comfortable enough to be able to relax. Bring money for the food at the Alamo Drafthouse, which has wonderful meals and a terrific waitstaff (and you WILL tip them, right? They deserve it). But as far as foods go, carb up before you get into BNAT but the foods you eat at BNAT should be low-carb. Believe me, you'll feel it at 2:00 in the morning if you don't. BNAT heartburn is no laughing matter. I described it once as "eating through the goddamn hull" (ALIEN) and it can be unpleasant, so bring antacids. They will sell bottomless cups of coffee/soft drinks so you can drink all you want at BNAT, so take advantage. I don't recommend caffeining up too much, you'll crash hard later on when you most want to be awake.

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Nordling

    by wonderland

    Can we bring a cell without a camera? It would be turned off of course, but my friend will need to make contact with her family a couple of times. We work nights, so we know all about staying up, and will be bringing plenty of heartburn meds i assure you. Thanks for the tips. Great Alien reference.

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 10:08 a.m. CST

    wonderland

    by amy_t

    If you're going to be parking nearby, I highly recommend that if a cellphone is needed, it stays in the car.

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 10:11 a.m. CST

    wonderland

    by amy_t

    And on that note - the camaraderie at BNAT is good. Even if you don't have a car nearby, someone you'll have met probably does and will probably gladly store your stuff for you.

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Thanks

    by wonderland

    We will have a car. It'll stay in the car.

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 10:23 a.m. CST

    If you need to call someone from BNAT

    by pkn

    You can keep your cell in the car and make a call during one of the breaks. If there's an emergency, whoever needs to contact you can call the Drafthouse and someone will find you (seats are assigned). Cell phones are a no-no and pretty much always have been.

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 10:37 a.m. CST

    I don't know

    by Nordling

    what I'm going to do with 24 hours away from Twitter. Heh.

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 10:42 a.m. CST

    @nordling

    by amy_t

    I know. It will be unbearable.

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 11:01 a.m. CST

    RT @amy_t: @nordling

    by Bob Loblaw Law Blog

    No kidding. But if Harry can give it up during BNAT, so can I! RT @amy_t: @nordling I know. It will be unbearable

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 11:10 a.m. CST

    wonderland

    by Bob Loblaw Law Blog

    The food at the Alamo is really good! I'd budget for at least $60-100 for a couple + tip. I've found that you're gonna wanna eat something about every other feature, whether it just be a snack or something more substantial.<p>Do get the bottomless soda or coffee; It's around $11 and well worth it. The wait staff is great and the ordering system is perfect... so yes, do plan to tip them well.<p>As for me, I like to wear clothes in layers so if I get a little chilly, I can pop on a sweatshirt or hoodie. If it gets hot, then I can take it off. I like to bring gum and mints too... something to keep your mouth fresh does wonders.<p>If you wear contacts, bring some saline solution and your glasses. You'll probably want to give your eyes a rest at some point.<p>Most of all, just remember that you're going to have a theater full of friends and everyone I've ever met at BNAT has been super nice. I think that's one of my favorite parts about it... watching cool, weird and sometimes "How in the hell did that get made?" films (I'm looking at YOU "The Poughkeepsie Tapes"!!)... with people who savor every moment of the experience.

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 12:20 p.m. CST

    more advice for wonderland

    by hippolyta

    I'm compiling an FAQ for BNAT virgins and will post it to the LJ and myspace groups. Yes, some people still use LJ and myspace. In the meantime, as Nordling mentioned, your toothbrush and a second pair of socks are two must haves.

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 12:28 p.m. CST

    What to bring?

    by rodnunley

    Well I need to bust out my bear feet slippers and resole the bottoms of the feet for another year. I also bring a toothbrush and deodorant. 5 hour energy helped me a lot last year and I swear by the idea of bringing a change of socks. But no pillows ...

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Thanks everyone!

    by wonderland

    Thanks for all the great info. Yes cell will be in the car. We would never think of using it in the theater. Yes, I'm a big believer in tipping, especially at large events like that. I even always tip at the Sonic. I have found the LJ group, I will look forward to the FAQ. Not having my iPhone for Facebook, Twitter and texting will be strange, but I expect to be so entertained that I don't miss them. We can't wait to meet everyone. I'm the kind of person who makes friends with strangers at concerts and book signings so can't wait to meet everyone at BNAT.

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Would not let me sign in...

    by wonkakillskids

    I'm one of the lucky few and can't wait to meet you crazy bastards there. A FAQ is much needed for this BNAT virgin. And do people actually use their phone while there? I wouldn't even fathom it, considering the nonstop barrage of movies, awesomeness, food, beer and various other insane things occurring for 24 hours.

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 4:33 p.m. CST

    wonkakillskids

    by Nordling

    See above, and check out http://community.livejournal.com/bnatters/ for other questions. And no, use your phone, and instant murder.

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Quick question?

    by wonderland

    Alamo coke or pepsi? Please say coke.

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 5:22 p.m. CST

    wonderland

    by Series7

    They got RC Cola/7-UP/A&W and Diet Rite. <P> If you bring a lady friend with us and get bored, can we bang on out real quick to help stay awake?

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Tip Toes 2

    by soladeo1

    I hear it on good authority that Harry has selected BNAT XI's dreaded 'twilight' endurance-fest ahead of the BIG FINISH MOVIE. Tip Toes 2. You heard it hear first.

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 5:28 p.m. CST

    People, regarding phones and movie theaters

    by TheNorthlander

    Think of it like this - When you're in a movie theater it's your one chance to GET AWAY FROM THAT THING.<p> I know always keeping it with you and having it on "just in case" is comforting but this is your one chance to spend 24 hours free of that burden, in a dark room, 100% fully concentrated on the three things that matter more in life than ANYTHING ELSE:<p> Friends, Food and (above all) WATCHING MOVIES!!<p> <p> So forget about the damn phone.

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 6:44 p.m. CST

    How dare you mention "Tip Toes"?!?!

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    Some of us still haven't recovered from that yet. Too soon. I can't even look at dwarfs anymore without losing control of my bowels.

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Tip Toes

    by TheNorthlander

    I really have to get a copy of that. It CAN'T be worse than watching SOI COWBOY.

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Well...

    by Nordling

    TIPTOES does have David Alan Grier doing a little person on a kitchen counter. Don't see that every day.

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 9:45 p.m. CST

    my name isn't on there sooooo....

    by VonThunderballs

    i don't give s hit. screw you hippies.

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Wonderland - it's Coke.

    by amy_t

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 10:39 p.m. CST

    Bottomless Coke at that!

    by hippolyta

    Although the caffeine and sugar helps keep you awake, you pay for it with 3am gut-rot.

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Nordling/TheNorthlander

    by wonkakillskids

    Oh, I know about phones. I actually wanted to get that device that shut down phones in a small area (well, before it was deemed illegal). But yeah, how many times have I almost gotten into fist fights when someone next to me is texting away like a madman to his moron who is in the bathroom. "Yo man, he's gonna get killed." And so will he if he doesn't stop texting. I love that there's a ban on phones. I think I can survive a day without contact with the outside world. Makes me relieved. I was just asking about the little things that people will need at BNAT. Thank you for the livejournal page. I haven't used that site in years, but glad to see it's still bustling.

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Oh, and to anyone who hasn't seen...

    by wonkakillskids

    Tiptoes... I'm still amazed at Gary Oldman's portrayal as a little person in it. The movie itself isn't all that good, but seeing him ham it up as a little guy is pretty great. I'm not asking for that to be one of the films they show, though.

  • Nov. 7, 2009, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Dont forget your firearms!

    by darth_fuck_shit

    Think about it. Packed theater, few exits....

  • Nov. 8, 2009, 1:12 a.m. CST

    Gary Oldman's portrayal as a little person

    by Series7

    So I guess he's repeating that in Christmas Carole?

  • Nov. 8, 2009, 3:06 a.m. CST

    More advice

    by footnotegirl

    I have to go against the tide and say... bring a pillow, at least one of those airline neck ones. Even if you don't sleep, it will help to make sitting more comfortable. Make sure your shoes are comfy! Try wearing the same pair of shoes all day and around the house even while sitting down for long periods to test them out first, because the shoes that are cozy at 10 p.m. can feel restrictive at 4 a.m. Bring sunglasses, because never is the sun more painful and abusive than when walking out of a movie theater at noon with 0 hours sleep (or 3 if it's a year with 'Che') Have a place to crash ready and available on Sunday as soon after noon as possible. One year, we did not and I had to wait in a parking lot for two hours for our room to be ready. Never. Again. Even if you have to pay for a room for an extra night you're not using, it is Worth It to be able to get right to sleep.

  • Nov. 8, 2009, 3:07 a.m. CST

    Also.

    by footnotegirl

    BNAT, the one thing where a Twitpeek might actually come in useful. *snerk*

  • Nov. 8, 2009, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Newbie...

    by bankhead

    Thanks for everyone's advice. I feel unprepared. I totally feel undeserving of being chose, but I ain't giving up my spot. I'm looking forward to an awesome experience with some cool people.

  • Nov. 8, 2009, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Gary Oldman in TIPTOES = Dorf on Bikes

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    I'm serious. Oldman walked around on his knees and they digitally cut off his legs trailing behind him. They didn't bother adjusting the length of his arms or anything else, so he looks like Dorf!

  • Nov. 8, 2009, 1:34 p.m. CST

    ATTN newbies: BNAT FAQ is up!!

    by hippolyta

    I've put together all of the questions I've seen asked and put it in one LJ post: http://community.livejournal.com/bnatters/105667.html

  • Nov. 8, 2009, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Can't wait

    by MacReady452

    i'm gonna sweat garlic with no deodorant, walk to the theater with no socks on and then take my shoes off, drink a 40oz of OE and eat a bucket of chilli, talk through Wolfman and Clash of the Titans (these are the sets Harry has most recently visited for all those who don't know, which seems to be most in attendance, so it seems most likely to catch a glimpse of these). I'm the kind of guy that can make friends just hangin' 'round the abortion clinic so I look forward to meeting all of you. Some of you seem pretty dense so let me spell it out, this sounds like an abortion. Just kidding. Have fun everyone.

  • Nov. 8, 2009, 8:24 p.m. CST

    Real question

    by MacReady452

    i am hearing bottomless soda and coffee. what about beer? it is the "Drafthouse" after all

  • Nov. 8, 2009, 8:48 p.m. CST

    The "Chosen Ones"

    by MacReady452

    as a jew I'm offended. Just kidding, i'm not offended....... or a jew, but i'm sure others are, offended I mean, and obviously jewish. poor poor taste and choice of words. I know you got the beard Harry but your not Moses, or Chuck Heston.

  • Nov. 8, 2009, 9:01 p.m. CST

    Looper?

    by Shepard Wong

    "@rcjohnso ok, so you have a month to film every page, put in music and work out your narration for the presentation of Looper at BNAT1138"

  • Nov. 8, 2009, 9:01 p.m. CST

    by Shepard Wong

    shit, that last message wasn't a Direct Message... shit!

  • Nov. 8, 2009, 9:25 p.m. CST

    MacReady452

    by John Maddening

    Yes, there's beer, and good beer at that. However, I haven't actually had a beer at the Drafthouse since BNAT 2. Alcohol is a depressant, and it will make you sleepy. Best to drink on Sunday night when you go out with folks to talk about all the awesomeness and awfulness that you saw on screen.

  • Nov. 8, 2009, 9:51 p.m. CST

    Deep Fried Pickles and Milkshakes...

    by CandyKate

    the best way to stay awake at BNAT for me :).

  • Nov. 8, 2009, 9:56 p.m. CST

    433

    by MacReady452

    thanks for the info. might come in handy some day. so less beer(depressant) more meth(stimulant).

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 12:20 a.m. CST

    beer

    by AnwarNamtut

    actually not the worst idea to have a few during the last two movies so you can counteract all the caffeine and sleep when you get home. also helped take away the pain of Che.

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 2:27 a.m. CST

    Congrats to the BNAT crew for this year!

    by emeraldluxury

    Hi all, just want to say congrats to the BNAT crew for this year! I know that BNAT is such a privelege. Meeting everyone on Friday night has to be one of the Events that just adds to the experience! I want to just fly to Austin to see everyone. I keep dreaming that my back will be good, and I have an amazing application, and then I get it again...dreams dreams. Anyway, Congrats to Nord, my previous arm rest buddy! Harry, have a great time for your bday! Its very cool that you throw one heck of a bday party for you to share with people, and also give to charity at the same time. All the best to everyone who got in!

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 7:20 a.m. CST

    Sweet, the ghost of John Peel is going

    by seppukudkurosawa

    Didn't realise he dug movies, too.

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 11:51 a.m. CST

    I dunno about staying the night after

    by CmdX

    We have always just gone straight to the airport Sunday night and taken the nonstop back to Chicago. 38 hours of fun!

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 2:46 p.m. CST

    BNAT the 13th... you heard it here first

    by Grendy

    I hope that's what he chooses for that one, 2 years from now. CMDX... stay the night, it's worth it. People go to Guerro's for mexi-grub and then usually to an awesome local's house for hanging out/drinking/rock band-ing. You'll be happy you did. Sad I wasn't on the list, too.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 2:11 a.m. CST

    How many Austin people plan on doing standby line?

    by Ozy

    Depending on a few things I may drive out from Miami and try my chances at standby. Usually around forty people who also try for standby but I suspect this year there may be more. If I go I'll probably end up spending a week in Austin so it will be a great time even if I don't get in.

  • Nov. 11, 2009, 8:56 a.m. CST

    BNAT

    by Kimotep

    BNAT hypedness from Denmark! What are the possibilities for befriending local Austinites for sightseeing and possibly accomodations?

  • Nov. 11, 2009, 7:24 p.m. CST

    a freaking sausage fest

    by Chewbacca_Khan

    just like this site

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 8:27 a.m. CST

    A total sausage fest...and Jaime King

    by Garbageman33

    Kinda makes all the sausage bearable.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 6:36 p.m. CST

    Jamie King

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Lol, funny. She's a shit actress.

  • Nov. 14, 2009, 4:30 a.m. CST

    Thats two years in a row I miss it

    by Struggling Comedian 37

    Well, there is always next year...unless....hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  • Nov. 14, 2009, 1:51 p.m. CST

    I'd eat my siblings

    by NippleEffect

    for a seat at the grown ups table

  • Nov. 1, 2010, 9:15 p.m. CST

    Man, I hope I get in!

    by wes

    This could be my year! Here's my Mandom video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6_OjmO4TWI Yes, I realize I'm in last year's BNAT page, but got a little bored refreshing 2010's page.

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Bit late in the game, but OK

    by orcus

  • Nov. 2, 2010, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Neverrrr!

    by wes

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 10:31 a.m. CST

    You do know not to many folks look here, right

    by orcus

    Just giving you a heads up

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Very well aware good sir

    by wes

    Very well aware, I was needing a way to pass the time. :)

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 10:38 a.m. CST

    What I don't understand

    by wes

    is actually why you looked here in the first place?

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Simple, Orcus sees all...

    by orcus

    Or at least a good bit

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Hmm

    by wes

    So you must have been one of the lucky 6 then, yes?

  • Nov. 10, 2010, 9:08 a.m. CST

    Lucky 6 what?

    by orcus

  • Nov. 10, 2010, 1:26 p.m. CST

    One of the few

    by wes

    to have found the hidden BNAT submission link