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THE DIRTY DOZENTH List... BNAT 12 - BUTT-NUMB-A-THON... These folks are Mandom!

Hey folks, Harry here with the lucky, talented & ungodly enthusiastic audience members of the 12th annual BUTT-NUMB-A-THON, known as THE DIRTY DOZENTH! Films are being confirmed, goodies are being acquired for the bags, tricks & torments aplenty are being planned & prepared. But most of all, the best part of the process. The most torturous for me - picking the Audience is done. I held back some seats, like always - for "talent" and for the team members of the Drafthouse that help make all this possible... and when we found out that due to Fire Marshall rules we can't do folding chairs, that cut our audience down even smaller than any year other than our year at the RITZ. This is for everyone that applied and didn't get in, you are worthy. You are all awesome. I have to make at least 70 SOPHIE'S CHOICES every year that I do this, but with the videos and the pictures and just some of the heart and soul you people poured into these applications, I want you to know. I read them and I've watched them. I wish I could welcome all of you to this, my favorite day of the year - it'd be cool to hear what you thought worked and didn't. To share those awkward bathroom moments when we run into each other. Don't give up hope. Several folks that have never gotten in, got in this year - and I wish more could have. But... FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT ARE ON THIS LIST... Know that you're in for the best fucking day of your year. You're going to meet friends you never would have met otherwise. You'll get in strangers cars as though they've been life long friends. You're going to see some really fun stuff - and this year, I'm really excited about - because this year will be MANDOM. As soon as we find out all the costs for prints and tricks - we'll have the ticket page opened up and ready to sell. I'll publish an alert on AICN - and we'll also email all of you to come get your tickets. NOW - if you're coming with someone and they drop out, tickets are not transferable. Unclaimed seats go back into the hamper for STAND BYS. That information will be published around a week before the event. For now - to the following 166... This is going to be an experience you're going to share with the best audience ever. In the coming weeks, I'll be posting some of my favorite Mandom videos and BNAT pics. Unfortunately, I will never publish my BNAT pic online. Because... it is pure evil. Pure. Only BNATTERS get to judge me. 1. Aaron W Dunn 2. Alan Wayne Cerny 3. Alicia Marie Rutledege 4. Alma Jacqueline Salcedo 5. Alyssa Marie Saucedo 6. Amada Marquez 7. Americo Philip Capoferri 8. Amy Marie Stomberg 9. Andy Howell 10. Angela Grace Behm 11. Anna Elizabeth Harrod 12. Anthony Vincent Vespe 13. Ashley Michelle Hazlewood 14. Ashley Renee Woodall 15. Barbara Pauline Kennedy 16. Becky Kapes Osmon 17. Benjamin Andrew Martin 18. Benjamin Ernest Harrison 19. Benjamin Gregory Bartley 20. Bernadette Elaine Johnson 21. Bethany Lynn Link 22. Brady Dean Dial 23. Brandon Earl Toohey 24. Brian Arnold Behm 25. Brian Mason Satterwhite 26. Brian Steven Day 27. Carolee Mitchell 28. Catherine Anne Horlick 29. Charles Lawrence Rodgers 30. Christi Michelle Cromer 31. Christopher Aaron Jones 32. Christopher Burgess Speidel 33. Christopher Jepsen Bowlsby 34. Christopher Lee Moore 35. Christopher Robert Cargill 36. Christopher Ryan Palmer 37. Colleen Dolores Gaddis 38. Daisy Marie De La Torre 39. Daniel Campbell MacKinlay 40. Dannie Helen Lorraine Knowles 41. Darrell Ray Golliher Jr 42. Darrell Carl Tange 43. David Christian Wilson 44. David Thorr Thompson 45. Derek Franklin Mahr 46. Diana Del Mar De La Torre 47. Dshanya Armbruster Reese 48. Edward Peter Steadman Kelly 49. Elijah Jordan Wood 50. Elizabeth Louise Younger 51. Emily Marie Hagins 52. Emily Rosemary Rauber Rodriguez 53. Emily Shepard Alder 54. Eric David Vespe 55. Eric Franklin Burgess 56. Eric Leonard Tucker 57. Ernie Cline 58. Filip Carl Martin Tegstedt 59. Gary Allen Miller 60. Glenn Farley Leavell 61. Gordon LeRoy Jones 62. Hailey Jean Miller 63. Harry Jay Knowles 64. Heidi Ann Zarse 65. Holly Ambrosia Blain 66. J. Jay Knowles 67. Jack Pattillo 68. James Detriech Froeschle 69. James Fitzgerald Meshbane 70. James Herman Wesson 71. James Lee Paisley 72. Jamie S. Landau 73. Jarrette Taylor Moats 74. Jed Strahm 75. Jenifer Kathleen Bryan 76. Jennifer Lynn Klumpp 77. Jennifer Tamara Hoyt 78. Jeremy Daniel Smith 79. Jessica Renay Reynolds Cargill 80. Joan Socorro Sullivan 81. John Alan Carpenter 82. John Alan Weber, Jr, but you mofos betta call me JJ or Jethro! 83. John Robert Osmon 84. John Walter Smith 85. Jonathan William Peele 86. Josjua Alexander Alder 87. Joshua David Leland Emanuel 88. Karl Angus Zimmerman 89. Kevin Peter Biegel 90. Kimberly Marie Thompson-Jones 91. Kristen Ariana Boykin 92. Krister Joel Temme 93. Kristoffer Aaron Morgan 94. Laura Claire Harlin 95. Lauren Barron 96. Lauren Laws 97. Lauren Ellig Lenzen 98. Lee Matthew VanWallene 99. Leigh Mercedes Harris 100. Lyrae Anne Anderson 101. Marcus Ray Owens 102. Mark Daniel Wensel 103. Mary Catherine Abbondondelo 104. Masha Serdobintseva Speidel 105. Maxim Philip Pozderac 106. Megan Anne Dougherty Hagins 107. Meghan Aine Murphy 108. Meghan Marguerite McCain 109. Melissa Sue Kaercher 110. Michael Aaron Saulters 111. Michael Andrew McWeeny 112. Michael Loren McCutchen 113. Michael Newberry James Cameron 114. Michaela Elaine Chandler McGuffey Morgan 115. Mindy Lynne Constant 116. Moises Walter Chiullan 117. Natalia Covarrubias 118. Natasha Ann Petentler 119. Neil Reece 120. Nicholas Vincent Catalano 121. Nick Wilson 122. Nicky Jayne Wilson 123. Omar Salinas 124. Pamela Kathleen Nail 125. Patricia Cho Knowles 126. Patricia Clare Wick 127. Patrick James Pendergast 128. Paul Andre Gandersman 129. Paul Victor Alvarado-Dykstra 130. Perrin Andrew Klumpp 131. Peter Joseph Sciretta 132. Radoje Zakic 133. Raul Ramirez 134. Rebecca Ann Elliott 135. Rian Johnson 136. Richard Marion Heim III 137. Rob Matthew Biegel 138. Robert O'Neal Thomas III 139. Robert Wayne Jones 140. Rodney D. Perkins 141. Rodney Wayne Nunley 142. Roland Dirk Denoie 143. Romeo Jean Azar 144. Ruby Leigh Young 145. Sam Graham 146. Sarey Elizabeth Monster 147. Scott Michael Beggs 148. Sean Michael Messinger 149. Sean Thomas Lavery 150. Shaya Dillon Clark 151. Simeon Charles Peebler 152. Steven Charles Prokopy 153. Stuart Mackie Thompson 154. Susan Katrusia Hydzik 155. Susana Soliz 156. Tamar Teifeld 157. Tami Lyn Cerny 158. Thomas Alexander Stadlauer 159. Timothy McCanlies 160. Walker Eugene Dollahon 161. Wesley Ryan Dodd 162. Windy Therese Bowlsby 163. Zachariah Nathaniel Wood 164. Darrell Wesley Heidenreich 165. Jennifer Hope Gray 166. Jeff "the Jew" Mahler Jeff, I didn't forget you, I just saved the best for last. Darrell & Jennifer... Paul DIni distracted me with an exciting phone call and I lost track of where I was in the list, that is why you are out of order. Everyone else? SEE YOU AT BNAT!!! WOO-HOO!!!

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  • Nov. 3, 2010, 2:32 a.m. CST

    going to BNAT and FIRST??

    by brightgeist

    what a day :D

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 2:33 a.m. CST


    by DavidDunn

    and first for the first time?!?!?! AHHHHHHHHH

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 2:34 a.m. CST

    Oh well.

    by Beeslo

    It was a great app this year.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 2:35 a.m. CST

    second will do!

    by DavidDunn

    ahhhhhhhh i cant believe it! congrats to all and THANK YOU HARRY, MUCH LOVE MUCH LOVE WE ARE popping the champagne cork now and going to down the bottle, it was either celebration or pity party, my god we are lost for words right now!!!! THANK YOU, just thank you

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 2:36 a.m. CST

    sorry DD ;)

    by brightgeist

    but now i'm really off to bed... read you all tomorrow!

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 2:36 a.m. CST

    oh, and congrats DD!!! :)

    by brightgeist


  • Nov. 3, 2010, 2:37 a.m. CST

    Grats to the winners!

    by LastOfTheV8Interceptors

    One of these years....

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 2:38 a.m. CST

    Hey, as long as that distraction...

    by wes

    didn't cost me my mandom!! GOOD NIGHT! (Seriously this time, had to see my name on the list.)

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 2:39 a.m. CST


    by mcavity

    did not make it this year.. getting tweeted did not = getting picked. ill try and hit the standby line. maybe ill get luck this year.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 2:39 a.m. CST

    Oh man

    by Accordion27

    I'm humbled, honored and grateful, sir. Thank you so much!

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 2:41 a.m. CST


    by Nordling

    Thanks Harry and can't wait to see everyone. "All the world loves a lover..."

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 2:42 a.m. CST

    Back to sanity...

    by Beeslo

    Sigh. Rejected. Again. I have been before but only by luck via standby. I must remember that there are those who have applied as much as I have and have never gone at all. BNAT8 was still the best one in recent memory from what I've been told, so I'm happy to have that. Chances are gonna be stacked against us this year, but like always, I will be in the standby trying my luck again. Congrats to all that got in, I know some of you all are decent people.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 2:43 a.m. CST

    Thanks so much, Harry!

    by Bob Loblaw Law Blog

    Even though my name became Josjua on the list. God knows I would change it legally to come to BNAT!! ;) <p> I'm totally bringing the ukulele. Looking forward to some spirited MANDOM singalongs while at BNAT!! <p> Again... thanks, Harry. It means the world to me and Em to be invited to your party. Can't wait to see you, Patricia and everybody else in December!

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 2:43 a.m. CST

    Fuck yeah!

    by TheNorthlander

    Thanks Harry!<p>See you guys there!

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 2:44 a.m. CST


    by brightgeist

    (Tom from Austria) i'm gonna fall asleep SO HAPPY in a few minutes! this has been a dream for many years! i'll book my flight tomorrow, shouldn't be too expensive thanks to the nice dollar/euro rate ;) does it make sense to be there a few days before the actual event? will there be any pre-/post-BNAT stuff that i shouldn't miss? so exciting :)

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 2:47 a.m. CST


    by Bob Loblaw Law Blog

    Nice, my European brother!! It will be good to see you again. Are you gonna do a private screening of your movie for some of us pre- or post-BNAT??! :)

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 2:47 a.m. CST


    by mcavity

    I'd give yourself a few days. 1. Austins a fun town lots of cool stuff to see and do. 2. you want to be well rested for a 24 hour movie marathon!

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 2:47 a.m. CST

    !! I'm still so excited!

    by schatze

    Thank you so much! I'm not even tired I've been so excited! Thank you so much again! I look forward to seeing all of you there. I'm just so happy I get to go! *^_^* Thank you! :-D

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 2:48 a.m. CST


    by brightgeist

    true, very good point! :)

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 2:51 a.m. CST


    by Bob Loblaw Law Blog

    Yes, yes!! Go as long as you can. Austin is an amazing city, and San Antonio is not far away (Remember the Alamo!). Last year, I even went to Dallas and Houston to see some sites. Take your time... I'll see YOU in December!

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 2:52 a.m. CST



    definitely come in at least for the full FRIDAY before and honestly, relaxing a day before flying out is good. So leave Monday. Or stay more and enjoy Austin and the community that will welcome you

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 2:53 a.m. CST

    Damn. Next Year, I am going all out with the video.

    by SonicRiver

    I had a great idea for mandom, but lacked the time to pull it off. Anyway, Congratulations to the winners. You guys are hardcore, and trully excellent people, and I will be sad not to be there with you this year!

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 2:54 a.m. CST


    by mcavity

    I'll wave from the standby line lol

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 2:54 a.m. CST

    My application partner got in but I did not

    by TheKoolAidisPoisonous

    Harry, I thought you weren't splitting people up? :-'(

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 2:54 a.m. CST

    And Harry,..

    by SonicRiver

    You rock for letting me go last year. I've got so many great memories of bnat1138. Thanks for that!

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 2:57 a.m. CST

    Seeing my partner's name on the list...

    by TheKoolAidisPoisonous

    is like getting a christmas present that's shaped like a Voltron but when I open it it's actually a sock stuffed full of shit and middle fingers. I'm so sad.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 2:57 a.m. CST

    My rectum is psychic.

    by Some Dude

    Just got home from a trip to Austin. As often happens to me, I suffered a bit of travel constipation. At the exact moment that my backlog breached, I received a text from a friend telling me that Harry had posted the list and that we were in. BNAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 2:59 a.m. CST



    There's reasons for that. 4 separate applicants got in whose partners didn't get in. In each case, I didn't have an application for their partners in my folders. At that point, I either had to eliminate someone whose app I really really liked, or let them work it out with their friend. <BR><BR>Two of those were friends of mine.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 3:04 a.m. CST

    Are you saying that

    by TheKoolAidisPoisonous

    you didn't receive my application or that I didn't make the first round of cuts? Sorry, just worked so hard on my app that I've gotta know if it was a legit denial or just a cosmic "fuck you" clerical error.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 3:05 a.m. CST

    Thank you for a Happy Day!

    by cahcat

    Thank you again Harry! I am so excited for BNAT and cannot wait to celebrate your bday in true movie watching style! THANK YOU MUCHO!! :D

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 3:06 a.m. CST

    And now I'm interested in this Paul Dini thing

    by ArcherNX01

    AICN is like a 40's serial. Tune in next time for... :)

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 3:10 a.m. CST



    Well, I know that by going over the list back and forth for the last 5 hours, that there are 4 cases of people's app-mates not getting in - and in all 4 cases, there was no received application for their app-mates. <BR><BR>I would love to do this with everyone being an individual and no guaranteed appmates, but I would never split people if given a choice. In this case - these 4 cases... I don't know what happened, but I know in 1 case the extra didn't do their app. If you're saying you sent an app - I can say clearly - I didn't get it, because it was very easy to look down the list and find people alphabetically. The system is never perfect and if the ghost in the machine fucked you, I'm sorry - but it happens.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 3:10 a.m. CST

    PS I'm Some Dude's partner, if that helps

    by TheKoolAidisPoisonous

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 3:11 a.m. CST

    Oh well.....

    by Geekagriffis

    There is always next year. I may drive down for stand-by and to see friends.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 3:12 a.m. CST


    by DavidDunn

    We are just so happy, its hard to think of what to say, except for thank you again! We cannot wait for the dirty dozenth! Tasha is dancing around, stomping her feet and saying "bnat... bnat... we're goin to texas, bnat... bnat" she is a girl interrupted, i am staring into oblivion with the biggest shit eating grin i have ever had. Cant wait to smell that Austin air baby!

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 3:13 a.m. CST


    by TheKoolAidisPoisonous

    Thank you for the explanation. I really appreciate it... Though I'm heartbroken. Ghost in the Machine: GO FUCK YOURSELF. Also, Harry, thanks for introducing me to Kiss Me Deadly. I drove two hours to get possibly the only copy in Oklahoma, and it was well worth it. Maybe next year! Congratulations to everyone else!

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 3:15 a.m. CST


    by mcavity

    I'll also say thanks for the intro to kiss me deadly. very good movie. unexpected.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 3:15 a.m. CST



    Oklahoma - that means you were Josh's mate. Yeah, I like Josh, totally would have let you in had I seen your app, but it wasn't there dude.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 3:16 a.m. CST

    Harry - How many apps did you get this year?

    by SonicRiver

    I love hearing the numbers, and it will make me feel better for not getting in. Also, how many mandom videos were submitted?

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 3:23 a.m. CST

    Thank you, bruv.

    by reni

    I've missed you. Feels like it's been ages...

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 3:28 a.m. CST

    There is always next year.

    by tenchi24

    I just hope people who appreciate the vintage movies got in.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 3:43 a.m. CST

    as for movies

    by mcavity

    I still say get tucker and dale vs evil. one of my favorites from sxsw.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 3:46 a.m. CST

    Vintage Movies

    by CmdX

    I've been to a few BNATs (thanks Harry!) and I have to admit, when I am actually there I loathe the vintage movies. I want to see something new and exciting damnit!! I could have watched this on Netflix!<p>Then, over the course of the next few months, I forget about the new movies and start to reconsider the vintage movies. I realize I would have never otherwise seen them and even if I had they wouldn't have been properly introduced to me like they are at BNAT.<p>Although this is not a universal rule

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 3:58 a.m. CST


    by SonicRiver

    Agreed. It's interesting what you say about thinking about the movies months later. Just last night, I had a dream about Faust, and BNAT1138 was 11 months ago. <p> I think the power of BNAT is the mystical manifestation of forgoten memories that resurface randomly subconsiously and lovingly.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 4:07 a.m. CST

    Sonic River


    I watched over about 160 or so MANDOM videos. Many are unlisted. In total there were round about 700 apps. Although, until the final day, I had just 30 more apps than I needed. Then in the hours before deadline, a flood came in. <BR><BR>This was the lowest application year ever, that was due mainly to the application being perceived as tougher. Personally, most people I knew could fill out the app in very little time, but I totally respect the fact that most people haven't seen KISS ME DEADLY, I feel it is wrong that they haven't, so at least this year. There's a great film that everybody got to see that they wouldn't have seen otherwise. As for the people that all felt it was required to watch DIRTY DOZEN... it wasn't. But I'm glad y'all did, because apparently a ton of you hadn't seen it before. And all men and women that love men, should know DIRTY DOZEN. That's just a life lesson.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 4:13 a.m. CST

    WOW! My wife just told me she's pregnant, AND I'm going to BNAT!

    by God's Brother

    B N A T ! ! ! ! ! Can you believe it???

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 4:14 a.m. CST

    Thanks x 1,000,000 HARRY!

    by God's Brother

    Aw man, what a blessing! BNAT... I can't fucking wait!

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 4:22 a.m. CST

    thanks harry

    by mcavity

    not getting in when you have so much competition feels a little better. I will say I think the app process has been getting harder. I think I didn't do the app for last year because I could not come up with a costume in time.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 4:23 a.m. CST

    by mcavity

    congrats God's Brother. Looks like you have a very good year coming up =)

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 4:24 a.m. CST


    by Geekagriffis

    I got in last year when there were almost 7000, but this year I didn't. Sheesh. My app must have sucked. But, my mandom video was fun to make.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 4:32 a.m. CST



    nah, we lost 20 or so folding chairs, which meant I lost spots to give people.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 4:43 a.m. CST

    bigger bnat

    by mcavity

    as much as I love the draft house.. I wish there was a bigger venue that could be used for BNAT. The lack of facility in other theaters would make it hard though.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 5:01 a.m. CST



    is part of the magic though.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 5:17 a.m. CST

    Thanks for the reply.

    by Geekagriffis

    My friend and I might drive on over to Austin anyway. Downsizing is a bitch.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 5:22 a.m. CST


    by lordofnoyze everyone that got in. Like a previous commenter, I still have memories of last year, which was epic in my opinion. I'll try my luck again next year. To the folks travelling from other countries-i'm positive you're gonna have a blast in Austin. 166 attendees, but everyone welcome in the land of Mandom. Hee.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 5:24 a.m. CST

    no Josh Swaney ?

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 5:25 a.m. CST


    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    One of these days will apply for it and try and make the trip from Japan. <p>

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 5:29 a.m. CST


    by mcavity

    If you do you have to come to a texas steak house.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 5:36 a.m. CST


    by Dman Den

    Hello Harry were there many that got into bnat without a mandom video?

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 5:52 a.m. CST


    by hippolyta

    Can't wait! Thanks Harry!

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 5:58 a.m. CST


    by Nordling

    Can't wait to see you brother. Also... MEghan McCain is coming. To those rightys who hate Harry's guts, he at least knows that film love has no politics.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 6:34 a.m. CST

    Thanks Harry.

    by SonicRiver

    That totally puts things into perspective for me. Have a great Birthday + BNAT!

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 6:39 a.m. CST

    No surprise, Didn't make it

    by honestlylincoln

    That is what I get for waiting 10 years to submit an application. Is it too soon to start offering hand jobs to Harry and Tim League for a stand-by seat?

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 7:02 a.m. CST

    Thanks anyway Harry

    by ody3

    Loved Kiss Me Deadly and gave it my best shot. Congrats to those and have a Happy Birthday Harry

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 7:18 a.m. CST

    Harry, was I close?

    by IdealTrajectory

    I gave this application a strong effort. Gonna return next year with new vigor, but am I on the right track here? Comedy?

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 7:58 a.m. CST

    sucks i didn't get in, but congrats to those who did!

    by yabory

    and BNAT 13 is just a little bit over a year away!!!!!!!!!

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 8:30 a.m. CST

    hey harry

    by ahughes8491

    Harry - random question: for those of us that didn't get in, is there anyway that you could list perhaps who the 'Next 20' would have been if there were folding chairs this year? I'm happy for everyone that got in, but I'm just curious if I was close or not. I really put a lot of time and effort into my app. I soiled my father's army uniform in a way unimaginable and I still didn't get in, so I take my hat off to everyone that did make it in, I can't imagine what lengths you went to, haha.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 8:35 a.m. CST


    by ahughes8491

    or if harry doesn't want to do that, would any of the winners mind sharing their application with me? i really am just so curious what a winning app looks like. let me know, and i'll leave my e-mail address. thanks guys and congrats!

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 8:39 a.m. CST

    I always want to see

    by Series7

    Elijah Jordan Wood's <P> And <P> Rian No Middle Name Johnson's <P> application pictures, wonder if they go all out and have something amazing. Or if their pictures are just as home grown looking as others.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 8:48 a.m. CST


    by John Maddening

    I've been lucky enough to attend for many years, so to have to bow out this year is really sad. Having commitments sucks.<br><br> But my wife will be there, and some of my best friends in the world, and I know they won't engage in relentless teasing over the awesome stuff they saw at BNAT 12, right?<br><br> Right?

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Advice for first-timers!

    by hippolyta

    Pretty much everything you need to know:

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 8:57 a.m. CST

    I wonder how many people who got in lied about loving

    by Quadrillionaire

    Scott Pilgrim just to jump through Harry's ridiculous hoops?

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 9:02 a.m. CST

    This is gonna be my first BNAT...

    by God's Brother

    What If I doze off? Will people shame me? What if the seats are uncomfortable (like for your back, not butt)? What if we wanna go outside and get some fresh air? What if everyone around me has BO? What if I wanted to bring a video camera and film some of the shennanigans? What if everybody thinks I'm a big loser? Ohhhhhh THE ANXIETY

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 9:05 a.m. CST

    God's Brother

    by mcavity

    yes yes, theres a reason its called butt numb a thon.. i think three are short breaks. after 24 hours in a theater there probably will be some bo.. no video camera or cell phones i bet. and no one will think your a looser they will all be point at us poor bastards in the standby line.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 9:06 a.m. CST


    by mcavity

    linke no workie.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 9:07 a.m. CST


    by mcavity

    doh. never mind..

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 9:09 a.m. CST

    Hell Yeah

    by Muldoon

    Fuck yeah! Forget Christmas, I've got BNAT this year.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 9:09 a.m. CST

    linky workie just fine if you remove spaces

    by God's Brother

    thanks hippolyta, mcavity... this is just what I was looking for!

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 9:10 a.m. CST

    God's Brother and mcavity

    by hippolyta for any cut/paste issues

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 9:20 a.m. CST


    by Jo3yHuds

    Foiled again.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Still in shock!

    by mrbrotatohead

    Wow, it has been eight hours since I got the news via Twitter, and my mind is still blown! I cannot wait to see all the other film crazed maniacs at the Mecca of Geekdom! Congrats to everyone above!

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 9:48 a.m. CST


    by reni

    It's our tenth anniversary, you know that, right?

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Just gota say this!

    by mcavity

    Don't forget to tip the staff! I was Alamo Ritz for the Evil Dead feast and I saw really poor tips. Don't be Mr. Pink!

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Congrats to those that got in!

    by Count3D

    Must've been a very hard year for Harry, so few seats. Will apply next year, hope he does more video-style entry questions! :)

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 10:32 a.m. CST

    BNAT Facebook page

    by Grendy

    hey guys... come on over here and hang out, post pics, etc. It's not the Buttnumbaton one... but since no one had updated it in 2 years, some peeps started a more active one. PS...! I am so happy to gotten in! It was great news after driving 2 hours and getting a new tattoo.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 10:33 a.m. CST


    by Dman Den

    Will there be any standby seats this year. To those that got in congratulations.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 10:59 a.m. CST


    by Nordling

    That's right! I missed last year due to the wreck, but I'm coming this year... and hell's coming with me!

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 11:04 a.m. CST

    by reni

    My brotha!

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 11:04 a.m. CST

    I won't be there, but I will in spirit.

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    I love seeing all the familiar names of friends and chosen family. I can't go this year due to continued financial struggling and personal issues, but I'm happy to give up my seat to someone who will experience BNAT for the first time. With a lot of work and determination, along with a little luck and desperate prayer, I'll be back next year for the likely horrific BNAT the 13th!

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Damn, now I have Mandom on the brain

    by MtnGeek

    I cannot get the damn Mandom song out of my head. WE did a great video, or bizarre and grotesque some may say (The two shirtless fat guys) and now the song won't get out of my head. Congrats to those that passed the test. Perhaps we will host on our BNAT in Denver.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 12:21 p.m. CST


    by matt_od

    Pretty sad I didn't make it this year, but the application process was fun. If it hadn't been for this I still would not have seen The Dirty Dozen or Kiss Me Deadly yet. Those are to fantastic films. Well, here is hoping for stand-by so I can have my first BNAT be the 2010 BNAT.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 1:07 p.m. CST

    The View from Both Sides

    by zteecher

    I remember before there was an application process my buddy Brian and I tried to get online tickets for BNAT 2 back in 2000 but they sold out in seconds. We were bummed and started doing our own pseudo-BNATs by theater-hopping all day. Later we earned our way into BNATs 6 and 7, felt the rejection for 8 and 9, then found grace again for 10 and 11. So because getting into 12 was no sure thing we are rejoicing. To all those who didn't get in, I feel your pain and disappointment. Keep trying. Sometimes the thrill of the hunt can soften the pain of a missed shot. To those with a golden ticket, congrats and see you all there.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Harry, hippolyta, others...

    by brightgeist

    thanks for the info about when and where and what! after sleeping for a few hours now, i checked the list, and it's still true! I'm going to BNAT! awesome!!! :)

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 1:16 p.m. CST

    wait till next year

    by jpainting

    seems to be my mantra. 4 times applied, four times shot down. This year I did a photo, a mandom video, watched Kiss Me Deadly, and still nothing. Maybe it was because I said I loved Brett Ratner? And living in Austin and knowing a bunch of people attending does not help the pain heal. (I was kidding about Ratner)

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 1:31 p.m. CST

    My Application

    by zteecher

    1. Eric Franklin Burgess 2. Brian Steven Day 3. My mother thought it would be too pretentious to name me Eric the Red, Conqueror of Nations, Scourge of Civilizations, so she shortened it. My grandfather’s favorite president was Franklin Delano Roosevelt, thus the middle name (this is the truth). 4. Both Arcadia, California. 5. The craziest mission I have ever been on was to show my best friend the greatest 40th birthday trip to Vegas without drinking, gambling, or strip clubs. Long story short: Alien beef jerky, profane business cards, indoor skydiving, multiple roller coasters, hotel room pranks, Frank Caliendo, an ice bar, and machine guns. The long story long: 6. I have a crush on George Kennedy as Bumper Morgan in “The Blue Knight.” I love a man in uniform who protects the streets for law-abiding citizens. 7. I would take a punch by George Kennedy because when/if I got back up from the beating I would earn his begrudging respect and he would bestow upon me some “cool” nickname. Maybe he would even support me in an egg-eating contest. 8. 9. A fitting tribute to a film icon at a film festival would naturally be inclusion of one of his movies. For Dick Miller maybe even one of his rare leading roles. I suggest “A Bucket of Blood.” Not a great movie but it has the added bonus of Roger Corman. 10. When I saw “Kiss Me Deadly” I remember thinking that the sneaky bitch had it coming when she opened the case and essentially got nuked. I enjoyed it nearly as much as the Nazis getting what was coming to them at the end of “Raiders.” 11. On my last night alive before my personal Armageddon I would seductively play with animal crackers across Liv Tyler’s bare midriff, speaking in my best Crocodile Dundee accent. 12. Don’t even try to argue that Lee Marvin’s best work isn’t “The Professionals” or I’ll travel to your hometown (or foreign country for that matter), dynamite your house, kill all your friends, and take your woman. Then, just to show you that I’m a nice guy, I might even give her back. Of course, I might accept the Twilight Zone episode “The Grave” where he sticks his knife through his trench coat at his rival’s grave and dies from heart failure after being goaded into it by Rosco P. Coltrain and Angel Eyes. But you probably shouldn’t take the chance. 13. My Jim Brown fantasy begins with the future Hall of Famer joining the Cleveland Browns and being befriended by me, an over-achieving running back. Although we compete for the same spot on the team, and despite the fact that Brown is black and I am white, we become roommates on the road and very close friends, especially when Brown is injured and I help his recovery. Later, we and our wives must both deal with the harsh reality of my cancer. I envision this as (at the very least) a made-for-TV movie entitled “Eric’s Song.” 14. I love movies so much, Brian Day and I started a film club at Rosemead High School and held a 24-hour movie festival in the school auditorium the past two years. Plus, my wife sends a special birthday batch of delicious chocolate chip cookies with me to Austin just for Harry… and I don’t eat them first! 15. Vintage: Double Indemnity, Lone Wolf McQuade, Way of the Dragon Unreleased: True Grit, The Fighter, Bad Teacher 16. 17. Large 18. Applied six times, accepted and attended four (6, 7, 10, 11) 19. I spent my pre-teen years glued to my Atari 2600 and Nintendo NES systems. I then hid from the trauma life offered in the dark and labyrinthine arcades during my adolescence. I found “Scott Pilgrim” and its video game to be a delightful ride of pure nostalgia that touches me more than any other special effects-laden film. At 39 years old I felt 12 again. 20. Show the first minute of Inside as a teaser, making Jeff Mahler think it made the BNAT schedule.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 1:34 p.m. CST


    by Grendy

    I know this may not be much consolation... but you do have the the Awesome Alamo all year 'round. For those of us who live in other cities/states... the Alamo is at least 47% of the reason to apply at all. Those $5 Shakes are a killer. I am super psyched to be going to one of my favorite towns in December. Looking to find hotel/motel roomies to crash with, if I can't find a local space. Find me on the BNAT facebook page, if you're interested.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 1:36 p.m. CST


    by Grendy

    Can you reprint that on the BNAT facebook page? I am asking peeps there to post their applications. Mine's on my laptop at home, so will have to wait 'til later tonight. PS... happy to see you honkies again next month!

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 1:48 p.m. CST


    by AugustusGloop

    Actually, I said in my app that I hate to be 'that guy' but though I liked Scott Pilgrim, I just don't get all the hype for it when there are other incredible movies this year like Toy Story 3. You don't have to agree w/Harry, or suck up to him. Bribery doesn't hurt, though :)

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Got In!!!!!!

    by soladeo1

    Totally on someelse's coat tails but still!! (Thanks, ScoreKeeper). So stoked for #12!! What will we see?? True Grit?? The Green Hornet?? Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 3???

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Don't have my application, but here is my vid.

    by Some Dude

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 2:49 p.m. CST

    My app:

    by SonicRiver

    0-*-My parents are ridiculously hardcore catholics. They named me after the father of Jesus. 1-*- Melbourne, Australia. I will be travelling from Melbourne to attend BNAT.2-*-While working as a parliamentary intern I got sent to the other side of the country so that I could investigate the reason why the popular music industry seemed to be so sucessful there despite its relative geographical isolation. While there, I had a gonzo experience not unlike that described in the film fear and loathing in Las Vegas.3-*-I have a crush on all God's creatures, because Jesus lives inside them!4-*-Donald Sutherland, because I'd have a good one liner about his son to throw back at him.5-*-I was going to make one, but I ran out of time. I've enjoyed watching them on youtube though. They're great.6-*-Dick Miller should be honoured with a Roger Cormon Produced Film dealing with his many expereinces working on roger Cormon films. It should be called "Beauty on a B class budget". 7-*-My favourite moment is when Lily opens the box after shooting the Doctor. She thinks she going to be seriously wealthy, but instead, she will soon be dead. Totally get Raiders of the Lost Ark now.8-*-Before dying heroically, I would have to ring up the boys at Gear Box Software, and ask them if I could play Duke Nukem Forever once. 9-*- The Commenchero's. I'm a sucker for films where condemned prisoners escape, especially when they're well made.9-*-I feel good...Oh, you mean that other Jim Brown. Hmm. My fantasy is the one where he morphes into James Brown, Being John Malkovich style, and controls his actions during the filming of Blues Brothers.10-*-I am a total geek, love film, and am willing to spend serious cash to fly from Australia during peak travel season.11-*-The Seventh Veil (1945) - Think Red Shoes replaced with piano iconography. It's about a famous female pianist who seeks assistance after losing her ability to play piano. Trully magnificent film.Don's Party(1976) - Would love to see how an american audience would respond to this. Dead End Drive In (1986) - Would be a dream to see this at BNAT. It would be a hit with everyone. Unreleased:Tron 2. Damn I loved the original X-Men: First Class. Not going to be out till June, but i'd love to see what Matthew Vaughan could do with it. Marianne. Cool Swedish horror film that's probably going to come out next year. 12-*-small 13-*- One submission. One Attendance. Damn it feels good to write that. 14-*-Scott Pilgrim vs the World represents reality. I personally have experienced the evil ex scenario many times, and I've never really been able to deal with it. By watching Scott Pilgrim over and over, I know everything will be fine. So long as I can get the Power of Love sword...15-*-Assuming that I had a Michael Bay level budget and was too bored to do some couch casting, I would arrange to have Michael J. Fox hand deliver to Jeff a copy of the perfect teenwolf blueray. Ideally, after persuading Jeff to give it back to him, MJF would then head down to the stage and wait for a Delorian to appear on the screen reving up to 88 mph. As it hits 88mph, a real delorian driven by eric stoltz would then crash through the screen on to the stage where it would stop. As the Gull wing doors open, and Eric Stoltz steps out, the teenwolf blueray dies as Eric confronts MJF for stealing his part. Much hilarity ensues, and Jeff remains humilated for another year.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 4:26 p.m. CST

    maybe next year

    by TheHumanBurrito

    It seems that the even numbered BNATs, now that it is a "themed" thing, are my Kryptonite. The Scott Pilgrim thing killed it for me this year, since I could not answer that question without bashing the film. But hey, final nail in the Ant Man movie's grave. "Mr Wright, do you recall what happened the last time you took a D list comic with a retarded concept and tried to sell it to the public?"<p>

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 6:19 p.m. CST

    I truly hope that...

    by smallerdemon

    you play Scott Pilgrim vs the World at BNAT12, Harry. That would be bliss for me to see it with that audience.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 6:57 p.m. CST

    One of the two Rodneys

    by rodnunley

    Thanks Harry. I am truly grateful and look forward to spending 24 hours with the best group of people on the planet for the best movie experience of the year.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 7:52 p.m. CST

    Yeah, I hate to soak in the negativity...

    by HansBubi

    ...yet I'd love to read the responses to the Scott Pilgrim question by the people that didn't like Scott Pilgrim. I liked the movie, and I'm still curious to see either how honest people were about their dislike for it, or their attempts to cleverly avoid bashing it.

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 8:47 p.m. CST

    sorry, i honestly love SPvTW

    by brightgeist

    can't help you :)

  • Nov. 3, 2010, 11:33 p.m. CST

    Argyle Sweater = Awesome

    by Dr.Ducks

    Does anyone know whether the dude in the argyle sweater in his Mandom video got in? That was by far my favorite of the videos I saw. I was rooting for him.

  • Nov. 4, 2010, 12:22 a.m. CST

    Re: Argyle Sweater Guy

    by ArcherNX01

    Yep, he is indeed a BNAT12-er.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 6:18 a.m. CST

    Edgar Wright approves of my BNAT video!

    by skynetbauxi

    holy shit, Wright twittered my BNAT application video! :) that does kinda make me proud :) YUNG WRIGT ITZ TOM. OMFG UR SO HOT ;)

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 7:06 p.m. CST

    I imagine John Stagliano approves of mine.

    by Some Dude

    Someone must.