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The Official BNAT14: THE LUCKY ONE Attendee List - 160 names

Hey folks, Harry here...  There were nearly triple the applications as last year.  But it also seems that a great many applications were eliminated due to a mass email glut that occurred on HALLOWEEN, people that sent on that day, especially waiting during that final 4 hours...  I got an enormous block of email and apparently several emails were lost, the scope of which I can't determine.  But at least 8 close friends had this occur.   

I've done my best to try to put a great BNAT audience together, a mixture of vets and virgins & geeks of all walks of life.   Shared in a passion to attend this particular bit of cinematic insanity.    So, here are the attendees:

 

  1. Harry Jay Knowles
  2. Patricia Cho Knowles
  3. Jay Knowles
  4. Dannie Knowles
  5. Aaron Dunn
  6. Roland DeNoie
  7. Marcus Owens
  8. Alan Cerny
  9. Tami Cerny
  10. Alicia Rutledge
  11. Peter Sciretta
  12. Alyssa Saucedo
  13. Andy Howell
  14. Anna Elizabeth Harrod
  15. Ashley Rebecca Friedlander
  16. Barbara Kennedy
  17. Ben Martin
  18. Benni Diez
  19. Hailey Miller
  20. Bernadette Elaine Johnson
  21. Beth Link
  22. Bob Jones
  23. Bonnie Birch
  24. Brady Dial
  25. Brandon Earl Toohey
  26. Brian Arnold Behm
  27. Angela Behm
  28. Dave Reed
  29. Dave Canfield
  30. Brian Day
  31. Brian Pendergast
  32. Brian Satterwhite
  33. Ashley Jenkins
  34.  Burnie Burns
  35. Cameron Harrison
  36. Candice Roma
  37. Cathie Horlick
  38. David Christian Wilson
  39. James Lee Paisley
  40. Christopher Calilung
  41. Chris “Monte” Bowlsby
  42. Christopher Lee Moore
  43. Christi Michelle Cromer-Reece
  44. Christopher Jones
  45. Courtney Okey-Wernimont
  46. Daisy De La Torre
  47. Darrell Ray Golliher Jr.
  48. Darren Carl Tange
  49. Derek Franklin Mahr
  50. Desirae Katherine Toohey
  51. Diana De La Torre
  52. Dominic Dobrzensky
  53. Dshanya Reese
  54. Ed Kelly
  55. Elijah Wood
  56. Emily Alder
  57. Emily Rachel Boykin
  58. Emily Rauber Rodriguez
  59. Eric Franklin Burgess
  60. Eric Vespe
  61. Ernest Cline
  62. Fitz Meshbane
  63. Gary Ann Miller
  64. George Arthur Hickman
  65. Glenn Farley Leavell
  66. Gordon Jones
  67. Amy Marie Stomberg
  68. Heidi Ann Zarse
  69. Jaime King
  70. Jara Wallace
  71. Jason Dubinsky
  72. Jason Gorber
  73. Jed Tobias Strahm
  74. Jeff Mahler
  75.  Jennifer Tamara Hoyt
  76. Jenifer Kathleen Bryan
  77. Jennifer Hope Gray
  78. Jennifer Marie Dorsey
  79. Jennifer L Klumpp
  80. Jerry Bjelojac
  81. Jessica Cargill
  82. Jessica Leigh Griffis
  83. J.J. Weber
  84. John Michael Ary
  85. John Alan Carpenter
  86. John Gleim
  87. John Gholson
  88. John Robert Osman
  89. Joseph Michael Green
  90. Josh Alder
  91. Joshua David Leland Emanuel
  92. Julia Catherine Marchese
  93. Karl Zimmerman
  94. Kathryn Kim
  95. Kevin Peter Biegel
  96. Kevin Sullivan
  97. Kim Thompson-Jones
  98. Kimberly Dawn Van Hyning
  99. Kristen Ariana Boykin
  100. Krister Temme
  101. Kristoffer Aaron Morgan
  102. Kyle Newman
  103. Lana Del Rey
  104. Laura Osborn Saldivar
  105. Mark Sumner Osborn
  106. Lauren Laws
  107. Leah S. Lovelady
  108. Lee Matthew Vanwallene
  109. Leigh Mercedes Harris
  110. Lisa Rucker
  111. Lola Hensel
  112. Louis Black
  113. Lyrae Anderson
  114. Mark Andrew Roma
  115. Mark Wensel
  116. C. Robert Cargill
  117. Matt Ward
  118. Matthew Kiernan
  119. Meghan McCain
  120. Meghan Murphy
  121. Melissa S Kaercher
  122. Michael Saulters
  123. Michael Loren McCutchen
  124. Jeremy Frederick Stomberg
  125. Natasha Petentler
  126. Neil Stewart Anderson
  127. Neil Reece
  128. Nick Catalano
  129. Nicole Hokulani Boone
  130. Noah Segan
  131. Oliver Brion Guerrero
  132. Omar Salinas
  133. Patricia Clare Wick
  134. Patrick Pendergast
  135. Paul Alvarado-Dykstra
  136. Perrin Klumpp
  137. Rod Carl Whitenack
  138. Raul Ramirez
  139. Rebecca Elliott
  140. Richard Heim
  141. Rodney Wayne Nunley
  142. Bruce Stephen Rogers
  143. Romeo Azar
  144. Sam Eidson
  145. Scott Joshua Pepper
  146. Simeon Peebler
  147. James Herman Wesson
  148. Steve Prokopy
  149. Stuart Thomas Prillaman
  150. Stuart Mackie Thompson
  151. Thomas Stadlauer
  152. Tim Wick
  153. Tony Salvaggio
  154. Vincent Zahedi
  155. Wesley Dodd
  156. Windy Bowlsby
  157. Zachariah Wood
  158. Ed Travis
  159. Margaret Thompson
  160. Enrique Garcia

 

If you are on the list, then you have officially won the right to purchase a ticket to attend the 14th Annual Butt-Numb-A-Thon, nicknamed THE LUCKY ONE.   I am in the midst of programming and am already seeing some rather wonderful opportunities for this year's festivities.  

The event will be December 8th and 9th.  Plan on entering sometime before noon and exiting sometime afternoon on the second day.  Mind Blown.  Smile leaving marks.  And friends for life.  The ticket price gets announced once the line up is completed and the expenses are calculated.  If you won, there will be an email with more news soon.  As well as updates here on AICN, all of which will be linked by my Twitter account.

The event will be at The Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar here in Austin, Texas.  See You There!!!

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  • Nov. 4, 2012, 7:36 p.m. CST

    I got one

    by Steve Giunta

  • Nov. 4, 2012, 7:36 p.m. CST

    Oh wait no I didn't

    by Steve Giunta

  • Nov. 4, 2012, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Good Job and Have Fun to all that attend

    by Steve Giunta

    Send me some swag if there's any

  • Nov. 4, 2012, 7:39 p.m. CST

    Waiting List

    by SamoX19

    If by some off chance people aren't able to attend is there a waiting list we can be put on for BNAT?

  • Nov. 4, 2012, 7:40 p.m. CST

    BOOOO to email technical difficulties!

    by RZA

    Congrats to everybody who got in - bummed I'm not on the list, and double bummed to hear that my application probably got lost in the glut you're talking about :( that's what I get for doing things at the last minute, I guess...

  • Nov. 4, 2012, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Rejected once again

    by ahughes8491

    I think that's the last time for me, can't deal with this disappointment again. Spent way too much time on my app, and WAY too much time refreshing Harry's twitter feed and the BNAT facebook page the past few days. Have fun everyone.

  • Nov. 4, 2012, 7:41 p.m. CST

    STILL:

    by RZA

    It was fun to apply, and there's always next year!

  • Nov. 4, 2012, 7:43 p.m. CST

    This would be SOOOO FUN! A giant feast of movie bliss.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    Happy birthday, Harry. Have a fucking blast.

  • Nov. 4, 2012, 7:44 p.m. CST

    I'm aching to see Elijah Wood's entry....

    by john

    not saying that in a smartass - he looks the kind of guy who would want to partake in the fun of applying. Having said that, he probably didn't.....

  • Nov. 4, 2012, 7:45 p.m. CST

    what happened with the Nov. 1 WRECK IT RALPH guest list?

    by where_are_quints_hobbit_set_reports

    did that ever end up even happening?!??!?

  • Nov. 4, 2012, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Spot a few famous people......Jaime King....Elijah Wood....

    by Bobo_Vision

  • Nov. 4, 2012, 7:48 p.m. CST

    Wow, at number 63 there's a guy named Gary....middle name, Ann.

    by Bobo_Vision

    Well hello, Gary Ann.

  • Nov. 4, 2012, 7:49 p.m. CST

    And someone named Burnie Burns.

    by Bobo_Vision

  • That's like buying a personal seat license for 5 grand just to have the right to buy a ticket for an Eagles game

  • Nov. 4, 2012, 7:56 p.m. CST

    Congratulations to all of those going...

    by CandyKate

    Though I have gone to BNAT for the last four years in a row, this year I am not on the list. Sharing the sadness with all of the non-accepted, but also very happy for the times I did get, the great friends I have made and the awesome memories. Will meet some new friends in the standby line! (ticket has been booked for months already) and I LOVE Austin. See you there! (Susan)

  • Nov. 4, 2012, 7:58 p.m. CST

    I expect The Hobbit, and the Evil Dead to be played at BNAT.

    by Michael_Jacksons_Ghost

    Also, if your reading this Harry, has there EVER been a film that premired at any of the BNATs that no one liked, or walked out on, or made fun of it during its showing? Just wondering.

  • Nov. 4, 2012, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Bride of BNAT

    by DAVID REED

    Finally not just a bridesmaid!

  • Nov. 4, 2012, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Standby line....

    by Sin86a

    Anyone know how it works and odds of getting in?

  • Nov. 4, 2012, 8:12 p.m. CST

    Leah Lovelady....

    by john

    Nice. Now even porn stars are turning out for BNAT

  • Nov. 4, 2012, 8:14 p.m. CST

    michael_jackson's_ghost....

    by john

    Pretty sure that Che played in both parts to awful reception. Rightfully so, and it completely seems like a buzzkiller. Fuck Soderbergh and fuck Che Guevara. Also, I think The Poughkeepsie tapes played as well to similar reception.

  • Nov. 4, 2012, 8:33 p.m. CST

    Pacific Rim would be a major one too is GDT is done with it

    by Louis Rocco

  • Man of Steel, Fast 6, NuTrek 2,WWZ, Kick-Ass 2, and Lone Range footage could be filler between the main flicks, BAM, I just programmed your fiesta

  • If all BNAT showed were new films, it wouldn't be nearly as enticing or special. New films peppered with old ones make it something special. Also, who the fuck cares about This is Forty?

  • Nov. 4, 2012, 9:12 p.m. CST

    So you got into BNAT? Now What? I have answers!

    by hippolyta

    Here's some info we've compiled over the years: http://filmfest.ca/2011/11/04/so-you-got-into-bnat-now-what/

  • Nov. 4, 2012, 9:20 p.m. CST

    6 New movies to be played:

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

  • Nov. 4, 2012, 9:25 p.m. CST

    lets try again 6 new movies to be played:

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Django Unchained Hobbit The Last Stand Oz The Great and Powerful Evil Dead Elysium

  • Hobbit Django Pacific Rim Zero Dark Thirty Man of Steel Les Miz for the ladies

  • Nov. 4, 2012, 9:41 p.m. CST

    Thank you Harry!

    by Count3D

    I'm in shock I got in! For those that didn't get in, don't give up! Next year!

  • Nov. 4, 2012, 9:42 p.m. CST

    dodo - Last Stand

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    A) its got Arnie, and Harry would love to get a special appearance from Arnie. B) more importantly, Harry loves South Korean movies, and the director of the Last Stand is Kim Jee-woon who directed the brilliant I Saw The Devil. Which from memory Harry loved.

  • Nov. 4, 2012, 9:47 p.m. CST

    Pacific Rim and Man of Steel - very doubtful

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    But highly likely there will be footage of both. As well as footage of Iron Man 3 and new Star Trek.

  • Nov. 4, 2012, 9:48 p.m. CST

    humble thanks Harry

    by smallerdemon

    Humble thanks. Can't wait to see you and the crew.

  • Green Hornet maybe? But yeah movies like MOS and Pacific Rim are highly doubtful. Maybe pieces of them/sizzle reels/trailers.

  • Nov. 4, 2012, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Wonder if mine got lost?

    by KHjLL

    Sent in the last hour... I know I should have put in that I saw NATUAL BORN KILLERS - got laid for the first time and did smrooms for the 1st time before all this occur

  • Nov. 4, 2012, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Wonder if 3 1st times would've worked?

    by KHjLL

  • Nov. 4, 2012, 10:42 p.m. CST

    Thank You! And Can't Wait!

    by cahcat

    I'm honored to be on the list and can't wait to watch all those movies! Thanks with all my heart!

  • Nov. 4, 2012, 11:03 p.m. CST

    Lucky #35 for me!

    by Cameron Harrison

    Thanks so much Harry! Look forward to meeting everyone!

  • Nov. 4, 2012, 11:04 p.m. CST

    Tickets?

    by unkempt_sock

    I've always thought it was lame that after all the fucking work you do, you have to shell out to be there. Not including airfare. Does anyone know how much this shit costs?

  • Nov. 4, 2012, 11:08 p.m. CST

    @renetabard BNAT has had a few films months in advance.

    by Ozy

    The Passion of the Christ, V For Vendetta and 300 showed at BNAT a few months before there theatrical release.

  • Nov. 4, 2012, 11:12 p.m. CST

    Meghan McCain, eh?

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Boob-Numb-A-Thon. Yeah, I know.

  • Nov. 4, 2012, 11:14 p.m. CST

    @unkempt_sock and @bobo_vision

    by footnotegirl

    Yes, you still have to pay, usually in the $80 range, which for a 24 hour film festival is exceptionally reasonable. On top of that, the money at least in part goes to fund movies for kids, so I'm all for that. As for Elijah Wood, as far as I understand it, he fills out a full application every year, and appears in the year book just like everyone else. (there's stuff in the year book that comes out of the applications).

  • Nov. 4, 2012, 11:19 p.m. CST

    Massawrym got in..

    by JZM

    Lucky sob, and yes I am jelly.

  • Nov. 4, 2012, 11:23 p.m. CST

    @unkempt_sock

    by DavidDunn

    Were you invited to BNAT 14?

  • Nov. 4, 2012, 11:57 p.m. CST

    Lucky #28

    by DAVID REED

    Thanks so much for the opportunity to attend. I can't wait!!!

  • Nov. 5, 2012, 12:36 a.m. CST

    unbiased?

    by Apple

    First off, I know that this event is put together for Harry by Harry

  • Nov. 5, 2012, 12:45 a.m. CST

    @sin86a Regarding Standby Line

    by Ozy

    The way standby line works is a couple of hours before BNAT starts the people in standby getting raffle tickets then about 30 minutes before BNAT begins they pull they pull numbers for the amount of open seats from people who had to back out. The years I did standby line there was 4-5 vacant seats and around 40-50 people in standby, mostly locals of course and a few crazies from out of town like me that drove out from Miami to take a chance at getting in. The last couple of years I heard there was only a one or two vacant seats so your odds of getting in can be anywhere from 2-10% of getting in through standy line, most likely closer to 2%.

  • Nov. 5, 2012, 12:53 a.m. CST

    unbiased?

    by Apple

    First off, I know that this event is put together for Harry by Harry so he can really do whatever the fuck he wants. Having said that, why make it sound like there are 160 seats available? There aren't. 4 of those names have "Knowles" at the end of them, you have Peter Sciretta (who writes for slashfilm but obviously is a film geek), Elijah Wood (how would Harry say no to this dude even if he didn't do an app?), Jaime King (actress), Ernest Cline (author of Ready Player One), C. Robert Cargill (I've seen this guy at Fantastic Fest for years but he also is the writer for the film Sinister which just came out), and Lana Del Rey??? Come on! Lana Del Rey? You're telling me that Lana Del Rey is a bigger movie fan and did a better application than some of these past BNATTERS? Give me a break. These people were in when they hit "Send" on their apps.

  • Nov. 5, 2012, 5:08 a.m. CST

    The longest 4 days of my life...

    by Geekagriffis

    Thanks, Headgeek, for the opportunity to mingle with some of the best people on Earth. To the fortunate few: see ya in about a month. To the disappointed: I've been there. It's not a great feeling. Try again and keep trying. I do feel so lucky... Probably the luckiest. :)

  • Nov. 5, 2012, 5:23 a.m. CST

    Lana Del Rey... Wait. What?

    by The Reef

    Really - She's a geek? Oh my word.

  • Nov. 5, 2012, 5:46 a.m. CST

    Autopilot

    by DrGogol

    I was told that these BNATs run on autopilot after the initial selections. That means the DVD column will be up on time tomorrow?

  • Nov. 5, 2012, 6:12 a.m. CST

    Standby/waiting list

    by hippolyta

    One year only 2 people got in on standby, but other years there were more spaces. It's a lottery, you show up Saturday morning with everyone else, then when all tickets are picked up and everyone is seated they check the empty seats and draw some names of the people in standby. There's no waiting list, you have to arrive the day of. Harry will post more info in the next few weeks, it depends what time BNAT will start this year.

  • Geek Christmas, here I come, after two years of forced absence during these tough economic times that we all live in. Even AICN has felt the financial pain this year, and my prayers go out to everyone who reads this website or contributes to it in some way that has suffered the loss of a job or stressed over how they were going to get through the month. We've got to stick together. Now I'm going to ramble on about what new stuff we MIGHT see. Of course, like many attendees, it's usually the vintage stuff that either makes or breaks the whole event, depending on our individual tastes and what we have and haven't seen. BBbbbbuuuuuttttt, it's the advance stuff that everyone on the outside is thinking about, so I'll take a stab at a few possible titles even though my accuracy rate has been historically pretty low. "The Hobbit." Duh? It's the 14th BNAT, the Lucky Number, and this comes out the next week. ALL of the LOTR movies have played BNAT. If there's one certainity, this is it. "This is 40." BNAT usually plays one new comedy, and Harry is 41, plus "Knocked Up" played BNAT and Paul Rudd is a website friend, and everybody loves Paul Rudd! "Jack Reacher"? It's a possibility, because Tom Cruise seems to be sympathetic to the website and "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol" and "Valkyrie" both played BNAT. Not sure about this one, however. "Cirque du Soleil: World's Away." Dont't write this off so quick! James Cameron is the Executive Producer and BNAT almost always plays some type of musical (for the same reason, don't discount "Les Miserables"). It looks like a visual feast as well. And it's kind of Christmas-y. "Django Unchained." If there was another certianty other than "The Hobbit," this would be it. Tarantino is a friend of the website, the film will be ready for screening and the whole affair just screams BNAT. I look for this to close the party. "West of Memphis." Sure, it's a Peter Jackson produced documentary. It's getting amazing reviews and would make a solid, socially important premiere. We know we're seeing "The Hobbit," so this would be an easy sidekick to tack on. Strong possibility (and that makes me very, very happy!). "Texas Chainsaw 3D." BNAT usually provides one horror film, generally in the Midnight or 2AM slot, and we ARE in Texas, right? Harry loves TCSM. Films like "My Bloody Valentine 3D" have played BNAT before and this also provides a 3D gimmick. This is my last guess, and somebody above suggested "The Last Stand," but I'm not psychically feeling that one. But, if something does play a couple of months in advance, I don't think it will involve Arnold or Bruce. But Sly? Stallone is a friend of the website, and WALTER "Fucking" HILL directed "Bullet in the Head," so that would be my dark horse contender. However, I've been wrong about Sly before. "Rocky Balboa" played BNAT and I was 100% sure that "Rambo" would too, but BNAT only got clips from that one. This is the longest shot of all my guesses so far. Any thoughts?

  • Nov. 5, 2012, 10:19 a.m. CST

    ok here's my thougs on whats gonna be showing at Bnat

    by Wilford_Brimleys_Diabetes_Rage

    1...Harry has the Teaser to the new Wolverine flick..expect that. 2. Someway, somehow Harry has the advanced screening of the new Robocop..shitty as the movie may be 3. with the new Disney/Lucasfilm merger there has to be something Star Wars/Indiana Jones related there. 4. Trailers for Ant-Man, Captain America 2, Guardians of the Galaxy 5. Expect the Kick-Ass 2 trailer..if not the whole film..Harry showed the first one at BNAT so why not this one.

  • Nov. 5, 2012, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Not enough Rs

    by tangcameo

    But I can't get fricking anywhere these days so *pfffft*. :-(

  • Nov. 5, 2012, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Re: Standby Line

    by GAH

    They basically do a drawing for everyone who is there by a certain time (let's say 11 AM).

  • Nov. 5, 2012, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Re: Films premiered at BNAT that were poorly received

    by GAH

    Judging just based on the stories of friends, POUGHKEEPSIE TAPES was probably the most poorly received premiere in the history of BNAT.

  • Nov. 5, 2012, 12:15 p.m. CST

    TIPTOES

    by Nordling

    This was very poorly received as well.

  • Reminds me of TV contest rules which prevent employees of the hosting station from participating. How does it look when Brian Williams wins the NBC sweepstakes?

  • Nov. 5, 2012, 1:01 p.m. CST

    logan

    by Quint

    What?!? AICN writers are invited to an AICN event?!? Someone call Drudge! There's some heavy Bush-Orchestrated-9/11 shit going on here and you uncovered it! Seriously, though, that analogy is incredibly flawed. This isn't a contest with a prize, it's an Ain't It Cool event that also happens to be Harry's birthday party.

  • Nov. 5, 2012, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Take it easy Quint

    by Logan_1973

    My point is shouldn't these coveted and rare spots be reserved for the common folk who are not on Harrys A-list?

  • Nov. 5, 2012, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Oh, THE POUGHKEEPSIE TAPES

    by Bob Loblaw Law Blog

    It was so bad, the filmmakers didn't even stick around for the Q&A afterward. I felt bad for Moriarty trying his best to defend afterward. It was truly awful.

  • Nov. 5, 2012, 2:17 p.m. CST

    @Logan COMMON FOLK??!?!

    by Candice

    That is the dumbest fucking thing I've ever heard in my life. Do you invite homeless people to your birthday party??? Harry can invite whoever the fuck he wants. And yes, I got in. Hopefully I'll be seated right between Lana and Elijah (yeah, bitch, first name basis because we're going to be cool like that!)

  • Nov. 5, 2012, 2:37 p.m. CST

    xiolableu01

    by Logan_1973

    Calm down son. Maybe I misunderstood the guidelines, and yeah Harry can invite whoever he wants of course. All I'm saying there really wasn't 160 "open spots" for people to apply to, now was there? Geez you boys are sensitive.

  • Nov. 5, 2012, 5:11 p.m. CST

    I'm a girl, dumbass

    by Candice

  • Nov. 5, 2012, 5:33 p.m. CST

    I'M IN!! :D check out my application video

    by brightgeist

    http://youtu.be/Gx1q8daz-IE

  • Nov. 5, 2012, 5:55 p.m. CST

    "Tiptoes," for the love of God, somebody mentioned the film that can not be named!

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    "Tiptoes" is a scar that will never heal. I also remember a fairly negative audience response to "House of 1,000 Corpses." The whole audience applauded at Rob Zombie's name in the credits, and everyone was laughing and engaged during the opening scene, but 30 minutes later they turned on the film and it got nasty and quiet after that.

  • Nov. 5, 2012, 5:58 p.m. CST

    If you still want to get into BNAT 14----

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    Win this auction and mail the contents to Harry Knowles. I'm pretty sure you'll have a BNAT seat for life. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Medicom-Super-Inframan-Skeleton-Warrior-12-figures-set-Mint-in-Box-RARE-/251179524844?pt=Model_Kit_US&hash=item3a7b7762ec

  • Nov. 5, 2012, 11:01 p.m. CST

    xiolableu01 - so am I, but nobody ever gets it. Becasue of the Darth.

    by Nintendarth

    Even though there are lady Darths. Whatever.

  • Nov. 5, 2012, 11:03 p.m. CST

    GREAT GATSBY 3D better than AVATAR's?

    by Nintendarth

    I hear that the Gatsby blue flying magical dinosaur sequences WALK ALL OVER the ones in AVATAR.

  • Nov. 6, 2012, 7:26 a.m. CST

    I wonder if my application got through.

    by Xen11

    And if it did... was I not worthy? were my thoughts and feelings not good enough? was it the fact that I left out the optional video of a recreation of a favorite scene? I wanted to see if my words are good enough and not some flashy video I made. was the fact that the translation from Mac's text to an email erased the double spacing and(trying to make up for it) tried to make it look double-spaced in the email body but ended up looking really weird in the final sent email? Why do I care? Is it because I put so much of myself and privacy into that application? Does it mean I am not worthy of geek love? Look what you've done to me Harry. I feel like a jilted stalker that you denied love. What is to become of this psyche borne of rejection? A supervillain? A world-ending madman? A superhero, out to prove himself? Subconsciously vying for love and acceptance from Harry that he never got from his father? An agent with no identity, looking for who he is to everyone outside his mind?

  • Nov. 6, 2012, 2:16 p.m. CST

    xen11

    by schatze

    The devilish part of me wants to reply to you, but it could be misconstrued as snarky especially since most of your post is in jest. I didn't get in the first time I applied. :-/ But, as for it not getting to its proper destination, we'll never know. I sent my app the morning of the last day, and it seemed to be one of the lucky ones for that day. Making a video always helps. I have the camera built into my laptop and an ironing board for my "tripod," so it wasn't flashy by any means, but it shows extra effort put forth. Several of my friends used cameras on their phones to record. It's that little touch of extra effort that really helps out in the end. I use a Mac, and I went back to manually double space after it single spaced my previous double spacing; I feel your pain. Though you may not have gotten in this year, there is still standby and other years. One guy just got in after 9 years of applying. As long as you keep caring, keep applying. We care because we love movies...at times a bit too much for the taste of the masses.

  • Nov. 7, 2012, 6:34 p.m. CST

    Made it in!

    by Joseph Green

    Girlfriend and I (oddly 98 and 89 respectively) will be there! Just moved down to Texas with eyes on Austin early next year. This is the first time we've applied but I've wanted to go since I was 15. Beyond geeked.

  • Nov. 8, 2012, 11:29 a.m. CST

    No Devin?

    by Richard Graham

    Seriously, I thought once he left CHUD and moved west he was invited to all the geek circle jerks. Is he on the outs with all the celebs he used to name drop on the Chewer boards?

  • That just seems like some pretty basic logic, actually.

  • ...I'll assume that hasn't changed too much. Cool that she'd be interested in attending. But Lana Del Rey?!? lol That one TOTALLY threw me. Weird, and cool... I think.

  • Nov. 14, 2012, 10:50 p.m. CST

    [SPOILERS] The six (new) films screening are actually:

    by SmokeFilledTavern

    DON'T READ THIS IF WANT TO BE SURPRISED ON THE DAY OF BNAT! You've been warned! Bullet to the Head The Hobbit Jack Reacher Les Miserables (after attempts at The Great Gatsby failed) Machete Kills Pain and Gain Surprised that Maniac isn't screening, but maybe they felt one Elijah film was enough this time. No Evil Dead, either, but be thankful that Texas Chainsaw 3-D didn't pull through. Django Unchained isn't included either, but it will be released pretty shortly afterward. There is also a work-in-prog