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December 09, 2003

Alamo Drafthouse Fansite

I’ve been happy with the participation (and antici…pation) of this blog. I’ve been unhappy with my personal media blog and my laziness in keeping it updated. So, I changed the focus of Worth Watching to make it an Alamo Drafthouse fansite. Any of you Austinites that are on this board are automagically authorized to post over there. Join me in giving the Austin film watching (and participating) community a little kick in the pants. I want to see Drafthouse and movie related posts, while leaving AICN to take care of movie gossip and the national/international movie scene.

December 08, 2003

BNAT Listing

I’m too lazy to relist it all here, but I did a list of what we saw at BNAT5 on my normal blog, Backporch Beer — feel free to correct or harangue me here or there.

...and the t-shirt

I almost forgot the awesome, AWESOME BNAT5 t-shirts we got. It’s covered with inside jokes, but if you ask we might let you in on it.

(Now that we’ve got all that out of the way — and I’ve had some sleep — it’s time to talk about the movies.)

Movie Poster-Card Schwag

A special thanks goes to Father Geek for organizing the final give-aways of this event. He built two identical decks of movie poster-cards, dumped one set into a box that he walked through the line of waiting ticket holders. (If you got there late, you didn’t get a card.) The cards were matched to high-end movie schwag or collections of movie schwag and the schwag was passed out after all the movies were over. It was certainly an unexpected treat and we loved it.

Here’s what I got:

A collection of Dream Catcher paraphenlia including a backpack (with a real dream catcher pull on one of the front zippers), t-shirt, skull cap, lantern, foldable map holder and multi-tool.

Here’s what Becky got:

A limited edition baj relief ceramic medalion (it’s about 4-5” across) from The Fellowship of the Rings with an authentication certificate.

December 07, 2003

Poster Schwag

I’ve built quite a collection of movie posters on my own, but my collection is nearly doubled thanks to the last two years of BNAT. Here’s a break down of the posters Becky and I received this year. Note that most of the posters were common to both our poster rolls, except for the last four. (This is standard m.o. for BNAT, AFAIK. Everyone gets the same set of posters except for one or two special ones.)








Bag Schwag

Now that we no longer have to kiss Harry’s ass, we can start thanking him profusely. Time to start the wrap-up discussions and I’ll kick it off with a breakdown of our bag schwag.

When I was doing radio in college, one of the highlights was when the mail come in and we got to dig through the record label schwag. Now, I get the occasional geek schwag at work and Alamo Drafthouse schwag — like X-Men dog tags — and the last two years I’ve not only thrilled to my BNAT bag schwag but with a Texas marriage I’m entitled to half the stuff in a second bag! (Do you think I could convince a divorce court judge to give me the cool half and stick my wife with the S1M0NE t-shirt half?)

Here’s what Becky and I got:

(starting center, moving up and then clockwise) Bullet Proof Monk sticker, Matrix Revolutions CD, House of 1000 Corpses, Shattered Glass notepad, Shrek and Donkey bobble-heads, The Tuxedo Jackie Chan mask, Out of Time travel clock, Freddy vs. Jason mask, America Splendor genuine nerd button, Grind skateboard key chain and bottle opener, Dumb and Dumberer short bus key chain, Paycheck eraser, School of Rock napkin and shot glass, The Last Samurai picture book, BNAT5 year book, Cabin Fever used band-aid bumper sticker, Grind trucker cap.

(starting center, moving up and then clockwise) Shattered Glass notepad, School of Rock napkin and shot glass, Grind t-shirt, Jeepers Creepers 2 frisbee, Shrek and Donkey bobble-heads, (2) Paycheck erasers, Jeepers Creepers 2 hairy ball, Kill Bill Pussy Wagon key chain, Finding Nemo aqua fun key chain, (2) American Splendor genuine nerd key chains, Freddy vs. Jason baseball cap, original Creepshow CD, Calendar Girls daisy flowerpot, The Last Samurai picture book, BNAt5 yearbook, Cabin Fever used band-aid bumper sticker, The Tuxedo Jackie Chan mask.

Overall, a great great GREAT gift bag. Harry did us proud.

(Watch for me to post our poster schwag and movie poster-card schwag.

December 04, 2003

Friday Night Meeting Spot

Many of us Austinites are otherwise occupied on Friday night, but we should all make an effort to meet our weekend co-horts and do a little socializing. To that end, I’ve picked a spot for us all to meet and hang out at. Wear a BNAT or cool movie t-shirt and come to Halcyon for coffee or adult beverage. (Show some guts and wear a t-shirt from this list !) Halcyon serves the best coffe in town. The guy who runs it knows that good coffee comes from two things: the right beans and the right process.

(I myself will be in North Round Rock early in the evening, but I plan on coming by for an hour or so between 9-10pm.)

December 02, 2003

meet up details.

This is aimed at the John Hugh’s extra club.
When and where do we want to meet before the event Saturday morning. We have to hang w/ Rod as the tickets are in his name.
Do we want to carpool? how many vehicles. I can provide a free parking space for one car easy, maybe 2, which is very close to the drafthouse.

Standby Ticket Info

Harry posted about standby tickets. Short summary: there will be a handful available, but the line to get them will not start till 10 AM on the Saturday, and it will not be first come first serve. He’ll be talking to people in the line and deciding who gets ‘em.