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Screenwriting : Austin Film Festival - Any 32'ers Attending? by Richard "RB" Botto

Richard "RB" Botto

Austin Film Festival - Any 32'ers Attending?

I'll be at the fest beginning on the 23rd. Anyone here attending the conference?

Jodi Lustig

Looking forward to shmoozing over some serious BBQ!

Laurie Ashbourne

Can't wait -- this year feels even more exciting already.

Irina Schmedes

I am going too. Got my Second Rounder Iteneary today. Looks like a lot of great panels this year.

Brus Messinger

ETA 24-27 Oct. Can't wait! (AFF veteran. New to 32 :)

Richard "RB" Botto

Fantastic...Looking forward to meeting you all. Irina, I'm also a second rounder, so I'm sure we'll be running into each other quite often...As we draw closer, maybe we can set up a time for all of us to have a Stage 32 Meetup at the Driskill Bar... Anyone else attending?

Jeanne Johnson Priest

Since I'm in Austin - YES! Great times!

Richard "RB" Botto

Hey Jeanne! Add a headshot when you have a moment so we can put a face to the name! And so we can find you down there!

Benjamin Alany

I was tempted to, but I didn't hear about the volunteer opportunities in time, and couldn't really afford a badge on short notice (I also have some things going on, the end of the month is the busiest part for me usually). Still, if there is a meetup in Austin at a location that non-attendees can get into as well, I would enjoy meeting some fellow stage 32'ers. Keep us posted, sounds like a good idea.

Irina Schmedes

Looking forward to meeting you too Richard. Driskill bar sounds like a good place as long as it's not too crowded there. What time of the day are you thinking?

Tynan Hansen

I'm attending and would like to meet up. The Driskill sounds good.

Sean Pratt

First time at Austin this year,pleased to have my Sitcom Pilot chosen as a Second Rounder.Love to meet up, @seandelville on twitter

Laurie Ashbourne

Let's all put our twitter @ here -- good idea, Sean. @laurieashbourne

Benjamin Alany

Cool, sounds like a good idea: @GenuineBenjamin

Todd Embry

Iike it tol @TWEmbry

Laura Koons

@RB of course you're a Second Rounder! If y'all arrange a Stage 32 meet up... I would like to attend. Oh and in case you need my twitter @LadyLauraWrites

Brus Messinger

Look forward to seeing you at the seminars - Friday & Saturday. I reserved a suite @ the Intercontinental. Great for a "Stage-32" mixer. BYOB.

Richard "RB" Botto

Hello all. Seems as if everyone is getting in at different times. Those getting in tomorrow, let's see if we can find each other during the Opening Reception at the Rattle Inn. If that doesn't work, perhaps the bar at the Driskill before the WGA party. I'll be checking this space and posting on our @stage32online Twitter account as well. See you all soon.

Ssekate

location??

Benjamin Alany

I have an evening class tonight 7-10 pm, but if you'd like to meet up Friday sometime that would probably work, provided it isn't a restricted location or something. Saturday during the day is fine as well, I have a music gig in the evening though.

Brus Messinger

Driskill bar is great...but crowded. I'll have the suite Friday & Saturday. InterContinental @ 701 Congress Ave. Standby for details...

Brus Messinger

RB, Y'all are welcome to come up to #1611. Yellow Suite, Top floor. Intercontinental. Beverages ready! Today & Saturday. Text me @ 214-850-7777

Benjamin Alany

Very generous of you Brus. That sounds pretty cool to me.

Brus Messinger

You bet! Come on up. OK to pass the word. If anyone has a HDMI cable...can play DVD movies. FYI: My boy (11) is present. So kids are welcome.

Laurie Ashbourne

Where are my Driscoll partners in sublime?

Brus Messinger

Hi Laurie....were across the street. Top floor. Intercontinental. Suite #1611. Come on over!

Brus Messinger

5 guys here now!

Laura Koons

Wish I was there Laurie. Unfortunately I won't be arriving until Saturday. Hopefully, some of y'all will be able to hang out at the Driskill tomorrow night... just sayin' :)

Laura Koons

If any of you know of anyone who would appreciate a Lone Star Badge, I have an "extra" one at no cost (I'm still attending). It has NOT been registered with a name... yet. @ Benjamin Alany, if you change your mind... it's yours. All I have to do is email AFF registration a name and you can upload your photo.

Brus Messinger

Hang on....let me ask Benjamin & Laurie

Brus Messinger

Anyone need a Badge? :) Also don't forget Pitch Party @ 8-10PM (412 Congress) Good luck to Mike, Andrew, Luewayne & everyone that pitched!!!

Brus Messinger

"Stage32" Mixer Today! Last One. 5-11PM! Intercontinental suite. Top floor. RM #1611. @Brus1 -or- Text 214-850-7777

Richard "RB" Botto

Hey Brus! Thanks for the offer, my friend. I'll do my best to get by there later today. Been wall to wall with meetings and such. Appreciate the hospitality!

Brus Messinger

Yes sir. You bet, RB. Good seeing ya @ ScreenWorld.

Laura Koons

Hey any of y'all going to the Pitch Finale Party?

Laura Koons

Hmmm... actually not sure I want to go to that now.

Laurie Ashbourne

I'm going in

Brus Messinger

In line for pitch party

Brus Messinger

Haha, Hot & Crowded! ...Pay up Botto! Final Pitch Party really needs to be in a nearby auditorium. State Theater or Alamo Draft House on 6th Street! Yes?

Richard "RB" Botto

Well, that was one hell of a weekend. Great seeing so many of you. And to those I didn't get to see, I apologize. It was a jammed packed, wall to wall, few days.

Irina Schmedes

Yes, it was one hell of a weekend indeed. Really enjoyed it. It was great meeting you RB!

Laurie Ashbourne

infinite laughs, lines and liquid love... all in all a win, but if you find my liver let me know.

Richard "RB" Botto

Great to see/meet so many of you down in Austin. Tremendous time. So many laughs (and drinks) I'm sorry I missed many of you. It was a pakced weekend and I had to cut out a day early for biz. Brus, thanks for hosting so many 32'ers.

Justin M Sloan

It's that time again - going this year?

Laurie Ashbourne

I may pop in for a day -- being on Halloween messes things up a lot. I know the fine folks at Stage 32 will be doing something there. So stay tuned!

Justin M Sloan

Great - I'll be there just Thursday and Friday night myself (doing a 10:45 am panel on Friday, and Saturday morning roundtable). Hope to see some of you there!

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