In between watching movies at Fantastic Fest, meeting a bunch of new people, watching more movies, drinking too many of Alamo Drafthouse's chocolate milkshakes, and trying to find wireless internet connections, I took a few photos around the festival.

Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar

All the Fantastic Fest films were screened at the Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar. Two of the festival's organizers, Paul Alvarado-Dykstra and Tim McCanlies, told me that they were inspired to pitch the festival idea to Alamo founder Tim League when the six-screen South Lamar location opened in early 2005. They loved the idea of a film festival that took place in a single location, so you didn't have to worry about driving around town to several different venues, finding parking, and trying to figure out how to find time to eat (Alamo serves meals). They were successful: Fantastic Fest was one of the least stressful film festivals I've attended.
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