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Fabrizio Mosca
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 - posted November 19, 2012 04:41 AM      Profile for Fabrizio Mosca   Email Fabrizio Mosca   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi,
How has Blackpool gone?
Can any on you post pictures of the venue?

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Simon McConway
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Another outstanding weekend, with serious thanks going out to David Guest who arranged the actual convention and Adrian Winchester for the all-new Collectors' Dinner on the Saturday.

Our hotel deal included dinner, so I only attended the after-dinner entertainment on the Saturday. Arriving early, I did sample the cherry pie, as the hotel had three left over. Myself, Mark & Dominic Norton all agreed this was top-notch food! Then, a change of room and onto the entertainment which was totally brilliant, with Lee Mannering's Ukulele music expertly played, followed by an 8mm reel expertly projected by Bob Nichols on the GS1200. Adrian had put together the reel for the original Derann meal which didn't happen last year. Perhaps Adrian could post here a list of what was on that reel, but it was stunning to say the least. Adrian excelled himself in terms of organisation. And Lee must put out a CD, such was the ultra-high standard of his music.

Sunday soon dawned and I was up early to join David at 7.30 to help load up the stock and equipment. The hall soon filled with dealers and films of every gauge, projectors of all types and the usual amazing bargains associated with Blackpool. One of the dealers and I were laughing at the fact that the room is like a game of Monopoly; lose £50 here, pass go there, collect £10 here (Bring & Buy!) The film shows were in a downstairs room and were brilliantly prrsented, by Bob and also Don Sykes.

As usual, the convention cannot be improved upon; plenty of dealers, loads of film and equipment...all at more than fair prices. Those who did not attend must do so next year. David's speech at 10.45 reminded us that we simply must support the dealers...as always, use it or lose it...the amount of dealing I saw showed me that those of us who did support this event certainly was appreciated by the dealers.

A THOUSAND thanks to both David & Adrian...you have pulled off another outstanding Blackpool!

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David Guest
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i would like to thank every one who attended my 2nd film fair at the cliffs hotel .it was a great day with plenty of everything for sale inc films proj and cine stuff .i would also like to give a special thanks to my friends don who ran the 16mm and 9.5 which was very interesting and many questions asked and bob who ran the 8mm .also like to thanks simon mconway who help to set it up in the early hours sunday .and paul who assisted me on the bring and buy which was very busy all day .i have booked the room for 2013 it will be the sunday after remberance sunday .pictures will be posted shortly once again thankyou regards david

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Lee Mannering
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Thank you Simon for the kind words and it was nice take an active part in the wonderful Saturday dinner event, and the raffle prizes were truly amazing with new 8mm features, new shorts etc. The reel prepared by Adrian was joy encapsulating a reel feel of what has gone before in our fascinating hobby and of course uncle Bob was spot on with projection as per usual. I was pleased to see a wonderful spread of new prints covering no less than two tables from Classic Home Cinema at the Sunday main event along with packed tables of films and equipment spilling over onto the floor in many cases. I’m guessing many like me were spoilt for choice with just about all film gauges represented including 35mm and what a beautifully staged event bigger than ever. If you missed it this year be sure to make a date for 2013 as I’m pretty sure this is going to grow and grow, and it was as they say just like the old days.
Well done to all who did the hard work making this all happen.

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Paul Adsett
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Wow! I may have to put Blackpool on my list!

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Graham Ritchie
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Well Fabrizio

David Guest did state in the topic on the 61st BFCC in this forum that their would be....

Quote. "there will be photos galore of Blackpool" [Cool]

Here is hoping "someone" has made the effort...it aint hard.

Graham. [Roll Eyes]

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David Guest
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photos to follow of this great film fair check all posts

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John Clancy
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Well done chaps. A shot on the arm for the hobby oop North by the sound of it.

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Gary Brocklehurst
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I must agree with Simon and Lee in thanking all concerned for a most enjoyable weekend. It was certainly very nice being on the 'other side of the fence' and I do appreciate all the hard work that goes into organising a convention. It was a pleasure meeting so many familiar faces, many of which my wife met for the first time
Finally, please be sure to let me know if you have any films, etc. to sell!

Kindest Regards To All

Gary & Diane Brocklehurst

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Mark Norton
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Congratulations to David Guest for the Sunday Convention and to Adrian Winchester for the Saturday night making it an unbeatable weekend.

Dominic and myself very much enjoyed the event. Top prize on the Raffle was a mint full length scope print of "GI GI", plus many other prizes. Dominc was very pleased with himself for winning one of the last prizes, a bottle of Cinzano! ( He is only 14 !)
Very memorable was Lee Mannering on the Ukulele followed by the saturday night film show which had many super rare super 8 shorts i'd never seen before.

It's well worth being early at the convention. last year I picked up a mint Beauellieu 708 EL Stereo including 1600 ft of film for just £250 and this year again was no exception, after touring the packed dealers room I left with a boot full of films, including several features at absolute bargain prices.
The downstairs film shows were very enjoyable, as well as the infamous Auction. There was the usual bring and buy as well as a huge amount of new releases on offer from Classic Home Cinema.

Many thanks to all involved, looking forward to next year!

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Simon McConway
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David really has, as we all agree, done a great job. Every paying customer receives a raffle ticket which could allow them to win a 16mm feature film donated by David himself. Very generous indeed!

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Mark Williams
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Well Blackpool was truly excellent!!

Many thanks to David Guest,Bob Nichol's etc for another great day out,really enjoyed the film shows this year especially the 16mm show with extracts from House of Frankenstein etc.

Loads of film on sale too with some real bargains to be had inc a Derann 8mm colour feature film for £4.00!!

Special mention should also made of Adrian Winchester's superb after dinner film show which included a great variety subjects such as a very rare trailer for Tobe Hoopers Lifeforce and one of my favourites Bambi Meets Godzilla!

Lee Mannering also put on a great performance with his ukele before the start of the show,George Formby eat your heart out!!

Well done chaps and looking forward to the 2013 show already [Smile]

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Michael O'Regan
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What was the big announcement, chaps?

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Don Sykes
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North West Film Fair. (Blackpool. Pics.
The Dealers Room.
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Fabrizio Mosca
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I think I'll also add it to my list of places to visit for next year [Smile]

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Graham Sinden
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Nice pics Don.

So exactly what film titles were on Adrians reel if anyone can tell me (mabye the man himself can). And what films were shown throughout the day as im always curious but mabye David already listed them here on another post.

Graham S

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Don Sykes
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More North West Film Fair Pics.

David talks to the punters.
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Bob ready to run the Super 8 show.
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Elf Xenon ready for action.

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Pete Travers checks out the 9.5mm Kinemacolour Projector.
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The separate Magnetic Sound Head.
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9.5mm Kinemacolour Projector showing Colour Wheel.
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More Pictures later.

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David Guest
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WELL GUYS WHAT ABOUT THAT THEN I BET YOU SORRY YOU MISSED IT.LIKE DON SAID MORE PICS TO FOLLOW DONT MISS NEXT YEAR
SUNDAY 17TH NOVEMBER 2013 CLIFFS HOTEL BLACKPOOL

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Paul Adsett
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Did that 9.5mm Kinemacolor actually work! [Eek!]

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David Guest
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yes absolute fantastic and the film that was shown was great

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John Clancy
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Come on chaps, someone must have shot piccies of the cinema???

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David Guest
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more pictures to follow john all takes time. maybee next year you may be able to come and see the reel thing

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Don Sykes
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North West Film Fair. (Blackpool)

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The Auction. More than 70 items.
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Thats it for 2012. Enjoy the Pics.

Looking forward to 2013 with an even BIGGER EVENT.

Keep an eye on the Forum for all details.

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Lee Mannering
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Very nice pics!

Think I might have to twist young Davids arm to let me bring my 1938 Pathe Vox 9.5mm sound projector and a film along next year, maybe even the first Derann Std8 (regular 8) Sound trailer reel?
Idea! What about having a small section of the film screenings to cover all the film gauges now that would be something.. [Eek!]
"THE MULTI GAUGE PROGRAMME"

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Adrian Winchester
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Thanks for the kind words regarding the dinner - I'm delighted that all enjoyed the evening. The Savoy provided a good meal and due to the leak which put the anticipated room out of action, we were even in the room associated with most of the Derann dinners. Peter Wilson won the quiz with a score of 12 out of 15. The raffle was sensationally good, mainly due to the generosity of David Watson, who kindly provided all the Super 8 films and many of the other items too. So many raffle tickets were sold that the event ended up making a profit of around £100, which will be used to keep down the cost next year and provide raffle prizes, etc. As for the entertainment, I must agree that Lee Mannering was outstandingly good, and he even amended the lyrics in one or two places to suit the occasion, as I'm sure the words "Tony Hutchinson" didn't appear in the original version of the song in question! Thanks are also due to all who helped sell and fold the raffle tickets, Val Mannering for bringing the screen and of course to Bob Nichols for providing and setting up his GS. In fact I did the projection during the show - Bob really deserved a break at this point, considering all he has done at such events! The film programme was:
Cinema in Minature trailer (provided by Lee Mannering, and screened to link to the film being shown later)
Showcase Cinemas intro
Mickey's Grand Opera
Prince of Terror (promo for Dracula AD 1972)
The Black Hole of Calcutta (amusing short produced to screen at a BFCC and released by Perry's)
Eumig Mini (promotional short on these cameras)
Cinema In Minature
Bambi Meets Godzilla
USA advertisements for Suzuki, Volkswagon, Contac, Dole Bananas
Trailers intro (and end) featuring 'air hostess' announcer
Trailers: Cabaret, Freddie as F.R.0.7., Lifeforce, The Blues Brothers
Battle With Talos (Derann's extract from Jason and the Argonauts)
God Save the Queen

Thanks to all who supported the evening and thereby helped to bring back the dinner. Hopefully we can build on the success next year and attract a few more, but it achieved the objective of supporting the Film Fair by bringing back some of the longer distance travellers who would not make the trip if there isn't a Saturday event. The plan now is to have a new person present the film show each year and I was glad to receive two offers. It looks like we will have a 16mm show next year.

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