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Paul Browning
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 - posted November 18, 2016 06:03 PM      Profile for Paul Browning   Email Paul Browning   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
GOOD LUCK TO ALL THOSE ATTENDING THE SHOW OVER THIS WEEKEND ENJOY AND HAPPY HUNTING.

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Andrew Woodcock
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[Smile] [Wink]

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Simon McConway
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Was hoping to be there but have been asked to mow the lawn. Have a good time.

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Mike Newell
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Simon mow the grass in November. Too damn cold! You must be on a promise. [Wink] [Wink] Nice cold dry weather only 110 miles you could be there in two hours. Tell her you are away to see a man about a horse first thing on Sunday morning. [Eek!]

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Simon McConway
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Plus always go shopping for the week's food on a Sunday, so Blackpool interferes with that.

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David Skillern
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Hi all,

well the meal and the quiz were excellent - i missed the film show as I was knackered from the drive from South Wales - in an hour and 15mins the convention starts - looking forward to it - plus there was plenty of video and still footage taken last night - so if all goes well - i'll definitely be back next year [Smile]

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Andrew Woodcock
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Sounds like you're having a great time David!
I'm pleased you are and hope you enjoy your day today also.
Safe journey home David. [Wink]

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Mike Newell
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If only we had had Skype or attach a camera to one of the boys heads 🎥

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Simon McConway
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Could we have lists of unsold films? I hear a GS 1200 xenon was sold for just £5!

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Nigel Higgins
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Yes can't believe that gas zen on Simon you had to be there to believe it ,if you missed this years Blackpool you missed the best one ever top derann super 8mm galore at unbelievable prices and some nice 16 mm prints as well.

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Dominique De Bast
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I'm back home with films, materials and good memories. I was amazed to see how many people were at the Saturday night dinner. Needeless to say, the food was excellent. There has been a cine quizz (at which I must admitt I have not been brillant at all), a riffle and a super 8 projection (with a wonderful Fumeo machine). Of course, an important part of such an evening is the meeting of other cine amateurs afficionados. I was luck to meet several members of this forum and can now put a face on several names. Yesterday has been a busy day with a big room full of films, projectors and other material and another room in which three projections (two super 8 ones and a 9.5 one)and an auction happened. Talking with different people, I learned some interesting things and I was Lucky to see how the new lamp that has been discussed on this forum works. I was impressed by the difference with my Buckingham light output and the modified one I saw at Blackpool. The only regret I have is that I haven't been there before. If I can, I will try to go to the Blackpool Film Fair again. For those who are afraid of the costs of such a Journey, I paid 28.10 £ for the London/Blackpool coach Journey (it was a return ticket) and my hotel room costed 24 £ (the breakfast costed an extra 2.50 £ which is cheaper than what it would have costed outside the hotel).
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The fabulous projector. David Watson (I thank again for everything) stands beside.
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The riffle prizes dispayed. The ticket costs only one pound.
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Good attendance.
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Keith Wilton, who organizes the BFCC, shared some souvenirs with us.

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Andrew Woodcock
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I am pleased you enjoyed your weekend Dominique and was pleasantly surprised at how reasonable the accommodation and Breakfast etc was.

Great photos there of Keith and everyone else and good to see the finest Super 8mm Projector ever made, was present for all to see. The Fumeo 9145 really is an awesome piece of kit for those with very thick floorboards! 😂😂😂

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David Guest
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I david guest would like to thank every one who attended my film fair this weekend the rooms are booked for 2017 and are
Friday 17 Saturday 18th and convention day sunday 19th 2017 at 10 am
a special thanks thanks to paul barker and my son alan for doing the bring and buy also special thanks to simon mconway mark Norton and keith wilton and paul barker for setting up the room don and bob for doing a first class film presentation .without these dedicated film men this would not go on
I have never seen as much super 8 films in all the years I have been attending film fairs and everone I spoke to said deranns event was never as good as this .I bought and elmo gs 1200 of a guy who approached me on sunday morning I sold it within 1 hour anyone who didn't come missed a great event see you all next year

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Dominique De Bast
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I always try to find the cheapest way as I travel quite a lot :-)

I should have taken more pictures.

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Graham Sinden
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Excellent review and Pictures Dom. Can I ask what films were shown after the dinner on Saturday.

Graham S

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Del Phillipson
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It was good to meet you on Sunday Dominique, glad you managed to find so nice goodies on the day, hope to see you again same time same place next year [Wink]

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David Watson
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Hello Graham Sinden,
Thanks for your interest re. the after convention dinner film show.
this is what I showed:-
1: Rank Film Welcome to the show.
2: Mr.Bean, things not to do while in a cinema, Comedy
3: Spirit of America.
4: Tom & Jerry cartoon, 'The Dog House'.
5: CINEMA ADVERTS
a: Pearl & Dean opening credits, PaPaPaPa etc.
b: Foster's Lager Advert, Global Warming
c: 501 Jeans Advert, Lauderette version
d: Lyon's Maid icecream Advert, Thunderbirds lady Penelope
e: PG Tips Tea Advert, Monkeys, the Plumbers.
f: 501 Jeans,also in black Advert, outside night club.
g: HSBC Bank Advert, Indian railway, child looses her dolly.
h: PG Tips Tea Advert, Monkeys, the hairdessers.
I: Screen Check Advert. what it takes to make a movie,1000000 Hours.
j: Pearl & Dean closing credits, PaPaPaPaPa etc.

6: Norman Wisdom Appeal, Donations for ex film industry workers.
7 Rank Preveiw time.
Trailers to :-
a: The Reluctant Dragon.
b: Mr.Buggs Goes to Town.
c: Star Trek, First Contact.
d: Tom & Jerry,The Movie.
e: Stargate.

8: Cartoon, Madagascar Penguins, Christmas Caper.
9: 100 Years of British Cinema, showcase trailer.
10:11 minute extract from 'That's Entertainment 3
11:8 minute extract from 'Raiders of the lost Ark'
lorrry chase and the finale.
12:Rank Gong logo.
13:Last 15 minutes of 'Carry on up the Khyber' (very funny).
14:Rank Cinema message, thank you for coming safe journey home.

Total time of film show approx. 75 minutes.

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Andrew Woodcock
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Brilliant assortment of film there David!
Many I recognize myself. [Smile] [Wink]

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Graham Sinden
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Thanks David for that. Excellent show. Perfect entertainment. I want to come next year its been a long time since I was last in Blackpool. Now Dominique has been there is no excuse.

Graham S

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Paul Barker
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it was great to meet and speak to Dominique at the evening meal at this once again outstanding film event.it just gets better and better each year. the 3 days went so quickly but what a time it was. being with like minded people is a real treat. got some lovely items on both 8mm and 16mm. plenty of choice for sale on the day. eumig dual gauge sound projectors at £30 each. mint condition too. sound films from just £2 each. cir 16mm tape splicers at £60. 16mm features at £20 each.the list goes on and on. Keith Wilton is doing next years evening meal film show, so another excellent time is promised. great to see the dates for next years event. well done David Guest for that. so put those dates in your diary. believe me you will not be dissapointed. a very big thankyou to everyone for making it what it is.

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Antonio Costa Mota
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Dominique
How long did it take you by coach from London to Blackpool-
Merci. Antonio

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Ali Hipperson
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Hi Nigel.

I wasn't able to attend last weekend's Blackpool Convention.

Do you still have any Super8 films left for sale?

If so, would you like to send me a 'pm' with a list of the titles and prices?

Many thanks.

Ali.

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Dominique De Bast
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Thanks again to all those who welcomed me at Blackpool.

Antonio, I took the coach on Saturday morning at 8 am and arrived in Blackpool at 2:20 pm as scheduled. For the way back, I left Blackpool at 10:15 pm and arrived in London a little bit before 8 am, so later than the officila time (6:15). I was surprised that the driver apologized several times for the delay. That has never happened on the continent (and I travelled by coaches many many times).

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Paul Adsett
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So who was the lucky guy (or gal) that won the raffle prize of a full length Derann feature print of Carousel?

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Adrian Winchester
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I'm not sure who won the 'Carousel' feature (there were 25 prizes) but I think the first winner had it. We were almost overwhelmed by the demand for tickets (buyers amazingly spent up to £40, which meant they had 200 tickets!) so there has been some talk of possibly making them £2 a strip or 3 strips for £5 next year, NOT to encourage people to spend more but to reduce the number of tickets that need to be quickly processed.

I must thank the Hilton staff for a very good meal on Saturday, which brought a lot of compliments. Great to see Dominique there, despite what must have been a very long and tiring journey from Belgium. David Watson's Fumeo was phenomenal and surprisingly quiet. During the packing up afterwards, I got to hold one of the removable arms and I'm sure just this was heavier than my lightest Elmo!

Compliments to David Guest and all who made Sunday (and the Friday evening show) such a success. I'm sure the attendance increased once again and it was striking to see dealers happily still selling films after 4pm, when in previous years many were drifting away by then. The auction clearly benefitted from being in the cinema again as the seats attracted a much larger number. The 9.5 collectors at this got some great bargains.

It was also encouraging see some younger people there (including at least two young women that I know were NOT brought along by men!) and contributing to a sense of the event bringing in new blood. We wouldn't have dared predict it after Derann's demise in 2011, but I feel there's now a sense of Blackpool going from strength to strength. As always, the socialising complements the film viewing and buying and it's quite something to chat to people from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as a good contingent from the Midlands, London and other places further afield such as Portsmouth and Plymouth. I met one chap from the Isle of Man drawn back for the first time in 10 years, and that illustrates that the event has gained a reputation for being unmissable.

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