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Posted by Paul Browning (Member # 2715) on November 18, 2016, 06:03 PM:
Posted by Andrew Woodcock (Member # 3260) on November 18, 2016, 06:10 PM:
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Posted by Simon McConway (Member # 219) on November 19, 2016, 08:49 AM:
Was hoping to be there but have been asked to mow the lawn. Have a good time.
Posted by Mike Newell (Member # 23) on November 19, 2016, 10:12 AM:
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!]
Posted by Simon McConway (Member # 219) on November 19, 2016, 01:20 PM:
Plus always go shopping for the week's food on a Sunday, so Blackpool interferes with that.
Posted by David Skillern (Member # 607) on November 20, 2016, 02:55 AM:
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]
Posted by Andrew Woodcock (Member # 3260) on November 20, 2016, 03:37 AM:
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]
Posted by Mike Newell (Member # 23) on November 20, 2016, 07:59 AM:
If only we had had Skype or attach a camera to one of the boys heads 🎥
Posted by Simon McConway (Member # 219) on November 20, 2016, 08:53 AM:
Could we have lists of unsold films? I hear a GS 1200 xenon was sold for just £5!
Posted by Nigel Higgins (Member # 4312) on November 20, 2016, 03:02 PM:
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.
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on November 21, 2016, 12:55 PM:
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).
The fabulous projector. David Watson (I thank again for everything) stands beside.
The riffle prizes dispayed. The ticket costs only one pound.
Good attendance.
Keith Wilton, who organizes the BFCC, shared some souvenirs with us.
Posted by Andrew Woodcock (Member # 3260) on November 21, 2016, 01:07 PM:
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! 😂😂😂
Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on November 21, 2016, 01:45 PM:
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

[ November 21, 2016, 03:42 PM: Message edited by: David Guest ]
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on November 21, 2016, 01:48 PM:
I always try to find the cheapest way as I travel quite a lot :-)

I should have taken more pictures.

Posted by Graham Sinden (Member # 431) on November 21, 2016, 03:12 PM:
Excellent review and Pictures Dom. Can I ask what films were shown after the dinner on Saturday.

Graham S
Posted by Del Phillipson (Member # 513) on November 21, 2016, 03:36 PM:
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]
Posted by David Watson (Member # 3614) on November 21, 2016, 04:20 PM:
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'.
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.
Posted by Andrew Woodcock (Member # 3260) on November 21, 2016, 04:25 PM:
Brilliant assortment of film there David!
Many I recognize myself. [Smile] [Wink]
Posted by Graham Sinden (Member # 431) on November 21, 2016, 04:40 PM:
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
Posted by Paul Barker (Member # 4318) on November 21, 2016, 04:46 PM:
it was great to meet and speak to Dominique at the evening meal at this once again outstanding film 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.
Posted by Antonio Costa Mota (Member # 221) on November 21, 2016, 04:52 PM:
How long did it take you by coach from London to Blackpool-
Merci. Antonio
Posted by Ali Hipperson (Member # 5643) on November 22, 2016, 06:35 AM:
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.

Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on November 22, 2016, 12:07 PM:
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).
Posted by Paul Adsett (Member # 25) on November 22, 2016, 12:35 PM:
So who was the lucky guy (or gal) that won the raffle prize of a full length Derann feature print of Carousel?
Posted by Adrian Winchester (Member # 248) on November 22, 2016, 03:21 PM:
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.
Posted by Michael O'Regan (Member # 938) on November 23, 2016, 01:08 PM:
Sounds and looks like a great day.

Is that Fumeo machine as big as it looks in that photo?
Posted by Paul Adsett (Member # 25) on November 23, 2016, 03:13 PM:
Well over 100lbs by the look of it, and judging by the handles it is certainly a two man (or more) lifting operation.
A fabulous machine without doubt, but my GS1200 is heavy enough!
Posted by Andrew Woodcock (Member # 3260) on November 23, 2016, 03:28 PM:
41kg, or around 90lb in weight!

That's well over 6st to us UK folk or an 8yr old entire body weight without showing them McDonalds more than occasionally!
Posted by David Hardy (Member # 4628) on November 24, 2016, 09:17 AM:
Yep that Fumeo is a PROJECTOR. I want one of those right
now. [Smile] [Smile] [Smile]

Never mind I suppose I will just have to make do with my
Fumeo 9119 for the present time....( sigh! ) [Wink] [Wink] [Wink]
Posted by Andrew Woodcock (Member # 3260) on November 24, 2016, 09:33 AM:
David, if you're struggling to lift a GS or a 9119, this is most definitely one to avoid! [Big Grin] [Wink]
Posted by David Hardy (Member # 4628) on November 24, 2016, 12:15 PM:
Andrew I will get someone to make me a custom made projector hoist.
Hahahaha !!! [Big Grin] [Wink]
Posted by Mike Newell (Member # 23) on November 24, 2016, 05:05 PM:
Projectors are fine if you don't lift them. Leave them alone and they won't touch you.
Posted by Adrian Winchester (Member # 248) on November 25, 2016, 08:58 AM:
It's certainly big but the people to the right in the photo are a bit further back, so it wasn't 'dwarfing' them quite as much as it seems in the photo. I think David W said the chassis is basically the same as one used for a portable Fumeo 35mm projector. It's the only S8 projector I've seen that fully justifies the expression "built like a tank"!
Posted by Paul Adsett (Member # 25) on November 27, 2016, 12:51 PM:
Any sign of the video?
Posted by Andrew Woodcock (Member # 3260) on November 27, 2016, 12:55 PM:
No mention of it so far Paul?

Not that I've seen anyhow.
Posted by David Skillern (Member # 607) on November 28, 2016, 02:59 PM:
Hi Guys,

plenty of video footage was taken - Keith Wilton took a lot of footage at both the dinner and the convention
Posted by Paul Adsett (Member # 25) on December 14, 2016, 07:59 PM:
I guess no one is going to post any video of David's convention.
What a disapointment! [Frown]
Posted by Adrian Winchester (Member # 248) on December 14, 2016, 09:41 PM:
I wouldn't give up hope yet. The main video that I'm aware of is likely to be edited and compiled with considerable care by the experienced filmmaker responsible for shooting it, so it will take time.
Posted by Brian Fretwell (Member # 4302) on December 15, 2016, 02:53 AM:
Keith Wilton has asked me for a copy of the video clips I took, but due to computer problems getting them onto a CD for him I haven't delivered them yet. I should do that tomorrow.
Posted by Simon McConway (Member # 219) on December 15, 2016, 03:38 AM:
I took some Super 8 footage! See it next year at the dinner.
Posted by Simon Balderston (Member # 5106) on December 15, 2016, 04:56 AM:
hi simon any chance of seeing the super 8 footage you have of years past when it was shown last that was the only dinner i missed since the first one at the savoy cheers simon [Razz] [Razz] [Razz] [Razz]

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