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Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on November 19, 2018, 01:55 PM:
 
First, a big thanks to David Guest for those great moments.

Shorty had to be on the first picture that was taken before the Friday's night film show. Shorty is between Nigel and Keith.

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The second 16 mm projector used for the show.

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I don't know how it's called in English, the "automatic accordeon" gave music to the audience before the projection starts.

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That's what I call a screen…

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The first film was a documentary about the British artist George Formby and the feature was Octopussy.
 
Posted by Steven J Kirk (Member # 1135) on November 19, 2018, 02:16 PM:
 
Great pictures! More to follow, hopefully...
 
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on November 19, 2018, 02:25 PM:
 
Thank you, Steven

I love annonces like this
[Wink]

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The show was super 8 and 16 mm. When a film in one gauge ended, another in the other gauge started. There has been only a 35 minutes lunch break.

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The films projected.

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Shorty was in the audience.

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I could buy the 2017 dvd.

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Posted by Heidi Barker (Member # 6191) on November 19, 2018, 03:24 PM:
 
thanks for the photos !
I hope you all enjoy the DVD - it was made by my students!
 
Posted by Tom Photiou (Member # 130) on November 19, 2018, 03:36 PM:
 
hoping to get my copy in the post soon.
 
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on November 19, 2018, 03:36 PM:
 
I know that guy in the Blackhawk T-shirt...

-from Somewhere!
 
Posted by Tom Photiou (Member # 130) on November 19, 2018, 03:37 PM:
 
hoping to get my copy in the post soon.
 
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on November 19, 2018, 03:44 PM:
 
Hello Heidi. I will watch it on Wednesday night. I have no doubts I will appreciate it.

This inviting board speaks for itself…

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The prices for the raffle dispayed.

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They were various and numerous.

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Small and big [Big Grin]

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Shorty with David Watson who is deeply involved with the raffle. The system is that when you have a winning number, you can go to the table and choose the price you wish. So, of course, if you're the first one to win you have the more choice.

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Shorty (no we didn't kidnap him but I understand he has had no access to Internet in Blackpool) and Bob, one of the talented projectionists.

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Posted by Antonio Costa Mota (Member # 221) on November 20, 2018, 12:02 PM:
 
Helo everyone
Has anybody shot a vídeo of the event that we can share ? Thanks.
 
Posted by Bill Brandenstein (Member # 892) on November 20, 2018, 12:54 PM:
 
What a classy looking bunch! Coats and ties!

I'm impressed.

I should attempt to make one of my screenings "Black Tie" and see what happens!
 
Posted by Paul Adsett (Member # 25) on November 20, 2018, 03:43 PM:
 
Is this the first time that anyone has seen Joe in a tie and jacket? [Big Grin]
Looks like he had a great time.
And who the heck are Clark and McCullough? [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on November 20, 2018, 09:11 PM:
 
[Big Grin]

Adrian kept asking questions for the quizz all the dinner long. Last years, it was a terrible moment for me since I usually find no (or almost no) answer. This time, I have been very lucky : a gentleman who hadn't booked for the dinner showed up at the last minute. I generousely offered him my answer sheet so I could relax. I have one full year to think about another trick for 2019
[Big Grin]

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David Guest thanked everyone and of course everyone thanked him.

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One of the 5 Danish enthusiasts who travelled to Blackpool !

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After the dinner, a super 8 projection. Simon brought a film very recently shot with the new Ektachrome film. The lucky audience could see the good result. Kodak brought without any doubt a good stock on the market.

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After Simon's film, Bob showed a mixed of films mounted ond a 360 mt/1200 ft spool. After that, everybody went to sleep to be ready for the many activities to come on the Sunday.

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Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on November 21, 2018, 03:46 AM:
 
I hope that other members will add their own pictures, too.

The sellers' room opens at 10 am on Sunday Morning. Shorty was the first in the queue [Smile]

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General view.

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The bring and buy table.

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Some dealers's tables.

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Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on November 21, 2018, 06:59 AM:
 
David Guest said he would have plenty of 16 mm features to sell. Well, see by yourself…

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There was another large display of films I couldn't picture as there were many people looking throug the piles when I was taking the photos.

David really did a great job !

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The dvd of the 2017 edition has been projected during the day.

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Posted by Joe Taffis (Member # 4) on November 21, 2018, 07:58 AM:
 
Very nice Dom! Thank you for the photos and your descriptions [Smile]
 
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on November 21, 2018, 08:15 AM:
 
Glad you like them, Joe [Wink]

Phil from Classic Home Cinema…

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brought a lot of interesting items as usual.

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During the day, there were, again, projections in another room.

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The audience is arriving.

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And the projector is ready [Smile]

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Posted by Greg Perry (Member # 5177) on November 21, 2018, 08:25 AM:
 
Dom,

Great photos! Thanks for posting these..very sad news about David Guest...
 
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on November 21, 2018, 08:40 AM:
 
Indeed, Greg, it was a schock to hear that.

The famous auction (the composition is not top, I have another one better but sadly not sharp, so it's just to give an idea…)

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The last picture, taken at the end of the day [Big Grin]

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Again, I hope other pictures will be posted, I was not the only one with a camera [Wink]

More to come...

[ November 21, 2018, 01:56 PM: Message edited by: Dominique De Bast ]
 
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on November 21, 2018, 01:55 PM:
 
David Watson kindly sent me some of his pictures to add :

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Posted by David Watson (Member # 3614) on November 21, 2018, 02:48 PM:
 
Thanks for posting my photo's for me Dom. It was great to see you at
Blackpool and of course to meet up with Shorty.
 
Posted by Tom Photiou (Member # 130) on November 21, 2018, 03:20 PM:
 
great pictures, thanks for posting these. [Smile]
 
Posted by Oliver F. R. Feld (Member # 1911) on November 21, 2018, 03:32 PM:
 
Amazing...!
 
Posted by Luigi Castellitto (Member # 3759) on November 21, 2018, 03:43 PM:
 
Great! And what a British elegance!

Shorty came from the US and that lazy Luigi cann't make an hour's on a plane. [Frown]

Dom, you have to show yourself, next time give the camera to someone. [Smile]
 
Posted by Paul Barker (Member # 4318) on November 21, 2018, 04:00 PM:
 
i hadnt realised you had taken so many. thank you for posting . hope to see you again next year.
 
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on November 21, 2018, 04:35 PM:
 
It's a pleasure, David.
Luigi, I'm not photogenic (and, by the way, you never posted any picture of yourself on the forum [Big Grin] )
Paul, I will do anything I can to come again next year. It's a so fantastic event !

Here are other pictures taken by David Watson :

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Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on November 22, 2018, 02:27 AM:
 
Some other pictures David sent me :

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More later..
 
Posted by Bill Phelps (Member # 1431) on November 22, 2018, 03:16 AM:
 
Looks like a very nice event. You made it into the photos Dominique! You look very happy [Smile] I too am rarely seen in family photos and films because I am the one taking them!
 
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on November 22, 2018, 06:45 AM:
 
Thanks Bill [Smile]

More pictures from David (I'm still hoping other members will add their own).

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4 more pictures to come...
 
Posted by Greg Perry (Member # 5177) on November 22, 2018, 08:08 AM:
 
Dom,

Looks like a lot of people attended! How many do you think were there for the festivities and the dealer table sale?....
 
Posted by David Watson (Member # 3614) on November 22, 2018, 09:21 AM:
 
Hi Gregg,
there was 66 people at the Convention Dinner on Saturday night and I think about 300 plus at the Convention on the sunday.
 
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on November 22, 2018, 12:57 PM:
 
There were Indeed many people. During the auction, the staff from the hotel brought extra seats…

The last four pictures from David :

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Posted by David Guest (Member # 2791) on November 22, 2018, 02:49 PM:
 
well to all those who bought the dvd of 2017 I hope you all enjoyed it thanks david
 
Posted by David Watson (Member # 3614) on November 22, 2018, 03:01 PM:
 
Hi David (Guest), yes watched my copy of your convention DVD more than once it's really good,the best made record of any film convention ever.
It put over the hobby very well with some good interveiws from different collectors,even had my ugly mug being interveiwed a couple of times. [Smile] [Smile] [Smile]
 
Posted by Tom Photiou (Member # 130) on November 22, 2018, 03:13 PM:
 
looking forward to receiving my copy soon, [Wink]
 
Posted by Paul Barker (Member # 4318) on November 22, 2018, 03:52 PM:
 
a great dvd of last years blackpool event. really well made and a lovely keepsake. thank you to all the people involved in the making. and of course David Guest for releasing it.i believe a limited number are still available to purchase from David.
 
Posted by Luigi Castellitto (Member # 3759) on November 22, 2018, 05:28 PM:
 
Dom, do not come badly in the pictures!
Great ambient!
What did you eat in the picture? [Smile]
 
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on November 22, 2018, 06:03 PM:
 
The dvd (I watched last night) is certainly a great record of what the convention is.

Luigi, this picture was taken on Sunday night (before I, sadly, had to leave to take my coach). It was a kind of buffet. The food at the hotel (where I was not staying but where I ate three time) is excellent. Here is the menu of the Saturday dinner :

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Posted by Brian Fretwell (Member # 4302) on November 23, 2018, 04:24 PM:
 
I almost forgot I had only posted my pictures to the Derann Vaults facebook page, not here so here are some of the meal.
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And here's one of David's that Dominique posted but exposure corrected.
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Posted by Graham Sinden (Member # 431) on November 23, 2018, 05:23 PM:
 
Excellent photos of the Dinner. Has anyone got a list of what films were shown afterwards.

Graham S
 
Posted by Brian Fretwell (Member # 4302) on November 24, 2018, 04:09 AM:
 
Some more taken in the dealers hall and at the auction.
CHC
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Some more of David Guest's 16mm films for sale.
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The hall centre
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David hosting the auction
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The bidders.
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Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on November 24, 2018, 04:10 AM:
 
Thanks, Brian 😀
 
Posted by Adrian Winchester (Member # 248) on November 24, 2018, 05:07 AM:
 
Compliments to all the photographers on some excellent photos!

I couldn't guess the overall attendance but I did think it was striking that number present for the auction was the highest I've seen for many years. I recall some fairly sparse crowds not so many years ago, so to see the full rows and extra seats being brought in this year was quite something.
 
Posted by Graham Sinden (Member # 431) on November 25, 2018, 08:24 AM:
 
David did mention there was over 300 Super 8 films for the auction so I wonder if that contributed to the high attendance?

Graham S
 
Posted by Adrian Winchester (Member # 248) on November 25, 2018, 10:10 AM:
 
Graham - I think it may well have done. And it was striking to see what a high proportion of the films were actually sold, even if often for bargain prices, as that's by no means what always happens in such auctions. In a few cases, three or four copies of a particular Disney 200' appeared, and they all sold. I even wondered if the guy who sells empty 200' spools on eBay for £9.99 might have been there, building up his stocks!
 
Posted by Graham Sinden (Member # 431) on November 25, 2018, 11:15 AM:
 
Thanks for that reply Adrian, interesting.

Can anyone tell me what films were shown after the dinner?

Graham S
 


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