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Posted by Paul Barker (Member # 4318) on February 09, 2019, 06:53 AM:
i am very happy to say and officialy announce the details for this years event.
it will be held on 15th, 16th and 17th november 2019 at the same venue. the Grand hotel (formerly the Hilton) north shore. blackpool FY1 2JQ.
friday 15th. evening film show. 8pm start. all welcome.
saturday 16th. evening show.and the excellent raffle.
sunday 17th. convention with film shows,auction,bring and buy.and of course many dealers selling films and equipment galore. 8mm 16mm 35mm.
admission to convention has been held at last years price. just £6.00. doors open 10am.
table enquires to Elaine Guest on 07931 457817.
for booking rooms at hotel contact Kerry Eastwood 01253 627977. mention you are attending film fair when booking. lets make this another superb event. don't forget. support it or loose it. thank you.
Posted by Simon McConway (Member # 219) on February 09, 2019, 08:00 AM:
Fantastic news! Thank you Paul.
Posted by Joe Caruso (Member # 11) on February 09, 2019, 08:23 AM:
Great news - Cheers, Shorty
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on February 09, 2019, 08:33 AM:
Thanks, Paul !
Posted by David Watson (Member # 3614) on February 09, 2019, 09:04 AM:
Thats good news Paul, if there's anything I can do to help just ask.
Posted by David Skillern (Member # 607) on February 09, 2019, 09:45 AM:
Myself and my good lady will be there again - wonderful news.
Posted by Nigel Higgins (Member # 4312) on February 09, 2019, 09:51 AM:
Great news we will be there to support this great event.
Posted by Paul Barker (Member # 4318) on February 10, 2019, 02:32 AM:
hi David. thank you. thats very good of you. your efforts already are much appreciated. Paul.
Posted by Brian Fretwell (Member # 4302) on February 10, 2019, 04:40 AM:
I'll put the dates on my calendar now. See you all there.
Posted by Mal Brake (Member # 14) on February 10, 2019, 12:26 PM:
All being well, we will make a long weekend of it again. David Skillern, I hope to have a longer chat with you next time.
Will we have the pleasure of your company again Shorty? hope so.
Posted by David Skillern (Member # 607) on February 10, 2019, 12:32 PM:

I look forward to it and a good chat with everyone else.
Posted by Adrian Winchester (Member # 248) on February 10, 2019, 01:54 PM:
This is excellent news! I sincerely hope collectors will give it their full support, because that would be the perfect way to pay tribute to all that David Guest did to make it a great event from 2011 onwards. It clearly meant a great deal to David that the weekend should continue, so let's do our best to help make it a great success.
Posted by Simon McConway (Member # 219) on February 10, 2019, 02:07 PM:
Very well said Adrian.

If anyone is thinking of writing reasons or excuses why they won't be coming (which I remember David hating) please spare us from reading them. Even if you have to visit your Aunt Mary that day, we don't need to read about it!
Posted by Paul Adsett (Member # 25) on February 10, 2019, 04:19 PM:
No excuse at all for UK collectors! Our friend Joe 'Shorty' Caruso ventured to Blackpool all the way from the USA!
Posted by Simon McConway (Member # 219) on February 11, 2019, 05:07 AM:
I totally agree Paul.

David told the tale of someone living five minutes away from the venue who said he could not make it! Shopping can be done any day, lawns can be cut any day, but Blackpool only happens once!
Posted by Simon Balderston (Member # 5106) on February 11, 2019, 05:37 AM:
just booked the week off work.this one must be well attended as a tribute to David he worked so hard to keep it going for us lets keep it going for him
Posted by Lee Mannering (Member # 728) on February 11, 2019, 06:22 AM:
Used to make the trip to Blackpool for David taking a photo for advertising so here is this years effort, anything to forward the film movement.


Better get back to work :-)
Posted by Mark Todd (Member # 96) on February 11, 2019, 09:32 AM:
I think David would of been impressed Lee.

Very nice.

Best Mark.

PS need to pop an R in the Demonstrations bit Lee.

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Posted by Joe Caruso (Member # 11) on February 11, 2019, 10:26 AM:
and I will do my best to be there again - Cheers mates
Posted by Simon McConway (Member # 219) on February 11, 2019, 10:31 AM:
That is great news Joe! Nobody from the UK has any excuse not to be there!
Posted by Paul Barker (Member # 4318) on February 11, 2019, 01:02 PM:
hi Joe. it would be wonderful if you could visit us again. it was a pleasure having you attend last year. i know David Guest was delighted you made such effort to attend. here's hoping. Paul.
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on February 11, 2019, 01:13 PM:
It would be fantastic to meet you there, again, Shorty. I will also do my best to attend this year again this wonderful event.
Posted by Paul Barker (Member # 4318) on February 11, 2019, 03:56 PM:
Dominique. i think that all those who travel from another country to attend film fairs in the uk are absolutely marvelous. i know you yourself travel to many. inc blackpool. the guys from norway/sweden always attend blackpool.and what a great group they are. it's a pleasure to see everyone.believe me.
Posted by Leon Norris (Member # 3151) on February 11, 2019, 04:02 PM:
I Hope one day soon I can go to one of these film shows! I guess I would feel like a kid in a candy shop. A true collectors Dream!
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on February 11, 2019, 04:32 PM:
Thanks, Paul. I can only encourage everyone to try to attend UK conventions. Very well organized, friendly people, usually projections and of course films and material to look at and to bring home [Big Grin]
Posted by Paul Barker (Member # 4318) on February 12, 2019, 06:06 AM:
just had word that two gents from Malta are attending blackpool film fair this year. it will be their first ever time at this event. so a big thank you to Kevin Mifsud and his friend Joe for making such an effort. Paul.

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Posted by Adrian Winchester (Member # 248) on February 12, 2019, 07:31 AM:
That's great news! I'll throw in that travel for non-driving people is likely to be the easiest it has ever been this year. The reason the roads near the North Pier were unusable last year was due to a major project that's connecting the tram system to Blackpool North station. So anyone coming by train will soon be able to get a tram from the station direct to The Grand. And as direct trains from London to Blackpool have also been reintroduced, anyone (like me) coming from or through London will potentially be able to get from Euston station to the hotel in only two stages!
Posted by Lee Mannering (Member # 728) on February 12, 2019, 09:20 AM:
Ade They still are as of today just left Blackpool. The works are for extensions to the tram network into town but its said they will be done for Summer.

Popped in the hotel today, same manager as when it was The Hilton but of course Britannia had taken it over now. Nice lady..

Also called at my favourite cinema Odeon Blackpool. Worth mentioning in case anyone is making a longer stay of it, located south shore.
Posted by David Watson (Member # 3614) on February 15, 2019, 12:41 PM:
Hi Everyone Re.Blackpool Convention 2019, rooms are now available at the Grand Hotel, the convention and convention dinner venue
The cost is the same as last year ie. £70.00 per person per night this includes Dinner,bed and full english breakfast and will include your convention dinner plus a small supplement. Don't delay secure rooms while they are available at this rate, don't forget to mention you are attending the Northwest film Fair. see Paul's earlier post for more details and contact information.
Posted by Simon McConway (Member # 219) on February 15, 2019, 03:00 PM:
Thanks David. I have booked for all three nights.
Posted by Joe Caruso (Member # 11) on June 06, 2019, 10:46 AM:
As have I - Cheers, Shorty
Posted by David Watson (Member # 3614) on June 06, 2019, 02:02 PM:
Hi Joe ,great to read that you have booked for Blackpool again this year, look forward to seeing you and of course all our other overseas
collector friends from Belgium, Norway and I think this year from Malta.
Let us all make it a great weekend in memory of David Guest
Posted by David Skillern (Member # 607) on June 06, 2019, 02:16 PM:
I personally cannot wait for this great event and this year I will attend the Friday evening film show.
Posted by Paul Barker (Member # 4318) on June 13, 2019, 03:22 AM:
Shorty. great news that you are joining us again this year at Blackpool. bookings are going well. anyone wanting a table on the sunday please contact Elaine Guest on 07931 457817. and if you wish to stay at The Grand Hotel for this fabulous weekend event contact Kerry Eastwood on 01253 627977.(mention the film fair for discount on room rates). rooms go quickly as do tables .so don't leave it until last minute. a great time to be had. also we hope to continue as we did last year with the saturday daytime film shows thanks to Jim Cecil. if we can get the same room or similar.

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