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Paul Barker
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 - posted July 04, 2014 04:10 AM      Profile for Paul Barker   Email Paul Barker   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
hi Lee. i dont really understand that more wives/partners dont attend. i know you see several about on the day, but with it now being more of a long weekend. there are lots of shops just a tram ride down the seafront, should they tire of film. and after all, what woman wants to refuse a nice weekend away in a hotel.so lets see more this year. my wife for one, is certainly looking forward to it. as to us doing the friday. well its her birthday. so working on that one.

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Lee Mannering
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Absolutely right Paul its a wonderful opportunity for any couple to get away for a few days and if one partner isn't into film there are lots of shops and things to do at this coastal resort. I'm guessing all those years ago when the Blackpool extravaganza started the fact it was going to be at the seaside was a big factor on location and another draw. Sadly at my own film fair we don't have the sea but we do have a canal. [Smile]

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Andrew Woodcock
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My wife would rather stick her head in a box of spiders than go to a film convention l.o.l. (By the way she is arachnophobic!)

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David Ollerearnshaw
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When we first went it was still organised by Regent Films and I think Bill Davison the 8mm reviewer from Movie Maker.

At that time I was still single so me and a mate used to go. Although there was no Saturday night dinner, we used to get there on the Saturday afternoon for a relax.

I think the first ones I went to were at the Queens hotel not far from Regent's shop. It then moved to the Gables/Balmoral for a while.

I remember seeing the old owner of Regent Les Siddel I think it was on the ticket table when it had moved to Cliffs. The last ones we went to were at the Savoy. Had got married and the wife who's Thai did more moaning and groaning about it been cold.

Did anyone here attend the other event in the mid 80's I think again at the Cliffs, but not done by Regent Films or Derann, plus it could have been a two day event.

I'll try to attend this year though.

I still remember Derek behind his stand doing a brisk trade, sure his eyes were like the cartoon where you see £ signs.

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Nigel Higgins
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You can count me in on this one havent been for many years but looking forward to it ,chc on 16th august first and then blackpool in november doesnt get any better so glad i got back into this hobby

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David Guest
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Here are a few low cost bed and breakfast accommodation venues.
Beachwood Guest House £15 01253 401951
Romley House £15 01253283440
Mickledene Guest house £15 01253 423048
Prices from..plus a walk, bus or tram.

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Vidar Olavesen
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Are you going to reveal who's coming? Wracking my brains for actors with over 70 films, but come up with nothing. English or american or other?

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Adrian Winchester
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I'm pleased to confirm details regarding the 2014 Saturday night NORTHERN FILM COLLECTORS' DINNER at the Hilton. As last year, it will be a three course dinner starting at 8.00pm, with our private bar open from 7.30pm. There will be the customary prize quiz and the popular raffle with great prizes, which will include brand new recent trailer releases on Super 8 and 16mm. There may be a brief comedy spot but that will be confirmed nearer to the time, if it's happening. The evening of course ends with a film show lasting around an hour, which this year will be presented by Simon McConway. This will be a unique show, as it will include camera original Super 8 footage shot by Simon himself at various conventions and events over the years, possibly right up to the present day. So many of the audience are likely to be on the big screen too!

The price is £20, which in fact is cost price this year. If you are booked into the Hilton for dinner, B&B, you can simply transfer your meal to the Collectors' Dinner at no extra charge. Anyone dining elsewhere can opt for 'entertainment only' admission from 9.30pm. This costs £3 and enables you to attend the film show and buy raffle tickets if you wish. Last year, some said the meal was the best they have ever had in the event's long history, so you can expect an evening packed with good food, film and fun!

Please supply a SAE if you want your tickets and the information sheet to be posted to you, otherwise I can simply email you a confirmation and details. I accept payment by cheque or Pay Pal. Please email me via the link above and I'll supply my address and one or two other details.

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David Ollerearnshaw
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Anthony Daniels

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Brian Fretwell
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I had to miss last year due to surgery just before so intend to make it again this time. Will try to get there for the Friday film show.

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Vidar Olavesen
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How long are we going to wait in suspense to know who's coming?

:-)

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David Guest
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you will see him on the day unless you guess who it is

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Vidar Olavesen
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:-) Are you sure more people wouldn't come if they knew who it was?

Malcolm McDowell?

No hints? English? Woman or man?

I suppose I'll be in the nuthouse soon and can't go :-/ Ha, ha

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Dominique De Bast
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It's a man as David annouced an actor and in his last post used the word "him". He's probably British otherwise I guess an international actor would have been announced. I wonder why the convention is held on a Sunday. It makes it impossible for those who come from far away by train to attend it unlsee they can stay until the Monday.

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Vidar Olavesen
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Richard Griffiths?

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David Guest
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I will be there from Friday you can book a mini break Thursday to Monday most hotels do this so no excuses see you there

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David Ollerearnshaw
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Think he died last year sadly. Saying that I was going to mention someone only to find he had died.

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Vidar Olavesen
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Oh, you're right ... I only thought of him as I just watched Withnail and I. Probably not him then. Damn, it's difficult, there's so many actors.

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Yanis Tzortzis
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Dominique, but the BFCC most big film events in the UK were held on Sundays-Blackpool always was, if memory helps; that's the tradition-same as DERANN's Open days...

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Dominique De Bast
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Yannis, I just asked if there was a specific reason. The only time I attended at BFCC was last year and it was on a Saturday (but being held in London I think it is less problematic regarding transportation).

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David Ollerearnshaw
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Jim Broadbent

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Yanis Tzortzis
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Dominique it's got to do with the shops open on Saturdays & the collectors & sellers'shopping before Sunday....

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Brian Fretwell
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I well remember Derann open days not having the shop front doors open because of UK Sunday trading laws and having to use the side door to the car park. Also another (PM Films possibly) having to move locations after announcing the venue for the same reasons.

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Yanis Tzortzis
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I don't know when that changed but I always remember entering DERANN from the main entrance on their open days-at least from '99 & on....

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Mal Brake
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Brian, I remember the side door entrance to the open days too.
they even had to cover the non-film items, TV's etc to comply with Sunday trading laws.

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