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Blackpool Magic Convention 2020
« on: February 10, 2020, 08:26:07 PM »
I'm off tomorrow to the Blackpool Magic Convention.
Loading the car up in the morning and driving over to David Crofts to stay
for Tuesday night and then the drive up on Wed. We set the stand on
Thursday and open for business Friday, Saturday and Sunday and
then the long drive home Monday exhausted.

In the past we have had the drum kit, motorbike, cooker and chef,
armchair with beer and remote control and a sea side scene.

So what will we be building this year...…………
come over to the stand and say hello and see what it is...………….XXxx
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Re: Blackpool Magic Convention 2020
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2020, 07:54:17 PM »
Just back from the Blackpool Magic Convention, totally exhausted.
Thanks to David Crofts for helping on the stand and also for
building the Lance Burton Magician out of balloons with me.
We will start posting pictures tomorrow.
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Re: Blackpool Magic Convention 2020
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2020, 01:42:45 PM »
Getting stock in and unloading late Wed night.
This all gets crammed into my Postman Pat van.
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Re: Blackpool Magic Convention 2020
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2020, 01:46:20 PM »
Thursday morning we are both making the magician for the stand and also
setting the stand so its a little presentable for when we open on Friday.

The run down of who made what,
David made the chest, coat and shoes for the design and I made the face,
legs and hands. We both made the lamp post together.
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Re: Blackpool Magic Convention 2020
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2020, 09:58:56 AM »
The magician coming along.
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Re: Blackpool Magic Convention 2020
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2020, 10:00:25 AM »
We spent some time setting the stand and then back to the design.
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Re: Blackpool Magic Convention 2020
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2020, 10:02:20 AM »
We kept putting him together and stepping back to make
sure sizing and proportion looked appropriate.
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Re: Blackpool Magic Convention 2020
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2020, 09:30:14 AM »
Still coming together,
we worked out that we both spent about 7 hours making the design.
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Re: Blackpool Magic Convention 2020
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2020, 09:31:18 AM »
We added some cufflinks, the start of the lamp post.
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Re: Blackpool Magic Convention 2020
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2020, 09:51:43 AM »
In first picture this was the end of day one, we were hoping to have him finished
and also the lamp post but it took a little longer than anticipated.

It took an extra 90 mins on the Friday morning to have him completed.
He was a little flexible so we could pose him a little during the event.
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Re: Blackpool Magic Convention 2020
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2020, 09:53:31 AM »
We did make a few designs for the stand.
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Re: Blackpool Magic Convention 2020
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2020, 08:47:07 PM »
More from the stand.
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Re: Blackpool Magic Convention 2020
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2020, 08:48:05 PM »
Then it was the change bag and cut and restored rope.
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Re: Blackpool Magic Convention 2020
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2020, 09:15:56 AM »
David in the picture for scale. We then had him balloon modelling
and another magical classic the linking rings
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Re: Blackpool Magic Convention 2020
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2020, 09:21:05 AM »
David made me a cake as it was my birthday while we were away.
It looked like the lamp was alight with this angle for the picture.
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