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Forever Avon 2022
Cygnus Bazza
Great stuff, Vargas! Just the sort of thing I was hoping to read!
 
Welsh Rebel
I'll get my photos uploaded to a share and post the link here on the weekend (I don't do FB either!). ATM they're split between my phone and camera.

We took some of the first timers into Abingdon Saturday morning for the location visit and spent a couple of hours in the gatdens and by the river, then after dropping them back to the Cherry Tree (must admit was a bitvsad seeing the courtyard all overgrown) and dropped by the hall to help Gary unload some of his stuff ahead of Sunday.

Like Vargas we both were helping out Sunday during the event and to get the hall put back to normal afterwards.

Best part of the weekend was being able to catch up with old friends and meet new ones and seeing everyone having a good time and giving Paul the send off he deserved.

Special mention must go out to the members of the ukgarrison - they must have been roasting in those costumes....

Emma (the young Australian first timer who came down with COVID) is doing OK, currently isolating in the spare room of one of the members on here and I understand she's managed to get a flight back home at the end of the month. I know she was really touched by the personal message from Stephen G.

Most hilarious moment had to be post convention in the Premier Inn Sunday night when one of the overseas visitors came out from the bar having just got her last order in before it shut and announced she had just 'double fisted' and wondered why she got some odd looks!
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scott
Hi all

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Cheers

Scott
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Vargas
Some great photos there Scott, yes I forgot about the UKgarrison, it was a warm day and they must have been roasting in those uniforms. Such great costumes, those visored helmets are very intimidating.
My gang gets free extra strong mints for the rest of their lives!
 
Lurena

littlesue wrote:

Down and safe after a lovely day with all the wonderful people who have kept me sane these past 4 years.
And big thank you to Phil with his wonderful Hugbot.
Hidden deep inside the Hugbot is a panel with his name on it (saying he built it) and a lovely mention of my late Daughter Sarah who inspired him to build it. I burst into tears when he showed me his phone and photos of what was deep inside. Just in case anyone there was wondering why I was blubbing....and Phil gave me a little cardboard model of Hugbot. Photos to follow later.


This is so moving!
A lovely gesture towards Sue and (late) Sarah.
Phil, you are a gem in the B7 fan family!
*No, I am not. I am not expendable, I'm not stupid, and I'm not going.*
Lara&Sue's Blake's 7 stories
click here to see my heartfelt tribute to Paul Darrow, Kerr Avon Forever
 
Lurena
As a fan who left Facebook a long time ago, I like to thank you, Littlesue, Vargas, Welsh Rebel and Scott for your photos and report!
I really missed you and the always so friendly contact with the actors and creators.
Did I see a photo (email forwarded by Paula) in which Stephen is wearing the Liberator tie I once made for him? Now isn't that lovely!
I dearly hope to meet you all again the next Convention.
*No, I am not. I am not expendable, I'm not stupid, and I'm not going.*
Lara&Sue's Blake's 7 stories
click here to see my heartfelt tribute to Paul Darrow, Kerr Avon Forever
 
Anniew
M1 Virnetc faux pas

Well I was convinced she was a man, so having threatened to poke out her eye on this site and then discovering she was a fellow seska was a tad embarrassing.

Especially as she had provided free marshmallows.

Great Cos players! Mrs Underhill in her Killer costume a highlight.

Season 4 costume booklet - such a great souvenir. And the audience gasp when the curtain went up on Gary’s costume display.

Coming second in the Quiz (mainly due to lack of competition I suspect) despite having a complete brain freeze on Time Squad! And getting a prize bag full of amazing goodies.

Hugbot and the Space Princess (the latter displayed along with Xerox gold). Did Phil patiently craft about 50 bars of fake gold? And if not him, who? Why didn’t I have the confidence to ask to be photographed hugging Hugbot!

Amazing models and prop displays. Callum Ward’s paper constructions mind boggingly brilliant.

Charity table just overflowing with goodies. And people liking the little animals and box I’d decoupaged with Blake’s 7 pictures.

Lovely panel and what a darling Steven Pacey turned out to be - Tarrant all is forgiven!

Just the sheer warm niceness of the whole experience!

No pictures I’m afraid as I haven’t mastered imagur. And tbh I always get so caught up in the moment I forget to take many.
Play the hand fate deals you.
 
Lurena

Anniew wrote:



Just the sheer warm niceness of the whole experience!


Dear Annie, this sums up our precious B7 fandom!
Recalling previous conventions I have to agree, even though I had to miss this one. I'm sorry I could not meet up with you. Hopefully there will come a next time!
*No, I am not. I am not expendable, I'm not stupid, and I'm not going.*
Lara&Sue's Blake's 7 stories
click here to see my heartfelt tribute to Paul Darrow, Kerr Avon Forever
 
Joe Dredd

Anniew wrote:

No pictures I’m afraid as I haven’t mastered imagur.


Hi Annie,

Maybe this will help. Also, it would be great to have someone test-drive it to see if it works:

How to post photos on the forum

N.B. This process looks long, but it's really quite quick!

Go to a free photo hosting site such as Imgur: Click!

Click on the "New post" button at top left.

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You will be taken to the Upload page.

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You can upload your photos several ways:

1. Drag & drop - Open up the folder with your photos. Select the ones you want to upload and drag them all (by holding down the left mouse button, then moving the mouse across to the imgur upload window) to the "Drop images here" area. (Let go of the mouse button to release the photos. Don't worry, you aren't moving them off your computer. This just tells Imgur where to copy them from.

2. Choose Photo/Video - opens a file explorer window. You can navigate to the photos you want, select them and upload them.

3. Paste location - if you have the path to the photos, you can paste it here.
 
Joe Dredd
Let's try "Choose Photo/Video"

Click on Choose Photo/Video

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Navigate to the folder containing the photo(s) you want to upload.

Click on the photo. A blue box will appear around the photo to show it is selected. The name of the photo will also appear in the "File name" window at the bottom of the screen.

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You can upload more than one photo at a time. To select another photo, hold down the [SHIFT] key and click on another key. You will see both photos have the blue selection box around them, and both photos are listed in the "File name" box.

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Joe Dredd
You can select lots of photos this way. If the photos you want to select are next to each other, you can click on the first one, then hold down [CTRL] and click on the last photo in the run. This will select all the photos in between too. You can still use the [SHIFT] method to choose any other photos you want, too. In this way, you can pick up lots of photos that are together plus any that are scattered about.
 
Joe Dredd
Once you have selected the photos you want, click the Open button at bottom right of the window.

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You will see your photos appear on the screen. This may take a few second, depending on how many photos you are uploading. Wait for the "Upload complete" banner to appear above your first photo.

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Once the photos are uploaded, hover your mouse over the top right corner of the photo. Click on the "three dots" [...] menu option and click on Get Share Links.

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Click the "Copy Link" button for "BBCode (Forums)". This copies the link to the photo to your computer's memory.

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Return to the Horizon forums, go to the Quick Reply window and paste in the link. (You can do this on Windows by pressing [CTRL] and [V] keys simultaneously.)

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You can add text or extra photo links if you like. It's usually better to post each photo as separate replies, rather than make one post with two or more photos in it.

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Anniew
It will - eventually. Thank you for taking the time and trouble Joe. Lot going on and it needs to settle before I can apply myself!
Play the hand fate deals you.
 
briggsy1
I've just headed over to Neozaz to listen to Ian and Eric's "Forever Avon" podcast. An engrossing listen is all I can say. Comes highly recommended.
 
clanger68
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bm1Lr...&t=31s

The tribute video we put up for Paul at the event, hopefully it works, and hopefully you like it.

- Andy
"I plan to live forever, or die trying!"
 
M1795537OCVirn
Thanks for that, Andy. It works for me.
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
Welsh Rebel
Hi All,

Apologies for the delay in posting but a few family dramas have been occupying our time since the tribute to Paul.

Have finally got round to copying all the images up to a Google share here:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folder...1E1IqqDQNN


Enjoy

Jon & Becky
Edited by M1795537OCVirn on 25-07-2022 20:38
 
Lurena

Welsh Rebel wrote:

Hi All,

Apologies for the delay in posting but a few family dramas have been occupying our time since the tribute to Paul.

Have finally got round to copying all the images up to a Google share here:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folder...1E1IqqDQNN


Enjoy

Jon & Becky

Thank you so much for sharing your photo reportage Welsh Rebels! It is good to see you had a great time.
I'm sorry I could not attend this convention; I hope to meet you again next time!
*No, I am not. I am not expendable, I'm not stupid, and I'm not going.*
Lara&Sue's Blake's 7 stories
click here to see my heartfelt tribute to Paul Darrow, Kerr Avon Forever
 
clanger68
TEAM BLAKE are very pleased, and proud, to announce the total raised at the Forever Avon event on July 10th for Paul Darrow’s chosen charity, The Dogs Trust.......

It was an astounding £8,728.00

A massive 'Thank You' to everyone who came to the event, or supported it in other ways, you are all amazing.
We hope that together we have done Paul Darrow proud, the feedback we have had from his friends and colleagues suggests that he would have been pleased with everything.

As always our appreciation and thanks to you all – TEAM BLAKE
"I plan to live forever, or die trying!"
 
clanger68
Awesome photos Becky & Jon,

Great to see you and thanks again for all your help

Welsh Rebel wrote:

Hi All,

Apologies for the delay in posting but a few family dramas have been occupying our time since the tribute to Paul.

Have finally got round to copying all the images up to a Google share here:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folder...1E1IqqDQNN


Enjoy

Jon & Becky

"I plan to live forever, or die trying!"
 
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