I will be participating in FanstRAvaganza 3! (March 12-18, 2012), 1/24/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #113)

As anyone who peruses blogs and web sites and Facebook pages devoted to the British actor Richard Armitage knows, there is a community of faithful fans who are admiring of his artistic projects.  I feel privileged to have met and become friends with many wonderful ladies around the globe in the last eight months as we swap stories about our first introductions to RA’s character portrayals, we share favorite RA character and portrait pictures and videos about RA characters and stories, and we swoon when the next set of heart stopping RA pictures or RA audio–or both!–are released.    Can you say Project Magazine photoshoot portraits of Richard Armitage [(1) right)]?  *Swoon*  *Thud!*  Or, how about RA singing the Misty Mountain Cold song on The Hobbit Movie Announcement Trailer?   Sighhhhhh!

And if we didn’t think it could get any bettah?  It just did!  Because for one week–March 12-18, 2012–Richard Armitage fans and admirers from around the globe will join together in a momentous FANtastical event called:

                                             FanstRAvaganza 3!

See some of the amazing FanstRAvaganza 3 logo versions at left and below and at right made by bccmee [(2)].

That’s right!  FanstRAvaganza 3 will bring together about eight core/anchor bloggers (listed in the side bar at right under FanstRAvaganza 3)–An RA viewer’s perspective from 33o00 of the equator, bccmee’s Richard Armitage Vids & Graphics, CDoart, Confessions of a Watcher, Me + Richard Armitage, RAFrenzy, Richard Armitage Fan Blog, and The Squeee–creating RA fun posts daily during that week  focusing on a few common themes–with dozens of other “tag team” bloggers shooting off from them and creating their own RA themed posts as well that week.  Bloggers will publicize and have links to each other  for other RA fans’ convenience.  I am thrilled to say that I will be one of the tag team bloggers for FanstRAvaganza 3!


The goal is to have an RA community wide event that will give fans one stop shopping for Richard Armitage related essays and activities.    And, it will allow all of us to learn more about each other–perhaps finding that gem of a blog that we had not visited yet.

To help facilitate and coordinate the week long FantRAvaganza 3 event, kudos go to the FanstRAvaganza 3 Planning Committee.  For more about FanstRAvaganza 3, please visit one of the anchor/core blogs at


Here are also the links to where you will find daily updates about interesting essays and activities during the week of March 12-18, 2012:


AND on twitter by following https://twitter.com/#!/FanstRAvaganza or our hashtag #fanstRA.


Thanks to RANet for the Project Magazine portrait shot of Richard Armitage (cropped and zoomed) found at http://www.richardarmitagenet.com/images/gallery/Richard/Promos/ProjectMagJuly2011/album/slides/MattHolyoak-07.html

Thanks to Bccmee for her wonderful FanstRAvaganza 3 graphics.  Here is a link to her blog at http://fanvideos.wordpress.com/   I know six logo examples may seem a bit much for me to include here, but Bccmee made such beautiful FanstRAvaganza 3  logos for a variety of RA character portrayals that it is hard for me to choose just one (Grati pouts cutely).

About Gratiana Lovelace

Gratiana Lovelace is my nom de plume for my creative writing and blogging. I write romantic stories in different sub genres. The stories just tumble out of me. My resurgence in creative writing occurred when I viewed the BBC miniseries of Elizabeth Gaskell's novel North & South in February 2010. The exquisitely talented British actor portraying the male lead John Thornton in North & South--Richard Crispin Armitage--became my unofficial muse. I have written over 50 script stories about love--some are fan fiction, but most are original stories--that I am just beginning to share with others on private writer sites, and here on my blog. And as you know, my blog here is also relatively new--since August 2011. But, I'm having fun and I hope you enjoy reading my blog essays and my stories. Cheers! Grati ;-> upd 12/18/11
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14 Responses to I will be participating in FanstRAvaganza 3! (March 12-18, 2012), 1/24/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #113)

  1. April says:

    I have no blog, but I will read with pleasure the posts for the 3rd FanstRAvaganza on the blog mentioned above.

    Thanks you and all the great bloggers ! :-)


  2. Fabi says:

    Good morning Grati,
    These are really fantastic news! Last year’s FansRAvaganza was so funny and interesting, I’m sure this won’t be less, with all wonderful blogs as yours participating. Thank you all, you’re the best! :D


    • Good morning Fabi,
      I’m really looking forward to FanstRAvaganza 3–not the least of which is that I didn’t start even visiting others’ blogs until after it last year. So I am such a newby to participating in RA fandom. But I’m having such fun!
      Thanks for your kind words about my blog. I hope my posts will be enjoyable. Humor is always my standby. Ha! And of course, there might be a heartfelt post in there if what I plan to propose for one of my posts gets accepted by the F3 planning committee.
      Thanks, best wishes, and Cheers! Grati ;->


  3. jules says:

    I thought this year was going to be slow and unbearable but with FanstRAvaganza in March the year is already flying by!!! I feel very privileged to be part of this amazing community, all you bloggers are very much appreciated for all the hard work you do and I offer my support as much as I can xxxx
    Luv Jules


    • Hi Jules,
      Thanks for your nice note. I know what you mean–waiting for December and “The Hobbit” premiere is exquisite anticipation. But, we ladies always seem to find a way to amuse and entertain ourselves. When there isn’t news about RA, we revisit a favorite role of his and write an essay, create a graphic, write a poem, or make a video. Ha!

      That last one is my biggest goal for this year–making a moving clips RA fan video. I just have to learn how to convert the file type and I am go for lift off–since I already know how to edit clips and such in Windows Moviemaker. Wish me luck!

      Thanks for visiting and commenting. I really appreciate it and your support.
      Cheers! Grati ;->


  4. fitzg says:

    Gratia, I knew you would be part of the fun! So good! Jules, funny, when most of us have already seen what has been produced on TV of the career, it was thought it would be a long drought. Instead, I think we have made our own entertainment, based on the diverse body of work, and turning both critical and humourous eyes on it. That alone, must be a tribute to the actor – AND a tribute to the bloggers, artists, etc. who kind of – like him. :)


    • Hi Fitzg,
      I concur. Besides, doesn’t the best entertainment spring from imagination? I’m looking forward to have more fun than I can shake a rhyming couplet at with FanstRAvaganza 3. Ha!
      Cheers! Grati ;->


  5. fitzg says:

    A rhyming couplet?? You aren’t just riffing? We get a rhyming couplet – yes?? Please, in 72 verses (joking, Vicar of Dibley humour.)


    • Hi Fitzg,
      One of the ideas I’m ruminating about for one of my FanstRAvaganza 3 posts would be another “short” poem parody–perhaps by Melissa the Mouse. We’ll see.
      Cheers! Grati ;->


  6. Joanna says:

    Hi Grati!
    Great news, A rhyming couplet by Melissa the Mouse? Yay! I can’t wait!


    • Hi Joanna,
      Yes, I’m going to propose a Melissa the Mouse RA themed poem post for F3–perhaps a parody. Melissa is a mice girl who always eeks in verse. Ha!
      So, we’ll see if that idea gets approved by the F3 Planning Committee–they’re trying to coordinate posts with similar themes.
      Thanks for visiting and commenting.
      Cheers! Grati ;->


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