Reblog: BOTFA Chicago Fan Event Dec. 20th… We’re Getting Close Now!!! December 15, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #672)

BOTFA Chicago Fan Event..We’re Getting Close Now!!

December 11, 2014 by Obscura Forenow

I can hardly believe it, but the Chicago meet up is only just over a week away.  I’ve been conferring with the ever present and extremely diligent elf on the ground and she’s got some firmer Intel to report:…”

Go to Obscura’s blog post at Ancient Armitage for more details.


Itinerary Basics culled out by Grati:
10:30am Art Institute of Chicago to see the Byzantine & other exhibits–they have a fabulous Museum Gift Shop! (lunch after likely at their food court)

1:30pm See The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies at the AMC River East 322 E. Illinois Street Chicago (312) 596- 0333. Be sure to buy your tickets in advance, here at Fandango.

4:30pm or so dinner after at the Volare Ristorante Italiano in Chicago, at 201 East Grand Avenue   |   Chicago, Illinois 60611   |   (312) 410-9900

Hope to see you there!   Be sure to contact Obscura Forenow if you can join us at:


Graphic Credits: Thorin BOFA poster from Huff post, curtains from MS Office Clip Art



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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9 Responses to Reblog: BOTFA Chicago Fan Event Dec. 20th… We’re Getting Close Now!!! December 15, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #672)

  1. Dec. 15, 2014–Thanks to Violet Dutchblogger for sharing the link to this Richard Armitage Thorin Farewell interview (one mild spoiler):


  2. Dec. 15, 2014–Thanks to Kitty for sharing the RACentral link to Richard Armitage’s EWLive radio interview audio! (some mild spoilers)


  3. Dec. 16, 2014–THBOFA earns biggest box office of all six of Sir Peter Jackson’s Middle Earth films its first weekend out in UK and Ireland:


  4. Dec.16, 2014–Film and TV Now ranks The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies as best of the current triology of Middle Earth Hobbit Films:


  5. Dec. 16, 2014–Thanks to Violet Dutchblogger for this Richard Armitage BOFA interview link!


  6. Dec.16, 2014–Marlise Boland (Thanks!) of The Anglophile Channel interviewed Richard Armitage when he was in LA for the THBOFA Premiere, Part 1:


  7. Dec.17, 2014–Marlise Boland Interview of Richard Armitage when he was in LA, Part 2:

    Great interview, both parts, Marlise!


  8. Dec. 17, 2014–Heirs of Durin blog posts “One Last Time”

    For many of us, the Heirs of Durin blog site admined by DarkJackal32 has been a wonderful resource and archive of Hobbit information, minutiae, reviews, images, etc. She will no longer update since the last film is being released, but she will leave her blog up as a resource. Please show her some love and visit and leave a comment expressing your thanks for her wonderful work. Hugs & Holiday Cheers! Grati ;->


  9. Dec. 18, 2014–*SPOILERS* Servetus shares a heart wrenching image from BOFA. I had to peek. Do so at your own discretion:

    I will wait to experience BOFA on Saturday, Dec. 20th for the rest of it. Of course, I know the general plot outline–anyone who has read the book does. We just don’t know what Sir Peter and Company will do with it.

    But people who have seen BOFA, proclaim it as epic and spell binding. So I cant’ wait to see it! See you Saturday in Chicago if you are joining us! Holiday Cheers! Grati ;->


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