New World Magischola: 5 Fast Lessons to Get You In Gear

Earlier this week, Bekah shared with you a few questions someone new to the world of LARP may ask themselves before their first event. Now here we are, the day before our adventure when we’ll be diving headfirst into the uncharted territory of the wonderful world of LARP. The idea of LARPing(or live action role playing) may conjure up mental images like this: Or this: … Continue reading New World Magischola: 5 Fast Lessons to Get You In Gear

Fan Jams Part II: Party like an Ewok

Comicpalooza is here, Fanspeak fans! Get hyped with our musical medley inspired by everything from cartoons to superheroes to zombies. Whether you are visiting the great city of Houston by plane, automobile, or starship, turn up these tunes to set the mood for all of your Comicpalooza plans. May the Force be with you and all of your impromptu dance parties! Continue reading Fan Jams Part II: Party like an Ewok

Headcanon Hits: Daenerys Targaryen

It’s #MusicMonday, Fanspeak fans! Yesterday we celebrated the maternal figures in our lives, so let’s start off the week with some musical inspiration from the one and only Mother of Dragons, Daenerys Targaryen. Tune in and turn up for the fierce and flawless Queen of Meereen, Queen of the Andals and the Rhoynar and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms, Protector of the … Continue reading Headcanon Hits: Daenerys Targaryen

5 Story-to-Stage Adaptations That Aren’t ‘Hamilton’

From a young age, I have truly and deeply loved the theatre. A good musical or play is very much like a dear friend, bringing colorful characters into your life, revealing thoughtful stories and secrets, and urging you to change and grow. There is nothing quite like experiencing a live theatre performance for the first time, feeling the beat of the music pounding in time … Continue reading 5 Story-to-Stage Adaptations That Aren’t ‘Hamilton’

Dress Like a Fan for the ‘Game of Thrones’ Premiere

Happy #FashionFriday, Fanspeak fans! Like many of you, Bekah and I are giddily counting down the hours until Game of Thrones returns to our television screens this Sunday. In honor of our favorite shock-inducing fantasy show, we are exploring how some of our favorite characters (doomed or not!) can inspire your modern-day wardrobe. Let’s start with the man of the hour, Jon Snow. While I … Continue reading Dress Like a Fan for the ‘Game of Thrones’ Premiere

Dress Like a Fan

At Fanspeak Files, we can’t help but fangirl over the amazing female role models in our favorite stories. These strong women often steal the show with their intelligence, patience, kindness, and above all, fierce independence. If these ladies were out and about in the real world, what kind of bold choices would they make? On this Transformation Tuesday, let’s explore the fun fashion possibilities if … Continue reading Dress Like a Fan

35 Books that Mattered

Happy Read Across America Day! We may read for pleasure, for personal enrichment, or even for pure escapism. However, there will always be stories that linger with you long after you have turned the last page. From learning delicate lessons of childhood to the more complex and intricate workings of life as a young adult, these books will always have the distinction of shaping me … Continue reading 35 Books that Mattered

Real-Life Lembas Bread? You Be the Judge!

Cloud bread is trending all over the food blog world, so it’s easy to dismiss as just another foodie fad. It’s easy to make, light and airy as its namesake, high in protein, and low in carbs. Too good to be true, right? But it’s real, and it is oh-so-delicious! I used a recipe that I found at that uses just four easy ingredients: … Continue reading Real-Life Lembas Bread? You Be the Judge!

The 21 Geek-tastic Valentines You Need to See

Valentine’s Day is almost here! If you are still searching for the perfect card, look no further than these Etsy creations celebrating everything from amino acids to Batman to The X-Files. Take a peek and see if one of these unique valentines is perfect for your special someone. Have you seen any other fantastic fandom valentines? Let us know in the comments! The Secret Code … Continue reading The 21 Geek-tastic Valentines You Need to See