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

5 Questions You’ll Ask Yourself Before Your First LARP

It’s a big week for Fanspeak Files as we step into the night (or very early morning, depending on how you look at it) and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure. This Thursday, Kaitlin and I embark on a journey to Virginia, where we will participate in a live action roleplay weekend hosted at the University of Richmond. For three and a half days, we will … Continue reading 5 Questions You’ll Ask Yourself Before Your First LARP

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

Behold our 2016 Comicpalooza BINGO card

We’re less than a week away from Houston’s largest comic culture convention, and Fanspeak Files is as prepared as ever with this year’s edition of our Convention BINGO card. Last year we premiered this project at Comicpalooza and had a blast searching the grounds and keeping up with your pursuits on Twitter. We plan to keep the ball rolling this year, fandom friends, so be sure to save … Continue reading Behold our 2016 Comicpalooza BINGO card

‘ThinkGeek’ Stores Coming to Houston

As fans of countless TV shows, films, movies, books, and videogames, it’s easy to get lost in the sea of fandom memorabilia that has appeared online in the past five years or so. Sure, there’s always been a geek-led community that created and sold handmade gifts, and studios have taken advantage of entertainment merchandise for years, but there’s one online store in particular that has, … Continue reading ‘ThinkGeek’ Stores Coming to Houston

Celebrate 39 years of ‘A New Hope’

The Force truly awakened back in 1977 with the premiere of Star Wars: A New Hope, and it changed the face of fandom forever for future generations of geeks. Critics and fans alike discussed how similar The Force Awakens was to the original, 39 year-old Star Wars film, and there are disagreements regarding how such similarities have affected the franchise. Are the filmmakers simply out … Continue reading Celebrate 39 years of ‘A New Hope’

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’