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
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’
February 15, 2016 marks the inaugural International Fanworks Day, celebrating fandom and the art it inspires around the world. According to it’s creator, the Organization for Transformative Works, today is “a day to promote fan creativity in all of its forms,” something we try to do on a daily basis whether through publishing on the site or commenting on other fans’ work posted online. Though we didn’t … Continue reading Happy International Fanworks Day!
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 Food.com that uses just four easy ingredients: … Continue reading Real-Life Lembas Bread? You Be the Judge!
The team at Fanspeak Files is proud to celebrate our 100th post with a list of 100 fandoms we subscribe to (basically anything we’d wear on a shirt), and by thanking you all for visiting our site and geeking out with us day after day. Like our page and share this post (tag us in it!*) between now and midnight Valentine’s day for a chance … Continue reading 100 Things We Fangirl Over
With the latest chapter in the Star Wars saga released and devoured, fans of the films and the books are popping out of the woodwork to discuss the universe with just about everyone they can get in ear-shot. Fandom theories, speculation, disappointment, and excitement are certainly shared amongst everyone with an interest in that beloved galaxy, so very far, far away. But, do you love … Continue reading Stepping Off the Fandom Scale
After countless Blockbuster rentals of the 1986 Jim Henson masterpiece, Labyrinth, our local store ceased carrying the VHS of the film when they began filtering out tapes altogether and converting to digital discs. I was a devastated 10-year-old girl when a visit to the store did not result in returning home with the movie, but my parents were sure to make things right. Firstly, they bought … Continue reading How ‘Labyrinth’ Honestly Changed My Life
One of the first conversations my husband and I had when we found out I was pregnant (after the one about naming our child after Batman) was that he wondered whether or not the kid would be a nerd like us. After assuring him that The Force was strong with this fetus, I thought about this myself. Would our child be as nerdy as we … Continue reading Sharing Fandom with Your Little Padawan Learner
Hello fellow fans, my name is Kaitlin, and I love to plan. As I sit here musing on another twenty-something birthday, my mind is filled with trepidation and exhilaration at what the future holds in store. People often say that’s what your twenties are for, but I would argue that whether you’re 18 or 98, you probably ask yourself that same question from time to … Continue reading I’m Going On An Adventure