Rory Gilmore Talks Shakespeare and Snapchat with FLOTUS

The teasing is almost unbearable, but if the Gilmore Girls cast and crew weren’t as active on Twitter as they are, we’d be missing out on tantalizing tidbits of Gilmore like this video shared on the show’s official account featuring Rory herself discussing Michelle Obama’s world travels in support of her #LetGirlsLearn initiative. Just a couple of girls talking about books… (­čĹ╗: michelleobama)https://t.co/CS48LB9fk7 ÔÇö Gilmore … Continue reading Rory Gilmore Talks Shakespeare and Snapchat with FLOTUS

You Vader Watch Out: Darth Vader is Back

Ready your cosplay, and practice your breathing techniques, because EW just broke┬ásome huge Star Wars news. Director Gareth Edward’s Star Wars: Rogue One will indeed feature America’s favorite villain, Darth Vader. The publication states that they’ll have more details on the return in Friday’s edition, including a look at the Sith-lord’s first day on set. Vader’s return isn’t much of a surprise seeing that Rogue … Continue reading You Vader Watch Out: Darth Vader is Back

Music Monday: Concerning Hobbits

For most people, the┬ásummer season calls to mind memories of popsicles, swimsuits, sun, and sand.┬áBut, for Fanspeak Files, the summer of 2016 is about one thing, and one thing only,┬áThe Fellowship of the Ring. Yesterday we completed our adventure alongside Bilbo, Gandalf, and the dwarves in The Hobbit, and now we move on to a bigger, longer story in which we will follow Bilbo’s nephew … Continue reading Music Monday: Concerning Hobbits

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┬ákeep the ball rolling this year, fandom friends,┬áso┬ábe 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

Meet the Cast of ‘The Cursed Child’: The Granger-Weasleys

Probably the most anticipated romance in the Harry Potter saga, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger seem to have made their tumultuous relationship work, and have raised their daughter, Rose, into someone┬áJ.K. Rowling says is ┬ájust like her mother, but a tad more grounded and more sure of herself as a young witch. Rose Granger-Weasley will be played by┬á Cherrelle Skeete, a young English actress with … Continue reading Meet the Cast of ‘The Cursed Child’: The Granger-Weasleys

Meet the Cast of ‘The Cursed Child’: The Potters

A week from today the first preview showing of J.K. Rowling’s The Cursed Child will hit the stage at the Palace Theatre London, and to celebrate Pottermore is counting down with exclusive images of the key players in the eighth chapter of Harry’s story. Die-hard fans can feel at rest now with the casting of┬áJamie Parker as Harry Potter himself, as Rowling told Pottermore, “He … Continue reading Meet the Cast of ‘The Cursed Child’: The Potters

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’

NBC Orders Pilot for DC Comedy ‘Powerless’

DC superheroes meets The Office? According to the Hollywood Reporter, NBC is taking a chance on a new kind of superhero show, a half-hour comedy series. Powerless will follow a handful of employees at an insurance company as they handle the evils of the DC universe, but without any Kryptonian heritage or training from masters in martial arts. This story idea seems straight out of … Continue reading NBC Orders Pilot for DC Comedy ‘Powerless’