The 2016 Emmy Nominations Are Here

The ever fantastic duo of Lauren Graham and Anthony Anderson hosted the nomination ceremony for the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards this morning, and to no one’s surprise, Game of Thrones reigns supreme yet again, alongside other multi-nominated shows from past years including Homeland, Transparent, and House of Cards. We of all people are fans of oldie-but-goodies, but there are some exciting newbies being celebrated with nominations … Continue reading The 2016 Emmy Nominations Are Here

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

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

Take Your Time, George

Fellow citizens of the internet, it’s no secret that fantasy fans everywhere swarm any news about George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series like ravenous ravens swarming over breadcrumbs. And for a long time, fans had little more than breadcrumbs to go on…dissecting released chapters, ruminating over fan theories, and decoding vague comments from the author. Since Martin’s fifth book in the … Continue reading Take Your Time, George

‘Thrones’ Season 6 Teaser Trailer

Uncharted territory abound as the sixth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones begins to surpass the book series the show is based upon.   And quite a teaser it is. With no new information and a lot of flashbacks, this trailer’s narration is on-point with “they have no idea what’s going to happen.” And oh hey, Bran, nice to see you again.   Continue reading ‘Thrones’ Season 6 Teaser Trailer

It’s Not Susan

Season eight of Doctor Who debuted Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor, a welcome change from the fresh-faced Doctors we had seen before him when the series regenerated back in 2005. Throughout the season we clung a little tighter to the still new companion, Clara, as we adapted to this rough-around-the-edges revival of our beloved time traveling, two-hearted Time Lord. By the end, though, Capaldi seemed … Continue reading It’s Not Susan

Brace Yourself: Dinner is Coming

I am a fan of many things, delicious food included! One of my favorite things to do is find specialty restaurants or novelty cookbooks that cater to superfans by serving dishes inspired by fiction. I know it’s hard to cope while Game of Thrones is currently off the air, but you can fill the void in your life by exploring Westeros one culinary experience at … Continue reading Brace Yourself: Dinner is Coming

And Bingo is Our Game-O

Fellow fans, May is here and the city of Houston is buzzing with anticipation as we’re only a week out from Comicpalooza! Here at Fanspeak Files, Bekah and I mark our calendars months in advance and await the weekend with bated breath. Giant lego statues? Check! Cool cosplay? Check! Fantastic celebrity guests, informative panels, and inspiring artists? Triple check! We expect nothing less for 2015, … Continue reading And Bingo is Our Game-O