By Tiffani Daniel of Cosplay & Coffee

Every year, Universal Orlando holds a very magical event that brings Harry Potter fanatics from around the world together to celebrate J.K. Rowling brilliant universe. Witches, wizards, and even muggles gather at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter to celebrate these books and films that have inspire so many of us.

This year, Universal’s 4th annual celebration indulged us in another star-studded event that patrons are sure to remember for years to come. The Malfoy reunion with Tom Felton (Draco) and Jason Isaacs (Lucius) is just one of the many magical moments that made this event . For those of you who had to skip out this year, enjoy a few of our favorite moments and some things you may have missed from the Celebration of Harry Potter.

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If you’re a Twitter or Tumblr user, chances are you’ve seen (or at least heard of) the winter anime that took the world by storm: Yuri!!! On Ice. We might be a little late to the review game, and several great articles have been written already on the merits of an LGBTQ+ friendly Japanese anime that also addresses the pain and pleasure of competitive sports. But what is it that makes YOI such a powerful story? They tell us from day one: the recurring theme of YOI is love in all its multifaceted forms.

It may seem like a simple, trivial theme for a show that centers on a competitive sport, but that is precisely where its beauty lies. Of all emotions, love is perhaps the most complex; a unifying feeling that can bolster or break someone. It hurts, it heals, and it gives hope. It is the great motivator behind countless calls to action, and YOI draws upon it to tell the story of three lost figure skaters—Yuri (Yuuri) Katsuki, Victor Nikiforov, and Yuri (Yurio) Plisetsky. They are all unique, individualized personas. And yet, they are startlingly alike in that each one of them is desperately afraid.

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The Collectiva Diva and I attended the re-named Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con over the weekend, and it was one of our most anticipated nerd events of the  year. We had a grand time at Comikaze last year, and though the Mutineer could not join us this year, we had a marvelous time (get it? Marvelous…I’ll wait).