By The Collectress and the Collected Mutineer

Well, it’s the end of con season, and this year we wrapped up our year at Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con, AKA our favorite convention. It was a great weekend, full of laughter, shopping (so much shopping), and a lot of walking. Here are the highlights: 

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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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).

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In case you didn’t notice, the Collective gals were at Long Beach Comic Con last weekend and we had a marvelous time. It was our first time at this particular Southern California convention, and after the mayhem and madness of SDCC, the smaller event was more intimate and very inviting. My favorite part of any convention is wandering the exhibition floor and, in particular, browsing Artist Alley. (If you’ve ever attended a convention with me, you’ll know I usually come home with several pieces of art in hand!) This time, the Mutineer and I had a particular mission: find an appropriate piece of SPN art to hang in the living room.

We were not disappointed: LBCC’s Artist Alley spanned nearly half the exhibition floor (and made my fangirl heart so, so happy) and by pure chance we stumbled on this glorious artwork:

spnnouveau So, of course, the Mutineer and I had to stop and peruse the artist’s portfolio because, you know, reasons, and then there was this artist, Kalgado.