Beth: Are you a poetry student too?
Ade: Bla bla graduated with a creative writing major bla bla bla. I write genre fiction even though my professors told me not to.
Beth: Well, that's where all the money is now.
Nesset: Especially in fantasy!
Ade: *smirks* Young adult fantasy especially! Which is what I write! *fantasizes about the day she'll waltz into some English department event dripping money with a cloud of fangirls following her and making Nesset and Bakken fume with jealousy*
So Beth signed my book and wrote "hope you make billions writing and publishing genre fiction!" in it. Gosh, I love her already, and I've only known of her existence for about 4 hours.
Another highlisht was walking away with half a block of cheese and a cup of artichoke dip (hey, there was a lot of food left, I was doing them a favor!).