Getting to USC is an easy trip on the Metro Expo Line, which is what I took to get there today.
As luck would have it, the event opens with a few numbers by the Trojan Marching Band which got me into that bookish collegiate spirit.
I'd bought tickets for several panels and interviews. The first was with four authors writing women's fiction, three of whom I've read: Gigi Levangie (Starter Wife), Jane Green (Jemima J, Beach House), Lian Dolan (Helen of Pasadena) and Lacy Crawford (Early Decision). It was like watching a bunch of my girlfriends sitting on a stage gabbing about this & that. Entertaining.
I blew off the rest of the sessions (so much for my intellectual side) and instead met up with a couple friends for lunch at the Moreton Fig, a cafe on campus named for the incredibly gorgeous giant fig tree whose fruit pelted customers throughout the afternoon.