Everyone had them on their bookshelves. Everyone read them and fawned over them. Online stores were getting creative with the contents of these young-adult fantasy books, coming up with themed candles, beautifully designed bookmarks, and exclusive sticker packs. It was almost as though the genre had developed a cult following of its own.
The second day of the event included the cultural competition, where students from five different universities presented their interpretations of Romanticism and Gothicism through poetry