At the talk, someone asked about a sequel to Eleanor & Park. Rainbow said she'd originally intended to write a sequel and had written an outline for it when she wrote the first book. It would follow E&P in their thirties. Her editor suggested waiting to see if people liked E&P. Well they did, but now, because people liked those characters SO much, she feels enormous pressure to write them again and is afraid she wouldn't meet expectations.
She compared it to her experience with the Star Wars prequels. She had such anticipation for them, but then when she saw The Phantom Menace, she was disappointed. So, about an E&P sequel, she said, "I don't want to Jar Jar Binks 'Eleanor & Park.'"
When I got home that night, I tweeted about that, and guess what? She favorited my tweet. So cool!