You're at the biggest convention of the year. In your part of the country. In a local library. With four other authors. Who also wrote zombie detective romance novels. And you're all wearing the same stocking cap. HOW DO YOU ASSERT YOURSELF? A fancier hat? NO! Watch them squirm with envy when you reveal you're THE WRITER.
They may describe it as "ironic" but you know the literal definition of the word.