[LMB] Happy Birthday, Carol Botteron!

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Sat Jun 15 04:30:41 BST 2019

Your day begins early, watching the sun rise over the mountains in Bonsanklar. Wreathed in radiant clouds, it's a resplendent sight.  Over an astonishingly abundant breakfast, Professora Vorthys and Duv Galeni compare notes on their experiences with historical research on Barrayar and Komarr.  The professora's so impressed, she volunteers him to join the panel she's moderating at the conference she's come for.  

Not wanting to miss any of the fun, you decide to sit in.  There's an ornate lecture hall filled to capacity with persons of every age and apparent [or no] gender, in an astonishing array of costumes of distinctly dubious historicity [for any planet].  As the panel is assuming their seats, Duv sees the banners and decorations.  The look on his face when he finds out he's joined a panel romance-writing conference--!  It's priceless.

Actually, the discussion on research, different approaches, techniques, and resources is fascinating.  You're mightily amused by Duv's sheer horror when he's inundated by cooing fans afterwards.  The professora throws him a preserver, however, to his great relief.

The afternoon passes in agreeable activities: walks on the esplanade, swims on the beach, well-shaded naps bathed by balmy breezes.  

Professor Vorthys joins you all for a sumptuous dinner, with many of your favorites.  He's the hit of the conference, as he's brought an elaborate cake made by Ma Kosti herself.  Actually, as the reason and inspiration for this marvelous cake, you're pretty popular yourself.  Everyone enjoys their cake and favorite beverage while watching fireworks as wondrous as Aral's memories of them.

May your day be full of fun surprises!


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