MileHiCon is one of those strange and wondrous places where you can randomly run into legendary authors such as Eric Flint (New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Locus Magazine bestseller), two-time Hugo Award winning podcaster Patrick Hester, or bestselling author Jane Lindskold, who incidentally referred to me as the Guru of Humor.
And that, ladies and gentlemen, I fully intend to use as my job title from this point on. It is undisputedly the ten-ton showstopper of handshake introductions:
HIM: “Hello, I’m Bob. I’m a bestselling author.”
ME: “Hi. I’m Laurence. I’m THE GURU OF HUMOR.”
HIM: “. . . Uh, what?”
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