She thought that I could offer a lunch alone with me at an upcoming con. Obviously I would pick up the tab. A chance for quality time and talking and bonding that is not possible with crowds and programming.
There are certainly authors I'd love to do this with--justbeast and I had a long conversation about who we'd pay to have solo con time with tonight! But I'm not sure I rank enough to make this worthwhile. However, I'll do anything for a good cause.
Would it induce you to bid? Is it something you guys would want?