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Sunday, February 4th, 2018

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Multitasking: Hugos and Football
Somewhat to my surprise, and despite what the FAQ said, I was in fact able to watch the Super Bowl® online despite not having a cable subscription. To my surprise, it was an entertaining game. I had no dog in the fight so I could watch it relatively dispassionately. I did enjoy the trick plays, particularly the direct snap-reverse-pass-to-the-QB that the Eagles pulled.

During the second half, some relatively urgent requests came in for the Worldcon 76 web site Hugo Awards® page. As you may have heard, the nominating period for the 2018 Hugo Awards (and John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and the inaugural Award for Best Young Adult Book) and the 1943 Retrospective Hugo Awards is now open. This weekend, e-mails have been going out to the thousands of eligible members of the 2017, 2018, and 2019 Worldcons giving them instructions for voting.

During the fourth quarter of The Game, I was writing web site requests and trading e-mails with other members of the Hugo Administration team at Worldcon 76. I hope that I haven't make any glaring mistakes with the material I provided the web team. I'm also relieved that I went no farther from home this weekend than the Frontier Fun Center to bowl a few games after breakfast this morning, and therefore could stay here monitoring my e-mail while watching the football.

Current Mood: accomplished

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