I rushed to get down to Santa Clara from San Mateo for the first of BASFA's Hugo Award Recommendation nights, but when I got to the Coco's in Santa Clara, I found the power was out and a sign in the door announcing that they were closed due to power outage. Rats! Besides the waste of time swinging so far south before heading back home to Fremont, there's the matter that we already had to squeeze our normal three weeks of Hugo Award discussions down to two -- tonight and next Monday -- on account of I'll be gone the last half of February and not available to do the discussion leadership and the accounting. That is, I'm the one who records all of the recommendations, collates them, and posts them to hugo_recommend and basfa. So now it looks like we'll have to do it all in a single night.