2020 WSFS Business Meeting Update

CoNZealand, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention, has updated their 2020 WSFS Business Meeting page to reflect adjustments due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Under WSFS rules, only members physically present at the Business Meeting may participate (make motions, debate, and vote). Because of the travel restrictions that have obliged the convention to move online-only, most members of WSFS will not be able to attend the meeting. Therefore, Acting Presiding Officer Darusha Wehm will chair a minimal meeting scheduled for 10 am (New Zealand Time) on Saturday, August 1st, 2020 in Room 1 of the West Plaza Hotel in Wellington, New Zealand. At this meeting, only time-constrained matters (primarily consideration of Hugo Award eligibility extensions for specific works) will be considered. All other business, including ratification of pending WSFS constitutional amendments, will be deferred to the 2021 WSFS Business Meeting at DisCon III.

The Agenda for the 2020 WSFS Business Meeting, including reports submitted to the meeting, is available from the WSFS Rules page.

CoNZealand encourages members who planned on submitting new business this year to instead submit proposals to the DisCon III Business Meeting.

Worldcon Runner’s Guide Update

The Worldcon Runners’ Guide Committee has issued an update to the chapter on Publications. Our thanks are due to Linda Deneroff for her hard work on that particular section. You can find the new section, along with the rest of the Guide, here.

2019-20 WSFS Constitution, Standing Rules, and Business Passed On Published

The official versions of the 2020 WSFS Constitution, Standing Rules for the 2020 WSFS Business Meeting, and Business Passed on to the 2020 Business Meeting from the WSFS Business Meeting held at Dublin in 2019: An Irish Worldcon in Dublin are now available from the WSFS Rules page. This includes the Minutes of the 2019 WSFS Business Meeting, the updated Resolutions and Rulings of Continuing Effect as of the conclusion of the 2019 WSFS Business Meeting, and links to the video recordings of the 2019 WSFS Business Meeting.

Past years’ WSFS Business pages are available at the WSFS Rules Archive page.

2018-19 WSFS Constitution, Standing Rules, and Business Passed On Published

The official versions of the 2019 WSFS Constitution, Standing Rules for the 2019 WSFS Business Meeting, and Business Passed on to the 2019 Business Meeting from the WSFS Business Meeting held at Worldcon 76 in San José are now available from the WSFS Rules page. This includes the Minutes of the 2018 WSFS Business Meeting and the updated Resolutions and Rulings of Continuing Effect as of the conclusion of the 2018 WSFS Business Meeting and links to the video recordings of the 2018 WSFS Business Meeting.

Past years’ WSFS Business pages are available at the WSFS Rules Archive page.

2018 Business Meeting Video Published

Recordings of the 2018 WSFS Business Meeting, held over the second, third, and fourth days of Worldcon 76 San Jose, are available online in the 2018 WSFS Business Meeting (Higher Quality) playlist on the Worldcon Events YouTube channel. These recordings are higher quality than the “video thumbnails” published in short segments during the business Meeting itself, but take longer to generate and upload. Recent Business Meetings have uploaded the lower-quality videos relatively quickly (sometimes while the meeting was still going on), then published the higher-quality video later as bandwidth permits.

The minutes and official papers of the 2018 WSFS Business Meeting are in preparation. When they are complete, they will be published on the Constitution/Rules page.

2017 WSFS Minutes Published

The minutes of the 2017 WSFS Business Meeting held at Worldcon 75 in Helsinki are now available from the WSFS Rules page. Also on that page is the link to the official recordings of the 2017 WSFS Business Meeting.

The 2017 Business Meeting staff are preparing the official versions of the 2018 WSFS Constitution, Standing Rules for the Business Meeting, Resolutions and Rulings of Continuing Effect, and Business Passed on to the 2018 Business Meeting. The Constitution/Rules page will be updated as new documents are issued.