Rules of the World Science Fiction Society

The World Science Fiction Society (WSFS) is governed by its Constitution and Standing Rules to which links are given below. These are accurate as of August 19, 2018, after the end of the 2019 Worldcon, Dublin 2019 in Dublin, Ireland. Documents are PDF except where noted.

Documents from the 2019 WSFS Business Meeting in Dublin are in production. We will update this page as the 2019 WSFS papers are finalized. Until then, some of the links here are to the versions from the 2018 WSFS Business Meeting.

An archive of rules from previous years is available here.

Video of recent years’ Business Meetings is available here.


CONSTITUTION
of the World Science Fiction Society
as of August 19, 2019, after the end of the 2019 Worldcon, Dublin 2019

Also available: 2019-20 WSFS Constitution in MS Word DOCX format


STANDING RULES
for the Governance of the 2020 World Science Fiction Society Business Meeting
as of August 19, 2019, after the end of the 2019 Worldcon, Dublin 2019

Also available: 2020 WSFS Business Meeting Standing Rules in MS Word DOCX format


RESOLUTIONS AND RULINGS OF CONTINUING EFFECT
Including historical listing of WSFS Business Meeting staff
as of August 19, 2019, after the end of the 2019 Worldcon, Dublin 2019.

Also available: Microsoft Word version of Resolutions and Rulings of Continuing Effect


MINUTES
of the 2019 Business Meeting of the World Science Fiction Society
held at the 2019 Worldcon, Dublin 2019, August 15-19, 2019

Also available: Microsoft Word version of 2019 Business Meeting Minutes


BUSINESS PASSED ON
to Worldcon 78, CoNZealand (Wellington NZ, 2020)
as of August 19, 2019, after the end of the 2019 Worldcon, Dublin in 2019: An Irish Worldcon

Also available: Microsoft Word version of Business Passed On


AGENDA
of 2019 WSFS Business Meeting


VIDEO RECORDINGS
Video recordings of the 2019 WSFS Business Meeting are on the YouTube Worldcon Events Channel.

The video below gives a brief overview of general principles and procedures followed by the WSFS Business Meetings and other assemblies conducted under formal parliamentary procedure: