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 21, 2018, after the end of the 2018 Worldcon, Worldcon 76 San José. Documents are PDF except where noted.

Documents from the 2019 WSFS Business Meeting in Dublin are in production. We will update this page when the 2019 WSFS papers are finalized.

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 21, 2018, after the end of the 2018 Worldcon, Worldcon 76 San José

Also available: 2017-18 WSFS Constitution in MS Word DOCX format


STANDING RULES
for the Governance of the 2019 World Science Fiction Society Business Meeting
as of August 21, 2018, after the end of the 2018 Worldcon, Worldcon 76 San José

Also available: 2019 WSFS Business Meeting Standing Rules in MS Word DOCX format


RESOLUTIONS AND RULINGS OF CONTINUING EFFECT
as of August 21, 2018, after the end of the 2018 Worldcon, Worldcon 76 San José


MINUTES
of the 2018 Business Meeting of the World Science Fiction Society
held at the 2018 Worldcon, Worldcon 76 San José, August 16-20, 2018
(Updated June 13, 2019)

APPENDIX B
of the 2018 WSFS Business Meeting Minutes (Report of the Hugo Awards Study Committee) is a separate document from the main minutes.

Also available: Microsoft Word version of Business Meeting Minutes (Does not include Appendix B.)


BUSINESS PASSED ON
to Worldcon 77, Dublin 2019: An Irish Worldcon (Dublin, 2019)
as of August 21, 2018, after the end of the 2018 Worldcon, Worldcon 76 San José

Also available: Microsoft Word version of Business Passed On


AGENDA
of 2019 WSFS Business Meeting


VIDEO RECORDINGS
Video recordings of the 2018 WSFS Business Meeting are on the YouTube Worldcon Events Channel.

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