Aug. 29 to
Sept. 2, 2002
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WSFS - Business Meeting

Business Meetings of the World Science Fiction Society were held on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning of ConJosé. All members of ConJosé are welcome to attend and participate. WSFS is governed by its members, that is the members of the current year's Worldcon. If you want a say in what WSFS does, you must attend the Business Meeting.

For more information about what the Business Meeting is all about, see the following links:

What does the Business Meeting do?
The rules of WSFS
Business carried forward from The Millennium Philcon
Submitting business

Business Meeting Decisions

The following decisions were taken at the Friday Business Meeting:

  • The Nitpicking & Flyspecking Committee was reappointed
  • Sharon Sbarsky was appointed to be the new chair of the Worldcon Runners' Guide Committee
  • The Non-US works Hugo Eligibility Extension (motion "Throw a Blanket Over It) was continued for another year
  • The Hugo Eligibility Rest of World (HEROW) Committee was continued, its members and chair to be announced on Sunday
  • The Formalization of Long List Entries (FOLLE) Committee was continued with Mark Olson as chair

The following decisions were taken at the Saturday Business meeting:

  • The Constitutional Amendment, "Perpetual Motions", which regularizes the Hugo eligibility extenstion process, was ratified
  • The Constitutional Amendment, "The Long and Short Short of It", which splits the Best Dramatic Presentation Hugo into two categories, long form and short form, was ratified
  • Lynn Anderson, Stephen Boucher and Sue Francis were elected to the Mark Protection Committee

The following decisions were taken at the Sunday business meeting

  • Glasgow was confirmed as the site for the 2005 Worldcon
  • A Constitutional Amendment clarifying some of the wording in the Best Dramatic Presentation Hugo, but having no substansive effect on the provisions of the Constitution, was granted first passage (and will be up for ratification in 2003)

For the full text of all of the motions mentioned above, see the Agenda linked to below.

Business Meeting Papers

The draft agendas from the convention are posted here. Please note that be different from the one distributed at the meeting on Friday, August 30 due to changes made in the intervening time.

Latest draft of Agenda for Friday Meeting (PDF)
Resolutions of Continuing Effect

Business Meeting Notes

The final Business Meeting notes are linked posted here as they become available.

Business Meeting notes in RTF format
Business Meeting notes in PDF format

Business Meeting notes in HTML format

These pages are still under review for accuracy.



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