Usual rules apply!
1001: Meeting called to order.
1006: On to the ratification of constitutional amendments still remaining.
1006: Retrospective Improvement Part 1. This is a replacement for retro Hugos. This is to allow retro Hugos for the four year window between the third and fourth WorldCons because “there was a disruption.” “The late unpleasantness.”
1009: Retrospective Improvement Part 1 is ratified without debate and a simple show of hands.
1010: On to Retrospective Improvement Part 2. Ratified without debate.
1011: Next will be Universal Suffrage. This is basically to prevent a convention committee from selling a convention full weekend pass without including WSFS voting rights. This prevents the decoupling of membership from attendance. WorldCons will still be able to sell individual day passes just fine.
1015: Clarification: full weekend passes bought after the Hugo voting deadline means you wouldn’t be able to exercise Hugo nominating/voting for that year because the deadline was past, but only because of that. And you still would be able to vote/nominate/etc for the next year. And come to the WSFS meeting and vote, and so on.
1017: No debate, Universal Suffrage is ratified.
1017: And that’s all the business from last year! (I think there might be more than a few hangovers in the crowd today.)
1018: Three items of new business remain, as D5 (Requiring Electronic Payments) has been withdrawn, D4 (Name that Award) was passed Friday, and D6-8 (Category reorganization stuff) were referred to committee.
1020: D.1 What Our Marks Really Are. There’s a little language correction to it to instruct the MPC to communicate with NASFiCs as well as WorldCons.
1022: Motion to adopt the amendment without debate. Needs 2/3 majority… which the chair thinks we have. Division is called for, but before I can get the serpentine alarm wound up, the motion is withdrawn. Apparently we are not in a serpentine kind of mood today.
1023: There are some questions but honestly it’s nitpicky and I need more tea, sorry.
1026: No debate, What Our Marks Really Are passes and will be sent to San Jose for ratification.
1026: Next up The Reasonable Amendment. This is a one word change.
1027: Another move to suspend the rules and adopt the motion. This time, it worked just fine. The Reasonable Amendment will be going on to San Jose for ratification.
1028: Last item is Make Room! Make Room! The effect of this would be to make the gray zone boundary between novella and novel 8000 words.
1029: Mr Dunn moves to send to the Hugo Award Study Committee. No second, so that doesn’t happen.
1030: Dr Laurie moves to suspend the rules and adopt the motion. This passes. Make Room! Make Room! will be sent on to San Jose for ratification.
1031: Point of personal privilege from Ms Secor, an all around thank you. Lots of applause.
1032: Almost time to adjourn. The chair announces about fifteen minutes after adjournment, the MPC will meet.
1033: Mr Docherty moves to adjourn Sine Die in memory of David A Kyle, Kathleen Mire, and Peter Weston.
And that’s it! Fastest business meeting ever.