[WorldCon] WSFS Preliminary Business Meeting Summary

Liveblog here.

  • You can find a copy of the agenda here.
  • Hugo Study Committee report here.
  • Standing rules changes:
    • Restricting Ratification of Amendments (A1) passes. This will make it more difficult to amend a constitutional amendment that’s in the ratification stage.
    • Deadline for Submission of New Business (A2) passes. This requires that new business for the Business Meeting must be submitted 30 days in advance rather than the current 14.
  • Business passed on:
    • What Our Marks Really Are (C1)The Reasonable Amendment (C2)Make Room! Make Room! (C3), and Name that Award: The Second YA Amendment “Young Adult” Award (C4) are all assigned debate times and will be debated in the main business meeting.
  • New constitutional amendments:
    • Remote But Real (D1) is assigned time for tomorrow after some debate. Most likely, this will be immediately referred to committee because it’s a pretty contentious issue.
    • Adding Series to the Series (D2) is assigned time for tomorrow; it’s a Nitpicking and Flyspecking Committee proposal.
    • Counting Comics (D3) is postponed indefinitely. (Likely will be taken up by the Hugo Study Committee.)
    • Best Podcast Hugo Award (D4) is postponed indefinitely. (Likely will be taken up by the Hugo Study Committee.)
    • Professional and Fan Artist Hugo Awards (D5) is assigned 20 minutes for debate and postponed definitely to be taken up on Sunday, so it doesn’t conflict with the ASFA meeting.
    • Comic Books and Graphic Stories (D6) and Notability Still Matters (D7) are assigned time for debate.

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