[WorldCon] WSFS Main Business Meeting #1 Summary 1

Summary for all the action on Friday! Kevin Standlee gives the report for the MPC and we re-elect the standing members. Nitpicking and Flyspecking Committee report by Mr Eastlake. All members reappointed by the chair. FOLLE Committee continues with no objection. YA Award Committee officially sunsets this year and are thanked for their hard work. ...

[Worldcon] WSFS Main Business Meeting #1 Liveblog 8

Good morning everyone! I feel less like death today, so keep your fingers crossed for me. Liveblog will commence shortly, normal rules apply. Just waiting for the secretary of the meeting to arrive… 1004: Kevin Standlee calls the meeting to order. 1011: MPC report. Good news, marks were registered in the EU last year. 1013: ...

[WorldCon] A brief look at the proposed new constitutional amendments 1

Shame on me for not looking at these earlier. But I will be prepared as we move forward. From the agenda here. D.1 What Our Marks Really Are: This is basically a maintenance thing for mark protection that allows faster response times by the MPC for what notices it includes in its publications. Considering right now ...

[WorldCon] WSFS Preliminary Business Meeting Summary 3

As usual for the Preliminary Business Meeting, today we were setting the agenda for the next three days of meetings, particularly agreeing upon debate times for the various items. Here is a link to the agenda, and my own thoughts on the new proposed amendments. Highlights: Big thank you here to Zalia and Corina for covering ...

[Worldcon] WSFS Preliminary Business Meeting Liveblog 11

Hello everyone! It’s Thursday at WorldCon 75, I’m sick with a cold, and it’s time for the Preliminary Business Meeting! Liveblog will commence when the meeting starts. As usual, updates will come every 5-ish minutes or so. Apologies for mis-spelling names and the like, please leave corrections in the comments and I will get them ...

Falling Out of Love With EPH 19

In 2015, I was pretty clearly on the EPH train. I sure did vote for its passage. And now it’s 2016, and I’m tweeting out stuff like this: EPH passes. I have a bad feeling about this. — Rachael Acks (@katsudonburi) August 21, 2016 So yeah, I am not surprised that got some confused reactions. ...

[WorldCon] WSFS Business Meeting #3 Summary 4

Greetings from the McDonald’s in Russell, Kansas. Writing a summary whilst eating chicken mcnuggets. As you do. Today was the final business meeting, which was one hell of a ride. You can get granular detail of The Amazing Adventures of the Committee of the Whole from the liveblog. NOTE: I will be referring to all amendments ...

[WorldCon] WSFS Main Business Meeting #3 Liveblog 15

WE ARE LIVE. Liveblog will begin shortly. As usual, apologies in advance for missing/misspelled names. I will do my best to keep up! And we have tea and coffee thanks to generous donation of lots of people. YAAAAAAAY. 1009: Business meeting is in order. 1009: Starting with Three Stage Voting and the committee report to amend. ...

[WorldCon] WSFS Main Business Meeting #2 Summary

I am so very sorry that this is so late. It has been one hell of a day today and I only just got time to sit down and write this summary. Tomorrow might be a late as well depending on how things work out. Anyway, here is the summary of today’s liveblog. NOTE: I will ...

[WorldCon] WSFS Business Meeting #2 Liveblog 3

AND WE ARE LIVE. I have tea. You can all stop worrying about me now. Same rules as usual apply. I am sorry in advance if I misspell or don’t catch a name. Newer stuff at the bottom, I’ll update about every five-ish minutes. 1002: The business meeting will be in order! Many thanks and ...