[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 ...

Hugo Category Thinking, Best Editor Edition 3

So, Best Editor, Long Form. I’ve been hearing a lot about this category this year. Honestly, when I’m wearing my reader hat, it’s a category I don’t often vote in because I have no idea what any of the editors have done unless someone’s told me. I’ve also noticed it’s a category that tends to ...

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 ...