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

The WSFS Business Meeting is the governing authority of the World Science Fiction Society. WSFS is a participatory democracy. Every member of the current year's Worldcon is entitled to attend the Business Meeting and vote. The Business Meeting takes place in three parts.

The Friday meeting is largely administrative. It does things like receive reports from committees and set up debate time limits for the major motions. However, if the Friday meeting decides, by a two-thirds majority, that a particular motion is not worth debating, that motion can be dismissed there and then. If you have an interest in a particular motion it is important that you attend the Friday meeting in case you need to defend its right to be debated.

The Saturday meeting is when the main business is done. All amendments to the WSFS consitution are debated at this meeting.

The Sunday meeting is given over largely to presenting the results of Site Selection and to giving members a chance to quiz the winning bid about its plans. Bids for future years will also be given a chance to make a presentation.

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