World Science Fiction Society

Business Passed On from LoneStarCon 3

The following Constitutional Amendments were approved at LoneStarCon 3 and passed on to Loncon 3 for ratification. If ratified, they will become part of the Constitution at the conclusion of Loncon 3.

1. Short Title: Two-Thirds Is Good Enough, Part 1

Moved, to amend Section 3.4 of the Constitution by replacing “three fourths (3/4)” with “two thirds (2/3)”.

2. Short Title: Two-Thirds Is Good Enough, Part 2

Moved, to amend Section 3.2.3 of the Constitution by replacing “(3/4)” with “two thirds (2/3)”.

3. Short Title: A Matter of Trust

Moved, to strike out Article 1, Subsection 1.5.3:

1.5.3: Electronic distribution of publications, if offered, shall be opt-in.

4. Short Title: WSFS Accountability Act of 2013

Moved, to amend the WSFS Constitution for the purpose of adding a requirement that all financial reports submitted include information about the organization that sponsored the original event by adding words as follows:

2.9.5: All financial reports shall include the convention’s name, mailing address and other contact information, including the name of the person certifying and submitting the report and, if applicable, the name of the convention’s parent organization, its tax-exempt status, the location of incorporation, its address, website, email and other contact information, and the names and titles of its current officers.

5. Short Title: Best Fan Artist

Moved, to amend Best Fan Artist as follows:

3.3.16: Best Fan Artist.
An artist or cartoonist whose work has appeared through publication in semiprozines or fanzines or through other public, non-professional, display (including at a convention or conventions) during the previous calendar year.

6. Short Title: In the Zone

Moved, to remove zone restrictions on memberships to the Mark Protection Committee (“MPC”) by deleting Sections 1.8.2 and 1.8.5 from the Constitution, as shown:

1.8.2: No more than three elected members may represent any single North American region, as defined in Section 1.8.5. Each elected member shall represent the region (if any) in which the member resided at the time they were elected.

1.8.5: To ensure equitable distribution of representation, North America is divided into three (3) regions as follows:

(1) Western: Baja California, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Saskatchewan, and all states, provinces, and territories westward including Hawaii, Alaska, the Yukon, and the Northwest Territories.
(2) Central: Central America, the islands of the Caribbean, Mexico (except as above), and all states, provinces, and territories between the Western and Eastern regions.
(3) Eastern: Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Quebec, and all states, provinces, and territories eastward including the District of Columbia, St. Pierre et Miquelon, Bermuda, and the Bahamas.

7. Short Title: We Don’t Need Another HEROW

Moved, to amend the WSFS Constitution for the purpose of making permanent the Hugo Award Rest of World Eligibility Extension, by striking out and adding words as follows:

1. Amend Section 3.2:

3.2.1: Unless otherwise specified, Hugo Awards are given for work in the field of science fiction or fantasy appearing for the first time during the previous calendar year.

3.2.2: A work originally appearing in a language other than English shall also be eligible for the year in which it is first issued in English translation.

3.2.3: The Business Meeting may by a 3/4 vote provide that Works originally published outside the United States of America and first published in the United States of America in the current previous calendar year shall also be eligible for Hugo Awards given in the following year.

3.2.4: A work shall not be eligible if in a prior year it received sufficient nominations to appear on the final award ballot.