The WSFS Business Meeting

The WSFS Business Meeting, which is open to all attending members of the Worldcon, is where the rules of the World Science Fiction Society are changed. This includes the Hugo Award rules and the rules for the selection of future Worldcons.

State of the CoNZealand Business Meeting

As stated in the announcement below posted a while back, the CoNZealand business meeting will be short and held to satisfy the minimal requirements of the WSFS Constitution. Darusha Wehm will be the Acting Presiding Officer. 

The Business Meeting will be held in Room 1 of the West Plaza Hotel in Wellington on 1 August, 2020 at 10:00am.

WSFS Constitution and Rules

The current rules and constitution can be found here.


The agenda is located here.

If you have any questions about the Business Meeting please email us at

Worldcon Business Meeting scheduled for Wellington, NZ, 1 August, 2020

CoNZealand, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention, announces that the Business Meeting of the World Science Fiction Society will be held in the CBD of Wellington, NZ, at 10 am on Saturday, August 1st, 2020 (exact location to be announced when finalised).  Darusha Wehm has agreed to be Acting Presiding Officer for the meeting.

Because of travel and meeting restrictions imposed by the Government of New Zealand due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, many members of WSFS will be unable to be present in Wellington.  We plan to have a very minimal meeting to satisfy the requirements of the World Science Fiction Society Constitution.  We plan to take only actions which are time-constrained to the 2020 meeting, specifically extensions of eligibility for Hugo Awards under Section 3.4.3 of the WSFS Constitution.

All business, including committee reports and financial statements, must be submitted to CoNZealand on or before July 2nd, 2020 and should be submitted to  We encourage members to submit business to the DisCon III business meeting ( instead of the CoNZealand meeting, as we plan to defer all business to 2021, when we hope more members of WSFS will be able to attend.

Kent Bloom

CoNZealand Business Meeting Presiding Officer