May 5th, 2015

Match Game SF

Puppygate Scuppers Worldcon Match Game Plans

After a lot of thought between me and Lisa, we've decided that we're going to have to withdraw from doing Match Game SF at Worldcon this year. In an ordinary Worldcon year, even chairing the Business Meeting (and Lisa recording it) would not be a barrier to us also doing one or two shows at Worldcon; however, this is not an ordinary year. We think that the stress on both us us will be such that we simply can't afford the additional hours during the convention. I personally expect to be spending much of my nominally "off" time getting the videos from each day edited and uploaded or simply trying to rest from what is likely to be a very stressful meeting even if it goes smoothly.

I thought it best to call things off now, as Sasquan has been sending out Programming invitations, than to raise false hopes.

On the other hand, I'm told (I haven't seen it myself yet) that Westercon 68 has us down for three shows at this year's Westercon in San Diego. So expect me to put out the usual call for questions and help very soon. In particular, we have neither production assistants nor an announcer for our shows there, and both those jobs are very important for the smooth running of the game.
Business Meeting

Scheduling WSFS Business

Because of a comment on the File 770 web site, I find that I'd better write about the subject of when the Business Meeting in Spokane will or might consider specific items, because it would appear some folks are taking this spot as the journal of record on such things.

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So it's possible for the meeting to put off consideration of proposals until Day 5, the morning after the Hugo Award Ceremony. How could it do this?

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I hope this explanation makes sense. It gets into a number of the finer points of parliamentary detail, but given the complexity of the tasks we may fact this year, I think it important that people understand what tools they have at their disposal.