March 29th, 2021

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Has WSFS Outgrown Itself?

In the latest issue of Salon Futura, Cheryl Morgan has written an article questioning whether WSFS has outgrown its current governance system.

You might expect that I, one of the experts in how the current system works, and someone who has gone to considerable lengths to try and de-mystify the governance of the World Science Fiction Society, might object to this. I do not. While I do not agree with everything that Cheryl says in this article, I think, and have thought for some time, that the way in which we manage WSFS is not fit for purpose.

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I've been toying with this for a while now. Whether I'm willing to draw it up formally and submit it to a Worldcon Business Meeting is something I have not decided yet. Pushing primary legislation is difficult, and getting the Business Meeting to effectively vote itself out of business is even more difficult. I don't like spending time on legislation that I don't think has a plausible chance of being adopted.