World Science Fiction Society

The members of the current upcoming Worldcon comprise the membership of the World Science Fiction Society, an unincorporated literary society.  The Worldcons administer the Hugo Awards, select future Worldcon sites, and host Business Meetings for the WSFS.  Several standing and ad-hoc committees of the WSFS also operate, chief among them, the Mark Protection Committee, which serves as the between-Worldcon WSFS presence.  More information may be found on their web site.

The current constitution and standing rules that will be in effect at the 2009 Business Meeting are available for download.

WSFS Constitution Word document  PDF
WSFS Standing Rules Word document  PDF

For the Anticipation WSFS Business meeting, we also have a guide and an agenda.

Business Meeting Guide Word document  Text file
Business Meeting Agenda Word document  Text file

The WSFS also has a ‘Pass Along Funds’ program, in which each Worldcon receives funds from the previous three Worldcons, and ‘passes along’ any profits to the next three Worldcons, smoothing out the year to year financial variations.  Anticipation is participating in the Pass Along Funds program.  For further information, see an article by Mark Olson.

What’s New

Aug 12, 2009

The convention is over; thank you for joining us!

Thank you for joining us! Please post links to your convention reports or photos to the Anticipation Livejournal, or let us know on Twitter. And we hope to see a lot of you at Aussiecon 4.


Aug 9, 2009

Hugo Winners Announced

The 2009 Hugo winners have been announced.


Aug 7, 2009

Anticipation to offer “Taster” memberships

Heard about World Science Fiction Conventions (Worldcons) and think they sound cool but not sure they’re worth the money? Then Taster memberships are for you.