After tweeting in reference to this idea, I was encouraged to go a bit further. So, here is a semi-serious piece of business for the WSFS business meeting at LoneStarCon 3. As I (almost certainly) won’t be able to be there, if anyone wants to run with this, feel free. You may even include me as one of the makers of the motion:
Short Title: A few quiet meetings
Moved, to amend the WSFS Constitution for the purpose of placing a moratorium on Hugo Award Changes by
striking out and adding words as follows:
1. Amend Section 6.6:
The WSFS Constitution may be amended by a motion passed by a simple majority at any Business Meeting but only to the extent that such motion is ratified by a simple majority at the Business Meeting of the subsequent Worldcon.
6.6.x: Amendments relating to Article 3 – Hugo Awards, may not be approved at any Worldcon where another amendment to that article is up for ratification. Further, no amendment relating to Article 3 may be approved at any Worldcon between 2015 and 2017.
6.6.y: Amendments relating to section 6.6.x (above) may not be approved at any Worldcon prior to 2023.
Proposed by: Ronald Oakes
Maker’s Statement: The Hugo Awards have been subjected to additions and changes at nearly every Wordcon over the last 10 or so years. The rate of change is leading to increasingly heated debate on about the make up of the Hugo Awards. By slowing the process of change to the Hugo Awards, the members of Worldcon will have more time to examine the impacts of prior changes before making further proposals.