Worldcon 75, like all Worldcons, is governed by the World Science Fiction Society (WSFS). In addition to running a programme of fascinating, exciting and inspiring events, each Worldcon carries out important duties given to it by WSFS. The most obvious – and the most publicised – of those is the administration of that year’s Hugo Awards. However, each year’s Worldcon also administers the Site Selection for the Worldcon to be held two years later. Finally, each Worldcon hosts the WSFS Business Meeting – a meeting that makes decisions about the running of WSFS, the Hugo Awards and Worldcons.
The Hugo Awards
The Hugos are leading awards for excellence in the field of science fiction and fantasy, and are awarded each year by the World Science Fiction Society, at that year’s Worldcon. The Hugo Awards ceremony is always a highlight of a Worldcon, and this year will be no exception. Find out all about the 2017 Hugo Awards.
Site Selection for the 2019 Worldcon
The vote to decide on the location for a Worldcon is held at the Worldcon two years previously. Worldcon 75 is therefore administering the Site Selection for Worldcon in 2019. Find out about bids to hold Worldcon in 2019, and how you can vote.
The WSFS Business Meeting
The Business Meeting is an important part of any Worldcon, and considers proposals, reports and changes to the WSFS constitution. Our page about the Business Meeting includes a guide and overview, as well as the detailed agenda for this year’s meeting.
Although it is not a requirement of the WSFS constitution, the Fannish Inquisition is a traditional part of Worldcons, and everybody expects it. The Fannish Inquisition is an opportunity for future Worldcons, future bids, and potential future bids, to present themselves and to answer questions from the audience. Find out who is expected to take part, and their answers to a set of preliminary questions.