European Science Fiction Society

Details of 2017 ESFS Business Meeting

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This is the first announcement of details of the ESFS General Meeting for 2017. It will take place at U-Con, the Dortmund Eurocon, http://www.dortmund-in-2017.com/ on the 16th to the 18th of June 2017.

First:
Nominations for the ESFS Awards are now open.
Closing date for submissions is the 16th of May 2017.
We are accepting submissions in two ways:
1. Through the Webform
2. Via E-mail to contact_esfs AT esfs DOT info

The list of awards and their requirements is available on the ESFS website here
N.B. Awards before 1990 are not Hall of Fame awards, and are not covered by the ‘once only’ rule.

Second:
Minutes for the 2016 Meeting are available here. Please take the time to review.

Third:

Below is the Draft agenda for the business meeting. The items in this list may occur in any order, and the final agenda will not be released until closer to the event.
1. Apologies.
2. Minutes.
3. Reports.
4. 2018 Presentation, and questions.
5. 2019 Bid Presentations.
6. Pre-bid notifications.
7. Award Presentations.
8. Final Bid Questions
9. Vote for Eurocon 2019.
10. Votes for Awards
11. Announcement of Site Selection Results.

Fourth:

If you wish to raise any business at the meeting please submit such requests in advance. No motions will be accepted from the floor of the meeting.

Fifth:

In order to help us plan the timing of the meeting, anyone who wishes to bid for a Eurocon, especially the 2019 Eurocon, contact the ESFS in advance of the Business Meeting

Sixth:

At the St. Petersburg Eurocon we passed new rules for the ESFS awards, which were confirmed at the Barcelona Eurocon. The ESFS awards that will be presented at U-Con, the Dortmund Eurocon, are the first time the new rules will be in effect. There are a number of changes, so please familiarise yourselves with the new rules before nominating.

Please read the rules page, and the new FAQ page. If you have any questions please email the ESFS Board at contact_esfs AT esfs DOT info

Seventh:

At the Barcelona Eurocon the Board announced a plan to form a working group to review the full statutes. However due to a mistake this volunteer list was mislaid. I would like to apologise for that. If you wish to be part of the working group, email gareth AT scifi DOT ie

Gareth Kavanagh
ESFS Secretary

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