2018 Natcon BM agenda

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This article details the Agenda for the Business Meeting of the 57th Australian National Science Fiction Convention (the Natcon in 2018) to take place at Swancon 43 in Perth, in the Mount Newman Room of the Pan Pacific Hotel, 207 Adelaide Terrace, Perth, WA, at 10.30am, Monday, 2 April, 2018.

Agenda

1. Confirmation of the Minutes of the Previous Meeting.

2. Business Arising from the Previous Meeting.

3. Natcon Standing Committee Report

4. Site Selection for the 2020 National Convention

5. Ditmar Subcommittee report

6. Convention Reports

a. 2017 – Continuum 13
b. 2018 – Swancon 43
c. 2019 - Continuum 15

7. Selection of the Standing Committee

8. Motions on Notice

  • Motion
To add the following text to the preamble (1) as rule 1.3:
       1.3 For the purpose of these rules, all the awards listed in 3.0 Categories, are refered to as Ditmars.
           Including the "William Atheling Jr. Award for Criticism or Review.
Proposed: Lyndon White
  • Motion
To replace section 7 Physical Awards with the following:
       7.1 Finalists: Persons listed on the ballot, or responsible for works listed on the ballot, shall receive an A4 certificate
           detailing that achievement for each such listing as described in
       7.2 Winners: Ditmar winners shall receive a trophy as described in 7.4 and an A4 certificate as described in 7.3 detailing
           that achievement for each win.
       7.3 The Certificate
       7.3.1 Must indicate that it is for  nomination, or for  winning as appropriate.
       7.3.2 Must include the category, and year.
       7.3.3 Must include the name of the work a categories awarded to a work.
       7.3.4 Must include the name of the nominee/recipient for categories awarded to a work.
       7.3.5 Must include the name of the nominee/recipient for categories awarded to a person.
       7.3.6 May optionally include additional information (for example the name of the publisher).
       7.4 The Trophy
       7.4.1 May optionally feature the 1:4:9 proportions of the monolith in the film "2001: A Space Odyssey"
       7.4.2 May optionally feature a Southern Cross motif.
       7.4.3 Must include the category, and year.
       7.4.4 May optionally include the name of the work a categories awarded to a work.
       7.4.5 May optionally include the name of the nominee/recipient for categories awarded to a work.
       7.4.6 May optionally include the name of the nominee/recipient for categories awarded to a person.
       7.4.7 May optionally include additional information (for example the name of the publisher).
       7.5 The Ditmar subcommittee may relax any and all of the stipulations of 7.3 and 7.4 on a case by case basis
           (For example when length of author list stretches the bounds of physical possibility)
       7.6 The Ditmar subcommittee shall place no further requirements on the appearance of the awards beyond those mandated in 7.3 and 7.4
           (but may offer advice and suggestions).
       7.7 The convention committee may make any other physical awards it deems fit. (Beginning in 2010, a pin has been awarded to each finalist.)
Proposed: Lyndon White
  • Motion
To replace section 7 Physical Awards with the following:
       7.1 Finalists: Persons listed on the ballot, or responsible for works listed on the ballot, shall receive an A4 certificate
           detailing that achievement for each such listing as described in
       7.2 Winners: Ditmar winners shall receive a trophy as described in 7.4 and an A4 certificate as described in 7.3 detailing
           that achievement for each win.
       7.3 The Certificate
       7.3.1 Must indicate that it is for  nomination, or for  winning as appropriate.
       7.3.2 Must include the category, and year.
       7.3.3 Must include the name of the work a categories awarded to a work.
       7.3.4 Must include the name of the nominee/recipient for categories awarded to a work.
       7.3.5 Must include the name of the nominee/recipient for categories awarded to a person.
       7.3.6 May optionally include additional information (for example the name of the publisher).
       7.4 The Trophy
       7.4.1 May feature the 1:4:9 proportions of the monolith in the film "2001: A Space Odyssey"
       7.4.2 May feature a Southern Cross motif.
       7.4.3 Must include the category, and year.
       7.4.4 Must include the name of the work a categories awarded to a work.
       7.4.5 May optionally include the name of the nominee/recipient for categories awarded to a work.
       7.4.6 Must include the name of the nominee/recipient for categories awarded to a person.
       7.4.7 May optionally include additional information (for example the name of the publisher).
       7.5 The Ditmar subcommittee may relax any and all of the stipulations of 7.3 and 7.4 on a case by case basis
           (For example when length of author list stretches the bounds of physical possibility)
       7.6 The Ditmar subcommittee shall place no further requirements on the appearance of the awards beyond those mandated in 7.3 and 7.4
           (but may offer advice and suggestions).
       7.7 The convention committee may make any other physical awards it deems fit. (Beginning in 2010, a pin has been awarded to each finalist.)
Proposed: Lyndon White

9. General Business

Additional information

  • All positions on the Standing Committee of the Natcon Business Meeting will be up for re-election by the meeting.
  • Representatives of bids for the 2020 Australian National Science Fiction Convention should be prepared to address the meeting.