Hugo Awards and WSFS

Dublin 2019 carries out important work on behalf of the World Science Fiction Society

Dublin 2019, like all Worldcons, is governed by the rules of the World Science Fiction Society (WSFS). In addition to running a multi-day convention, each Worldcon carries out important duties allocated to it by WSFS. The best known 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.


Find out more about the World Science Fiction Society.

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.  Find out all about the 2019 Hugo Awards.

Site Selection for the 2021 Worldcon

The vote to decide on the location for a Worldcon is held at the Worldcon two years previously. Dublin 2019 is therefore administering the Site Selection for Worldcon in 2021. Find out about bids to hold Worldcon in 2021, 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, and will be updated over time to include a detailed agenda for the meeting.