WSFS is an acronym for the World Science Fiction Society, as defined in its rules.
It is defined as an unincorporated literary society whose purposes are:
1. to choose the recipients of the annual Hugo Awards (Science Fiction Achievement Awards)
2. to choose the locations and committees for the annual World Science Fiction Conventions (Worldcons)
3. to attend those Worldcons
4. to choose the locations and committees for the occasional North American Science Fiction Conventions (NASFiCs)
5. to perform such other activities as may be necessary or incidental to the above purposes.
Dublin 2019 is therefore responsible for:
• hosting and running the WSFS Business Meeting
• administering the 2019 Hugo Awards for works and contributions made during 2018, and the 1944 Retro Hugo Awards for works and contributions made during 1943
• administering site selection for the 2021 Worldcon.
(Site selection for the 2020 NASFiC will take place at the 2019 NASFiC, Westercon 72.)
If you are a full or supporting member of Dublin 2019 then you are a member of WSFS.
As a WSFS member (through Dublin 2019) you are entitled:
• to nominate works for the 2019 Hugo Awards, the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and the Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book, and the 1944 Retro Hugo Awards.
• to vote for those awards once the final ballot has been published.
• to vote for the location of the 2021 Worldcon.
• to attend the WSFS Business meetings during the convention.
• if you are not already a member of the 2020 Worldcon, CoNZealand, nominate works for the 2020 Hugo Awards, John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and the Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book. (The 2020 Hugo Awards will be administered by CoNZealand.)
Additionally, any member of Worldcon 76, who is not already a member of Dublin 2019, has the right to participate in the nomination stage of the Hugos.