1992 Canvention Business Meeting
Held in 3 sessions, June 27-28, 1992 in Waterloo, Ontario at Canvention 12 (Wilfcon 8).
Chaired by Dennis Mullin. Recording Secretary was W.Paul Valcour.
No minutes exist, because the secretary misplaced his notes. However, I did discover a summary that was published in the Sept/92 issue of Canvention Newsletter.
The meeting stretched over 3 sessions, with discussion of who would host Canvention in 1993 & 1994 taking up the greatest chunk of time. A majority felt that Conadian (the 52nd World SF Con, being held in Winnipeg in 1994) should have the opportunity to bid for the 1994 Canvention. A bid from Winnipeg's Keycon for the 1993 Canvention was rejected by a vote of 3 to 2 (everyone else abstained). The main reason given for voting against was that Winnipeg shouldn't host Canvention 2 years in a row (assuming that Conadian hosts the 1994 Canvention). After some discussion bidding for the 1993 Canvention was opened to any Canadian con or group, with a deadline of August 15th for bid submissions. Dennis Mullin was given the authority to decide the winning bid.
Franklyn Johnson's award design was accepted as the official design for the award. This snazzy design was used last year & this year.
The Merril Collection of SF, Fantasy & Speculation [in Toronto] was made an official repository of the CSFFA for Canvention Business Meeting minutes & documentation relating to the Aurora Award process.
The English & French "other" categories were modified to include "poetry" and "translator". [This motion was from 1991 and approval at this business meeting made it official.]
All attempts to add new categories or delete current ones were either defeated or ignored.
A motion was put forward to increase the Canvention bid selection process to 2 years in advance from 1 year. This would give Canvention hosts more time to prepare.
A Guideline Subcommittee was set up with a mandate to research and produce written guidelines for the administration procedures and criteria associated with the Aurora Awards ...