This year’s Annual General Meeting is to be held at FantasyCon 2015, at the East Midlands Conference Centre and Orchard Hotel, Nottingham, UK, on Sunday, 25 October 2015, from 10 am till noon. Here’s how to get there.
All paid-up BFS members are welcome (and encouraged) to attend, whether or not you are also going to FantasyCon. FantasyCon attendees are allowed into the AGM, but cannot vote unless they are BFS members.
If you can’t attend, and wish to register with the BFS secretary a proxy to vote on your behalf (subject to the restrictions at para 5.4 of the BFS constitution), the strict deadline is one week before the AGM, at 10 am on 18 October 2015.
At the AGM, the current committee will present the usual reports, any proposals will be discussed and voted on, and a new committee will be voted in. The elected committee posts are: stockholder, British Fantasy Awards administrator, publicity officer, events co-ordinator, treasurer, secretary, chair and president.
Any member can stand for election to any position, the only restrictions being that committee members must be over eighteen and a maximum of two committee members may be resident outside the UK.
As yet no proposals to change the BFS constitution or the awards constitution have been received this year, although the awards administrator is considering making one himself.