WisCon is a project of the Society for the Furtherance & Study of Fantasy & Science Fiction (SF3 for short). In an effort to not be strangers to volunteers or to the public, the governing Board of SF3 has decided to release a little summary of what we’ve been up to at each monthly meeting. Here are our updates for the past few months:
- We welcomed De Ana Jones and LaShawn M. Wanak as our co-chairs of the newly founded POC Outreach Committee. We’re thrilled to have them aboard! You can reach them by email to email@example.com .
- We are continuing our search for con co-chairs for WisCon 2023. If that could be you, please get in touch with the board at firstname.lastname@example.org or the current co-chairs at email@example.com! We are especially looking for people who have past WisCon experience.
- The board unanimously voted to reallocate unneeded funds from our Guest of Honor budget to our COVID-19 supplies.
- WisCon is now offering comped memberships for all BIPOC pre-con volunteers.
- WisCon members can now donate a membership to a BIPOC volunteer through the Registration system.
- Next month is WisCon 2022! See you there!
- Our treasurer, Kit, met with our new financial team and confirmed everything is in order (as expected).
- Last month, the Board presented the ConCom with a list of action items generated from the town hall on racism in Nov 2021. The ConCom has responded to us with the ones they can tackle this year.
- We discussed other ongoing business re: getting the POC Outreach Committee founded, updates on budget, and cementing our anti-racist values in messaging that we can replicate across communications as needed.
- We discussed hiring for the position of POC Outreach Committee chair.
- We talked about SF3’s financial responsibilities and goals, including updates on tax status and fundraising.
- We discussed meeting with Con Chairs to assign out responsibility for action items generated from the November 2021 Town Hall (centering on combating racism at WisCon).
- We discussed drafting social media guidelines and policies.
- We talked about compensation for sensitivity reading for panel descriptions.