The History of Our Name
The original working title of the event was "Voomcon." (I can't post the reason why here; ask me
in person). This became "Voomvention" for a while.
From the Jan '98 minutes:
We all worked at coming up with a definitive name for the con, with many
names being thrown about focusing on the 'paper' subject (Pulp, Arches,
Bookworm, Cold Press, Hot Type, and Ream [!]), culminating in Dave's
suggestion of 'Foolscap', which he has already mentioned on-line. The
committee agreed that it seemed a promising name.
Apparently it was, since it's still here.
The Voom prefix is why the parent corporation of Foolscap is "Little Cat Z, Inc."
If you don't understand
that reference, you need to re-read Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat Comes Back. Or, you can
read a summary of it as part of this
from an erotica web site. There's also an article about how the iMac has the
Voom Factor, how a reference work/database for
migrating from "R4" to "R5" (No, I don't know either) is
"the 'Voom' under Little Cat Z's hat",
and an article about data recovery firm
Finally, a rather spooky little crossover. The Big Game Show for F1 and F2 was called "Who Said That?!"
The Seussville web site at Random House has an online game, called
"Who Said That?"