Editor's Note: This mission statement has since been amended to drop "comic books" from the emphasis.
Foolscap will be a medium-sized convention (450-700 people) emphasizing books, comic books, and art. Foolscap will
Secondary themes include exploring innovative new approaches and techniques for conventions, and providing a place for people to 'cut their teeth' on running conventions.
I've found that our four goals can be summarized as the Four B's.
- an environment conducive to
- feeding and care of through stimulation and education
- the building of between genres and fan groups
- what we want new proto-fans to feel when they attend.
From the May 1997 Voomvention meeting notes:
There was some discussion around labeling our interest as a convention flat media, to distinguish it from film/tv/costume/etc, but we don't really want to discourage non-2D things like sculpture or, say, filking. The point we're making is that a focus on the written word and the drawn/painted piece is whatwe want.