Foolscap is a new kind of convention. We bring together writers, artists, fans, thinkers and makers to create a weekend-long conversation about the things that excite us. Everyone is interesting at Foolscap. By bringing together a community of diverse interests and experiences, we make a space where we all learn from each other.

Foolscap's guiding principles are the "Four 'B's":

Belonging Bridges
Brains Bravery

Brains

We believe ideas make the best toys. We take them apart to see how they work, and put them together in new, better ways.

What ideas do you want to explore?

Belonging

We come together to form a community. We share food and conversation, stories and books. We welcome you to join us.

What makes you feel at home?

Bridges

We connect communities by giving them a place to show their most interesting side. Foolscap fosters the unexpected connections that help communities grow.

Who are you hoping to meet?

Bravery

We take risks along the way to making things better. If we've been doing something well for years, then it's time for us to try to do it better. We may stumble, but we'll always learn.

How would you make a better community?

Our philosophy shapes our convention. Find out how.

Foolscap 2015 is a memory, but we're still busy behind the scenes. Next year is never as far away as it seems, and big changes are afoot! We're moving to a new home near SeaTac airport, where it'll be easier than ever to join us by car or light rail, not to mention by air. It's also a great time for new faces and new ideas. If you've ever wanted to be a part of Foolscap, we'd love to hear from you as we start the planning for 2016.

We want to hear your voice at Foolscap. To join us, you just need a membership to the convention.

Your membership makes you a part of Foolscap; your support keeps the conversation going. What will you shape Foolscap into?

We can't wait to find out.
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