This is the 8th annual SPARKcon festival.
Location: downtown Raleigh, mainly on Fayetteville Street, other local venues too.
First day: Thursday, September 12 (pre-registered Kickoff at CAM)
Biggest days: Friday and Saturday, more info from the Triangle Explorer
Last day: Sunday, September 15 (bazzar and music continue all day!)
Post your pics and follow via hashtag #sparkcon ♦ Get updates on the official Facebook page.
Watch this cool video I helped make for SPARKcon! (teamwork via Laura Walters, Ginny Skalski, Jason Hibbets, and Phil Smith)
In January this year, the first big meeting was held. Followed by the splitting off of SPARKS and creating of new ideas. And, then a steady stream of ____SPARK meetings. Find out more about how the festival was planned and organized in this article by Phil Smith.
To help ignite the creative hub of the south, there was an Indiegogo campaign. Contributors got awesome perks for helping to fund the production and logistics of the event. Planners needed 10% of donations for the festival to come from this crowdfunding campaign; each year the festival grows (yay!) and costs more money.
Then, in July a big, final push made was made by the SPARKS—the wranglers of ideas and talented folks centering around various types of creative outlets—calling all talent for submissions. Everyone and anyone was welcome to participate and get involved.
Get ready for A LOT OF CREATIVE STUFF in yo face!
P.S. The feature photo for this post is from h0tgrits (Mark Turner), see more on flickr.