SPARKconX – 10 years of awesome creativeness

20150918_193024One of my favorite weekends of the year, SPARKcon weekend! It’s four days of amazing creativity and performances coming to life in downtown Raleigh. After a long week at work, I was really looking forward to relaxing on Friday night with my SPARKcon friends.

Merri Beth and I took a cruise down Fayetteville Street to see some of the activities. Lots of things were still getting set-up, but the “circus” was in town. We saw some of the circusSPARK performers marching in the circus parade from Martin Street to City Plaza.

We settled into our front row seats for the circusSPARK fashion show and variety showcase. I donate to the IndieGoGo campaign every year to support SPARKcon and get VIP seats for Friday evening activities. Check out the pictures below to see some of the highlights from both shows.

MB and I grabbed some dinner at Busy Bee, then did a drive by of the circusSPARK fire conclave before heading over to Kings. It was time to see some live music compliments of musicSPARK. We enjoyed performances from Jaded Vocals, Zen Groove Arkest, and Rissi Palmer. A few friends joined us at Kings, and lots of the SPARKcon organizers (bobbleheads) were there to see the fruits of their labor.

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About Shibby

Jason Hibbets is a senior community architect at Red Hat which means he is a mash-up of a community manager and project manager for Opensource.com--a publication and story-telling platform for open source communities. At night, he wears a cape, and is a captain for the Open Raleigh brigade, as well as a co-chair for NC Open Pass. Jason is the author of a book called The foundation for an open source city--a resource for cities and citizens interested in improving their government through civic hacking. While writing the book, he discovered his unknown super power of building communities of passionate people. Jason graduated from North Carolina State University and resides in Raleigh, NC with his wife, two kids, two border collies, chickens, lots of tomato plants, and a lazy raccoon somewhere in an oak tree. In his copious spare time, he enjoys surfing, running, gardening, traveling, watching football, sampling craft beer, and participating in local government--not necessarily in that order, but close to it. You can follow him on Twitter: @jhibbets
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