SparkleCON grew from the seeds of despair felt in the summer of 2008 by a group calling themselves the Sparkle Girls, when it became clear that not a one of them would be able to attend Stampin' UP!'s 20th anniversary convention.
At length, one spunky Sparkle Girl rose up with stamp in hand, shouting the immortal words 'Convention? Convention? We don't need no stinkin' convention--we'll have our own CYBER convention!'
And then she went on vacation.