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HackFest 2020

September 25, 2020 KansasFest

HackFest is an Apple II programming competition held over the course of KansasFest every year, and we were fortunate to continue this tradition in 2020. It’s amazing what people can develop in such a short time. We had 8 entries and 5 awards. Video, links, disk images, and source code …

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Curt Vendel, 1966 – 2020

September 8, 2020 Vintage Computer Federation

Anthropologist Margaret Mead famously noted that,“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Curt Vendel, Atari collector and historian passed away unexpectedly on August 30, at age 53, was one of these ‘committed citizens,’ a …

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VCF East 2020 Virtual Hybrid Show

VCF East will be a virtual hybrid show for 2020. The dates for the live show will be October 10 & 11. Times will be released after we figure out the schedule, but expect a 9AM to 5PM time range for each day. We already have exhibitors, class instructors and …

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Background Contest Winners

July 29, 2020 KansasFest

KansasFest includes a door sign contest where attendees create Apple II themed collages on their dorm room doors. Lacking real doors, we organized a background contest. We’ve selected three winners and one honorable mention from numerous excellent entries. “Apple ][ Forever” – Melody “I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas …

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What’s happening at KansasFest?

July 24, 2020 KansasFest

Cult of Mac has a nice article about KansasFest. After that, check out our free live stream: Join us live again Saturday morning (0900 CDT/GMT-5). The post What’s happening at KansasFest? first appeared on KansasFest. …

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Virtual VCF West 2020 Schedule posted!

The VCF West Schedule and YouTube streaming link have been posted. Mark your calendars and spread the word far and wide! Details about the Q&A sessions after each talk will be posted sometime this week. You can e-mail questions about each talk to microphone@vcfed.org and Erik will ask the questions …

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KansasFest 2020 Starts

July 23, 2020 KansasFest

KansasFest 2020 starts Friday morning. We have an incredible 509 attendees from 17 countries. The schedule is packed with 29 sessions and 2 contests. If you have registered, you should have a private e-mail with directions for joining via Zoom and Discord. Please contact us if you’re missing the e-mail. …

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HackFest Begins

July 17, 2020 KansasFest

HackFest is an Apple II programming competition held over the course of KansasFest every year. HackFest begins today and is open to all attendees. See the archive of past HackFest entries for examples of the creativity and methods this competition inspires. This year, since we’re virtual, HackFest looks a little different. The contest …

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KansasFest 2020 Schedule

July 15, 2020 KansasFest

Welcome to the 32nd annual KansasFest, the longest-running conference for Apple II users, programmers, hobbyists, and retro-computing enthusiasts. KansasFest usually gathers in the muggy heat of Kansas City, Missouri, but changing times have turned this year into a virtual event. Regardless of the venue, we strive for an enjoyable and action-packed …

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VCF Museum reopening August 1, 2020

The Vintage Computer Federation Museum will reopen starting August 1, 2020 as per InfoAge’s plan to reopen. InfoAge has a plan for everyone wearing masks, providing hand sanitizer, social distancing and controlling the volume of visitors, etc. They are following all the state and local guidelines for safety in regards …