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VCF West 2020 will be a virtual event.

Since it appears that we won’t be allowed to host “large gatherings” in the state of California for the foreseeable future, it is time to plan for keeping the spirit of VCF West alive without the physical gathering. To do that we want to host the same basic format.  Exhibits, …

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Registration opens for 2020

April 30, 2020 KansasFest

KansasFest 2020 shirt KansasFest 2020, the 32nd annual Apple II convention, is open for registration. Users, programmers, hobbyists, and retrocomputing enthusiasts are invited to gather virtually from Friday, July 24, through Saturday, July 25, for two days and one night of sessions, demos, announcements, contests, and camaraderie. We will make …

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VCF Italia 2020 has gone virtual!

VCF Italia was cancelled due to the global pandemic, but they are doing an informal show. The plan is for the following to talk:VCCI board of directors and our VIP guests among whom there should be Lee Felsenstein, Allan Alcorn, Liza Loop and maybe even Sophie Wilson. Date: Friday, April 24 …

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T-shirts are available to order

VCF events might be cancelled or postponed, but don’t be socially distant from this t-shirt! We are trying out mail order for the first time. T-shirts cost $20 + shipping and are available in either Classic CRT Green or Classic CRT Amber. Please see http://vcfed.org/wp/t-shirts/ for details and help …

KansasFest
Apple II

KansasFest 2020: Going Virtual

April 15, 2020 KansasFest

As has been outlined on previous messages about this, the KansasFest board has been deliberating on what to do about this year’s annual gathering. Initially it was hoped that the world and national situation would be sufficiently improved by July that we could proceed as usual. However, it has become …

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Apple II

KansasFest 2020: Watching and Waiting

April 3, 2020 KansasFest

The KansasFest planning committee continues to monitor the worsening COVID-19 situation. We all want the convention to occur as planned, as it has for the last 31 years. We’re considering both your safety and our ability to get enough attendees to break even financially. The future is difficult to predict. …

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Apple II

Registration delayed to April 30

March 17, 2020 KansasFest

KansasFest 2020 is still on the calendar. However, the situation in the U.S. and in the world is still very fluid, and we cannot predict what will be happening in four months. It will become more clear in the next 2-6 weeks how all of this is going to play …

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VCF East 2020 Update – Postponed till October

What a difference 24 hours makes! Since last night’s announcement, we have now seen various state governments recommend cancelling all large gatherings in light of the “continued outbreak and to aggressively mitigate the spread of the virus.” in the words of the Governor of NJ. As such, VCF East 2020 …

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VCF West 2020

With due consideration for the current Corona virus situation, our hopes are that The Vintage Computer Festival West 2020 will take place, as usual, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA on August 1st and 2nd.   This year, …

KansasFest
Apple II

KansasFest 2020 and COVID-19

March 11, 2020 KansasFest

As of March 10, 2020, the Committee does not have any plans to cancel this year’s event. However, as this is a constantly changing situation, stay tuned to this channel for further updates. We will again review things just before registration opens.  There have been a number of large …