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WOzFest COLOR=15 Update

March 25, 2020 europlus

Wow, what a month! When I announced WOzFest COLOR=15 I was looking forward to another fun get-together of fellow Apple ][ enthusiasts, and I’d already started planning to stream the day for those who couldn’t make it. Now, communities around the world are in lockdown (Australia is heading down that …

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WOzFest TV to go live at WOzFest COLOR=15

March 12, 2020 europlus

WOzFest COLOR=15 will mark a new era for WOzFest with the launch of WOzFest TV – that’s right, I aim to stream all future WOzFests via Twitch. I felt, with the celebration of the Apple ][‘s support for colour graphics (usually touted via connecting to the family TV), it was …

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WOzFest COLOR=15 Announcement

February 29, 2020 europlus

I’m very happy to announce the date for the next WOzFest, WOzFest COLOR=15 – Saturday 4 April 2020, starting around midday Sydney time (UTC+11:00). The theme for WOzFest COLOR=15 is the Apple ][‘s support for colour graphics via colour monitors and TVs. I’ve got a surprise lined up for WOzFest COLOR=15, …

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WOzFest 14.25045 MHz Announcement

October 13, 2019 europlus

I’m very happy to announce the date for the next WOzFest, WOzFest 14.25045 MHz – Saturday 23 November 2019, starting around midday Sydney time (UTC+11:00).

The theme for WOzFest 14.25045 MHz is the Apple ][ europlus, my favourite Apple ][! More generally, international Apple ][s (including the j-plus, which I have

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WOzFest 13 Sector Announcement

July 8, 2019 europlus

I’m very happy to announce the date for the next WOzFest, WOzFest 13 Sector – Saturday 20 July 2019, starting around midday Sydney time (UTC+10:00).

I haven’t set a theme for WOzFest 13 Sector – however, I have organised the usual Kansas Fest video hookup we try for each year. The Skype

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Australia’s April Retro-Extravaganza

February 19, 2019 europlus

With the announcements of WOzFest 12:00, QFest 12 and GORF in late April, Australia is set to have a great Autumn for retro-enthusiasts, especially those on (or able to get to) the Eastern Seaboard.

I’ve always encouraged other enthusiasts to have gatherings, and frequent WOzFest attendee Murray has had a

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QFest 12 Announcement

February 17, 2019 europlus

From our Northern Apple ][ Compadres comes the following announcement:

I am very happy to announce QFest 12, to be held in Brisbane on Saturday 27 April 2019, concurrent with WOzFest 12:00 and GORF, starting around midday Brisbane time (UTC+10:00).

As with previous QFests, there will be projects to work

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WOzFest 12:00 Announcement

February 16, 2019 europlus

I’m very happy to announce the date for the next WOzFest, WOzFest 12:00 – Saturday 27 April 2019, starting around midday Sydney time (UTC+10:00).

The primary theme for WOzFest 12:00 is “time” – encompassing, among other things, time-related hardware and software, the ravages of time and what we might (or might not) do

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QFest 11 Announcement

September 27, 2018 europlus

From our Northern Apple ][ Compadres comes the following announcement:

Hot on the tail of the announcement of WOzFest 11sec, I am very happy to announce QFest 11, also to be held on Saturday 13 October 2018, starting around midday Brisbane time (UTC+10:00).

An Applesauce unit will be on hand, for

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WOzFest 11sec Announcement

September 23, 2018 europlus

I’m very happy to announce the date for the next WOzFest, WOzFest 11sec – Saturday 13 October 2018, starting around midday Sydney time (UTC+11:00).

The theme for WOzFest 11sec is Applesauce, which takes 11 seconds to image unprotected Apple ][ 5¼” disks. Applesauce is John Morris’ phenomenal USB interface for Apple ][ disk