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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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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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Largest KansasFest Ever

June 25, 2020 KansasFest

KansasFest 2020 will be a record-breaking meeting of expertise and passion for the Apple II. We have 347 registered attendees from 17 countries. We have 25 accepted sessions spanning a variety of topics, such as operating systems, disk archiving, cryptocurrency, games, graphics, and emulation. Look for an announcement on July 1 with …

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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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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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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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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 …