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A Letter from the President

July 27, 2022 KansasFest

With another successful KansasFest in the rearview mirror, it’s time for the organizers to review the post-conference data. Initial feedback has been positive on everything from the cafeteria food to the overall management of event itself. The Garage Giveaway was again hugely popular with attendees. Presenters and sessions were, for …

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Committee and Board Changes

June 28, 2022 KansasFest

On June 27 2022, the KansasFest committee voted to accept the resignation of Steven Wehyrich from both the KansasFest organization committee and the KansasFest Board of Directors, effective immediately.  The committee did not come to this decision lightly and we understand that the delays were frustrating to the community. Going …

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Call for sessions ends June 5

May 25, 2022 KansasFest

The call for sessions is only open for another 11 days (June 5). We want to hear about how you’re keeping the Apple II alive. While the evenings and nights of KansasFest are renowned for their spontaneity, the mornings and afternoons are reserved for sessions spanning a variety of uses, …

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Robert Woodhead to be keynote speaker

April 17, 2022 KansasFest

KansasFest 2022, the 34th annual Apple II convention, is scheduled for July 19–24, both remote and in-person. Robert Woodhead, well-known as the co-creator of the Wizardry series of computer role-playing games, will join us as the keynote speaker. Registration opens April 17. Information about our COVID restrictions for in-person attendees …

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KansasFest 2022: In-Person and Remote!

March 31, 2022 KansasFest

We are excited to announce that KansasFest 2022 will take place both in-person and remote this summer, July 19-24. Registration will open April 17. For the in-person event, we will be requiring either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours before your arrival. We will have …

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Considering In-Person KansasFest 2022

January 18, 2022 KansasFest

The KFest committee is taking the pulse of the community regarding vaccination, masking, and the return to a physical event. If, during normal times, you’d be likely to attend KansasFest in person, please fill out our quick 1-question survey. The post Considering In-Person KansasFest 2022 first appeared on KansasFest. …

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Remembering Tony Diaz

November 11, 2021 KansasFest

Tony Diaz passed away unexpectedly on October 27. Tony was a core organizer of KansasFest for many, many years, and was instrumental in transitioning the event from Avila University to Rockhurst University in 2006. He helped keep it going through the lean years and facilitated its rebirth into the vibrant gathering it …

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Registration opens for 2021

May 1, 2021 KansasFest

KansasFest 2021 shirt KansasFest 2021, the 33rd annual Apple II convention, is open for registration. Users, programmers, hobbyists, and retrocomputing enthusiasts are invited to gather virtually from Friday, July 23, through Saturday, July …

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KansasFest 2021: 16-Bit Virtual Edition

February 14, 2021 KansasFest

Welcome back! We hope everyone has been staying safe and healthy. Since last July, we had hoped that things would have returned to normal in time to hold KansasFest 2021 in person. Although the pandemic situation has improved and vaccines are on their way, there are still too many health …