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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 …

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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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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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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 …