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Reliving KansasFest 2018

August 1, 2018 KansasFest

Thanks to the generous efforts of multiple volunteers, recordings from KansasFest 2018 are now available. There are over 30 videos, rendered to about 70 Gigabytes of data.  That’s almost 24 hours of Apple II related video!

There are a few videos (sorry Quinn and Mark) giving us trouble, and

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Return of Roger Wagner

July 12, 2018 KansasFest

To help us celebrate the 30th anniversary of KansasFest, Roger Wagner is returning with our keynote.  Roger, besides being an accomplished Apple II programmer, author, and businessman, is a KansasFest alumnus.  He delivered the keynote in 1995 (recording courtesy of Steve Disbrow, EGO Systems).

If you need help coming

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Contests!

July 9, 2018 KansasFest

KFest has a few traditions and memes going back several years. Some of our more interesting events are the contests we have during the conference. Participation is optional, but feel free to jump in for the full-on KFest experience! YOU COULD WIN A COOL PRIZE!

HackFest – Starting Wednesday morning

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Beneath KansasFest: Door Signs from 2017

July 7, 2018 KansasFest

KansasFest is more than scheduled sessions. Hallway discussions, late-night hacking, and crazy contests are all normal. One of the traditions is a door sign contest. These aren’t “normal” door signs; KansasFest door signs are often interactive, exhibit unique memorabilia, and involve extensive planning. Besides showing off your creativity, resourcefulness, and

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Meet the Vendors

July 5, 2018 KansasFest

KansasFest is a great opportunity to meet some of the vendors who support our community.  You’re able to ask questions, get help, and sometimes get special deals.

Chris Torrence will have limited copies of Roger Wagner’s Assembly Lines: The Complete Book for the special price of $20. Juiced.GS is quarterly print …

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SolderFest!

June 15, 2018 KansasFest

SolderFest is a KansasFest tradition.  Whether you’re a expert at soldering or aren’t sure which end of the iron hold, this evening event is an opportunity to get together, melt metal, swap stories and know-how, build cards, or repair things.

If you own soldering equipment, please bring it.  We’ll have

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Apple II Paintings

April 26, 2018 KansasFest

Melissa Barron, the Chicago-based Apple II computer artist and KansasFest regular, is offering prints of her five new paintings featuring the Apple ][+, Apple ][c, and various peripherals. Visit her Etsy store for more.

It’s amazing to see the varied ways the Apple II continues to live and inspire.  You

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Registration opens for 2018

March 30, 2018 KansasFest

KansasFest 2018, the 30th annual Apple II convention, is open for registration. Users, programmers, hobbyists, and retrocomputing enthusiasts are invited to Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri, from Tuesday, July 17, through Sunday, July 22, for six days and five nights of sessions, demos, announcements, contests, and camaraderie.

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