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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 …

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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 …