Video highlights from KansasFest 1995

Posted Thu, Feb. 10th 2011 in News

In 1995, KansasFest was only six years old. Started by Resource Central, the event had transitioned to a volunteer-run committee to continue providing Apple II users with the opportunity to meet and share their expertise and colorful personalities in a week-long celebration of the community.

The highlights of that early KansasFest were captured in a two-hour video, formerly available as a commercial product and now published online, courtesy Steve Disbrow, president of EGO Systems.

This montage of highlights from KansasFest 1995 is a tour de force of one of the earliest conventions to celebrate the Apple II personal computer. Features include the keynote address by Roger Wagner; the party game Bite the Bag (time index 11:52); sessions by Tony Diaz and Mike Westerfield (46:12); the roast of Steve Disbrow (47:41); and a cavalcade of cameos (1:51:19) by Margaret Anderson, Joe Wankerl, Jack Kells, Greg Nelson, Nate Trost, Scott Johnson, Ephraim Wall, Susan McGregor, Bruce Milyko, John Stankowski, Lunatic E'Sex, Tim Gjenvick, Joyce Sullivan, Cindy Adams, Richard Bennett, Andrew Roughan, Tim Kellers, Carl Knoblock, Sarah Phillips, Eric Shepherd, Ryan Suenaga, Paul Zaleski, Doug Pendleton, Gina Saikin, Mark Cline, and Joe Kohn.

This video was produced by Steve Disbrow of EGO Systems. It has been digitized by Ken Gagne and Eric Shepherd and is published here with permission of the original copyright holder, who previously also published videos of KansasFest 1992.