KansasFest is a week-long gathering of Apple II users. For that week to be the best retrocomputing convention possible, a few of the attendees work year-round to ensure everything goes off smoothly. If you've ever wondered who those individuals are, wonder no more:
Tony Diaz is the committee chair and head of 16 Sector, the event's sponsor. When it comes to anything to do with finances or Rockhurst, he's the go-to guy.
Andy Molloy is the schedulemeister. When you submit to present a session, Andy helps figure out when you'll take the stage.
Peter Neubauer handles publicity, including Web site management, writing press releases, designing logos, and creating flyers.
Kirk Mitchell manages each year's Kookout luncheon and reports live from the event on Twitter.
Steve Weyhrich is the Apple II community's resident historian, providing a valuable long-term perspective as well as community outreach.
Sean Fahey is the Committee's site contact for Rockhurst University and scout for the Greater Kansas City area. He helps insure that KansasFest attendees get logistical information and support on local attractions and resources.
This event receives additional aid:
Devin Reade administrates the KansasFest email list, which gives our members a year-long outlet by which to keep in touch and coordinate their next reunion.
There are countless others who have contributed to the event over the past two decades, from coordinators Cindy Adams and Steve Gozdziewski to sponsors Resource Central and Tim Kellers; to list everyone here would be impossible. But the most important contribution anyone can make to KansasFest is to show up — without attendees, there is no event for the committee to coordinate.