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Take time off for KansasFest 2010

Take time off for KansasFest 2010

KansasFest is scheduled for July 20 – 25. It seems like a long time away, but its less than a year from now. If you want to attend and have a full-time job, you need to coordinate with your co-workers and supervisor. A day off here and there can usually be scheduled on short notice, …

KansasFest 2010 coming July 20 – 25

KansasFest 2010 coming July 20 – 25

How have you spent the month since KansasFest 2009: suffering from withdrawal? Or poring over the photos and sessions, wishing you’d been there? Whether you be a veteran or a newcomer, you have something to look forward to, as KansasFest 2010 is official! We’ll be at Rockhurst University of Kansas City, Missouri, USA, from July …

Replica 1 workshop gallery at Computerworld

Replica 1 workshop gallery at Computerworld

As Vince Briel conducted his Replica 1 workshop on the last full day of KansasFest 2009, Ken Gagne, one of six students in the class, had his progress documented in photography. The result is an image gallery at Computerworld.com showing many of the steps (and obstacles) involved in assembling a working Apple-1 clone. It’s great …

Redesigned file archive

Redesigned file archive

Thank you to all who contributed their KansasFest 2009 sessions to our Web site’s archive!  We added more files this year than in several other years combined.  That, along with additional file formats for even greater accessibility to these sessions, quickly grew the KFest archive to unwieldy proportions. We are happy today to unveil a …

Keynote speech and session videos

Keynote speech and session videos

In addition to yesterday’s aural coverage of KansasFest 2009, several of this year’s events were also captured on film. Sean Fahey of A2Central.com recorded the entirety of Jason Scott’s keynote speech, up until the open Q&A afterward: And KansasFest attendee Bruce Baker captured a few minutes here and there of four of the sessions: A …

Retrobits, A2Unplugged, and RetroMacCast podcasts

Retrobits, A2Unplugged, and RetroMacCast podcasts

During this year’s KansasFest, Earl Evans of the Retrobits podcast interviewed KansasFest attendee Ken Gagne about the event (iTunes). The episode, published this week, was recorded last Thursday, halfway through KansasFest 2009. Among the general info about the conference’s history and traditions is a look at this year’s sessions, attendees, and keynote speaker. Also recorded …

Arkanoid door sign wins Welcome to Macintosh DVD

Arkanoid door sign wins Welcome to Macintosh DVD

Each year, KansasFest encourages its attendees to compete in a number of silly contests. One of those contests is the Door Sign contest, in which entrants decorate the door of their dorm room. This year’s winner was Mark Frischknecht, who created a Breakout-theme design, which was adapted to film by KansasFest organizer Tony Diaz, with …