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Remembering Bob Bishop

Remembering Bob Bishop

Bob Bishop, co-founder of Apple’s R&D lab and the keynote speaker at KansasFest 2011, passed away recently.  You may learn more about his legacy through the Apple ][ History website or a recording of the keynote. In Bishop’s obituary, his colleague and friend Mr. Wozniak shared that “[Bob’s passing] indeed is VERY sad for me. …

Apple II Forever Awards

Apple II Forever Awards

Since 2010, the KansasFest Committee has recognized members of the Apple II community who have made significant contributions to the Apple II, either in promoting or developing for the platform during its active years, or in helping to advance or preserve the Apple II since its production had been discontinued. At KansasFest 2014 last July, …

Oz KFest 2015

Oz KFest 2015

Are the post-KansasFest blues troubling you?  Did you miss KansasFest?  Don’t worry; go to Australia for the southern hemisphere’s greatest Apple II gathering.  Andrew Roughan, one of the event’s organizers, writes: The next Australian retro computing gathering, Oz KFest, will be happening in Melbourne, Australia, April 17-19, 2015. Come join us downunder for a few …

HackFest 2014

HackFest 2014

HackFest is the Apple II programming competition held over the course of KansasFest every year and open to all attendees.  Please see our archives to download any of these programs or to review the rules.  It’s wonderful to see new software developed for the Apple II. Jeremy Rand took first place with a clone of …

Structris World Champion: Ken Gagne

Structris World Champion: Ken Gagne

Ken Gagne won the 2014 Structris Tournament. An indomitable Ken Gagne won the 2014 KansasFest Structris tournament by defeating Martin Haye, Structris’ evil programmer himself, in the final round. Some of the highlights: A brave Mr. Wiser played against Eric in the first round but was unable to faze the defending champion. Structris-newbie John showed …

Winding down and waiting for 2015

Winding down and waiting for 2015

KansasFest is winding down, and everybody is heading home.  I’ll post photos, presentations, and contest results over the next week.  Until then, please enjoy the event coverage from A2Central: KansasFest Day 0 KansasFest Day 1 KansasFest Day 2 KansasFest Day 3 Also, don’t miss Twitter. There will be a KansasFest 2015, and we’ll announce the …

Get your schedule here!

Get your schedule here!

KansasFest is here, and our packed schedule is online: web iCal/ICS for most iOS, Android, and desktop calendar software Guidebook for iOS and Android There is no need to print the schedule since we’ll provide you a hard copy.  The electronic versions will always have the latest updates.

Registration closes on Thursday, July 10

Registration closes on Thursday, July 10

Registration for KansasFest 2014 closes on Thursday, July 10. This is your last chance to get the sessions, camaraderie, and keynote from Margot Comstock.  Also, don’t forget to register for the optional “Build Your Own Computer” workshop with Vince Briel and “Stitch Your Own Apple IIe Ornament” workshop with Sarah Walkowiak by July 10. Here …