While the evenings and nights of KansasFest are renowned for their spontaneity, the mornings and afternoons are reserved for sessions spanning a variety of uses, extensions, and applications of the Apple II family. Just as varied as these sessions are the good people who volunteer to present them. If you have a topic you’d like to present, please fill out the session proposal form.

As introduced last year, we’ve reduced the number of sessions to free up more evening time for spontaneity. The logistics:

  • Session proposals will be accepted until May 31.
  • After May 31, the KFest committee will review all proposals and select a good number to fill out the schedule.
  • We will then e-mail to let you know if your session is accepted.
  • Fear not, if your session doesn’t make it in this year, we’ll strive to get you in next year.

Past sessions have included hardware, software and game demonstrations, and tutorials; integration of the Apple II with other devices; emulators; programming; Apple II history; or any subject that would be of interest to Apple II users. We also love other retro computers, especially if you incorporate into your session how it compares and contrasts with the Apple II.

Sessions are typically 30, 45 or 60 minutes in length and are held at various times throughout the daytime hours.

If you’ve never done a session, check out a sample of past year’s contributions.

Here is a list of topics proposed so far:

  • Parallel Printing Enhances the Apple II
  • More Steamed Apples
  • Disk Imaging with Applesauce
  • ProDOS – Recent changes and future improvements
  • Universal PSU Kit
  • Disassembling KVOS
  • RetroConnector Mini-Hackfest II
  • Writing Ampersand Commands
  • Sprite compiling for Apple Hi-Res
  • Apple ][ Family Feud
  • GamePort I/O – controlling 120vAC
  • The Apple II and the Modern Student
  • Lego programming on the Apple II
  • So you want to fix and restore your Apple II?
  • Nox Archaist Product demo with programming discussion
  • A.P.P.L.E.’s Blast from the Past
  • NTSC Artifact Colors: The Next Generation
  • Lightning Talks