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July 2012

Apple II Exhibition Hall / Swap Meet / Vendor’s Fair

Jul 21, 2012 @ 8:15 pm - 10:30 pm
Corcoran Hall

New this year is an Apple II exhibition hall. Bring out your gear, set it up, and we can all enjoy each other’s hacks, machines, etc. This is also a good time to layout your wares for sale.

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HackFest 2012 behind-closed-doors judging

Jul 21, 2012 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Corcoran Hall
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Awarding of HackFest 2012 Prizes

Jul 21, 2012 @ 9:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Corcoran Hall
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Informal trip to local restaurant Lidia’s

Jul 22, 2012 @ 12:00 am - 2:00 am
Lidia’s Restaurant, 101 West 22nd Street
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Movie Night / Apple Store Visit

Jul 22, 2012 @ 3:00 am - 4:00 am

on the town or in the dorm, stay tuned for details

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Breakfast at Rockhurst

Jul 22, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cafeteria – Massman Hall
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Move out of dorms

Jul 22, 2012 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Corcoran Hall

Please turn in your card to a KFest Committee member or check out at the RA desk. PLEASE DO NOT FORGET TO TURN IN YOUR KEY AND CARD.  THEY COULD COST US $100!!!

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July 2013

Registration

Jul 23, 2013 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Corcoran Hall
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Dinner at Jack Stack

Jul 23, 2013 @ 11:30 pm - Jul 24, 2013 @ 2:00 am
Jack Stack Restaurant
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HackFest 2013

Jul 24, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - Jul 27, 2013 @ 8:00 pm
Corcoran Hall
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Breakfast at Rockhurst

Jul 24, 2013 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Cafeteria – Massman Hall
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Open forum

Jul 24, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Corcoran Hall

Wind up the air conditioning, stock the coolers, settle in and meet your neighbors. Decorate your door for the door contest!

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The Great KFest Kookout

Jul 24, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Corcoran Hall

Enjoy the BBQ and get to know your fellow Apple II nuts.

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Late Registration

Jul 24, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Corcoran Hall

Computer setup, get your Internet fix. Turn on the AC and fill the ice chests. If you didn't yet, you will now. Quick run to the store!

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Welcome to KFest

Jul 24, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Corcoran Hall

Introduction of committee members; tips and tricks for having a fantastic week.

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Keynote

Jul 24, 2013 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Corcoran Hall

In 1978, Wigginton was a brilliant young high school student working alongside Apple co-founder Wozniak. Wigginton was an early member of the famous Homebrew Computer Club, often caught rides to club meetings with Wozniak, and was there for the unveiling of the Apple I. At age 14, Wigginton started writing software for the Apple I. He assisted with the early design of and software for the Apple II and manned the booth at the West Coast Computer Faire introducing the…

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Demos ‘R’ Us

Jul 24, 2013 @ 9:15 pm - 9:45 pm
Corcoran Hall

Sheppy unveils his latest top secret Apple IIgs project.

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Dinner at Rockhurst

Jul 24, 2013 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cafeteria – Massman Hall
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Today in iOS

Jul 24, 2013 @ 11:30 pm - Jul 25, 2013 @ 12:30 am
Corcoran Hall

Rob Walch of Today in iOS podcast joins us for a look at tips, tricks, and the latest in Apple’s iOS and related hardware.

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RetroConnector

Jul 25, 2013 @ 12:45 am - 1:15 am
Corcoran Hall

Charles with demonstrate his new RetroConnector kits, which allow you to use an Apple IIe or IIc key-board with a modern computer via USB. He'll also show his USB keyboard interface that connects a USB keyboard to an Apple //e.

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Apple II Roadshow

Jul 25, 2013 @ 1:30 am - 2:30 am
Corcoran Hall

Is it rare?  Is it original?  What's the history?  Bring your hardware and get an evaluation from Apple II expert Tony Diaz.

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Bite the Bag – a time-honored KFest classic

Jul 25, 2013 @ 2:30 am - 4:00 am
Corcoran Hall

How low can you go? You don't have to be Bilbo Baggins to play this game. This is something that you can really sink your teeth in. Pick up a paper bag with only one limb on the ground. The bag gets shorter and shorter in every round. Who will be crowned champion? Who will sing the soggy paper bag blues? Who will faceplant? Don’t miss the fun.

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Introduction to GS Assembly Language Programming

Jul 25, 2013 @ 2:30 am - 3:30 am
Corcoran Hall
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Late Night Run to Steak & Shake, Jack in the Box, etc.

Jul 25, 2013 @ 4:00 am - 4:55 am
Corcoran Hall

Why sleep? May occur on this night or any other.

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Breakfast at Rockhurst

Jul 25, 2013 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Cafeteria – Massman Hall
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Restoring the Apple IIe – Hints and Tips

Jul 25, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Corcoran Hall

This session will focus on the restoration of the Apple IIe computer and its many variants. The session will include repairing broken key switches, disassembly, cleaning motherboards, expansion cards, and keyboards. It will also cover tips on repairing things that usually go wrong on the IIe; where to find parts; cleaning the case and other parts; testing and diagnostics.

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Boot-tracing: A fun method of de-protecting games

Jul 25, 2013 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Corcoran Hall

This will be a live demonstration of "boot tracing" a copy-protected game. Starting with an un-copyable disk and an Apple II monitor prompt, we'll proceed step-by-step through the initial load of a game until we (hopefully) locate and disable its copy-protection code. Knowledge of 6502 assembly language is helpful but not required to enjoy the session.

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So what is the Raspberry Pi, anyway?

Jul 25, 2013 @ 4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Corcoran Hall

Want to take a look at the micro-micro cheaper-than-cheap desktop computer everyone's been buzzing about? Come for this intro session on the Raspberry Pi, which is quite possibly the Apple II of our time. You'll learn about what it is, what it does, and get a brief primer on its Linux operating system

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Lunch at Rockhurst

Jul 25, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cafeteria – Massman Hall
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Sweet16: From Getting Started to Getting Awesome

Jul 25, 2013 @ 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Corcoran Hall

I'll show how to use Sweet16, the Apple IIgs emulator, from getting initially set up and running to advanced capabilities of the software. Learn how to get and install your ROM image, where to get disk images and how to install GS/OS onto a virtual hard drive, and start it up. Learn about useful configuration options and all the power user features that you may never have noticed.

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Disk II Theory of Design and Functionality

Jul 25, 2013 @ 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Corcoran Hall

Topics include: archiving and servicing the disk drive, tweaking it for working with floppy disks that are shedding magnetic particles, and more.

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Leveling Up in Classic RPGs the Easy Way

Jul 25, 2013 @ 8:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Corcoran Hall

None of us has the free time or patience we once had, both of which were necessary when playing the epic role playing games of our youth. Coming back to an RPG these days can be a nostalgic trip, but frustrating, since they often require hours of hacking, questing, and dying (repeatedly) at the hands of a lower level enemy, before getting to the good parts we all remember. Using The Bard’s Tale, an Apple II emulator, and a hex…

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Teach US Kids to Program

Jul 25, 2013 @ 9:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Corcoran Hall

In his article "Teach US Kids to Write Computer Programs", Douglas Rushkoff notes the following lay-man's analogy regarding our relationship with computers today: Programming a computer is not like being a mechanic. It is the difference between being a driver and a passenger. As a passenger, you rely on your driver to take you where you want to go and even tell you that a certain place exists. Today, most consumers are passengers, but it wasn't always this way. The…

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Dinner at Rockhurst

Jul 25, 2013 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cafeteria – Massman Hall
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Hardware-hacking innovations

Jul 25, 2013 @ 11:30 pm - Jul 26, 2013 @ 12:15 am
Corcoran Hall

This session will present a variety of hardware innovations that I have developed over the years. Each will be demonstrated and discussed. BUGG-POWER: This is an adaptation of IBM-style power supplies for the IIgs and IIe to eliminate low-power hassles. It was was shown at the 1996 KansasFest meeting and later presented in a magazine article(Juiced GS, Fall 1996). Separate versions are used for the IIgs and IIe/II+. THREE DISK II ENHANCEMENTS: The classic Disk II drive is 35 years…

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De-Protection Workshop

Jul 26, 2013 @ 12:30 am - 2:30 am
Corcoran Hall

A companion hands-on workshop where participants bring their own disks and computers, and I (and hopefully some other knowledgeable volunteers) help them boot-trace the disks and de-protect them. All are welcome to participate or watch.

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Juiced.GS staff photo

Jul 26, 2013 @ 2:35 am - 3:00 am
Massman Hall, 1100 Rockhurst Rd
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States

Meet on the first floor of Massman, at the Galaga machine. If the door is locked, your swipe card should get you in. No special apparel or accessories are required.

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Ryan Suenaga Memorial Krispy Kreme Night

Jul 26, 2013 @ 2:45 am - 3:00 am
Corcoran Hall

Come enjoy some warm donuts and cold milk, as Ryan would've wanted. A donation jar will be available, with 100% of the proceeds going toward his scholarship fund.

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Firefly Props

Jul 26, 2013 @ 3:15 am - 4:00 am
Corcoran Hall

Journey through the world of Joss Whedon's Firefly TV series & Serenity movie, through shiny behind-the-scenes photos, personal experiences, official props, and fan-made props

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Breakfast at Rockhurst

Jul 26, 2013 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Cafeteria – Massman Hall
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The Dazzling Development of Disks and DOS

Jul 26, 2013 @ 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Corcoran Hall

A historical overview of Apple II data storage and operating systems, from cassette to USB.

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MPW IIgs Cross Development

Jul 26, 2013 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Corcoran Hall

A brief demonstration of Apple IIgs cross development using Apple's MPW IIgs development tools.

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Lunch at Rockhurst

Jul 26, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cafeteria – Massman Hall
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A2SERVER Redux: This Time, with Pi

Jul 26, 2013 @ 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Corcoran Hall

Do you want a tiny, silent, $35 network drive for your Apple II? Wait no longer. The Raspberry Pi is here, and A2SERVER easily turns it into a file server for your Apple II computers. At this session, you'll see A2SERVER and the Raspberry Pi in action, and learn how to put it it to work. If you came to the A2SERVER presentation two years ago, you'll see some cool new tricks this time! Note: Ivan might transition from this…

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Apple II in the Cloud

Jul 26, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Corcoran Hall

Using the VSDRIVE capability of ADTPro, I will show how even an Apple IIc can have mass storage hosted on a Raspberry Pi...or hosted on a server across the internet...even over WiFi.

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Copiers, Packers and BBSes

Jul 26, 2013 @ 7:45 pm - 8:30 pm
Corcoran Hall

A general overview of historical Disk Copiers and Packers. Copy II Plus, Locksmith and EDD were the best-known copiers, but Disk Muncher, Nibbles Away and others were also used. We all used Shrinkit, but who remembers Blu and Dalton's Disk Disintegrator? Also includes a side trip into the world of BBSs, Ascii Express and Proterm.

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Talkin’ about LocalTalk

Jul 26, 2013 @ 8:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Corcoran Hall

In 1985, computer networking, such as sharing files and printers between computers, was an expensive hodge-podge of proprietary technologies. Apple introduced AppleTalk networking to the foray alongside the original Macintosh. Support for the Apple IIe and IIgs followed. AppleTalk was uniquely low cost, about $50 per computer, and easy to setup. For about 10 years, AppleTalk was Apple’s answer to networking until the Internet with TCP/IP supplanted the technology. I’ll discuss the history of AppleTalk and dig into the technical…

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Dinner at Rockhurst

Jul 26, 2013 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Massman Hall, 1100 Rockhurst Rd
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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KFest Group Photo

Jul 27, 2013 @ 12:00 am - 12:15 am
Corcoran Hall

Stay in your formalwear after the banquet for the annual KansasFest group photo. Ahh, the memories!

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Awards and Contests

Jul 27, 2013 @ 12:30 am - 1:30 am
Corcoran Hall

Presentation of the Apple II Forever awards, Black Tie contest, Door contest, contest contest. Corcoran basement.

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Late Night Gaming – Structris, Star Saga One, Artemis, Galaga

Jul 27, 2013 @ 2:00 am - 4:00 am
Corcoran Hall

Michael Sternberg will be running a single elimination Structris competition. Andy Molloy and Mike Maginnis are planning to continue their six-player Star Saga One game from last year. Ken Gagne may headup a Galaga duel. We’ll also try to get 4-6 people together to play the starship cooperative bridge simulator Artemis. Everyone is encouraged to break out their favorite Apple II games.

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Introduction to GS Assembly Language Programming (part 2)

Jul 27, 2013 @ 2:00 am - 3:00 am
Corcoran Hall
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OzFest Australia Linkup

Jul 27, 2013 @ 4:00 am - 4:30 am
Corcoran Hall

This is a chance for the OzKfest & Kansasfest participants to meet'n'greet, interact, and swap anecdotes about what has been happening at each conference over video chat.

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Breakfast at Rockhurst

Jul 27, 2013 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Cafeteria – Massman Hall
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Juiced.GS Staff Meeting (only for staff members)

Jul 27, 2013 @ 1:45 pm - 2:15 pm
Corcoran Hall

Juiced.GS staff members pose for a photo at every KansasFest, but we never actually talk about the magazine. Let's take this rare opportunity to sit down together and review what's working, what isn't, and what the publication will look like in the coming years.

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Super Juiced.GS+: Hyper Championship Edition Turbo

Jul 27, 2013 @ 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Corcoran Hall

After years of traveling from town to town, learning the secrets of the publishing masters, Juiced.GS has won the Apple II tournament, defeating every other retrocomputing magazine. But rather than slaking its thirst for dominance, the competition has driven Juiced.GS to extend its grasp even further. What realm will next fall before its relentless march? What legacy will Juiced.GS leave? History is written by the victors; in this session, we will write the next chapter — and the world will…

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Handmade Floppy Sleeves

Jul 27, 2013 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Corcoran Hall

Attendees will learn to, cut, fold, and glue their own 5.25" floppy sleeves. The session will start with a short instructional section and then continue with a workshop. We will provide tools for attendees to share and some basic cardstock and other materials. It’s not necessary to bring anything to participate; however, attendees are encouraged to bring special paper or decorating supplies such as markers, colored pencils, magazine pages, etc., to create their own unique style.

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Lunch at Rockhurst

Jul 27, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cafeteria – Massman Hall
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How I converted commerical software to run under ProDOS

Jul 27, 2013 @ 6:15 pm - 6:45 pm
Corcoran Hall

Two examples will be shown: The Coveted Mirror by Penguin Software and Return Of Heracles by Quality Software. Both originally worked on the 48K Apple 2 Plus. After the conversion, both these versions work on a 64K Apple 2 Plus.

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Track-center tuning of 5.25″ floppy drives

Jul 27, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Corcoran Hall

Over the years, millions of 5.25" floppy drives have been discarded because of an easily repaired defect: Loss of track-centering alignment. This problem is easily repaired with simple tools such as a screwdriver, a computer/monitor, and a software disk. Track-centering misalignment is suggested when a floppy drive can read its own written disks, but gives disk-errors when attempting to read disks written on other drivers. Likewise, the disks written on the misaligned drive give error messages when read on other…

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New product announcements

Jul 27, 2013 @ 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

If you have a new product to announce, this is the time to share it!

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Apple II Exhibition Hall / Swap Meet / Vendor Fair

Jul 27, 2013 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Corcoran Hall

Bring out your gear, set it up, and we can all enjoy each other’s hacks, machines, etc. This is also a good time to lay out your wares for sale.

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HackFest 2013 behind-closed-doors judging

Jul 27, 2013 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Corcoran Hall
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Awarding of HackFest 2013 Prizes

Jul 27, 2013 @ 9:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Corcoran Hall
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Informal trip to local restaurant

Jul 28, 2013 @ 12:00 am - 3:00 am
Corcoran Hall
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Movie Night / Apple Store Visit

Jul 28, 2013 @ 3:00 am - 4:00 am

on the town or in the dorm, stay tuned for details

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Breakfast at Rockhurst

Jul 28, 2013 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Cafeteria – Massman Hall
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Move out of dorms

Jul 28, 2013 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Corcoran Hall

Checkout no later than 1 PM (1300). Please turn in your card to a KFest Committee member or check out at the RA desk. PLEASE DO NOT FORGET TO TURN IN YOUR KEY AND CARD. THEY COULD COST US $100!!!

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July 2014

Registration 2014

Jul 22, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Corcoran Hall

Stop by the Corcoran Lobby to check in and pick up your registration packet and name badge.

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Jack Stack Dinner Outing

Jul 22, 2014 @ 10:30 pm - Jul 23, 2014 @ 1:00 am
Jack Stack Restaurant

Gather in the Corcoran Lobby and we will all make the trek together. We will need drivers, so if you have a car please offer a ride to your fellow KFest attendees.

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HackFest 2014

Jul 23, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - Jul 26, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
Corcoran Hall
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Breakfast

Jul 23, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cafeteria – Massman Hall
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Open Forum

Jul 23, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Corcoran Hall

Wind up the air conditioning, stock the coolers, settle in and meet your neighbors. Decorate your door for the door contest!

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Juiced.GS Staff Photo

Jul 23, 2014 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Corcoran Hall

Juiced.GS staff should meet in the Corcoran Lobby.  If you belong in this photo, Ken has already contacted you.

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Garage Giveaway

Jul 23, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Corcoran Hall

Sean and James have delivered a treasure trove of Apple II items to the Corcoran lobby.  Please donate cash to them if you find something you like. Here's a note from Sean: Sometime during this year's conference, we will make a pile of hardware, software and misc stuff available to all attendees for free*. Most of the stuff is donated. Some of it we brought in on the cheap because it was too good of a deal to pass up.…

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The Great KFest Kookout

Jul 23, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Corcoran Hall

Deftly prepared by Kirk "Head Kook" Mitchell. Enjoy the BBQ and get to know your fellow Apple II nuts. Kirk could use assistance, so step up and offer him a hand.

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Late Registration

Jul 23, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Corcoran Hall

Computer setup, get your Internet fix. Turn on the AC and fill the ice chests. If you didn't yet, you will now. Quick run to the store!

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Welcome to KFest

Jul 23, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Corcoran Hall

Introduction of committee members.  Tips and tricks for having a fantastic week.

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KansasFest 2014 Keynote – Margot Comstock

Jul 23, 2014 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Corcoran Hall

Comstock and Al Tommervik founded Softalk in 1980 to share the hardware, software, and people behind the Apple II.  At its peak, Softalk had 250,000 readers and uniquely offered broad and deep coverage of everything Apple II related, including programming, game playing, business use, and home use.  Later, Softalk Publishing produced magazines for the emerging Macintosh and IBM markets, ST.Mac and Softalk for the IBM Personal Computer.  Softline, a game magazine begun by Ken William’s OnLine Systems and later renamed…

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AppleTalk Networking with GSport

Jul 23, 2014 @ 9:15 pm - 9:45 pm
Corcoran Hall

Presented by Peter Neubauer. The Apple IIgs shipped with a fantastic but often overlooked feature -- AppleTalk networking. AppleTalk is a low-cost, easy-to-maintain network technology that enables network booting, file sharing, and printer sharing between your Apple IIgs, Workstation Card equipped Apple IIe, and classic Macintosh machines. As of March 2014, GSport is the first modern emulator with support for AppleTalk. Now, you can just "drag and drop" files between your machines without thinking about disk images, FTP, or serial…

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Dinner

Jul 23, 2014 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cafeteria – Massman Hall
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Today in iOS

Jul 23, 2014 @ 11:30 pm - Jul 24, 2014 @ 12:30 am
Corcoran Hall

Rob Walch of Today in iOS podcast joins us for a look at tips, tricks, and the latest in Apple’s iOS and related hardware.

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Sew your own Apple II ornament

Jul 24, 2014 @ 12:45 am - 2:30 am
Corcoran Hall

Presented by Sarah Walkowiak. Pre-registration was required for this workshop, but everyone is welcome to spectate. Learn to stitch your own Apple IIe ornament as featured in the December 2012 issue of Juiced.GS! In this workshop you will be creating your own plastic canvas Apple IIe ornament in your choice of monitor color scheme: rainbow, green monochrome or amber monochrome. This workshop will cover the basics of counting and cutting plastic canvas shapes, stitching techniques, reading sewing patterns, joining sides…

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Bite the Bag

Jul 24, 2014 @ 2:30 am - 4:00 am
Corcoran Hall

Coordinated by Geoff Weiss. A time-honored KFest classic. How low can you go? You don't have to be Bilbo Baggins to play this game.  This is something that you can really sink your teeth in. Pick up a paper bag with only one limb on the ground. The bag gets shorter and shorter in every round. Who will be crowned champion? Who will sing the soggy paper bag blues? Who will faceplant? Don’t miss the fun.

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Accelerating the IIc+

Jul 24, 2014 @ 2:30 am - 3:30 am
Corcoran Hall

Presented by James Littlejohn. James will describe differences in the IIc+ motherboards REV and the ASIC chip, and will then explain how to accelerate the IIc+ and the software to control it. Includes an onsite upgrade service/workshop for those interested in accelerating their IIc+s to 8Mhz and even 10Mhz.

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Late Night

Jul 24, 2014 @ 4:00 am - 4:55 am
Corcoran Hall

Late Night Run to Steak and Shake, Jack in the Box, etc. Why sleep? May occur on this night or any other.

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Breakfast

Jul 24, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cafeteria – Massman Hall
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Emulator detection in 6502 assembly language

Jul 24, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Corcoran Hall

Presented by Mark Pilgrim. Is it possible for an Apple II program to detect that it is running in an emulator? Mark will present some promising original research.

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Off-the-Grid Total Portability for the Apple IIc

Jul 24, 2014 @ 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Corcoran Hall

Presented by Stephen Buggie. Of the various Apple II models, the IIc is the closest we have to a laptop, but it is not optimized for portability. The IIc CPU weighs 7.2 lbs., its external power brick weighs 2.6 lbs., and any of our cathode-ray video monitors weigh plenty. As a system, the IIc is “luggable,” rather than portable. To make the IIc truly portable, two challenges must be met: (A) Weight and size must be reduced as much as…

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Controlling I/O via game port interface or “How I learned to stop worrying and love the Apple II rocket launcher”

Jul 24, 2014 @ 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Corcoran Hall

Presented by Ivan Hogan and Andrew Hogan. Demonstration of an Apple //e controlling a knex roller coaster and a 2L plastic bottle rocket launcher via the game port I/O. Discussing how old tech can be put to new uses as well as how the Apple // technology is still a great platform for hobbyists and experimenters.

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Lunch

Jul 24, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cafeteria – Massman Hall
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A2CLOUD and A2SERVER 2014

Jul 24, 2014 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Corcoran Hall

Presented by Ivan Drucker. Ready for your Apple II to get with the times? A2CLOUD puts any Apple II (except, maybe, the original II) on the Internet and makes converting images to floppy disks and back a breeze, and provides virtual hard drives, and lets you access files on ProDOS disk images like they were real disks. A2SERVER lets a IIgs or IIe access shared files with any other Mac, PC, or other computer on your network, and even boot…

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Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of Sara

Jul 24, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Corcoran Hall

Presented by Tony Diaz. From top to bottom, front to back. Unbox, er, reboxing the /// .. ever wonder what exactly is in an Apple /// ? We're gonna find out. The care and feeding of the beast.

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Git Ready and Git Going

Jul 24, 2014 @ 8:45 pm - 9:45 pm
Corcoran Hall

Presented by Geoff Weiss. This is an introduction to the git revision control system.  Git out of here--it can be used to manage Apple IIgs software development.  This is a live demonstration of the general use of git with some specifics for Apple IIgs code management.

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Dinner

Jul 24, 2014 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Corcoran Hall
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Jungle Adventure: an interactive text adventure

Jul 24, 2014 @ 11:30 pm - Jul 25, 2014 @ 12:15 am
Corcoran Hall

Presented by Ken Gagne. Interactive fiction has taken on a new life... in fact, it is *literally alive*. Come play a text adventure where the parser has been replaced with a human being. Two-word input has never been more fun! Bring a paper and pen for mapping and notes. ATTEND SESSION and HAVE FUN!

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Build a computer workshop

Jul 25, 2014 @ 12:30 am - 2:30 am
Corcoran Hall

Presented by Vince Briel. Pre-registration was required for this workshop, but everyone is welcome to watch. Build a computer workshop is an opportunity to build a fully functional computer from a kit. Build a working replica of the Apple 1, KIM-1, Altair 8800 or the newest kit the OSI 600 Superboard II clone. The workshop will guide you through the steps of soldering the components to a blank printed circuit board, inserting chips and testing your kit. If you have…

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Making Apple II software on Mac OS X with cc65

Jul 25, 2014 @ 12:30 am - 1:30 am
Corcoran Hall

Presented by Carrington Vanston. How to set up the cc65 cross-compiler on Mac OS X to write Apple II software in C. A hands-on session. cc65 is exciting because it can take a plain text C program listing on your Mac and automatically generate an Apple II disk image with your complete, compiled, ready-to-run Apple II program on it. How cool is that?! Bring your Mac, and come away with a rapid-fire Apple II programming environment all set up and…

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Ryan Suenaga Memorial Krispy Kreme Night

Jul 25, 2014 @ 2:45 am - 3:00 am
Corcoran Hall

Graciously sponsored by Kirk Mitchell. Come enjoy some warm donuts and cold milk, as Ryan would've wanted. A donation jar will be available, with 100% of the proceeds going toward his scholarship fund.

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Satin Weave

Jul 25, 2014 @ 3:15 am - 3:45 am
Corcoran Hall

Presented by Daniel Krusznya. A performance of three Apple //c computers: video and sound generated by the machine's unique circuitry. Don’t miss the show!

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Jayne: The Panel Called Jayne

Jul 25, 2014 @ 4:15 am - 4:45 am
Corcoran Hall

Join Brian Wiser as he showcases Adam Baldwin's career, spanning films from My Bodyguard to Full Metal Jacket, and TV hits like Chuck and Firefly.

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Late Night

Jul 25, 2014 @ 4:15 am - 4:55 am
Corcoran Hall

Late Night Run to Steak and Shake Run, Jack in the Box, etc. Why sleep? May occur on this night or any other.

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Structris Tournament

Jul 25, 2014 @ 4:45 am - 5:45 am
Corcoran Hall

Coordinated by Michael Sternberg. Michael will be running a single elimination Structris competition. If you haven’t tried Martin Haye’s fun take on the Tetris genre -- practice, practice! https://bitbucket.org/martin.haye/structris/downloads

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Breakfast

Jul 25, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cafeteria – Massman Hall
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Computer Art Technology

Jul 25, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Corcoran Hall

Presented by Andrés Lozano. As Andy Warhol's disks recently recovered, we have restored a 5.25-inch floppy of Chris Marker, a famous french director who made the "pier" in 1962 (the remake is "12 Monkeys" by Terry Gillian). On this disk "5.25", Chris Marker wrote (from scratch) a conversational program called "Dialector" with pictures and sound early features. He wrote in Applesoft Basic over the years, and it was completed in 1988. This artwork is one of the first created as…

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The Internet Archive: It’s Been a Busy Year

Jul 25, 2014 @ 3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Corcoran Hall

Presented by Jason Scott. It's been an enormously productive year on the Apple II and Vintage Computing side of things at the Internet Archive. Jason Scott, who's mentioned what he's been up to in years past, will go over all the improvements and changes to archive.org over the last year, so that there's awareness of just how much is available.

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An Overview of the Apple3rtr Emulator

Jul 25, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Corcoran Hall

Presented by Mike Maginnis. Earlier this year, fully functioning Apple /// emulation was achieved in the MESS package. Egan Ford, aka Datajerk wasted no time putting together a "Ready to Run" stand-alone package that requires a minimum of setup time and effort. We'll take a look at the ins and outs of Egan's efforts and maybe learn a thing or two about the Apple /// along the way.

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Lunch

Jul 25, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cafeteria – Massman Hall
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3D Print Your Next Apple II

Jul 25, 2014 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Corcoran Hall

Presented by Charles Mangin. 3D printing has often been compared to the first wave of personal computers - at first, only those willing to tinker and hack them to work paid much attention. Then they got easier to use, and the tools more accessible. Pretty soon you may not have one on your desk, but you'll know someone who does. I will demonstrate some basic techniques and free software anyone can use to create a simple replacement part or custom…

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Veronica – a 6502 pilgrimage

Jul 25, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Corcoran Hall

Presented by Quinn Dunki. A couple of years ago, Quinn set out to duplicate Steve Wozniak's efforts to build his own computer from scratch. With no formal training in electrical engineering, she set off to do just that. Veronica is the result -- a functional 6502-based computer with VGA display, Nintendo gamepads, ROM monitor, and the associated toolchains. This session will be a walkthrough of the machine, what worked, what didn't, and what was learned from the experience.

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How to Play STAR SAGA: ONE using VASSAL

Jul 25, 2014 @ 8:45 pm - 9:45 pm
Corcoran Hall

Presented by Michael Sternberg. "STAR SAGA: ONE - Beyond the Boundary" is a hybrid role-playing/tabletop/computer game developed by R. Dutton, W. Freitag, A. Greenberg, and M. Massamilla and released in 1988 for the Apple II/IIgs family of computers and the IBM PC and its clones. Due to the scarcity of surviving physical copies of the game and its reliance on a hefty set of non-digital components (booklets, maps, etc), a present-day Apple II user may miss the opportunity to explore…

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Dinner – Pizza from Juiced.GS

Jul 25, 2014 @ 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Corcoran Hall

Celebrate KFest with pizza from Juiced.GS and Ken Gagne.

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KFest Group Photo

Jul 25, 2014 @ 11:30 pm - Jul 26, 2014 @ 12:00 am
Corcoran Hall

Right after dinner we will assemble in the Corcoran lobby for the annual KansasFest group photo. Ahh, the memories! Special thanks to long-time group photographer Loren Damewood.

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Awards and Contests

Jul 26, 2014 @ 12:30 am - 1:30 am
Corcoran Hall

Presentation of the Apple II Forever awards, Crazy Tie contest, Door contest, contest contest.

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Apple II Pi

Jul 26, 2014 @ 2:00 am - 3:30 am
Corcoran Hall

Presented by David Schmenk. Using the Apple II Pi for emulation, a modern desktop computer, and development. David will bring a few examples of Apple II Pis for on-hand use. Maybe a product announcement thrown in for fun.

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Apple II Disk Repair

Jul 26, 2014 @ 3:45 am - 4:45 am
Corcoran Hall

Presented by Tony Diaz. Bring your non-functioning drives and learn how to return them to life.

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Late Night

Jul 26, 2014 @ 4:00 am - 4:55 am
Corcoran Hall

Late Night Run to Steak and Shake Run, Jack in the Box, etc. Why sleep? May occur on this night or any other.

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Breakfast

Jul 26, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cafeteria – Massman Hall
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Sleep: Brought to you by Juiced.GS

Jul 26, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Corcoran Hall

Juiced.GS finished this session yesterday, so please enjoy extra sleep. Juiced.GS has been in production for nearly twenty years. With so many backstories, characters, and crossovers, new readers don't know where to begin -- so it's time to streamline the EU and redefine our canon. Today we'll announce our vision for the present and future of Juiced.GS, with reboots of such flagship products as "The Apple League of America", "Dark Flapple Bird Saga", "Rockhurst Knights", "Days of Future Mac", "Superwoz"…

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A.P.P.L.E. – A Highlight of Current Projects and Products

Jul 26, 2014 @ 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Corcoran Hall

Join Bill Martens and Brian Wiser for a brief overview of the A.P.P.L.E. user's group and Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine. Hear about our current projects and new product announcements.

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The Third Wave: A brief history of the Apple /// Development

Jul 26, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Corcoran Hall

Presented by Mike Maginnis. A brief history of the life and times of the Apple ///.

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Lawless Legends top-to-bottom

Jul 26, 2014 @ 4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Corcoran Hall

Presented by Martin Haye. Lawless Legends is a western-themed RPG in development for the Apple II platform (well, c64 also). A widely dispersed international team is making progress on many fronts. Martin Haye will demo whatever's working, in whatever state it's in, and share stories of the game's development. The goal for this KFest is a "vertical slice" from top to bottom showing the bones of a real game, including the enhanced Outlaw editor, drag-n-drop scripting, 2D maps, and 3D…

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Lunch

Jul 26, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cafeteria – Massman Hall
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Japanese on the Apple IIGS

Jul 26, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Corcoran Hall

Presented by Ian Johnson. Apple never released Japanese language support for the Apple II, but thanks to the work of developers in the FAPPLE user group, a full Japanese environment is available for the IIGS. This session will demonstrate the capabilities of the Japanese Manager, FepGS, SysFont NDA, and related software, look back on the history of FAPPLE and their work, and discuss future possibilities for Japanese on the IIGS.

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New product announcements

Jul 26, 2014 @ 7:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Corcoran Hall

If you have a new product announcement, this is the time to share it!

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Apple II Exhibition Hall / Swap Meet / Vendor Fair

Jul 26, 2014 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Corcoran Hall

Bring out your gear, set it up, and we can all enjoy each other’s hacks, machines, etc. This is also a good time to lay out your wares for sale.

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HackFest 2014 behind-closed-doors judging

Jul 26, 2014 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Corcoran Hall
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Awarding of HackFest 2014 Prizes

Jul 26, 2014 @ 9:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Corcoran Hall
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Informal trip to local restaurant

Jul 26, 2014 @ 11:00 pm - Jul 27, 2014 @ 2:00 am
Corcoran Hall

Gather in the Corcoran Lobby and we will disperse to local area restaurants. We will need drivers, so if you have a car please offer a ride to your fellow KFest attendees.

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Movie Night / Apple Store Visit

Jul 27, 2014 @ 2:00 am - 7:00 am
Corcoran Hall

On the town or in the dorm, stay tuned for details

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Breakfast

Jul 27, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cafeteria – Massman Hall
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Move out of dorms

Jul 27, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Corcoran Hall

1300 - Latest time for checkout. Please turn in your card to a KFest Committee member or check out at the RA desk PLEASE DO NOT FORGET TO TURN IN YOUR KEY AND CARD. THEY COULD COST US $100!!! 1300-? You are free (not FREE) to spend the afternoon visiting with old and new friends, exploring Kansas City, etc.

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July 2015

Registration

Jul 14, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Corcoran Hall

Stop by the Corcoran Lobby to check in and pick up your registration packet and name badge.

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Dinner Outing

Jul 14, 2015 @ 9:30 pm - Jul 15, 2015 @ 1:00 am
Jack Stack Restaurant

Jack Stack (BBQ), Lidia’s (Italian), Cafe Gratitude (Vegan). Gather in the Corcoran Lobby and we will all make the trek together. We will need drivers, so if you have a car please offer a ride to your fellow KFest attendees.

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HackFest Starts

Jul 15, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Corcoran Hall
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Breakfast

Jul 15, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Cafeteria – Massman Hall
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Settle In

Jul 15, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Corcoran Hall

Wind up the air conditioning, stock the coolers, set up your Apple II gear, settle in and meet your neighbors. Decorate your door for the door contest!

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Juiced.GS Staff Photo

Jul 15, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Corcoran Hall

If you are on the staff of Juiced.GS, please meet in the Corcoran Lobby and be wearing a black shirt (ideally this year’s KansasFest shirt, if you’ve ordered one).

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Sean’s Garage

Jul 15, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Corcoran Hall

Sean Fahey with lots of help from James Littlejohn One never knows what goodies Sean will disperse at KFest. Transportation of goods provided by James Littlejohn in “The Big Green Truck”. Please leave a donation to help defray the many expenses Sean has in storing, acquiring and transporting the stash.

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The Great KFest Kookout

Jul 15, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Corcoran Hall

Enjoy the BBQ and get to know your fellow Apple II nuts. Kirk could use assistance, so step up and offer him a hand.

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Late Registration

Jul 15, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Corcoran Hall
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Welcome to KFest

Jul 15, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Corcoran Hall

Introduction of committee members; tips and tricks for having a fantastic week.

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Keynote

Jul 15, 2015 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm

Rebecca “Burger Becky” Heineman learned programming at age 16 and gained fame in 1980 as the first National Space Invaders Champion with a score of 165,200. Her career soon blossomed with credits in over 250 games including classics such as Tass Times in Tonetown, Dragon Wars, Crystal Quest, The Bard’s Tale III: The Thief of Fate, Battle Chess, and Wolfenstein 3D. She developed numerous titles for the Apple IIgs, other contemporary platforms such as the Macintosh and Super Nintendo, and…

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UltimateApple2 and ReActiveMicro – Launch of New Brand: UltimateMicro

Jul 15, 2015 @ 9:15 pm - 9:45 pm
Corcoran Hall

Announcements direct from UltimateApple2 and ReActiveMicro about the new brand: UltimateMicro. Related projects, possible demos, and Q&A.

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Dinner at Rockhurst

Jul 15, 2015 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cafeteria – Massman Hall
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Today in iOS

Jul 15, 2015 @ 11:30 pm - Jul 16, 2015 @ 12:30 am
Corcoran Hall

Rob Walch of Today in iOS podcast joins us for a look at tips, tricks, and the latest in Apple’s iOS and related hardware.

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Happle Trees! Programming low-res graphics in Applesoft BASIC

Jul 16, 2015 @ 12:45 am - 2:30 am
Corcoran Hall

Have you dreamed of bringing your Applesoft BASIC programming skills into ANOTHER DIMENSION? If so, then this workshop is for you! Be DAZZLED by stunning graphics, created by YOU in a full rainbow of sixteen LUMINOUS colors* with an UNPRECEDENTED resolution of forty by forty rectangular pixels! This workshop will cover:        Designing low-res graphics for the Apple II        Creating and programming Applesoft BASIC graphics in low-res mode        Adding simple animation to your graphics (time permitting) Requirements:        An Apple II** computer…

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Apple II Xcode

Jul 16, 2015 @ 2:30 am - 3:30 am
Corcoran Hall

Come with a Mac OS X laptop running 10.9 or 10.10 and leave with all the tools installed and setup so you can write your own Apple // programs in C or assembly using Xcode. Build the sample project and learn a tiny bit of C as your launch pad for creating your own projects.

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Bite the Bag – a time-honored KFest classic

Jul 16, 2015 @ 3:30 am - 5:00 am
Corcoran Hall

How low can you go? You don't have to be Bilbo Baggins to play this game.  This is something that you can really sink your teeth in. Pick up a paper bag with only one limb on the ground. The bag gets shorter and shorter in every round. Who will be crowned champion? Who will sing the soggy paper bag blues? Who will faceplant? Don’t miss the fun. Prize awarded.

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Late Night Run to Steak & Shake, Jack in the Box, etc.

Jul 16, 2015 @ 4:00 am - 7:00 am
Corcoran Hall

Why sleep? May occur on this night or any other.

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Breakfast

Jul 16, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Cafeteria – Massman Hall
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Firmware on EPROMS: A Key to Apple II Forever

Jul 16, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Corcoran Hall

Most computer equipment contain EPROMs on their circuits: CPUs, printers, interface cards, or peripherals. The EPROM chips contain firmware code to control operation of the device. An EPROM looks like a large IC chip: It is wide, with 24 to 40 pins. There is a small round window in the center of the upper side of the chip, with a microlattice of fine metal wires visible through the clear quartz-glass window. The EPROM chips can be erased and reconfigured by…

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Mouse Programming

Jul 16, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Corcoran Hall

Presented by Quinn Dunki. Mouse programming on the Apple II is a fascinating mix of old and new software paradigms. It's old fashioned ROM-entry-point style programming, but with slight nods towards modern API design and relocatable driver code. I spent some time working out all the gotchas in this, and will share that hard-earned knowledge with you. You'll leave the session with a basic mouse driver that you can tweak and use in your own programs.

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Pascal as my second language

Jul 16, 2015 @ 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Corcoran Hall

Presented by Jay Graham. This session will briefly cover the Pascal operating system and compare the various Pascal compilers and interpreters for the Apple II. It give an overview of the Pascal language itself, provide a useful guide to learning Pascal and then compare and contrast the available Pascal programming environments for the Apple II series of computers. This session is perfect for those of you who have mastered BASIC and want to delve into structured programming languages. No knowledge…

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Lunch at Rockhurst

Jul 16, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cafeteria – Massman Hall
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LCD Conversions

Jul 16, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Corcoran Hall

Javier Rivera explains his techniques and tricks to convert Apple monitors to LCD. He will show his LCD conversion and also a small "show and tell" of past conversions and techniques.

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5 Apple Crashes

Jul 16, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Corcoran Hall

Jason Scott describes five times he has had to crash Apple IIs into popular culture in the past year, the experience of it, and why we can expect many more crashes in the future.

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Apple II SuperMegaSplodaGanza

Jul 16, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Corcoran Hall

Eminent Apple IIgs enthusiast Dagen Brock will give 30 slides in 30 minutes on why his Apple II's are having the best year ever. Hold on to your seats and buckle your face as he exposes an immense set of events and details that will forever change your view of computing and the human condition.

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E7 E7 E7 EE: the story of the greatest copy protection ever invented

Jul 16, 2015 @ 8:45 pm - 9:15 pm
Corcoran Hall

Presented by Mark Pilgrim. Learn the secret behind the bitstream that revolutionized Apple II copy protection: a runtime routine that could determine if it was running on an original disk.

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M0100 – Great Apple Mouse, or Greatest Apple Mouse Ever?

Jul 16, 2015 @ 9:15 pm - 9:45 pm
Corcoran Hall

Presented by Charles Mangin. A deep dive into the Apple M0100 Mouse, the Apple II mouse interface, and updating them for the modern era.

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Dinner at Rockhurst

Jul 16, 2015 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cafeteria – Massman Hall
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Lawless Legends update

Jul 16, 2015 @ 11:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Corcoran Hall

Presented by Martin Haye. Quick demo of game engine and artwork developments during the past year for Lawless Legends, the 8-bit wild-west RPG.

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Perspectives on Apple from the Atari Side

Jul 16, 2015 @ 11:45 pm - Jul 17, 2015 @ 12:45 am
Corcoran Hall

Three Atari Podcasters: Kevin Savetz, Wade Ripkowski and Rob McMullen invite you to hear how Apple and Atari founders briefly crossed paths, and learn the similarities and differences between the Apple ][ sales will also be discussed.

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Workshop – Replace those broken keys

Jul 17, 2015 @ 12:45 am - 2:45 am
Corcoran Hall

Presented by Charles Mangin. "Does your otherwise perfect realization of Woznian Perfection have +gasp!+ missing keys? Broken or missing keycaps? Switches that have clicked their last? Suffer no more! Even you, yes YOU, can replace those unsightly blemishes, and bring the gap-toothed smile of your your Apple II back from the brink. Bring along your Apple II, II+, IIe or IIc with its broken embarrassment of a keyboard and a soldering iron (or borrow one). Some* replacement key switches and…

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Workshop – Make your own Apple //c to NightOwl connector cable!

Jul 17, 2015 @ 12:45 am - 2:45 am
Corcoran Hall

Presented by Chris Torrence. Hands-on session to enable you to make your very own connector to go from the Apple //c video expansion port to the NightOwl LCD screen. I'll provide the DA-15 connectors and connector hoods, as well as heat shrink tubing. You provide a DC barrel jack (5.5mm outer diameter, 2.1mm inner diameter) with at least 2 feet of wire still attached, as well as an RCA composite video cable, also at least 2 feet. I have 1…

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Workshop – Briel Kit building

Jul 17, 2015 @ 12:45 am - 2:45 am
Corcoran Hall

This is an informal gathering of folks that would like to work on their pre-ordered Vince Briel kits. Soldering iron and accessories required. Spectators welcome!

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Ryan Suenaga Memorial Krispy Kreme Night

Jul 17, 2015 @ 2:45 am - 3:30 am
Corcoran Hall

Come enjoy some warm donuts and cold milk, as Ryan would've wanted. A donation jar will be available, with 100% of the proceeds going toward his scholarship fund.

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Apple II Game Tournament – Lit’l Red Bug and Flapple Bird

Jul 17, 2015 @ 3:00 am - 4:00 am
Corcoran Hall

Organized by Michael Sternberg & Dagen Brock. There will be two games in this year's tournament: 1) Dagen Brock's "Flapple Bird" "Flapple Bird" is the lo-res masterpiece created by Kansasfest attendee, Dagen. Each contestant will play a minimum of three rounds, retaining their highest score. 2) Bob Bishop's "Lit'l Red Bug" Contestants will play the game, "Lit'l Red Bug", created by Bob Bishop and published as a type-in program in the January 1981 issue of Creative Computing (pp.128-131). Game paddles…

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Breakfast

Jul 17, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Cafeteria – Massman Hall
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What’s a CoCo?

Jul 17, 2015 @ 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Corcoran Hall

Presented by John Linville. This talk will present information on the Tandy Color Computer, a system which was a contemporary of the Apple II line from the II+ through the IIgs. While this is a different system from a different vendor, there are some interesting points of comparison between the CoCo and the Apple II line. This talk will offer both historical and technical information about the Tandy Color Computer.

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WeeGUI

Jul 17, 2015 @ 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Corcoran Hall

Presented by Quinn Dunki. WeeGUI is a new tool for generating quick and easy graphical user interfaces for your AppleSoft BASIC or assembly language programs. Whether you want to write the next ProTERM, or just want a nicer looking way to launch your rockets, WeeGUI has you covered. Keyboard control? No problem. Got mouse? Easy peasy. Come to this session and learn how WeeGUI works, get your free copy, and start building cooler programs!

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Proper Retrobrite Techniques

Jul 17, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Corcoran Hall

Javier Rivera discusses his experience retrobriting, his techniques, disassembly, and examples of success. Includes an outdoor demonstration.

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Lunch at Rockhurst

Jul 17, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cafeteria – Massman Hall
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Sequencer-Controlled Music Synthesis for the Apple II

Jul 17, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Corcoran Hall

Michael Mahon describes a wavetable music synthesis program for 8-bit Apple II's that is controlled by an external sequencer. Both the method of real-time synthesis and the method of external control is explained. Includes a demonstration of the system by Charles Mangin.

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Sir Clive Sinclair Spectrum, Woz Apple II, Roland Moreno Smartcard and Murdoch’s NDS

Jul 17, 2015 @ 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Corcoran Hall

Jan Saggiori recounts his journey from a passion for the ZX Spectrum at age 12, to the Apple IIe in high school, to working IT for large corporations. He worked on one of the largest cases in the world of corporate piracy by pay-TV smart card maker NDS (owned by Rupert Murdoch) and Cisco.

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Unboxing & Let’s Playing the Apple II

Jul 17, 2015 @ 9:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Corcoran Hall

"Unboxing" videos are big on YouTube, with millions of people tuning in to watch your first impressions of a commercial product. When it comes to software, "Let's Play" is an unboxing's natural successor: a video that combines A/V capture of your favorite computer games with original audio commentary and narrative. Rather than provide a direct, unadulterated recording of a product, you share with your audience your personal experience and history with the software. In this session, the host of YouTube…

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Pizza from Juiced.GS

Jul 17, 2015 @ 10:15 pm - 11:00 pm
Corcoran Hall

Celebrate KFest with pizza from Juiced.GS and Ken Gagne.

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Awards and Contests

Jul 17, 2015 @ 11:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Corcoran Hall

Presentation of the Apple II Forever awards, Crazy Tie contest, Door contest, contest contest.

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KFest Group Photo

Jul 17, 2015 @ 11:30 pm - Jul 18, 2015 @ 12:00 am
Corcoran Hall

Right after the awards we will assemble in the Corcoran lobby for the annual KansasFest group photo. Ahh, the memories!

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PLASMA – a new programming language for the Apple II and more

Jul 18, 2015 @ 12:15 am - 1:00 am
Corcoran Hall

Presented by David Schmenk. Covers the development of PLASMA - Proto Language Assembler for Apple. Includes the history of VMs, development timeline, and usage in Lawless Legends/Rogue.

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RetroConnector product updates

Jul 18, 2015 @ 1:15 am - 1:30 am
Corcoran Hall

Presented by Charles Mangin. Updated and new products from RetroConnector.

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Space Station: an interactive text adventure

Jul 18, 2015 @ 1:45 am - 2:45 am
Corcoran Hall

Presented by Ken Gagne. Interactive fiction has taken on a new life… in fact, it is *literally alive*. Come play a text adventure where the parser has been replaced with a human being. You awake from cryonic suspension aboard a space station, apparently the only surviving crew member. You feel the station shake as an explosion impacts its shields, but will they hold? Two-word input has never been more fun! Bring a paper and pen for mapping and notes. ATTEND…

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Programmers Roundtable

Jul 18, 2015 @ 3:00 am - 4:00 am
Corcoran Hall

This is an informal time for Apple II programmers to gather to discuss and share resources.

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Video linkup with WOzFest (Sydney, Australia)

Jul 18, 2015 @ 4:00 am - 4:30 am
Corcoran Hall

Video chat with Australian Apple II enthusiasts gathering in Sydney.

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Firefly – Shiny & New

Jul 18, 2015 @ 4:30 am - 4:55 am
Corcoran Hall

Presented by Brian Wiser. An overview of recent games and Firefly fan films, complete with trailers!  Bring your Firefly questions :-)

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Breakfast

Jul 18, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Cafeteria – Massman Hall
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Interviews: Save the community’s stories

Jul 18, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Corcoran Hall

I have done dozens of interviews of Atari people for the ANTIC podcast, from CEOs, to coders, magazine publishers to manual writers, to at-home crackers. By doing so, I've created a trove of oral history about the early computing community. (Bonus: In the process, I've unearthed source code and design documents that have never before been public.) I'll share some particularly interesting snippets, and tell you exactly how I do this -- including my philosophy, research tools, and technical bits…

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FD 2015: What happened to Logo?

Jul 18, 2015 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Corcoran Hall

The Logo programming language was popular for teaching children among educators and academics during the heydey of the Apple II. Logo promised to revolutionize education through the limitless microworlds that personal computers enabled. By the end of the 1980s, there was growing disillusionment with Logo. Two Logo vendors, Terrapin and LCSI, survive today, but the world of Logo is much different. Why did the excitement about Logo fade? Where can we see the influences of Logo today? What happened? How…

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What is Fahrfall?

Jul 18, 2015 @ 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Corcoran Hall

This talk covers Fahrfall, a long term project of mine. Fahrfall has been the subject of several of my Retrochallenge projects over the past few years, and it has developed a strong following among users of the Tandy Color Computer. Fahrfall recently became the first Tandy CoCo software released on ROM cartridge in 20+ years. My Retrochallenge 2015/01 project involved porting Fahrfall to the Apple IIe/IIc/IIgs line of machines. This talk will recap that effort and discuss future plans and…

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A.P.P.L.E.’s Blast from the Past

Jul 18, 2015 @ 4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Corcoran Hall

Join Brian Wiser and Bill Martens for a brief overview of the A.P.P.L.E. Users Group and Call-A.P.P.L.E. Hear new product announcements and a few surprises.

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Lunch at Rockhurst

Jul 18, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cafeteria – Massman Hall
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Japanese on the Apple IIGS… continued

Jul 18, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Corcoran Hall

Presented by Ian Johnson. Last year, Ian shared the history of the GS/OS Japanese environment developed by users of the NIftyServe Apple II & GS Forum (FAPPLE) in the early 1990s, showing how applications can be localized using existing software. This year he will demonstrate solutions to some remaining problem areas, with a focus on the Toolbox.

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New product announcements

Jul 18, 2015 @ 7:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Corcoran Hall

If you have a new product announcement, this is the time to share it!

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Apple II Exhibition Hall / Swap Meet / Vendor Fair

Jul 18, 2015 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Corcoran Hall

Bring out your gear, set it up, and we can all enjoy each other’s hacks, machines, etc. This is also a good time to lay out your wares for sale.

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HackFest 2015 behind-closed-doors judging

Jul 18, 2015 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Corcoran Hall
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Awarding of HackFest 2015 Prizes

Jul 18, 2015 @ 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Corcoran Hall
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Night out on the town

Jul 18, 2015 @ 10:30 pm - Jul 19, 2015 @ 4:00 am
Corcoran Hall

Informal trip to local restaurants - gather in the Corcoran Lobby and we will disperse to local area restaurants. We will need drivers, so if you have a car please offer a ride to your fellow KFest attendees.

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Coin-op Arcade & Movie Night

Jul 19, 2015 @ 4:00 am - 7:00 am
Corcoran Hall

On the town or in the dorm.  Stay tuned for details.

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Breakfast

Jul 19, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cafeteria – Massman Hall
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Move out of dorms

Jul 19, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Corcoran Hall

Latest time for checkout is 1300 (1 PM). Please turn in your card to a KFest Committee member or check out at the RA desk PLEASE DO NOT FORGET TO TURN IN YOUR KEY AND CARD. THEY COULD COST US $100!!!

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