KansasFest 1995

Posted Wed, Aug. 22nd 2012 in Echoes of KFest (video)

This montage of highlights from KansasFest 1995 is a tour de force of one of the earliest conventions to celebrate the Apple II personal computer.
Features include the keynote address by Roger Wagner; the party game Bite the Bag; the roast of Steve Disbrow; sessions by Tony Diaz and Mike Westerfield; and a cavalcade of cameos by Margaret Anderson, Joe Wankerl, Jack Kells, Greg Nelson, Nate Trost, Scott Johnson, Ephraim Wall, Susan McGregor, Bruce Milyko, John Stankowski, Lunatic E’Sex, Tim Gjenvick, Joyce Sullivan, Cindy Adams, Richard Bennett, Andrew Roughan, Tim Kellers, Carl Knoblock, Sarah Phillips, Eric Shepherd, Ryan Suenaga, Paul Zaleski, Doug Pendleton, Gina Saikin, Mark Cline, and Joe Kohn.

This video was produced by Steve Disbrow of EGO Systems. It has been digitized by Ken Gagne and Eric Shepherd and is published here with permission of the original copyright holder.  Recorded in 1995 by Steve Disbrow.

Bob Bishop’s keynote speech

Posted Mon, May. 21st 2012 in Echoes of KFest (video), News

The start of each KansasFest’s schedule of sessions is the keynote speech, delivered by someone who has made an immeasurable impact on the development of the Apple II platform and community. While we eagerly await legendary programmer John Romero kicking off KansasFest 2012, we’re pleased to finally release the video of Bob Bishop’s 2011 keynote speech.

Bob Bishop talked for more than an hour about co-founding (with Steve Wozniak) Apple’s R&D division, programming the Apple II computers that powered the television show Tic Tac Dough, writing the book on assembly language programming, and his development of the modern programming language SiMPLE.

This video was recorded July 20, 2011, by Jason Scott.


Posted Thu, Jul. 22nd 2010 in

Check out other’s hardware, software and computers. Get help with yours, explore Internet, explore Kansas City, and enjoy some Krispy Kreme doughnuts, courtesy Ryan Suenaga.

About Rockhurst

Posted Tue, Jul. 15th 2008 in

KansasFest is held at

Rockhurst University
1100 Rockhurst Rd
Kansas City, MO 64110-2508
N 39° 01.95 W 094° 34.17

Rockhurst is reached by flying to Kansas City International Airport, from which you may use KansasFest’s Peikop Endropov volunteer shuttle service. Driving directions from the airport and other origins are also available, and the Rockhurst Web site offers several campus maps to help orient you.

If your travels require you to stay near the airport before or after KansasFest, we recommend the Sleep Inn Airport. If you choose not to stay at Rockhurst University during KansasFest and wish to stay somewhere near campus, we suggest the Hampton Inn & Suites.

Rockhurst University provides KansasFest with all the necessary facilities for a great conference, as seen in this photo gallery.