The Official 2013 Logo

Posted Tue, Jan. 22nd 2013 in News

Here’s the official KansasFest 2013 logo.  Randy Wigginton, our keynote speaker, worked on the Disk ][ disk drive, Apple DOS, and Applesoft BASIC, and the logo represents these themes.  When registration opens, which will happen really soon now, you’ll have the opportunity to get a shirt with this logo.

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 The logo is also available in small (100px x 100px), big (1920px x 1080px), huge (1800px x 1800px), and “retina” (2880px x 1800px) sizes.

Get your KansasFest 2012 shirts!

Posted Wed, May. 30th 2012 in News

When you register for KansasFest, you have the option of ordering a KansasFest-branded t-shirt. Nothing brings the community together — or makes us look geekier! — like everyone attending the event in the same shirt! It’s a great way to show your pride both during KansasFest and during the long year to next Apple II convention.

This year, we’re offering a sport grey shirt with the 2012 logo, designed by committee member Peter Neubauer in honor of John Romero’s keynote speech. Here’s a preview of what will be waiting for those of you who order a shirt when you show up to KansasFest:

KansasFest 2012 shirt proof

If you are not attending KansasFest, you can still order apparel separately, as the price includes shipping.

Complete your collection of KansasFest shirts, or start one today!

LOGO: History and Programming

Posted Mon, Mar. 12th 2012 in Echoes of KFest (video)

The LOGO programming language, best known for "turtle graphics", was popular on the Apple II, especially in classrooms. LOGO is more than a child’s game. It’s a sophisticated programming language and a serious educational tool for teaching mathematics backed by decades of research on learning theory. Join Peter Neubauer at KansasFest 2011 as he discusses the history of LOGO and for a tutorial introduction to the language.

Download the Keynote or PDF of Peter’s presentation.

Recorded on July 21, 2011, by Ken Gagne and made available under a Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) Creative Commons license.

LOGO: History and Programming

Posted Thu, Jul. 21st 2011 in

The LOGO programming language, best known for “turtle graphics,” was popular on the Apple II, especially in classrooms. LOGO is more than a child’s game. It’s a sophisticated programming language and a serious educational tool for teaching mathematics backed by decades of research on learning theory. Join Peter Neubauer to discuss the history of LOGO and for a tutorial introduction to the language.

Wear your team colors at KansasFest 2011

Posted Tue, Mar. 29th 2011 in News

A popular accessory at each year’s KansasFest is the t-shirt. These attractive and durable Gildan tops feature the KansasFest logo and colorfully display your pride in your retrocomputing hobby.

When registering for KansasFest 2011, you too can order a limited-edition shirt representing this year’s event. Here’s a preview of what will be waiting for you when you check into Rockhurst:

KansasFest 2011 shirt proof

KansasFest 2011 shirt proof


It’s the perfect apparel to wear at the convention:
KFest t-shirt gallery

Photo courtesy Sarah Shepherd.


Walking the streets of England:
Ewen Wannop on Google Street View

Ewen Wannop on Google Street View.


Meeting a video game celebrity:
Scott Miller with Twin Galaxies arcade founder Walter Day.

Scott Miller with Twin Galaxies arcade founder Walter Day.


Or even waiting in line for a new Apple II accessory.

Shirts are available starting at a mere $15. Be sure to order yours!

Unveiling the KansasFest 2011 logo

Posted Mon, Mar. 28th 2011 in News

Every year, the KansasFest logo is updated to represent the event to our attendees and the retrocomputing community at large, encapsulating key information about the convention into a single image. The logo has had a variety of designers over the years, with the last five enjoying the creativity and continuity of Chris Lackey at Cold Spring Design.

Building on Chris’s themes but bringing the design closer to the community, KansasFest committee member Peter Neubauer has crafted this most excellent logo for 2011:

KansasFest 2011 logo
Sporting the colorful rainbow of the classic Apple logo, the above image also reflects a change from our usual attempt to name all the platforms used and supported by KansasFest attendees. Whereas in the past we’ve tried to include Macintosh, Newton, and other operating systems, this year we’re taking the all-inclusive approach of focusing on what brings us together in the first place: APPLE II FOREVER.

Expect to see this logo on our flyers, handouts, shirts, and more!