KansasFest 2014 opens for registration

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KansasFest 2014 opens for registration

Postby pneubauer » Apr Thu 17, 2014 8:35 pm

KansasFest, the 26th annual convention dedicated to the Apple II computer, is now open for registration. Users, programmers, hobbyists, and retrocomputing enthusiasts are invited to Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri, from Tuesday, July 22, through Sunday, July 27, for six days and five nights of sessions, demos, announcements, contests, and camaraderie.

The week kicks off with keynote speaker Margot Comstock, co-founder and editor of the much-loved Softalk magazine. Comstock will be available immediately afterward for a Q&A and autograph session.

Attendees are encouraged to share their knowledge by presenting their own hardware and software sessions, especially of the Apple II but including Macintosh, Windows, Linux, iOS, and others. All KansasFest sessions are presented by the attendees, who are known for unscheduled events and debuts, too. Whether it's a behind-the-scenes look at new software, preorder opportunities for new hardware, a live-action text adventure, a podcast recording session, Structris tournaments, or an athletic round of Bite the Bag, there are experiences to be had and memories made at KansasFest that aren't possible except in the company of surprising, brilliant, diehard Apple II fans.

Register before June 1 to guarantee a price of $385 for a double room or $455 for a single, which includes admission to all sessions as well as most meals. Official KansasFest shirts are extra and optional and must be ordered by July 1; registration for staying on-site closes July 8. To register, please visit the official Web site at http://www.kansasfest.org/.

KansasFest sponsor 16 Sector invites any and all Apple II users, fans, and friends to attend the world's only annual Apple II conference. For photos, videos, schedules, and presentations from past year's events, to sign up for the email list and for inquiries, please visit the event's Web site.

Register and learn more: http://www.kansasfest.org/
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Re: KansasFest 2014 opens for registration

Postby vbriel » Jun Tue 03, 2014 5:23 pm

Just a note: I will be there hosting a workshop. Last year I couldn't make it and Woz showed up (figures). The last time I was there and hosted a workshop, we had around 30 people and I had to enlist the help of other techs to help out. Everybody's kits worked and it was one of the best workshops. If you have not been to Kansas Fest, it is a must do event. A week long of just vintage geek fun. Hope to see you there.

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