KansasFest « back to albumKansasFest 2012 Reading Dave Finnigan's The New Apple II User's Guide.A hidden message greets attendees.All play and no work!Loren has some knotty things on his computer.Making a positive first impression!The occasional cast of RCR.Angry Vince and Darth Apple.This year's presentations will be... limited.Geeks of a feather.The novelty of the calculator fails to wear off.Jeremy Rand couldn't compete on the Apple II front -- so he blew us away with something even more cryptic.Peter learns his maths.One wired Apple.Righty-tighty, lefty-loosie.Dean advises me on what flights to book home.Well -- this is new.They can't be true geeks if they're not stopping to take a nap.Old friends reunite for opening night at Jack Stack.They're always after me lucky charms!I don't always retrocompute -- but when I do, I use an Apple II.Knights of the steak table.A motley crew of old and new.They never saw me coming!Hi, Steve!You are looking at a computer with a photo of a computer of a photo of a computer.Dining alfresco.Michael didn't realize he'd sat at the RCR table.The Apple II in repose.Dang kids! I remember when monitors were heavier than their computers!Tony lives in his own little world.I... don't remember that issue.The original Kraftwerks?That's no Apple II!At the CTRL-G, the time will be precisely 10:43 PM.LaPlante and La. Roathe.All kinds of software drift their way to KansasFest.The dynamic duo, reunited!Loren prepares to brand yet another CA.Kirk assumes his usual mantle.Vince can't wait to dive in!The historian and the living history.Lining up for meats real and fake."I was programming the Apple II when you were still in diapers!"A gathering gathers to hear John Romero speak.The committee chair greets the keynote speaker.And thus begineth another KansasFest!Romero's gaming history stretches back decades.A very amiable speaker!Would any of these programmers have launched their careers without the Apple II?Enraptured!FIRST!!!Wizardry is big in Japan, but it got its start on Woz's Apple.Illuminating the Apple II's gaming history.Can you play this game without its manual? I think not.Romero's old partner in crime lounges about at KansasFest 2013.Bill Budge wrote this slide himself. FACT.Apple II Forever for John Romero!Another proud recipient.Tah-dah!The proud celebrity!Well earned, sir.In the presence of greatness.To this day, Brian has not washed that shirt.Goatees make the man.But wait -- there's more!Rob returns for the 411 on iOS.Suspicious Carrington is himself suspect.This is pretty much all we do at KansasFest.Chatting the night away."Oh, so you're famous? Me, too!"You don't want to know where that plug is going.Geoff sings the Bite the Bag rules as an opera.The gauntlet -- or rather the bag -- is thrown down!Ian, moments before the faceplant.A crosslegged technique.Brian faces down his opponent.The first-timer has learned from watching.He's having too much fun for such a cutthroat competition.The rare run-and-gun tactic!Geoff shows us how it's done.Vince proceeded to go home and design a Baglica-1 to practice on.Geoff is feeling torn.This is how I looked after my first buzz cut.Hungry Hungry Ian!Krue acquaints himself with the bag's odoriferous nature.Ian's chicken dance was surprisingly effective.Ken's dance training comes into play.Stay on target... stay on target...Show some leg, baby!I'M DOWN! I'M DOWN!MEDIC!MAMMY!I'VE FALLEN!I CAN'T PULL UPIt seemed like a good idea at the time...It's all fun and games until someone loses a leg.I could fight my way out of a paper bag.Up close and personal.An act of levitation.Lotus style.That bag just up and WALLOPED Geoff in the face!Oh what a tangled web Loren weaves...A scene from the Beige Convention.Who outranks who? Depends on your generation.After a lengthy inspection, Earl decided the machine was decidedly not a C64.CFFA FTW.He's from Canadia, so he must play hockey -- right?I look best in 8-bit.Andy introduces Jason's unexpectedly remote presentation.Brian always wanted a dog.David identifies his most favorite Apple.The new kid, Jeremy enjoys a free round of Galaga (with only minimal Pac-Man burn-in).Tony is a soldering master."Which is clearer: this -- or this?"Vince's slave workshop cranks out the peripheral cards.In Kansas City, *all* shops are sweatshops.A successful student is a happy student!Wayne puts on his scholarly spectacles for this serious undertaking.You can't supersize Vince!Brian has Summer Glau's seal of approval.WeaknessPoint makes its return.Andy prepares to take on the Galaga Master.PEW! PEW! PEW!Martin, hard at work at P2E.Wayne knew all those years of gaming would come in handy.You can never be too Informed.Carrington is ever the showman.Attend Rockhurst, and you could win THIS FABULOUS APPLE!!See anything you like?A feast fit for geeks.The RCR cast is very exclusive about who they sit with... so how did Brian get in?Eric kept hoping someone would feed him. He went to bed hungry.Don't ask. Just ... slowly back away.Not the crowd you want to see at Denny's at 3 AM.No one puts Loren in the corner.What's KansasFest without Jim?Carrington once made a face. It froze like that. True story.Ivan asks, "Where did you get the duck a l'orange?!"No sticking out your tongue at other attendees, Vince! (Nice shirt, BTW)After lane took ALL THE FOOD, things got nasty.The food was so good, even the hostess got in line for some!DON'T TOUCH ITThis is what happiness looks like.The next moment was excruciating for the cake -- delicious for everyone else.Carrington does his Goodfellahs impression.All eyes are on... ME!The unusual suspects.I'm not the one you need to be worried about, Brian!Tony deliberately deliberates.It's Apple, of sorts... an apple of the pine.Dinner AND entertainment -- such a deal!Good thing Dr. Steve is a physician and not a dentist -- surely he'd object to all that plaque!Handle with care.That's a manic grin if I've ever seen one.Ewen gets trolled by Ewen from afar.The plaque for worst camera angle goes to...Is that the tail end of a frankfurter sneaking into the corner of the photo?Steve gets procedural with CSI: KFest.We just can't get enough of Galaga!A properly hydrated podcast is a happy podcast.Talking heads -- now, with bodies!Playing some epic game or another. I think it's called "Reading".Vince gives Brian an introductory computer lesson.Man up, Carrington -- it was only a small kidney stone.The deal is sealed.A KFester for all seasons left this anonymous note for the committee.Mathematical proof that Juiced.GS TOTALLY ROCKS.No disassemble!TONY SMASH!This end up.It was hard to miss this cardinal outside Corcoran!Think Differently.Carrington likes to poke people.An early version of The Sims?Structris, a devlishly devlish game, debuted at KansasFest 2012.David uses the FaceTime camera to admire his good looks.Neighborly neighbors from Oklahoma and Texas.LOGO IRL.I wish my stereo were powered by an Apple II.The behemoth! It's like an Apple-1 and an Apple II ADDED TOGETHER.Martin's first foray into the Apple III.Putting KFest on is hard work!How's business, Tony?The maestro at work.Arithmetic can be the hardest math.