KansasFest « back to albumKansasFest 2013 Oh, yeah. This is what we do the REST of the time we're at KansasFest."I laughed, I ate — TWO THUMBS UP!", Scott Miller, the KansasFest TimesNo, Bill — I will NOT pull your finger.A Monday-night dinner at Café Organic with those who drove to KC.Juiced.GS flyers, hot off the press the morning of KFest!We Bostonians need to travel to KansasFest to be introduced, apparently.What's a trip to Kansas City without breakfast at Eggtc.?Charles' phone is as BIG AS HIS FACEA massive entertainment station, equipped for every game ever.The stage is set for a grand KFest!St. Ignatius waits patiently for repentant Windows users.Michael showcases the champion mug to be bequeathed to the winner of his Structris tournament.How high can you go?Brian is only mildly offended by his first round of Cards Against Humanity.Could the circle of hell Carrington is doomed for be any deeper? Yes... yes, it could.Juiced.GS flyers and flying lawnmowers -- a match made in heaven.Twinkies are back -- WITH A VENGEANCE.Departing for the first official dinner outing!Podcast powers, activate!Dining fine at Lidia's.Andy grimaces upon turning around and realizing I'm his roommate -- AGAIN.Dain fails at giving me the finger.The vultures descend upon Sean's garage sale.Floppies and books abound!Brian rises from the depths.Juicy.Ivan's ready for his close-up.Attendees align for the fruits of Kirk's kookout.Kelvin, Jeremy, and Charles -- chuckleheads.Charles wins at everything!Where there's smoke, there's Kirk.Kirk keeps the home fire burning.Wearing the same shirt? How embarrassing!YOU HAVE DIED OF TEMPORAL ANOMALY.Here's what the student desk looked like for the entirety of Randy Wigginton's keynote speech.Our keynote speaker patiently awaits his turn.Committee member Peter introduces Randy Wigginton.Today's presentation is brought to you by Google Glass.Rapt. RAPT, I tell you!Randy's been around the block a few times.Who's that in the corner, listening to Randy's speech?We've done the impossible!Who makes a difference? YOU do.Woz describes the one that got away.Woz shows us his Dancing with the Stars moves.Bust a move!Randy Wigginton receives the annual Apple II Forever award!Woz lets Randy have the stage to himself.Now it's Woz's turn!How many of those do you have back home, Woz?Woz meets the next generation of Apple II developer.Sophie was all, like, "Hi, you're the reason I exist.""Go ahead, honey — tell the man how godlike he is."I didn't catch what it is that they gave Woz — but I'm sure he'll treasure it always!Dain and Paul meet for the first time for the last time.Sheppy gets the green light to give his presentation."Is this a dagger I see before me?"KansasFest can never get enough of Rob Walch.The Apple rainbow lives on in iOS apps.Rob plays the prediction market.A Today in iOS listener sent this Instagram.That's not a laptop lid — you're actually looking at Charles' bionic chest.First-time KFester Charles Mangin makes a big splash with his first presentation.Attendance for Dagen's assembly programming session exceeded expectations!Brian Wiser loves him some Raspberry Pi.This pie chart represents the amount of pie that has been eaten.An Apple IIe laid bare.Atari user Kevin Savetz documents the enemy's weaknesses.Geoff approaches his natural enemy.PREPARE TO GET SACKED!Andy demonstrates the Peking Duck maneuver.First-time KFester Kelvin Sherlock isn't afraid to try something new — and pay for it in the morning.This is what the bag sees. Horrifying.I'm coming for you, bag!!Wait, you mean this isn't the hurdles event?Staring down the bag is part of the psychological warfare.Dan rears the bag's ugly head.Andy takes a dive.Ian went to a Bite the Bag game, and a breakdance broke out.I am fallen but not defeated!Jason Scott holds court.I was surprised how many people's eyes lit up when I busted out Cards Against Humanity.OMG! Is that... is that...?!Sheppy can't believe it, either!Woz very humbly sits in the back row."So, Randy -- I understand you're a 'programmer'."Martin starts his session with "one more thing."Kindred spirits.I think my exact words were, "I have no idea what's happening here."Now THAT is a Woz signature edition Apple II.A computer is never too old to warrant an autograph.The latest iteration of WeaknessPoint makes its debut."I shall not fear the hex. Hex is the mind killer."Hack applied.When Woz gives you applause, you know you've done something right.Brian Wiser unveils the Wozpak before its original author.Preach the truth, brother!Great things come in small packages.It's an Apple! No, it's a Raspberry! No, it's...Jack in, boys — there's plenty for everyone.First I was PISSED that Mike ruined this photo. Then I was THRILLED to learn it was Randy who ruined it.Living history!Once more, with feeling."My name is Woz, and I approve this product."Two of the humblest people I know... in fact, shortly after this photo, there was a humbleplosion that left no survivors."Dammit, Woz, THIS is how you do it.""Hey, we're all friends here!"Woz and Ivan make up. There was much rejoicing.Ivan bestows a peace offering of Slammer. Woz's response: "Oh, I've heard of this!" Seriously.I still can't get over the two watches. I just can't.Greg does in facvt have another person growing out of his forehead.One photo cannot contain all the teal.Despite our protestations, Woz insisted on registering for KFest like everyone else.O. M. G.Yes. I did this.For less than a million dollars, KFesters were allowed to TOUCH this artifact.Sheppy communes with a long-lost ancestor.Woz Speaks: The Open Apple Edition.Charles takes us on a tour of his favorite bytes.Martin decides to just screw it.I have no idea how I got these power supplies to float in mid-air like that.Tammy didn't show up to her first KFest empty-handed.This is what happens when I leave my camera unattended.The ensuing nightmares lasted weeks.Does ANYONE know what to make of Carrington?I always knew he ahd a big head.Those aren't nostrils so much as they are twin duplexes.Carrington tries his darnedest to fix a broken 'E' keycap on my MacBook Pro.A rejected cover for our special edition podcast.This is the one we went with.This is NOT the one we went with.Am I ready to sock it to someone?Now that's just goofy.Oh, Ryan... your love handles haunt us still.A dozen tiny heart attacks.THE HUNGRY HORDES DESCENDMilk: does a body good... except when offset by doughnuts.Dough for doughnuts.We're not forking around here.A look I never need to see at KFest.Hungry Hungry Ken!What do the Apple II and Firefly have in common?... Rabid fans!The hot chair, wherein Jason Scott interrogated for his 6502 doc.THERE... ARE... FOUR... LIGHTS!Woz finally became one with his invention.Woz has never looked ... more pixelated.There's the monitor we've come to look for at KFest!Copy that floppy! Brian shows us how.Peter steps out from behind the scenes to give a presentation.Loren inducts more local natives to his tag-and-release program.True to his show, Carrington got this freeplay with no quarter.Look at the disparities in scores!!NEBRASKA, REPRESENTWatch out for these cornhuskers.Predators prowl the herd's perimeter, identifying the weak and sickly.Not again!!Kirk's catcalls did not help the situation.The Peikop Endropov dispatcher earns some well-deserved recognition.Mike stares in disbelief at the plaque that he's sure isn't meant for him.Tony forcibly puts the plaque in Mike's unsure hands.A few more like that, and you may even get used to it, Mike!Squee!It didn't take long for Mike to be pretty sure of himself.Nothing but the crowd to be bitter about.I'm pretty sure this is how Mike looks the whole time we're recording Open Apple.SPOOOOON!!!!IT'S 3 AM AND I WANT TO SLEEP WILL YOU ALL PLEASE JUST LEAVEIn this game of Artemis, it doesn't matter who's at the helm — we're all doomed.A holy trinity of podcasters -- and I wasn't invited!These'll be delivered... eventually.Nothing summons the geeks like pizza!When Ken orders, ALL the pizzas are vegetarian! Mwahahaha!Jason somehow confuses the two of us, despite looking NOTHING alike (except for dashingly handsome).Kevin and I had a contest to see who could eat the most pizza and STILL lose weight.Hello, Australia!... Why aren't you upside-down?Paul is already marking the exits.I find video chats incredibly awkward, so I sat in the front, asked a few questions, then left. Nothing personal, guys!A photo of an image of an image of ourselves... When we go this deep, time slows down.I'm still wondering where Kevin Noonan is.A rare sighting of the Apple II model known as the Sam Clemens.A Juiced.GS staff meeting. I didn't have the heart to eject Steve.The floppy sleeve workshop that Melissa an d Daniel ran was AWESOME.And I thought *I* was a straightedge!My first floppy sleeve!... I think I'll go home and put it on my fridge.Even at KFest, the jocks mock the nerds. (Not really.)My four sleeves! Aren't they pretty?After a long, LONG absence, Prof. Buggie returns to KFest.Dain's camera is obviously overcompensating for something.Krüe's exhibit hall display was hard to ignore.Firefly and RetroConnector at a single table. WHAT COULD IT MEANWhen your pricelist costs more than the products they're listing, UR DOIN IT RONGJohn and his wife, new to Lawrence, stopped by the vendor fair in appropriately retro attire.The requisite "Picture of a guy taking a picture" picture.A terribly colorful nerd.An upside-down rainbow!I can *almost* see a resemblance.The SavetzBot played Structris better than Kevin did but was banned from entering the competition.Kevin stands in shock as SavetzBot attains sentience.Andy drives a hard bargain.I have no idea what it is on my laptop that they're staring at... but the look on Ivan's face is pretty much the reason I go to KansasFest.You can do it, Ivan!The machines -- they're talking to each other!!I don't know who left this sentiment, but it's one with which I concur fully!Ivan has earned a rest. Right now. Wherever he is.Who knew KFesters were so vegetarian-compatible?OK, now Mike is doing it on purpose!!"Brown hacker is about to die!"Steve really digs this game.Kevin was shortly thereafter visited with nightmares from his youth.How dare these games go unplayed!I'M A BLUR OF ANGERYou have to shoot the core!I love it when Apple II users just dominate a scene.We played into the wee hours.Everyone gets to be the wizard.All ages enjoy Juiced.GS, as demonstrated by this unstaged shot! (Sincerely!) Photo courtesy Charles Mangin.Tick-tick-tickety-tick. Photo courtesy Jeff Blakeney.We were all so in awe of the machine that it never occurred to us to fight over who got to use it next. Photo courtesy Jeff Blakeney.