KansasFest « back to albumKansasFest 2014 I was trying to be subtle, but Jason spotted me.I totally earned this.Tony has a few cards up his sleeve.The school bus reborn!Comprehending the enormousness of the bus gives Sternberg a headache.Any guy who can cobble this together can do whatever he wants with my Apple II.Whalen transcribes his text messages to a more enduring medium.These poor students have no idea what's in store for them.I don't understand. Why would anyone ever leave Corcoran?DOWN WITH THE OPPRESSION OF VEGETARIANSEnjoy your sleep while you can, Mike—there's not much of it in store.My first indication that Margot Comstock was in the building.Cafe Gratitude specializes in dishes my father would not identify as food.A riot brews.Apparel allocation.The anticipation builds.Jason missed his opportunity to touch Kevin's ass. Sorry, Jason!Look! Up in the sky! It's a floppy — it's a diskette — it's SuperPrint!Evidence that men prefer to socialize facing the same direction, as in bars or golf carts.Vintage media of a vintage medium.J Eric Schonblom was an unsung hero—until Jason sung his praises. See https://archive.org/details/teachingyoungkid00jeriThe thorough testing and labeling of units was quite impressive!To deter bar fights.Brian plays gatekeeper to the computer Stephen desires.Friends, Appletonians, countrypeople—lend me your ears!A rapt audience.It wasn't long before the pickings were slim!Glen and Andy serve as bouncers, keeping anyone from absconding with undue treasures.Will this Apple pass Quinn's inspection? Or is it… the weakest link?I can't even.Two of Juiced.GS's more handsome staff writers.No matter how many times Steve explains it, Randy just doesn't get the appeal of Minecraft.Martin scurries away with his trove.Kevin contemplates how far he could punt an Apple monitor.Mouse has been framed!Batman. Superman. Wonder Woman. The Justice Leagie of Nerds.Dinnertime!For someone who's accustomed to keeping many balls in the air, Jeff sure stinks at deadlines. 😉INTERCEPTIONMark Pilgrim shows Jeff how it's done.Michael prepares to host the second annual Structris tournament.SPACE INVADERS IS FOOD, PEOPLEHave you ever played this game in the arcade? It's HARD!In case you forgot where you were.Oooh… are we at KANSASFEST?It's a full house for the keynote!Dagen codes right up until the keynote.Geoff receives his annual bill for being on the Juiced.GS staff. (That kind of prestige doesn't come cheap!)Whose MacBook could this be, mmm?Broadcasting live with TonyVision!Martin is one of the first to explore the territories of Lawless Legends.Margot recalls Softline.Hold onto your hats!Got enough cameras pointed at ya, Margot?There's the person of the hour!Congratulations on an award well-deserved, Margot!https://twitter.com/kgagne/status/492071772280213505Peter dictates our marching orders for the evening.An impromptu dinner in an impromptu lobby consisted of impromptu food of impromptu quality."Screw this—we'll show them where they can put their Ms. Pac-Man machine!""Think anyone will notice this is gone, guys?"Unfortunately, the cabinet wouldn't fit in Kevin's dorm.Quinn supervises to ensure the cabinet placement is up to spec."How do I turn this thing on?"Thank you, volunteer!Rob Walch continues his annual tradition of an iOS presentation at KansasFest.Rob came equipped for karaoke!Features and peripherals abound for iOS!An iPhone is actually quite a handy podcast recorder.The colors of the rainbow!I'd love to see James just SMASH that into the table.James reaches into his crate of tricks.Good crate… nice crate…Some assembly required.Even the master solderer can learn a few things.Prepare to… BITE THE BAG!!Only operatic singers are invited to play Bite the Bag.Geoff, you could just, like, LIFT the groceries out of the bag. With, you know… your hands.Mouse attack!GOJIRA!A lower center of balance was an unfair advantage.LIFT G-D DARN YOU… and then there was none.The session that set the emulation world ON FIREAll aboard the Apple Coaster!The Hogan family prepares their presentation.The son waits for the perfect moment to upstage his father.What goes down must go up!Behold this ball — this tiny, insignificant ball…A cross between PowerPoint and WeaknessPoint!It's all downhill from here.I do not think I would ride this.What Would Woz Say?A fascinating collaboration.THAT'S THE SELF-DESTRUCT BUTTONMichael is way cooler than whoever's trying to photobomb this pic.PREPARE FOR LIFTOFFPfooooosh!Stylin' Ivan prepares his presentation.How many couches died for that shirt?Given that it's KFest, it's no wonder Ivan already looks exhausted.A bit of disco keeps the presentation lively.ROUND ONE. FIGHT!What's everyone looking at me for?!The person to fear here is Loren. What's he plotting??Prepare to undertake a JUNGLE ADVENTURE!!KNEEL BEFORE ZOD!… I mean, God!Your computer can't help you now, Steve!!Pull my finger!COME AT ME, BROSneaky shot!Martin prayers for answers to the JUNGLE ADVENTURE.I'd make a great Amway salesman.The resemblance is striking.Their maps only led them in circles.PEW PEWWhile Martin and Brian compare maps, Steve takes a poop.Behind the scenes of cc65!And I thought Loren was the jeweler!HAMMER TIME"I CAN HEAR COLOR"Work it, Peter — work it!Let the sense of scale throw you — that's a 3D-printed Apple II!TINY = CUTEIt's Apples, all the way down.MY GOD, IT'S FULL OF DOUGHNUTSEven crotchety old Martin enjoys donuts!"Don't make me hungry—you wouldn't like me when I'm hungry!"The rsuenaga scholarship fund thanks you.Holey donuts!Dan Kruszyna prepares the (first?) KansasFest digital concert.I have no idea what's happening… but I know I'll never see it again.Head-to-head Structris. Maybe we should get a NadaNet version that lets players send each other "junk".Did Kevin purposely match his nails to the board?Andy introduces chaos to Structris.You can do eeeet!My winning score!!Eric gave me a run for the mug—but in the end, it was mine!!If I look a bit crazed, it's because I played Structris to LEVEL 24This presentation came to us all the way from France—thank you, Andrés!I remember Sarah being rather fond of these exchanges.WORD UP TEXTFILESYO MAMAOkay, now it's just getting scary.The Council of Elrond convenes.Peter discovers the pain of running KFest.Jason holds court.When did this become a pity party for Jason?Even Quinn is disgusted by Jason's antics.Rockhurst insists on the hyphen. I think they're trolling us.Olivier is dignified in all that he does.PR#1 APPLEThank you for all that you do, Rockhurst!Quinn waves her arms in the air like she just doesn't care.Is retrocomputing history really that recent?Nice controllers, Veronica.Insert 8-track to continue.For Quinn's next trick: a victrola.KansasFest Class of 2009.A flat Apple!Mmm… apple pizza.Love the grease stains.Some assembly required.Congratulations on your Apple II Forever Award, Michael!Tah-dah!Now he needs another one to network to.Michael practices the royal wave.Now we just need a TCP/IP stack to network this award to Australia.They don't make them like this anymore.Congratulations, sir!The audience consisted of more than just Greg — honest!A meeting of podcasters. And Greg.Kevin has the BEST socks.It's like a geek slumber party!We can't podcast without our LAPTOPSDon't ask. Just… keep moving.The cast of Retro Open ANTICHertz Mac Quarter Poly Floppy Drop.Carrington is totes adorbs.If Carrington ISN'T suspicious, you're doing it wrong."The program was THIS LONG"Lawless Legends + roller coaster = only at KansasFest.Kevin is sweating bullets over the cost of Steve's book!Were the Angels that good for Ivan to be this happy?He's a kid in a candied Apple shop!Got Juiced.GS?It's xeviously small.The Apple II has always dwarfed the Mac in my eyes.A two-bit computer.Only $114.75 to go.Ring ring — banana phone!Charles and Quinn collaborate on a HackFest project.Not a good photo of Andy, but a GREAT photo of pie.Barcade!!For the subset of Apple II users who are also gamers, this outing was divine.The Apple II: a computer perpetually out of time.Mark and Steve go on a RAMPAGEThe poster was better than the movie.Time for a movie!Is that… Centipede?