KansasFest, the 23rd annual convention dedicated to the Apple II computer, returns for another year, running July 17 through July 22, 2012. Users, programmers, hobbyists, and retro-computing enthusiasts are invited to Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri, for six days and five nights of sessions, demos, announcements, contests, and camaraderie. The week kicks off with a keynote speech by John Romero, co-founder of id Software and creator of Wolfenstein 3D, Dangerous Dave and nearly a hundred other popular computer and video games. Highlights include how to build your own Apple II WordPress site, HackFest, an annual programming challenge open to coders of all skill levels, a vendor fair and exhibit hall where enthusiasts can show off, play with and buy and sell new or unusual hardware and software, programming interactive fiction in Inform 7 and so much more.

If you “remember when,” Kansas will be the place to be.


(Thanks to Ken Gagne for this wonderful tip!)