The 2006 KansasFest Committee is pleased to announce Eric Shepherd, owner of Syndicomm and publisher of Juiced.GS, as the keynote speaker for this year's KansasFest convention.
"It is an honor to have this opportunity to reflect on where the Apple II community has come in the past few years," said Shepherd, who also gave the 2002 keynote, "and to help chart a direction for it to continue." Past guest speakers have included Apple II inventor Stephen Wozniak and Syndicomm founder Gary Utter.
KansasFest, the only computer conference dedicated to the Apple II computer, returns returns this year to Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri. Last year's convention saw the successful launch of KansasFest on a campus that brought with it the continuation of old traditions and the launch of many new ones, including the Discathalon, which are sure to return this year. Shepherd kicks off the event with his keynote speech, followed by an official reception.
The following days will consist of official events including informational sessions, the KFest Kookout, the HackFest programming challenge, and more. Friday night will feature a catered dinner during which a retrospective of KansasFest pasts will be presented, before the convention officially concludes the following day with the annual Vendor Fair, at which attendees buy, sell, and trade new and used hardware and software. This year's vendors will be making available the wares of Syndicomm, The ByteWorks, Nibble Magazine, and more.
KansasFest 2006 is set for Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri, from July 18th through July 23th. Registration information is available online at or by calling InTrec Software, KFest's official sponsor, at (602) 992-1345. Registration payments are being accepted online via PayPal, providing attendees with the most payment choices and convenience possible.
KansasFest, the Apple II summer gathering also known as KFest, was originally hosted by Resource Central, has been brought to you by the KFest Committee since 1995. Each year is like no other. Any and all Apple II and Macintosh users, fans, and friends are invited to attend this year's "summer camp for geeks"; you'll be glad you did!