The traditional Apple II enthusiasts summer camp is following the trend and moving the event to the virtual world. Although the event happens in July, the organizers rightfully decided to cancel the face-to-face gathering due to the current pandemic.
Initially it was hoped that the world and national situation would be sufficiently improved by July that we could proceed as usual. However, it has become clear that the economic disruption and potential health risks make gathering in Kansas City this year no longer viable.
The virtual Kansasfest will be also shorter, happening on Friday and Saturday, July 24–25, 2020, for about six hours each day. The presentations will be also shorter, from 15 to 30 minutes, in order to accommodate all speakers in the timeframe.
The planned keynote speaker, Robert Woodhead of Wizardry fame, will have his participation postponed until KFest 2021.
The event will cost USD20 and gives you access to the full event, as well as a commemorative 2020 KFest pin which will be mailed separately.
Although it is a bummer for all people that used to be walking the KFest aisles, the silver lining is that a lot of us that never had the pleasure to attend the event will have the opportunity to see all presentations and activities from the comfort of our homes.
The registration is expected to open on April 30th.
Link: Kansasfest Website