Category: General

WOzFest 18 Announcement

From the europlus zone blog: I’m very happy to announce the date for the next WOzFest: WOzFest 18 will be held on Saturday 20 March 2021, starting at midday Sydney time (UTC+11:00). The theme for WOzFest 18 is “Community Service” – I’m asking attendees to bring something to upload to the Internet, to update an online resource, to do some Applesauce imaging […]

New Ron Wayne Film Released

A new film about Apple co-founder Ron Wayne has been released. The film by Paul Johnson films, is appropriately entitled “Co-Founder“. The film covers the entry and exit of Ron Wayne with commentary from Steve Wozniak and Ron Wayne himself. According to the blurb, “Ever had regrets about a business opportunity you took a pass […]

WOzFest SWEET16 Announcement

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From the europlus zone blog: I’m very happy to announce the date for the next WOzFest: WOzFest SWEET16 will be held on Saturday 25 July 2020, starting at midday Sydney time (UTC+10:00). The theme for WOzFest SWEET16 is “Community” – having supportive communities is important at the best of times, but especially so at the moment. The camaraderie involved in events like WOzFest certainly help […]

WOzFest COLOR=15 Update

From the europlus zone blog: Wow, what a month! When I announced WOzFest COLOR=15 I was looking forward to another fun get-together of fellow Apple ][ enthusiasts, and I’d already started planning to stream the day for those who couldn’t make it. Now, communities around the world are in lockdown (Australia is heading down that path) and people’s lives are being […]

WOzFest TV to go live at WOzFest COLOR=15

From the europlus zone blog: WOzFest COLOR=15 will mark a new era for WOzFest with the launch of WOzFest TV – that’s right, I aim to stream all future WOzFests via Twitch. I felt, with the celebration of the Apple ][‘s support for colour graphics (usually touted via connecting to the family TV), it was time to take the streaming plunge. I’ll be incorporating any Skype calls, […]

VCF PNW 2020 Cancelled

Urgent – VCF PNW 2020 has been cancelled. March 5th, 2020 Most of you are aware that the Seattle area is considered to be the epicenter of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak in the US. Yesterday King County health officials issued new guidelines and requests, one of which was asking for large events to be postponed […]

WOzFest COLOR=15 Announced

I’m very happy to announce the date for the next WOzFest, WOzFest COLOR=15 – Saturday 4 April 2020, starting around midday Sydney time (UTC+11:00). The theme for WOzFest COLOR=15 is the Apple ][‘s support for colour graphics via colour monitors and TVs. I’ve got a surprise lined up for WOzFest COLOR=15, but all I can say for now is…stay tuned! […]

Mark Pelczarski to Keynote Kansasfest

MARCH 8, 2019 — KansasFest 2019, the 31st annual Apple II convention, is scheduled for July 16 – 21 in Kansas City, Missouri. Mark Pelczarski of Penguin Software, well-known for numerous graphics utilities, books, and games, will join us with a keynote presentation to celebrate the Apple II. Pelczarski began publishing graphics-related Apple II software […]

WOzFest 12:00 Announcement [Updated]

UPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, I unfortunately have to postpone WOzFest 12:00 – the new date is Saturday 25 May 2019, all other details remain the same. Steve in Brisbane has decided to also postpone QFest 12 to the same date. From the europlus zone blog: I’m very happy to announce the date for the next WOzFest, WOzFest 12:00 – Saturday 27 April 2019, starting around midday […]

General Magic Documentary

An important documentary about the origins of many modern technologies, “General Magic,” premiered in April at the Tribeca Film Festival.  General Magic was founded in 1990 to reinvent telephony, and in 1994 – over a decade before the iPhone – they shipped one of the first smartphones and created a voice assistant. The visionaries at […]