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Retrocomputing Roundtable has inspired me...

jrand

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So, on the last episode, they announced that all three of them were going to be at Kansasfest. I have wanted to go to Kansasfest myself for so long and as soon as they announced that, I paused the audio so I could think how I could make it happen. I have listened to Earl talk about wanting to go to events like Kansasfest for years on his Retrobits podcast and now on RCR. Why couldn't I do it this year also?

Then I realized I had a bunch of air miles which I never seem to be able to use. I don't have enough to take the whole family anywhere interesting but I bet I have enough to get me to Kansas City. A few minutes later, I knew I had enough miles and tickets were available. So, I only had to convince my wife that it was worth the cost of registration. That was a start.

Of course, Kansasfest ends on July 22nd this year. That was the next hurdle because that is my wedding anniversary. But after agreeing to several concessions (my wife will be attending a bunch of scrapbooking events locally for the next few months), I was ready to book everything.

Just want to say thanks to David, Earl and Carrington who have helped me to do something this year I have been thinking about for a long time. And I guess I will meet you guys in a few months. Thanks! Now to figure out if I can transport my Replica One safely enough.
 

Carrington

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That's fantastic. You're going to love the event. I had wanted to go for years before the first time I attended, and I was not in the least disappointed even after building it up in my mind. A truly terrific time is had by all the nerds in attendance.
 

tezza

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Should be great! One of my goals is to someday go to one of these big U.S. events...assuming they are still having them in about 10 years when I retire.

We need to do something like this is New Zealand (not just for Apple IIs though). We do have a slowly growing Vintage/Classic/Retro computer community here down under though so maybe some day.

Tez
 

Thx1138

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Jul 20, 2010
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I'm so envious of you guys, I would love to be able to come over from the UK to this event but it's just not possible at the moment. Have a great one!

Charlie
 
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