July 24, 2012 · Comments Off on Juiced.GS in 2013, wall calendar, and digital back issues

Juiced.GS invites readers to enjoy another year of the longest-running Apple II print publication, with subscriptions now being offered for the magazine's 18th consecutive year.

"Every issue of Juiced.GS presents me as editor with a wonderful dilemma: choosing which stories will fit into our pages," says Ken Gagne. "There is so much happening in the Apple II world, from hardware and software to media and events, that we're never left with blank pages. The only way to cover it all is to continue publishing for another year."

The 2013 volume's four issues are available for $19 for United States subscribers, and $27 for international. New this year is a $24 price tier for subscribers in Canada and Mexico, as well as a "lifetime" subscription that creates a recurring, annual payment to Juiced.GS, automatically renewing your subscription for as long as Juiced.GS exists. (Lifetime subscriptions are an experimental feature that will be removed from the store in late September 2012.)

Juiced.GS 2013 calendarRetrocomputing enthusiasts who want more reasons to celebrate the new year can also order a 2013 wall calendar featuring photos and screenshots from the pages of Juiced.GS, many of them seen here in full color for the first time. Its 12 months also feature over a hundred dates of significance to Apple II users, including but not limited to Apple Computer Inc.'s founding to the discontinuation of the Apple IIe; the birthdays of Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, and Ryan Suenaga; the launch dates of podcasts Open Apple, 1 MHz, and RetroMacCast; and geek dates such as π Day, International Talk Like a Pirate Day, and the premiere of the new Star Trek movie. Calendars cost $15, which includes shipping.

Juiced.GS: The Early Years BundleFinally, for Juiced.GS readers who are as interested in the history of the machine as they are the future, the first 24 issues of Juiced.GS are back in print for the first time in over a decade. These six volumes are available in hardcopy and digital editions, as individual volumes ($16 shipped / $12 downloaded) or a bundle ($84 shipped within the USA / $99 shipped internationally / $64 downloaded).

"Juiced.GS balances looking back at the legacy of the Apple II while covering and anticipating the next major milestone," says Ken Gagne. "With products that span nearly two decades, Juiced.GS is perfectly positioned to continue serving the community for years to come."

May 1, 2012 · Comments Off on The 2013 calendar contest

At KansasFest 2009, we debuted a 2010 wall calendar featuring the best color photos from 14 years of Juiced.GS. At KansasFest 2012, we'll again make available a calendar that will offer Apple II users monthly inspiration of their favorite personal computer — except this time, you get to decide what the calendar will look like!

We've chosen 40 photos that represent a diversity of Apple II hardware, software, personalities, and events, from which you're invited to choose your favorite 12 for inclusion in the final calendar. The dozen photos with the most votes will be assigned a month and printed in glossy full-color, with the resulting calendars selling for $15 in person at KansasFest 2012 and $16 online afterward. Voting is not a commitment to purchase, so everyone is welcome to participate.

Let's make 2013 a year to remember. The poll closes on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 11:59 PM EDT, so cast your vote today!

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December 30, 2009 · Comments Off on New price for 2010 wall calendar

Juiced.GS's first wall calendar was a successful product at both its KansasFest debut as well as this holiday season. We're now looking to move our remaining stock and so have reduced the price from $16 to $12 — only a dollar per month! At the time of this writing, there are only four left, and no more will be printed, so it's first-come, first-served.

The 2010 calendar was an experiment in using Juiced.GS content in new ways. If you bought one, what did you like about it? If you didn't, what kept you from doing so? Would you like to see a 2011 calendar? If so, how can we improve this product for its second incarnation?

July 24, 2009 · Comments Off on A fifteenth volume of Juiced.GS

KANSAS CITY, MO — July 24, 2009 — Juiced.GS, the last remaining print publication dedicated to the Apple II computer, announced today that it would continue publication for a fifteenth volume.

"When Max Jones founded this magazine in 1996, the Apple II line had already been discontinued for three years," notes current editor-in-chief Ken Gagne.  "Nobody imagined it would still be printed into a third decade — but come 2010, we'll have four more quarterly issues."

Juiced.GS was founded to provide focused coverage of the Apple IIGS, the only 16-bit model of the Apple II personal computer that Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs originally created in 1977.  As other magazines have ceased publication or moved to online-only formats, Juiced.GS has expanded to encompass all models of the Apple II.

Each issue of Juiced.GS brings a variety of news, reviews, how-tos, and interviews that look at the past, present, and future of the Apple II and its community.  Recent features have included interviews with Bob Bishop, who, with Steve Wozniak, comprised Apple Computer Inc.'s original R&D department; and 8 Bit Weapon, a modern-day "chiptune" band that performs live music using retrocomputers such as the Apple II.  Other features have detailed how to build your own Apple-1, reviews of the CompactFlash for Apple (CFFA) and MicroDrive/Turbo interface cards, a tutorial for programming with TCP/IP, and a gamer's guide to interactive fiction.

"I am just delighted with [Juiced.GS] — each issue just has a ton of content," said Carrington Vanston in an episode of 1 MHz, an Apple II podcast. "It's exciting just to get an Apple II publication in [this day and age]."

Juiced.GS 2010 calendar coverTo commemorate Juiced.GS's fifteenth volume, publisher Gamebits has created a 2010 wall calendar that features pictures of Apple II hardware, software, and people seen in past issues of Juiced.GS, but now in full color.  The calendar also marks significant dates in the Apple II's life, such as the founding of Apple Computer Inc., the release of AppleWorks 1.0, the first broadcast of an Apple II-specific podcast, and the dates for KansasFest 2010.

Subscriptions to Juiced.GS, which is available in hardcopy only, cost $19 for U.S. customers and $26 for international.  The Juiced.GS calendar costs $16, which includes shipping anywhere in the world.  These products as well as free sample issues can be found on Juiced.GS's newly redesigned Web site, http://juiced.gs/

July 12, 2009 · Comments Off on 2010 Wall Calendar

To commemorate its 15th year of publication, Juiced.GS created a full-color wall calendar that features pictures of Apple II hardware, software, and people seen in past issues of Juiced.GS.  The calendar also marks significant dates in the Apple II's life, such as the founding of Apple Computer Inc., the release of AppleWorks 1.0, the first broadcast of an Apple II-specific podcast, and the dates for KansasFest 2010.

The first run of this product was introduced at the KansasFest 2009 vendor fair, and the second run sold out out the following holiday season. No more of this calendar will be produced, but watch for other limited specials!

2010 wall calendar

Featuring the best photographs and screen shots from the last eight years of Juiced.GS! Although this product is no longer available, you can still click on the cover to the left to see previews of all 12 months.

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A second calendar was printed for year 2013, debuting at KansasFest 2012. This calendar is out of stock as of Sep 4, 2012.