July 23, 2011 · Comments Off on Juiced.GS in 2012, new Concentrate, and custom ads

Juiced.GS, the longest-running and last remaining Apple II publication in print, will continue its historical streak for another year, with subscriptions for the 2012 volume now being accepted.

"2011 marks the fourth consecutive year when our subscription base has not shrunk, not stabilized, but actually grown," says Ken Gagne, the magazine's editor and publisher. "With so much interest in a thirty-year-old computer, and so many stories still to tell, there's enthusiasm among both readers and writers to keep Juiced.GS going for as long as possible."

Subscriptions to the 2012 volume, which will include the traditional four quarterly issues, cost $19 for customers in the United States, representing no change in price. International customers will experience a $1 price increase, up to $27 per year, the first price hike after nine years at $26, in which time international postage went up $1.35. Back issues and other non-subscription products will also incur an international shipping fee, discounted from the standard United States Postal Service charge.

Juiced.GS's library of digital products, launched at KansasFest 2010, has also grown with the addition of a new Concentrate. The File Transfer PDF consists of five articles that were originally printed in Juiced.GS from March 2010 through March 2011, describing a variety of methods for extracting files from an Apple II onto a modern computer, as well as exchanging files in the opposite direction and translating them to ensure accessibility and usability. The 27-page File Transfer Concentrate costs $14.

Finally, Juiced.GS is expanding its services to target vendors. Apple II businesses have always been invited to advertise in Juiced.GS, but few have had their own ads available to be submitted for publication. With Juiced.GS now offering full-color back-page ads, as most recently demonstrated by the KansasFest flyer, Juiced.GS is helping any and all vendors take advantage of this opportunity by offering full-service advertisement design, courtesy of Peter Neubauer, artist of the aforementioned KansasFest ad as well as the album artwork for the Open Apple podcast. Fees in addition to advertising rates apply, with the vendor receiving the final ad for use in other marketing materials; please contact Juiced.GS publisher Gamebits for full details.

"Every year since the discontinuation of the Apple II presents a new challenge for the community that has developed around the machine," says Gagne. "These changes will make Juiced.GS the robust and agile publication it needs to be to continue to serve this amazing audience and give them the best magazine they deserve."

April 1, 2011 · Comments Off on Picturing Alan Floeter

When KansasFest committee member Peter Neubauer gave a well-received session on the Macrosoft programming language at KansasFest 2010, I almost immediately hit him up to provide some relevant content to Juiced.GS. Peter's response was creative, unexpected, and welcome: rather than rehash the programming tutorial he'd already given, why not interview the man behind the magic?

The resulting profile of Macrosoft creator Alan Floeter is one of the highlights of the March issue of Juiced.GS. Alan proved friendly and accommodating, providing the magazine with more content than we could hope to use. With his permission, we offer our online readers this photo gallery that offers an additional glimpse at the life and times of this Apple II legend.

My and Juiced.GS's thanks to Peter and Alan for this wonderful piece!