July 20, 2018 · Comments Off on Juiced.GS to publish in 2019; new Concentrate PDFs

JULY 20, 2018 — LEOMINSTER, MA — Juiced.GS, the world's last and longest-running Apple II print publication, will publish its two-dozenth volume (issues #93–96) in 2019.

"We've always promised we'll print Juiced.GS as long as there's Apple II content to cover, writers to cover it, and readers to read it," said publisher and editor-in-chief Ken Gagne. "In the past few years, those variables have evolved into constants. New Apple II products and developments happen every day, ensuring plenty of new material. Our stable of freelance writers has grown, representing the diverse voices in our community. And 90% of our subscribers have converted to automatic renewals, introduced in 2015. With so many retrocomputing enthusiasts looking forward to each issue of Juiced.GS, of course we'll keep going!"

Juiced.GS will publish four quarterly print issues in 2019 at $20 for customers in the United States, $25 in Canada and Mexico, and $28 for international. These prices represent an increase of $1/year, or 25¢/issue — the first domestic rate change in nine years, and the first increase for all other subscribers in six years.

2019 subscriptions and renewals are available immediately. Customers who have previously purchased a subscription that automatically renews need to do nothing; their accounts will be charged on January 1. (An active subscription status can be verified by logging into one's online account.)

Apple II enthusiasts who are curious about Juiced.GS can subscribe to the email newsletter to receive a new, free sample issue with 20 pages of content from the past five years of the magazine.

Additionally, the line of Juiced.GS Concentrates is expanding for the first time in three years. These PDFs collect themed content from previous issues of Juiced.GS into one bundled file, marking the first time some of these articles have been released digitally. The new Concentrates cover four diverse topics:

  • BBS: Here's everything you need to know about connecting to a telnet bulletin board system or even running your own, as well as a review of the WiModem232. It also includes a review of BBS: The Documentary and an interview with its creator, Jason Scott.
  • Education: The Apple II gained much of its fame in the classroom, where its effects can still be felt. This PDF is a reflection on the Apple II's longevity in the classroom and how modern students respond to such classics as The Oregon Trail and VisiCalc, as well as how the Raspberry Pi might serve as a modern equivalent for teaching programming.
  • Raspberry Pi: This affordable microcomputer makes an excellent Apple II peripheral. An introduction to A2SERVER, a review of the Apple II Pi, how to use the Pi to run a BBS, and what today's students could learn from the Pi round out this PDF.
  • Apple-1: The precursor to the Apple II, the Apple-1 is also alive and well. From replica models to soldering experiences to convention appearances, the Apple-1 is everywhere in this Concentrate.
  • The Oregon Trail: The seminal edutainment title has seen multiple adaptations over the years. This PDF reviews a theatrical play, a handheld game, and a card game; examines how today's students interpret Oregon Trail; and also goes behind the scenes of Melissa Barron's hack, 73H 0r3g0n 7r41L.

These PDFs are available immediately starting at $5, with more Concentrates to come later in 2018.

"Juiced.GS covers exciting new projects, interviews movers and shakers, and tells the stories of this amazing computer," espoused associate editor Andy Molloy. "The Apple II is alive and well, and I love being part of this journey."

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July 21, 2017 · Comments Off on Juiced.GS to publish Volume 23 in 2018

JULY 21, 2017 — LEOMINSTER, MA — Juiced.GS, the world's last and longest-running Apple II print publication, will inch closer to one hundred issues when it publishes its 23rd volume (issues #89–92) in 2018.

"KansasFest may have hit its capacity, but we're growing to meet demand," said publisher and editor-in-chief Ken Gagne. "We're currently in our tenth consecutive year of growth, having quintupled our subscriber base from where it was in 2007. And with the automatic renewals we introduced last year, customer retention is the highest it's ever been. We couldn't ask for stronger confirmation the demand for and commitment to a print publication that serves the Apple II community — a need that we're happy to fill in 2018 with issues #89–92."

Juiced.GS will publish four quarterly print issues in 2018 at $19 for customers in the United States, $24 in Canada and Mexico, and $27 for international — prices that have remained constant since 2012 and only $1 more than what a 2003 subscription cost. 2018 subscriptions and renewals are available immediately. Customers who have previously purchased a subscription that automatically renews need to do nothing; their accounts will be charged on January 1. (An active subscription status can be verified by logging into one's online account.)

Upcoming issues of Juiced.GS will include coverage of KansasFest 2017 and an interview with Garage Giveaway coordinators Sean Fahey and James Littlejohn; a tutorial on using and developing ampersand commands in Applesoft BASIC; reviews of Michael Packard's game Alien Downpour and David L. Craddock's book Breaking Out; a roundtable on how Patreon can be used support Apple II development efforts; and much, much more!

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July 22, 2016 · Comments Off on Juiced.GS continues in 2017

JULY 22, 2016 — KANSAS CITY, MO — Juiced.GS, the world's last remaining and longest-running Apple II print publication, will live up to subscribers' expectations by publishing its 22nd volume in 2017.

"For Juiced.GS to publish each year requires three components: writers, readers, and content," reflected publisher and editor-in-chief Ken Gagne. "Our community is strong in all three: the submission policy we unveiled last July has introduced us to many new writers; the 'automatic renewal' feature we introduced last December has allowed subscribers to vote with their wallets for the continued existence of Juiced.GS; and we have so much content that, last September, we published our first-ever 28-page issue. Juiced.GS in 2017? How can we say no?"

Juiced.GS will publish four quarterly print issues in 2017 at $19 for customers in the United States, $24 in Canada and Mexico, and $27 for international. Subscriptions and renewals are available immediately.

Juiced.GS has continuously evolved to serve the Apple II community, introducing such innovations as full-color and variant covers, 5.25" floppy disks, social media presences, and a relationship with vendor The Byte Works to sell Opus ][. All these offerings are in support of our mainstay: a quarterly magazine filled with original articles and features, including news, reviews, how-tos, and interviews.

Upcoming issues of Juiced.GS will include coverage of KansasFest 2016 and Apple II Festival France; reviews of the 4play and 4soniq expansion cards; programming tutorials from 6502 Workshop, the developers of Nox Archaist; a retrocomputing enthusiast's guide to eBay; a review of accessibility tools and features for the Apple II; and much, much more!

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July 20, 2015 · Comments Off on Juiced.GS in 2016 & call for writers

JULY 20, 2015 — KANSAS CITY, MO — Juiced.GS, the world's last remaining and longest-running Apple II print publication, will bust past its two-decade milestone when it publishes its 21st volume in 2016.

"For Juiced.GS to remain in print requires three things: content, writers, and readers," said editor and publisher Ken Gagne at KansasFest 2015. "And the active Apple II community has all three bases covered. As the hardware and software releases of this week demonstrate, there's no shortage of content to report on. We have an active and dedicated team of writers. And our subscriber base has grown year-over-year consistently since 2007!"

Juiced.GS will publish four quarterly print issues in 2016 at $19 for customers in the United States, $24 in Canada and Mexico, and $27 for international. Subscriptions and renewals are available immediately.

To ensure Juiced.GS remains representative of its growing and diverse community, the magazine has for the first time openly published its submission guidelines. Any Apple II user is welcome to pitch an article and have their byline featured in an upcoming issue of the magazine, contributing to the news, reviews, interviews, and how-tos for which Juiced.GS is renowned.

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July 26, 2014 · Comments Off on Juiced.GS in 2015; more PDFs, CDs, prototypes & indices

JULY 26, 2014 — KANSAS CITY, MO — Juiced.GS, the world's last remaining and longest-running Apple II print publication, will mark an unprecedented milestone when it publishes its 20th volume in 2015.

"All areas of the Apple II community are enjoying remarkable growth — podcast consumption, hardware and software development, social media, and more," observed Ken Gagne, editor and publisher of Juiced.GS. "Juiced.GS is no exception: our issues are bursting with submissions and are being mailed to more subscribers than we ever hoped for."

Juiced.GS will publish four quarterly issues in 2015 at $19 for customers in the United States, $24 in Canada and Mexico, and $27 for international. Subscriptions and renewals are available immediately.

Juiced.GS: The Middle Years BundleWhile new issues of Juiced.GS will be available exclusively in print, the catalog of back issues available in PDF continues to grow. Volumes 7–10, edited by Ryan Suenaga and published by Syndicomm in 2002–2005, can now be purchased as PDFs — marking the first time in 13 years that Juiced.GS has released a previously hardcopy-only product in a digital format. These four volumes can be purchased collectively as The Middle Years Bundle, complementing the Early Years Bundle. Together, these two products represent ten years and 40 issues, or more than half the existing Juiced.GS library. Purchase both and get $20 off — or add the Modern Years Bundle for $40 off the total of all three.

While the Early Years Bundle contains the first six volumes as PDFs, Apple II-compatible GIFs of those same issues are included on the Friends For Life CD, which also holds the contents of the shareware floppy disks originally shipped with Juiced.GS. Friends For Life is now also available as a downloadable, emulator-ready disc image.

As a historical bonus, a Juiced.GS prototype — the proof of concept that Max Jones posted to GEnie in the fall of 1995 — has been adapted to PDF. This draft contains exclusive content not reused in the first hardcopy issue, published two months later, and demonstrates several early design decisions that remain a part of the magazine's aesthetic to this day. The prototype is available for free in PDF and AppleWorks GS formats.

To improve the discoverability of the Juiced.GS library, the online indices of individual issues have been reformatted, folding in the previously separate "issue links" that referenced online resources relevant to each issue's content. An index for each volume and issue, as well as for the entirety of Juiced.GS's history, is available online and can be downloaded in CSV or XLS format.

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Thanks to David Schmidt and Tony Diaz who contributed to the release of these products.