Klingon in Your Area

You have probably seen over and over again the comment that the KLI was created to fill a niche, to provide a needed service: bringing Klingon speakers together and creating a common forum for the language. That was the impetus for HolQeD, and a few years later the same logic produced our annual conference, the qep'a'. To mark our sixth year we carry the idea a bit further still. Despite our efforts of the last five years, for most people Klingon is still a solitary study; only a small portion of our membership can attend the qep'a' each year. The solution then seems to be to bring the meeting to the membership.

The individuals listed below have all graciously offerred to host qepHommey, small informal gatherings, to allow Klingon speakers in their area to come together, meet, and share in their common interest in the warrior's tongue. If there's a qepHom in your area contact the host for information concerning duration, location, and directions.

How often these local meetings will occur will be left up to each individual group. Some will doubtless exist in tandem with regional fan organizations, some with community classes on Klingon, and some completely independent of other groups. It's our hope that these qepHommey will serve to energize Klingon study and proficiency at a local level, and that each will have at least one representative in attendance at the annual qep'a'.

If you'd like to lend your assistance to the host of your area's qepHom by all means contact him or her at once. If the list below doesn't include a meeting in your area, and you're willing to host one, send email to alan@kli.org and include the word "qepHom" in the subject. If you are hosting or helping with a qepHom, you might find advertising is made easier by using our PDF qepHom flyer.

Westminster, CO USA (Denver)
Every Saturday; 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Contact: Daniel Morse <peHruS9@aol.com>
Phone: +1-303-295-6392
Independence, KY USA (Cincinnati, OH)
irregular; call for upcoming schedule;
Contact: Chris Lipscombe <qurgh@wizage.net>
Phone: +1-859-466-3890 (cell)
We intend to hold qepHommey every other month. Call or email for more information.
Hannover, GERMANY
every other Wednesday; 19:00 - 21:30
Contact: Leah Levine <leah-levine@leah-levine.de>
Phone: +49-511-445 742, +49-172-4151998
Uppsala, SWEDEN
Villav?n 33, 2tr
irregular; call for upcoming schedule
Contact: Zrajm C Akfohg <zrajm@klingonska.org>
Phone: +46-18-500 911 (leave a message)
We use our own material written in Swedish and Klingon.
New Station House Bar and Grill in Elizabeth, NJ USA ()
253 Morris Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ
Sunday, September 12, 2010; 12:00 noon
Contact: Elizabeth Lawrence <jiqaj@hotmail.com>
Phone: +1-303-295-6392
Come speak Klingon and eat lunch. The restaurant is an easy walk from the train, and Elizabeth, NJ is fairly centrally located in addition to having significant pun value. I know that some of you will not be able to attend, but please bring this event to the attention of any other Klingon speakers you know. I look forward to seeing you! There is a facebook event for this qepHom at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=0025551676095
Joplin, MO USA
Pizza by Stout
2101 North Rangeline
the first Saturday of each month; 3:00 pm
Contact: Sebastian DuMars <sebastia@par1.net>
Phone: +1-620-421-4614
Regular meetings of Klingons Lending Assistance and Support take place the first Saturday of each month. We often meet at other times in the month and additional meetings can be easily arranged, so please call for information.

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