qep'a' cha'maH wejDIch

July 21-23, 2016, Chicago, IL, USA

Every year for the past 22 years, Klingon learners and speakers from around the world have met for a weekend of intense study mixed with fun activities and opportunities to make new friends who share a passion for this unique language.  Join us for the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Klingon Language Institute (aka qep'a' cha'maH wejDIch).

Each morning there will be special classes designed for those who have just started learning or want a refresher of the basics.  Activities throughout the day encourage learners to practice their newly gained skills and work with more advanced speakers to experience Klingon as a real, living language.  Certification tests will be available for those who choose to test their knowledge and demonstrate their accomplishments.  There will be games, there will be stories, there will be poetry, and there will be songs.  All topped off with a Saturday night pizza party and cabaret.  Much honor will be gained!

Will you be there?

Registration | Hotel | Schedule


  • Marc Okrand
  • Lawrence M. Schoen
  • Jeremy Cowan
  • Chris Lipscombe
  • Maevis Peterson
  • Jennifer Usellis
  • Elizabeth Faber
  • Remy Faber
  • Ben Faber
  • Alan Anderson
  • Carol Anderson
  • Captain Krankor
  • Agnieszka Solska
  • Juliana Bukoski
  • Richard Andeen
  • Kelvin Jackson
  • John Harness
  • Carole Harness
  • Robyn Stewart
  • Darcy Ross
  • Mark Shoulson
  • Isaac Shoulson
  • Ethan Shoulson
  • Daniel Morse + 1
  • Mark Malnekoff
  • Corey Anderson

 Supporting Members:

  • James Myers
  • Michael Roney

A note about costumes/uniforms: Costumes are welcome, but the majority of our members will not be wearing costumes and are probably not very interested in the cosplay aspect of Klingon.  We do occasionally have someone dressed in full armor for the day or wearing an honor sash the whole conference or wearing a ridged forehead to indicate that they are in their Klingon persona and will only speak Klingon.  Saturday night you may see a bit more dressing up and costuming for the cabaret.  The most common "uniform", however, will probably be jeans and a t-shirt.