qep’a’ cha’maH loSDIch

July 27-29, 2017, Chicago, IL, USA

Every year for the past 23 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 24th Annual Meeting of the Klingon Language Institute (aka qep’a’ cha’maH loSDIch).

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?

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  • Marc Okrand
  • Lawrence M. Schoen
  • Jeremy Cowan
  • Chris Lipscombe
  • Michelle Peat
  • Alan Anderson
  • Carol Anderson
  • Elizabeth Faber
  • Troy Pacelli
  • Marc Malenkoff
  • Jennifer Usellis
  • Juliana Bukoski
  • Captain Krankor
  • Agnieszka Solska
  • Ariel Lothlorien
  • Eric Andeen
  • John Harness
  • Carol Harness
  • Shelly Crouse
  • Thomas C Paukstis Jr

 Supporting Members:

  • Michael Blake
  • Jon Brown
  • Remy Faber
  • Ben Faber
  • Robyn Stewart

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 will likely have a couple of attendees that dress 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.