The qepHom in Saarbrücken
is a qepHom
happening each year in November since 2002
, where Klingonist
s from entire Europe gather to speak the Klingon language
Since the number of Klingon speakers in Europe is too small for a weekly meeting, Klingonist Lieven L. Litaer
has set up this all-weekend annual qepHom
The Klingon meeting in Germany usually has about 20 to 25 Klingonists, mostly from Europe although there have also been visitors from Canada and the USA. European members come from countries like Sweden, Romania and Poland. As most of the Klingonists are from Germany, the main teaching language is German. A major part of the participants are Star Trek
fans, but there are also many students who focus only on the language
The meeting starts on Thursday and ends on Sunday. Because of the different arrival times of the participants, there is no official schedule on the first day, but Klingonists use that spare time to talk about Klingon. During the meeting there are several lectures and games to learn Klingon for the beginners
while the advanced speakers chat in Klingon by themselves in separate groups.
At the last evening, there is a traditional party where some of the participants enjoy dressing up as Klingons.