qepHom Saarbrücken

The qepHom in Saarbrücken is a qepHom happening each year in November since 2002, where Klingonists from entire Europe gather to speak the Klingon language.

Background

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(1).

Participants

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(2).

Schedule

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(3) 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.

See also

References

1 : Pfälzischer Merkur: Eine Sprache aus den Weiten des Weltraums

2 : Yens Wahlgren (2004). "Klingon as Linguistic Capital, A Sociologic Study of Nineteen Advanced Klingonists" (PDF; 182 kB) (in German). Retrieved 2013-10-07.

3 : Ralf Mohr: Klingonisch für Unterwegs. In: Forum – Das Wochenmagazin, 8. November 2013

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Category: General    Latest edit: 26 Sep 2014, by KlingonTeacher    Created: 01 Jun 2014 by KlingonTeacher
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