Chicon 7 logoChicon 7 skyline graphic
Membership rate through the convention.
Young Adult (17-21)US$$100
The 70th World Science Fiction Convention
August 30-September 3, 2012   Hyatt Regency   Chicago

Klingon Language Institute

The nineteenth annual meeting of the Klingon Language Institute (aka qep'a') will run from Monday morning on August 27 through late evening Wednesday, August 29.

Once again, we'll be splitting the conference into two parts:

Part One will be the usual blend of fellowship, curse warfare, singing, story-telling, and assorted language challenges as we've enjoyed for the past eighteen years, and will run from Monday through Tuesday.

Part Two will begin on Wednesday morning, and is aimed at Chicon 7 members who have arrived in town a day early and want to get their Klingon on. All day Wednesday we'll have various introductory lessons and explanations intended for newbies, beginners, and visitors dressed in Federation pajamas (or other noncombatants). Klingon grammarians will be on hand to help newcomers (not to be confused with linguistic "fresh meat!") learn the basics of Klingon and use it to chat, sing, play games, and insult one another.

$20 Registration is required to attend all three days, but Chicon 7 members can join us at any time on Wednesday absolutely free!

More details may be found at