Annual meeting of the Klingon Language Institute (qep'a')
For obvious reasons the qep'a' will be virtual this year. This is great news for many who would not have been able to make it to Indianapolis this year. There is something very special about the in-person face-to-face interactions that happen at the qep'a' and some of that will be greatly missed. But this is our opportunity to try something different, make new friends, and learn new things. Please join us for the 2020 virtual qep'a'!
There are beginner lessons every morning and lots of chances to get one-on-one support and practice tailored to your level. So this is a great oportunity for beginners. The fact that you are just starting is even more reason to go. But I certainly understand that there are many things that could interfere in that desire and I certainly don't blame anyone for putting the needs of real life over this hobby. Maybe you'll be able to join us next year.
I agree with jdmcowan. It was very good for beginners. I don't know if I would universally recommend it to beginners if they have to travel across the country, but as a virtual experience, it was very pleasant for me as a beginner, and I would recommend it for other beginners. (If it doesn't otherwise interfere with "real life".)
Due to ongoing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s qep’a’ will not be a physical gathering. Expect an announcement soon regarding plans for the online event to take its place.
For those of you who already arranged your rooms, the hotel is proactively cancelling any reservations made using the conference rate.