This August is the 41st anniversary of Star Trek and is also the yearly occurrence of the Star Trek convention in Vegas. This is the big one as far as the worldwide ST cons go. I don’t get out to many cons but 2 years ago I attended the Stargate convention in Vancouver, BC where the show is filmed, next year it’ll probably be Dragon Con that gets my convention $$$.
Anyway, I have tickets, hotel, will be driving to the con in 4 months and I’m starting to look for additional things I can do to prepare. Like map out the activities I plan on attending, photo ops I want to sign up for, Klingon Language to learn, autographs to obtain, contests to enter on-site.
OK, I made up the one on learning the Klingon alphabet, it’s too much strain on my throat, you have to make a lot of thick throat gagging sounds to get it right. See for yourself:
Welp, maybe you can’t really tell by looking at the glyphs but you get the point, it’s not happening. I’ll just wimp out and read the English translations of any Klingon text, thank you very much.
Speaking of manly-men, how much of a man or geek do you have to be though to get one of these and read it:
It’s advertised as:
Prepared by the Klingon Language Institute, The Klingon Hamlet presents full English and Klingon versions of Shakespeare’s play side by side. Only experienced Klingon speakers will be able to fully appreciate the nuances of the Klingon-language version, but for anyone who has dabbled in the language, this is an excellent opportunity to acquire large chunks of authentic text to practice on.