The Sixth Language Creation Conference

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Video: Saturday part 1 – Saturday part 2 – Sunday
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The Sixth Language Creation Conference took place on the 25th and 26th of April 2015, in Horsham, UK, just South of London in West Sussex. For the second time in its history, the LCC took place in Europe, giving another chance for European conlangers to experience this wonderful event first hand! We have a team of local hosts handling the organisation of the LCC6, in the persons of Pete Bleackley, Alex Fink and Lykara Ryder. As usual, the LCC6 was streamed online, with an IRC chat channel (Freenode #lcs) available for people to participate remotely.


Photos © Britton Watkins, used with permission

Livestream video:

If you are interested in discussing LCC6, please join the LCC6-Info mailing list. You can use this mailing list to ask questions to us and/or the local hosts, discuss relevant ideas, etc. It’s available for any discussion as long as it’s relevant to the LCC6.

Venue

The Capitol Arts Centre, Horsham, Sussex RH12 1RG
Saturday, April 25, 2015: 10am-8pm
Sunday, April 26, 2015: 12pm-5pm

Cost of Attendance

LCS members: £24
Non-members: £29

Program of Events

Please see the list of speakers and the schedule of events.

In addition, Britton Watkins filmed part of the LCC and interviewed conlangers on camera. Let him know if you are interested in being interviewed.

In 2013-2014 Britton Watkins and his husband, Josh Feldman, made the sci-fi feature film, Senn (sennition.com), which features the constructed language Siinyamda. As of the early Spring of 2015 Britton is exploring making a feature length documentary on CONLANGING and the broad world of con-scripting (orthographies) and constructed artifacts that go hand in hand with it back to Hildegard von Bingen and through to the word “conlang” being included in the OED as of June of last year. Britton will seek to interview conlangers and show and discuss their creations on screen in a film that is interesting not only to the global conlanging community, but to a broader audience who enjoys learning about all types of creativity in our world. Britton wants to celebrate conlanging as something that figures heavily into his daily landscape of intellectual pursuits and social interactions. When completed, he will seek to have this film shown in film festivals and to be available on global content distribution networks.

Code of Conduct

The Language Creation Society is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, or conlanging preferences (and not limited to those aspects). We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Gratuitous violent or sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks.

To report harassment, please contact any of the LCC staff. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.

Harassment includes but is not limited to offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, political affiliation, or religion. Harassment also includes violent or sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, unwelcome following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all conference venues and conference-related social events.

Getting to Horsham

By Air

Nearest airport is Gatwick (LGW). There are direct trains to Horsham from Gatwick airport (~20 minute journey).

From Heathrow (LHR) take the Piccadilly Line tube to Green Park, and then a southbound Victoria line tube to Victoria.

By Rail

Direct trains are available from Victoria and London Bridge. On arriving at Horsham, leave the station by the main entrance and turn left. Head along the main road towards the town centre. The venue will be on your left (~2 mins walk).

Channel Tunnel

From St Pancras International, take a southbound Victoria line tube to Victoria or a southbound Northern Line tube to London Bridge.

Map

This map shows the venue, railway station, and various places to eat and stay in Horsham.