The Third Language Creation Conference

Glossopoesis and Glottotechnia: The Art and Science of Language


“I find myself developing my own meta-myth about conlangers as language-bringers. In the spirit of play, in the rigor of serious linguistic exploration, in the willingness to live in one’s own highest myth for extended periods of time, for explicitly not putting aside childish things, I think we are one of the points where the incursion of novelty in the run-up to 2012 reveals itself – in this case in a geyser of glyphs, a flow of new sounds, and newly ordered ways of making meaning.” – Diana Slattery

“By the end of the weekend I was quite overwhelmed, literally trembling with overstimulation and with awe at the superabundance of talent — it actually felt like an excess of talent, more than I could cope with, a diet of superficient richness.” – And Rosta, on CONLANG

“The impact of meeting people sort-of-known for 15 years for the first time cannot be overstated. It closed a gap I wasn’t even aware existed.” – Amanda Furrow

“The conference exceeded my expectations. I am very glad I went and talked, and my perception of conlanging has changed so much I have no idea yet what the full extent of the consequences of that change are on myself and my projects. Thank you for all you have done to enable that to happen.” – Paul Varkuzan

In short: LCC3 was a huge success. Thank you to everyone who made this possible, by contributing their work or presence.

To see the webcam edition of some of the conference (we had multiple recording problems with this stream), click here. See also our youtube channel.

Sunday group pic by Ron Canepa:

Standing: Schuyler Duveen, John Cayley, Brian Distin, Paul Varkuza, Sally Caves, David Durand, Amanda Babcock Furrow, Alex Fink, Sylvia Sotomayor, Jeff Burke, Tim Lang Smith, Ryan Connell, Jim Rosenberg, Colin Davis, Jeff Jones, Erin Peterson, David Peterson, Samantha Gorman, Lila Sadkin, Edrex Fontanilla, Despina Durand

Crouching: Denis Moskowitz, Jim Henry, Diana Slattery, Marc Moskowitz, Sai Emrys, Kelly Alioth Drinkwater, Bradford White, John Clifford

Behind camera: Ron Canepa

Not in photo but present: Baldvin Kári Sveinbjörnsson, Damon Baker, David Riley, Jim Henry’s parents and brother, Kári Emil Helgason, Kathy Lowry, Thomas Leigh, Tony Harris, William Weir & guest

Telepresent: And Rosta, Arnt Richard Johansen, Carsten Becker, Don Boozer, Emerson Knapp, Jan van Steenbergen, John Quijada, Jorge Cristino, Kaleissin, Matt Haupt, Mia Soderquist, Mez Breeze, Parker Glynn-Adey, Sentaro Mizuta, Steven Travis, Timo Paulssen, Trent Pehrson, Viktor Medrano, Vincent Pistelli, +10 name unknown

Not present but presenting: Arika Okrent, Marta Masferrer, Peter Ciccariello, Rob Sato, Trey Jones