What is it in the Klingon culture that calls people to create a Klingon persona and cosplay a Klingon? From the early days of Star Trek, Klingons have existed. They are (or were) the quintessential villains in The Original Series and became Federation allies in Deep Space 9. They are the embodiment of Honor and Duty. This panel will discuss the positive (and negative) aspects of portraying a Klingon. It will explore cultural, behavioral and practical reasons you may (or may not) want to take on a Klingon persona.