Countdown to Coronation 43

    How did we start this State Event?

    Coronation is the last event of the Imperial year. It celebrates the birthday

    Emperor Water and Empress Koriandir Reign 41

    Emperor Water and Empress Koriandir Reign 41

    of the Court. The Monarchs have worked hard all year, and they step down with their friends and family from all over the Imperial Court System. Right now, the UCPPE celebrates an entire weekend of events.

    Coronation Weekend is also the start of the new year for the next Reign. The newly elected Monarchs are brought into the ballroom and crowned at the end of the event.

    Coronation had been scheduled in June during the first years of the Court. Coronation was cost effective during the days before summer began. However, Colorado Springs is known for its resorts and sunshine during the summer. Hotels grew to be more expensive during the summer.

    Coronation was moved to November. The event has been enjoyed with both comfortable and inclement weather. But, because of talented people, the event has been a success and affordable for both the organizers and the guests.

    Coronation is a chance for the Monarchs to honor their friends that have been inspirational throughout the year. These guests are Command Performers. They perform at different parts of the evening. Since Reign XXXI, the UCPPE allows for only ten command performers to have appropriate time management throughout the event.

    Coronation is an event where the community sees the results of Voting Day. There is a new Emperor and Empress, but there are also new Members at Large for the Board of Advisors.

    • Emperor 11 Duane Thompson

      Emperor 11 Duane Thompson

      Coronation was originally in June.

    • Coronation was held in several hotels for many years.
      • During Reign XXIV Coronation was held at the Sheraton. During Reign XXXI, the Sheraton changed to the Crown Plaza hotel. Coronation has been hosted by this hotel for over ten years. The hotel itself has become a tradition.
    • Coronation is a Board Function
      • Coronation is supervised by the Board of Advisors. Just like other State Functions, Coronation is started by a greeting from the President of the Board of Advisors. The Monarchs appoint a Coronation Coordinator to make sure the event runs smoothly. Once the event starts, the Monarchs are on the Dias and have no time to make any other planning decisions.
    • Coronation Weekend
      • The In-Town Show, usually the Thursday before
      • Friday, The Out of Town Show and Bus Tour
      • Saturday, Coronation
      • Sunday, Victory Brunch

    The In-Town Show

    Usually, the Thursday before Coronation, the In-Town Show is chance for the Monarchs to honor all the people who helped them with their year in the Realm. Awards and Certificates are given out to In-Town Regents and Line Members.

    Out Town Show and Bus Tour

    The Out of Town Show had been in the hotel for some years, but the space needed along with the cost became too cumbersome. During Reign XXXIV, the Progressive Out of Town Show was developed where the Out of Town guests performed at the bars on the Tour.


    Michael Cornejo (Emperor 24) escorting Lauren Ashley (Empress 24)

    Michael Cornejo (Emperor 24) escorting Lauren Ashley (Empress 24)

    Coronation starts at 5:00pm. Colorado Springs has prided itself on hosting a buffet dinner where guests start eating an hour before the event starts. After the traditional opening ceremonies, guests are welcome to continue eating from the buffet until the end of second set. The guests are able to see talented Command Performers, witness the majesty of In-Town and Out-of-Town walks of Regents, Businesses and Organizations. The Monarchs give out Lifetime Awards and have one last evening sitting on the Imperial thrones. The newly elected Monarchs are crowned at the end of the event.

    Victory Brunch

    Victory Brunch is the Sunday afterwards. Colorado Springs has prided itself on hosting an omelet bar and breakfast buffet. We invite our guests to attend the buffet first, and the event is designed to be both comfortable as well as elegant. The stepping down Monarchs give out more awards to in-town and out-of-town guests. The newly elected Monarchs are given a chance to welcome their new Reign. They announce their reign theme, colors, and the theme and date of their stepping down Coronation. In recent years, the Emperor and Empress of the new year also dub their new Prince and Princess Royal.


    Emperor 42 Charley Fox

    Empress 42 Antoniette Lily


    Coronation Tickets

    Walks and Entrances

    Individuals representing Courts, Businesses or Organizations are encouraged to walk. Groups with five (5) or more representatives are invited to do an entrance limited to a maximum of five (5) minutes. Performances are limited to seven (7) minutes. Appropriate formal or themed attire and regalia is requested for every one on the stage for crowning ceremony. Please, appropriate content: no confetti, nudity, open flames, live animals, bare breasts or exposed buttocks.

    Hospitality Suite

    Breckenridge Suite 2nd Floor
    (Protocol by 1:00pm)
    And After Coronation until 1:30am


    We will reserve entire tables with full pre-payment for (8) eight seats. Prepaid tickets will be held at the Hospitality Suite or at the door at Coronation.
    No refunds will be made.


    Sean Gooden

    President, Board of Advisors President@ucppe.org

    For more information about Coronation, Please contact Sean Gooden at President@ucppe.org


    Out of Town Protocol will be accepted by the Coronation Coordinator in the Hospitality Suite. Businesses and Organizations, please type out and print your protocol to be placed in its own envelope. Hand this protocol to the Coronation Coordinator.

    In-Town Protocol will be collected by the Vice President of the Board. (2nd floor) on 8 ½ x 11 paper. Accepted from 10:00am—1:00pm. Protocol should be typed.
    There is a computer center on the first floor of the hotel. Please spell difficult words or names phonetically.

    Coronation Program Ads

    We invite everyone to place an ad in our Coronation 43 Program. The deadline for placing an ad is Friday, October 12, 2018. All ads should be camera-ready art, digital format. Leave a 1/4” border around each of the four edges of a full 8 1/2” x 11” page. Ensure ad is in either .jpg, .doc, .pub or pdf format.

    Please send payment with Ad. Court checks, money orders or cashier’s checks accepted. Remit in United States Currency.
    Checks should be made out to:
    The United Court of the
    Pikes Peak Empire
    Include Ad payment to:
    Dan Alexander
    Attn: UCPPE Coronation Ad
    P.O. Box 6925
    Colorado Springs, CO 80934
    Program Size 8 1/2” x 11”
    Full Page $120
    Half Page $80
    Ads will not be printed until payment has been received.

    You may also purchase your ad online via our secure server:

    If you order your ad online via our secure server, don't forget to send in your ad copy to president@ucppe.org!

    Hotel Elegante

    2886 South Circle Dr.,Colorado Springs, CO 80906

    Please mention UCPPE when reserving your room. Call:1 800 971 4654 Hotel Eleganté is conveniently located near the Colorado Springs Municipal Airport.

    Hotel Eleganté is so pleased to be the host hotel again for Coronation XLIII! We are so excited to welcome you in November 2018!

    November 02, 2018 - November 04, 2018

    We are proud to offer WPS Starbucks on Site, Colorado City Creamery, Pet Friendly with Complimentary Dog Run, Free Wireless Internet, Restaurant and Bar on Site, Year Round Indoor and Seasonal Outdoor Pools, Indoor Children's Playground, and Free Airport Shuttle plus additional (3) Mile Radius Shuttle Service(upon availability).

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    This page was most recently updated on July 31st, 2018

    Who are the lifetime award recipients?  


    Ed Sanders
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    October 30, 2017 9:02 AM  


    Here are all of the Lifetime Award Recipients by the award:

    Aurora Borealis Awards

    Ralph Chapman 1996

    Richard Blair 1996

    Lisa Jo 1997

    Ralph Chapman 1998

    Bernice Litter 1999

    Tim Myers 2000

    Mark Merriman 2001

    Tim Myers 2002

    Mitchell Camp 2003

    Don Lacey 2004/2005

    Rick Rhody 2004/2005

    Marlow Anderson 2006

    Stacy Miller 2007

    Marlow Anderson 2008

    Sean Gooden 2009

    Kassondra McEntire 2010

    Ralph Chapman 2011

    Michael Cornejo 2013

    Antoinette Lily 2014

    Shelby Givin Moorhead 2015

    Chris Morgan 2016

    Diamond of Excellence

    Ralph Chapman 2005

    Don Lacey 2007

    Rick Rhody 2007

    Ralph Chapman 2008

    Ralph Chapman 2009

    Ralph Chapman 2010

    Nona Capace 2011

    Messy Panocho 2013

    Sade 2013

    Leandra Ledbetter 2014

    Shelly (Tabitha) Voorhes 2016

    Spirit Within Awards

    Joe Brady 2001

    Marlow Anderson 2003

    Briette Marie 2005

    Gary and Kelly 2006

    Leandra Ledbetter 2008

    Sable Gordon 2009

    Michael Cornejo 2010

    Naomi Valenzuela 2012

    Zoey Diddim 2013

    Michael Gaffney 2014

    Jim JT Wilson 2014

    Kassondra McEntire 2016

    Lord of Strength and Honor Awards

    Rick Rhody 2001

    Marc Callan 2003

    Tim Parham 2004

    Bill Wendt 2005

    John Lendenmann 2006

    Bruce Littrell 2009

    Ralph Chapman 2010

    Don Lacey and Rick Rhody 2011

    Rett Rasberry 2012

    Justin Price 2013

    Darrin hatch 2013

    Tom Bledsoe 2014

    Marlow Anderson 2014

    Sainthood Awards – Empress

    Marion Muhme 1997

    Rick Rhody 1998

    Brian Weisecamp 1999

    Ralph Chapman 2000

    Rick Rhody 2001

    Jack Murphy 2003

    Don Lacey 2004

    Ghetta Cannon 2005

    Marlow Anderson 2006

    Stacy Miller 2007

    Viki Brown 2008

    Dorian Lord 2009

    Kassondra McEntire 2009

    Marie Wagner 2010

    Marlow Anderson 2011

    Audrey Anderson 2011

    Sharin Peters 2013

    Judy McKay 2014

    Leandra Ledbetter 2016

    Sainthood Awards – Emperor

    Mark Merriman 2001

    Mark Merriman 2002

    Ronda Recoverree 2003

    Brad Busby 2004

    Greg Brockman 2005

    Rett Rasberry 2006

    Brett Garrity 2007

    Olivia Ryanne McEntire 2009

    Duane Thompson 2010

    Adraine Powers 2012

    Sean Gooden 2013

    Chase Whitmore 2014

    Duane Thompson 2014

    Ramiyah Devereaux 2016

    The Regent’s Award
    This award is given annually by vote of the Council of Regents, to honor that regent who has done the most for the Court in the previous year.

    Mark Merriman 2004

    Jack Murphy 2004

    Rick Rhody 2005

    –No Award– 2006

    Doug Lewis 2007

    Audrey Anderson 2008

    Don Lacey 2009

    Marlow Anderson 2009

    Duane Thompson 2010

    Sean Gooden 2011

    Nona Capace 2012

    Sable Gordon 2013

    Sean Gooden 2014

    The John Renn Award
    The regents vote each year on the performer of the year, with particular emphasis on live performance. The award honors King Father John Renn, an accomplished dancer and live performer.

    Roxie 1990

    Sasha Dior 1991

    Tammy-Lynn Noel 1992

    Misty McCrae 1993

    Chris Lee 1994

    David Corder 1995

    Bruce Littrell and Bobby Hamlin 1996

    Lori Adams 1997

    Tony Babbin 1998

    Charlie Davenport 1999

    The Lezbos 2000

    Arch Hooks and Lauren Ashley 2001

    Sasha D’Ore 2002

    –No Award– 2003

    Marc Callan 2004

    Ghetta Cannon 2005

    –No Award– 2006

    Out Loud Chorus 2007

    Lamar Cooper 2008

    Sean Gooden 2009

    –No Award– 2010

    Rebecca Hanchar and Faith Gubbins 2011

    August Mergelman 2012

    Misty Stokes 2013

    Colin Gregory 2014


    Cheers, Ed

    Ed Sanders
    WebMaster Admin
    Joined: 1 year  ago
    Posts: 62
    April 23, 2018 10:41 AM  

    These lists are now updated, please view the Lifetime Award Recipients page for the updates...

    Cheers, Ed



    Sean Gooden

    President of the Board of Advisors


    Ed Sanders



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    Emperor 42


    Antoniette Lily

    Empress 42



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