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Countdown to Coronation 45 November 14, 2020

    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.

    Coronation

    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.

    UCPPE Coronation 45 “The Revival, Under the Big Top”

    Please join us downtown Colorado Springs for Coronation 45.  Host hotel The Mining Exchange has room blocks starting at $129.  Coronation will take place at the Gold Room, and Victory brunch will take place at the Springs Orleans.  Hospitality will be open all weekend with complimentary food and drinks.

    Events:

    November 12, 2020 In Town Show / Club Q

    November 13, 2020 Out of town and Bus Tour / Gold Room

    November 14, 2020 Coronation 45 / Gold Room

    November 15, 2020 Victory Brunch / Victory Shot Party

    Prices:

    In Town Show Free $5-10 Dinner Optional

    Bus Tour $30*

    Coronation $80* / $55 no dinner

    Absentee Ticket $50 / show love in your absence

    Victory Brunch $30*

    Victory Shot Party Free

    Early Bird til Oct 12th, 2020 $125 includes * items.

    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

    Hospitality plans to be announced shortly.

    Reservations

    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.

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    Protocol

    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 45 Program. The deadline for placing an ad is To Be Determined. 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:

    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 and upload your content via our upload page:

    If you order your ad online via our secure server, don’t forget to upload your ad copy via the Upload page.

    A Charming Boutique Hotel Experience

    Exquisitely-restored historic hotel with modern amenities and event space

    With towering granite walls crowned by elaborate embellishment, our boutique hotel is a superb fusion of historic architecture and contemporary accommodations. Built in 1902 as a stock exchange for local mining companies, The Mining Exchange, A Wyndham Grand Hotel & Spa offers a one-of-a-kind experience in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs. You’ll love our elegant, yet casual public spaces and the beautiful lobby featuring an Italian marble fireplace and antique piano. We also offer unique event spaces for everything from meetings and conferences to weddings and special celebrations.

    Throughout your stay, enjoy delicious cuisine at our Springs Orleans Restaurant and relax with a signature cocktail at one of our two bars. You can also spend time unwinding in our luxurious MX Spa and working out at the state-of-the-art fitness center. Or, step out to explore nearby Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, or the area’s plethora of dining and shopping. At the end of your day, get the perfect night’s rest in one of our comfortable guest rooms appointed with plush bedding, custom artwork, and thoughtful amenities.

    The reservation link for Coronation 2020 that can be utilized to reserve a room directly underneath the block with our negotiated rate. Please note that all room types that have been contracted are currently available and will be reserved on a first come – first serve basis.

    Coronation 2020 Reservations Link

     

    Guests may also reach out to Andrel Huliganga, Reservations Manager, to reserve their room. He can be reached at 719-323-2051 or via email at ahuliganga@miningexchangehotel.com. Please note his hours are from 9:00am – 5:00pm MDT, Monday through Friday. If they try to reach him outside those days/hours they will be directed to our central reservations line where they will also be able to reserve their room. They will need to reference to the group block CORONATION 2020 in order to receive the group rate.

    The Mining Exchange A Wyndham Grand Hotel & Spa

    The Gold Room

    The Gold Room is a live entertainment venue in Colorado Springs, CO. It is housed in a fabulous 1933, art deco building, which has been retrofitted as a state-of-the-art live performance hall. The wrap around balcony creates an intimate setting to watch everything from live music to comedy, or hold your own special event that drops you into that Great Gatsby era of elegance. http://www.goldroomlive.com/

    The Gold Room

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    Contacts

    Sean Gooden President of the Board of Advisors

    president@ucppe.org

    Ed Sanders WebMaster

    webmaster@ucppe.org

    Dan Alexander Treasurer

    treasurer@ucppe.org

    Anka Shayne Empress 43

    empress43@ucppe.org

    Our Address:

    UCPPE

    P.O. Box 6925

    Colorado Springs, Colorado 80934

     

    Organizations For Which We Raise Money:

    S-CAP

     MCC Church

     PFLAG

     Citizens Project

     PAGE

     Inside Out

    The Humane Society

    The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

    Silver Key

    Bars That Help Us Raise Money

    Club Q

    Business and Organizations that Support Us

    The Pikes Peak Summit Masters

     

    Our Mother Court

    The Imperial Court of the Rocky Mountain Empire
    Denver, Colorado

    Our Daughter Court

    The United Court of the Sandias, Inc.

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    Our Sister Court

    The Imperial Court of Minnesota
    Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Our Brother Court

    The Imperial Court of Nebraska
    Omaha, Nebraska

    Our Brother Court

    The Imperial Court of Arizona
    Phoenix, Arizona

     

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