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).

    Hotel Eleganté is proud to partner with Enterprise and National as our Preferred Car Rental Partner. We encourage you to contact them for your transportation needs during your upcoming stay in Colorado Springs.Visit here for exclusive transportation discounts just for being our guest!

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    This page was most recently updated on August 26th, 2018

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    William Anthony “Bleau” Beamer


    Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado, USA
    DEATH10 Nov 2012 (aged 56)

    Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, USA

    “Bleau” William Anthony Beamer left this world unexpectedly on November 10, 2012 to join the ones that have gone before. Born to Dorothy Mae Beamer “Grady” on February 12, 1956 in Pueblo, CO. Preceded in death Mother “Mama Coo,” Gramps Carson Beamer. Grandma Marie and Grandpa Sam Finley, brother Kent and step father Leo Marquez, companion Greg Loper. Survived by his loving wife Brown Sugar Cuff-Beamer, stepson Christopher (Chong) Cuff, Grandma P., Sister Darla Macaluso (Ed), Sister Laura (Lloyd) Barela, Brother Tom (Liz) Marquez, Nephews Jeff, Tony (Rebecca) Gabe, Josh, Niece Brittany and Great nieces and nephews, his 4 legged friend Rowdy and many close friends. Bleau was a graduate of Central High School and has been a caregiver of hundreds of people and is very involved in the UCPPE and many other organizations in Colorado Springs. A Celebration of Life will be held at Metropolis Supper club at 1201 W. Colorado Avenue, Colorado Springs at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, 11-17-2012. Flowers may be sent to Metropolis. Festivities to immediately follow. Contributions may be made to UCPPE and/or ASCAP.

    David Bates – Prince Royal V



    William (Bill) Swearengin – Emperor VII

    William L. “Bill” Swearengin, 61, passed away unexpectedly September 9, 2017 in Colorado Springs.

    He was born January 25, 1956 in Fort Knox, Kentucky to Wm. Murray and Elma L. Swearengin. The family moved to Colorado Springs when Bill was 1 year old and he always considered himself to be a Colorado native. After graduating from Wasson High in 1974 he briefly moved to Texarkana, Texas before returning to Colorado Springs where he lived until moving to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. He lived in Puerto Vallarta for twenty years until returning to the Springs in 2010 to help take care of his mother.

    He was Emperor 7 of the United Court of the Pikes Peak Empire and Vice President of the Board of Advisors. Bill’s family and friends will remember his loyalty, his unique, biting wit and kindness.

    He is survived by: Enrique Aguilar of Puerto Vallarta; sister, Nancy L. Swearengin of Monument, Colorado; and many dear friends especially “Sugar” Cuff-Beamer, Tony Willis, and Duane Thompson, all of Colorado Springs.

    Visitation 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 16, 2017 with a funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m. at the Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel. Private inurnment will be at Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum.

    In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to the UCPPE, PO BOX 6925, Colorado Springs, CO 80934 Small Dog Animal Rescue.

    Reference: http://shrineofremembrance.com/book-of-memories/3136180/Swearengin-William/obituary.php

    Reference:  http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/gazette/obituary.aspx?n=william-l-swearengin-bill&pid=186644973&fhid=6109




    Tim Holt – Emperor VIII

    Timothy G. Holt

    Ventura, CA

    February 18, 1951 –

    May 27, 2017

    Tim was son to Carolyn and Garrett Holt in Ventura, CA. He grew up in Ventura, developing his amazing talents for baking, cooking, interior design, and collecting antiques. He graduated from Ventura High School in 1969, then attended Ventura College. He owned his own bakery in downtown Ventura, making the most delicious confections. He ventured to Colorado Springs where he opened a restaurant before moving to the East Coast and working, setting up, managing kitchens for exclusive resorts. His joy was menu parings and setting up events to be beautiful. He always said presentation is everything ? from his cakes for birthdays or weddings, to his cooking, to interior design; everything was always incredibly PERFECT! Tim was a perfectionist through and through and it showed in his work ethic. He was so many peoples go-to for everything baking, cooking, design, and collectibles. Wherever he went, whether in California, Colorado, Maine or Florida he made friends and had a great time with whatever adventure was awaiting. Tim was a son, brother, uncle, godfather, but most importantly friend. He will remain forever in our hearts and will be missed dearly, especially by his “family”, Jimmy, Karen, Johnny, Dawn, Yvonne, sister-in-law Genie, brother Gary, and his lil furry friend, Cassie. Tim will be honored at a Celebration of Life on June 17, 2017 at 2:00pm,at the Sportsman in Ventura, CA. In Tim fashion, he donated his body to science, with the hopes he would contribute to making someone else’s life better! In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice and pay forward generosity to someone special!

    Published in Ventura County Star from June 13 to June 14, 2017 Reference: Click here for full obituary

    Norman Relaford – The Rainbow Cowboy of Longevity



    Dawn Marie Dunlap (aka – Maxine DuPaulo) – Grand Czarina XXXVII

    Michael “FeFe” Tomlin

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    Monarchs we have lost in Colorado Springs, Colorado

    Colorado Springs
    Princess Royal 1 Mary Davis
    Emperor 1 Shel Anderson
    Prince Royal 2 Buddy Brokaw
    Emperor 2 Cliff May
    Prince Royal 3 David “Sugar Bear” Connors
    Emperor 3 Jim Brazell
    Princess Royal 4 Dana Wortinger
    Emperor 4 Geno Riddle
    Empress 4 Lilly Langtree
    Emperor 5 Peter D. Quick
    Prince Royal 5, David Bates
    Princess Royal 6 Kay Patrick
    Emperor 6 Keith Nicks
    Emperor 7, Bill Swearengin
    Emperor 8, Tim Holt
    Princess Royal 8 Ann Cagel
    Empress 9 Lois Lane
    Prince Royal 10 Rusty Fuller
    Emperor 10 David Guitterrez
    Princess Royal 12 Beverly Hills
    Emperor 12 Jeff Dilworth
    Empress 12 Erica Courtland
    Prince Royal 15 Chris Jones
    Emperor 16 Dennis Lewis
    Empress 16 Sasha Dior
    Prince Royal 16 and Regent Emperor 16 Bleau Beamer
    Prince Royal 17 Papa Doc Buettner
    Regent Emperor 20 Ed Sells
    Empress 21 Rebekka Ryanne
    Princess Royal 22 and 30 Michael “FeFe” Tomlin
    Prince Royal 25 Tim Myers
    Prince Royal 6 and 30 John Lendenmann
    Prince Royal 27 and 33 Tim Parham


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    President of the Board of Advisors


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    Charley Fox

    Emperor 42


    Antoniette Lily

    Empress 42



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