Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant
4:00 p.m. Sunday, September 3, 2006

2002 Judges: Armin Shimerman, Robert Picardo, Ethan Phillips and Miss US Galaxy 2003, Autumn Skye.

2000 Judges: J. G. Hertzler and Robert O'Reilly.

1999 Judges: Larry Septrick, Cheralyn Lambeth and Richard Herd.
The 2006 Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant is open to any qualified attending female member of the 2006 Dragon*Con who agrees to abide by the rules of this contest as posted here, now and in the future.  There is NO registration fee nor any additional cost to participate.  Members and relatives of the TrekTrak Staff, TrekTrak Programming Committee and/or Dragon*Con General Staff are ineligible to participate.  Membership in or affiliation with any Klingon-oriented organization (i.e., KAG, KLAW, etc.) is not required.

Contestants in the 2006 Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant will be judged in three separate categories.  They include:

  • "Beauty" --- Contestants will be judged on the quality and professionalism of their costumes, make-up and "modeling."  Contestants may assume the identity of any Klingon female character from any incarnation of Star Trek, or any original Klingon persona of their own creation.  Contestants will be asked to walk a runway in their Klingon persona.  Poise, grace and the authenticity of her persona will be the criteria for judging.

  • "Talent" --- Contestants will be allowed NO MORE THAN THREE MINUTES to demonstrate a talent or skill.  Contestants may sing, dance, act, perform or make any other type of presentation that demonstrates a talent or skill so long as the presentation does not endanger herself, other contestants or the audience.  (In other words, no flaming bat'leth twirling, etc.)  Contestants are encouraged but not required to present a Klingon-themed talent or skill.  Originality and the authenticity of her persona will be the criteria for judging.  Contestants must disclose to the TrekTrak staff their talent intentions prior to the convention for planning purposes, but such information will be kept strictly confidential.  Audio, video or other technical equipment needed for a specific talent presentation can usually be provided with sufficient advance notice.

  • "Personality" --- Each contestant will either be asked a question to which she must respond, or be asked to perform some simple task on the spot.  The authenticity of her answer or performance, and of her persona, will be criteria for judging.
  • Celebrity Judges and Master of Ceremonies
  • Prizes
  • Sponsor a Personality Question
  • Deadline, Registration and Maximum Participation
  • Register to Enter!
  • Miss Klingon Empire 1999: “Gunner H'nter”
    Miss Klingon Empire 2001: "QeqiVah sutai-Lorenssith"
    Miss Klingon Empire 2003: "Ma'Jon of the Clan IpaQ"
    Miss Klingon Empire 1999
    "Gunner H'nter"
    (Lynn Herrick)
    Miss Klingon Empire 2000
    "Ambassador K'Zeyhta"
    (Sue Regonini)

    Miss Klingon Empire 2001
    "QeqiVah sutai-Lorenssith"
    (Sherry Williams)

    Miss Klingon Empire 2002
    "Ruthar Sutai-Lorenssith"
    (Meg Costabile)
    Miss Klingon Empire 2003
    "Ma'Jon of the Clan IpaQ"
    (Marjan Peltier)
    (Left) Miss Klingon Empire 2004, "Captain KheTara sutai Lorenssith," (Christine Evans-Arriaga) is crowned by TrekTrak Programming Director and Pageant MC Eric L. Watts.  (Center) Long may she reign!  (Right) Celebrity Pageant Judge Garrett Wang (Star Trek Voyager's Harry Kim) crowns himself!

    Master of Ceremonies and Celebrity Judges
    The pageant will once again be MC'ed by Eric L. Watts, Dragon*Con's Director of Star Trek Programming.
     Certified Miss America Beauty Pageant Organization Judge Autumn Skye-Boothe will serve as Chief Judge. Star Trek celebrities who have been invited to serve as pageant judges include, to date, George Takei, Denise Crosby and Tony Todd.

    The winner of this pageant will receive a number of prizes with a total value of more than $500, including:


    • bouquet of flowers (retail value: $60)
    • personalized plaque
    16" tall acrylic trophy on a solid wood base, custom-designed by TrekTrak Director Eric L. Watts.  A plaque on the front of the trophy will be autographed by the pageant's celebrity judges.
    (2005 trophy shown above)
    (Retail Value: $400)
    Fabulous 8" tall rhinestone tiara, plated in sterling silver and styled with hundreds of all-hand-prong set Swarovski rhinestones.
    (2005 tiara shown above)
    (Retail Value: $90)

    Exquisite satin pageant banner, embroidered in red on white satin, trimmed in blue and green... the official colors of the Klingon Empire!
    (2005 banner shown above)
    (Retail Value: $80)

    Klingon Ships: Sponsor a Question, Have Your Banner Recognized!
    If your ship has a banner, you are invited to sponsor a question during the Personality competition.  For the duration of the entire pageant, all Klingon ships who sponsor one of the ten questions will have their banners displayed side-by-side on the back of the stage.  During the Personality competition, each banner will be brought to the front of the stage as each contestant returns to the stage for her question.  The MC will then announce to the audience, "This question is sponsored by the IKV YourShipsName from YourCity, YourState.  Contestant #1, IKV YourShipsName would like to ask...."  This is a terrific way to get your ship's name announced to the audience and preserved forever for posterity on the pageant video!

    The cost to sponsor a Personality question is only $10.  The monies raised from these sponsorships will help offset the expenses of the many prizes awarded to the pageant winner.  Sponsorships must be received by August 1, 2006.  If you would like more information about sponsoring a Personality question, send e-mail to TrekTrak Director Eric L. Watts.  If your ship would like to sponsor a Personality question, please send your check or money order payable to "TrekTrak" to Eric L. Watts, 2902 Aspen Woods Entry, Atlanta GA  30360-2759, or click the "Make a Donation" button below to donate safely and securely via PayPal.  Thank you!

    The following ships and houses have sponsored questions for the 2006 Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant!
    Please visit their web sites!
    The IKV Saman qo'
    Marietta, GA
    House VamPyr
    Lafayette CO
    The IKV WidowMaker
    Orlando FL
    The IKAV Nemesis
    Lawrenceville GA
    The IKAV Rogue Phoenix
    Savannah GA
    The KPV Arrow QeyHa'
    Atlanta GA
    Dark Mook Fleet
    Eastern Seaboard

    Deadline, Registration and Maximum Participation
    There will be a maximum of ten contestants.  Contestants must register in advance by e-mail or surface mail in order to participate.  Deadline for registration is Friday, August 25, 2006 or when ten contestants are confirmed, whichever occurs first.  If you are interested in participating or have any questions or comments about this event, send your name, surface address and home phone number via e-mail to the TrekTrak Staff or surface mail to Eric L. Watts, Dragon*Con Director of Star Trek Programming, 2902 Aspen Woods Entry, Atlanta GA  30360-2759.

    Confirmed Participation to Date
    Name of Contestant
    Home City & State
    Date Registration Received/Confirmed
    1.  Commander Keela sutai-Septaric (Leila McMichael) Lenoir NC 9/15/2005 +++ 9/17/2005
    2.  Captain Kora T'ac (Stacey Hamm) Jacksonville FL 9/22/2005 +++ 12/7/2005
    3.  Rok'ela DevnoH (Sharon Sammons) Shelbyville KY 11/2/2005 +++ 7/2/2006
    4.  VarkNa B'traughh (Valerie Rice) Lowell MA 5/11/2006 +++ 5/15/2006
    5.  Kandak sutai-B'traughh (Aiven O'Leary) Acton MA 5/12/2006 +++ 5/15/2006
    6.  SajQa' sutai Fenix (Andrea Benton) Acworth GA 6/19/2006 +++ 7/3/2006
    7.  Lt. Cmdr. K'vara (Joanna Jo Lombardi) North Charleston SC 7/2/2006 +++ 7/2/2006
    8.  yuQmey'IH (Shasta Hedgecock) Madison TN 7/30/2006 +++ 8/2/2006
    9.  Kat'lin Fenix (Adena Benton) Acworth GA 8/3/2006 +++ 8/14/2006
    The Dragon*Con programming schedule only allows for the participation of 10 contestants.  Registration is first-come, first-serve.  Due to the absence of one or more preregistered contestants at previous years' pageants, two additional Alternate contestants will be allowed to register this year.  However, their participation in the pageant is contingent on the participation of all 10 preregistered contestants, and the alternate(s) will only compete should any of the first 10 preregistered contestants fail to appear at the event.
    Alternate 1.    
    Alternate 2.    
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