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Press Release: The 2011 Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant

28 November 2010 by

Created by Eric L. Watts in 1999 and presented at Dragon*Con from 1999 to 2009,
TrekTrax Atlanta is proud to be the new home of the world-famous…

Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant
4:00 p.m. Sunday, February 20, 2011

Miss Klingon Empire contest

The Twelfth Annual Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant is open to any qualified attending female member of the 2011 TrekTrax Atlanta (TXA) who is at least 21 years of age, except for members and relatives of the TXA executive committee and/or volunteer staff, 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. Membership in or affiliation with any Klingon-oriented organization (i.e., KAG, KLAW, etc.) is not required.

Contestants in the 2011 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 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 TrekTrax Atlanta 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

The Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant will be MC’ed by its creator and producer, Eric L. Watts. Our panel of judges includes Star Trek celebrities Tim Russ, Barbara March and Gwynyth Walsh, and TXA Fan Guest of Honor Emmett Plant.

Prizes

The winner of the Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant will receive a number of prizes with a total value of more than $600, including:

• 16″ tall acrylic trophy on a solid wood base. A plaque on the front of the trophy will be autographed by the pageant’s celebrity judges (retail value $400)
• Fabulous 8″ tall rhinestone tiara, plated in sterling silver and styled with hundreds of all-hand-prong set Swarovski rhinestones (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
(retail value: $80)
• A fabulous bouquet of freshly cut, colorful, gorgeous pageant flowers (retail value $60)
• PLUS: Every contestant will receive a custom-designed honor trophy

Deadline, Registration and Maximum Participation

The deadline to register for the Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant is Friday, February 4, 2011. There will be a maximum of ten contestants. Contestants must register in advance by e-mail in order to participate. If you are interested in participating or have any questions or comments about this event, send email to TrekTrax Atlanta at information@trektrax.org.

For More Information

Please visit the TrekTrax Atlanta web site at www.trektrax.org and the Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant page at http://www.trektrax.org/missklingonempirebeautypageant.htm.

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