The Reign of Xcellence, Xcitement, and Xpansion Where “X” Marks the Spot!
The Reign of Reverence, Honor and Compassion
The Regency Reign
Back to Basics: The Reign of FUNdamentals
The ABC’s of FUNdraising:
Angel | Bianca | Community
The Reign of Fairytale Beginnings and Futuristic Dreams
The Reign of New Beginnings, New Dreams and New Futures
The Reign of Caring, Concern and Compassion
The theme of Reign XVI was chosen to emphasize the Court’s devotion to the community of Austin. Reign XVI began with the crowning of Empress Rona Bare-it and Regent Emperor Eric Beringer. The Board of Directors elected and appointed Regent Emperor Eric Beringer. Eric accepted the appointment and committed himself to serving the Court and community. Little did the new Monarchs know what a daunting task they had ahead of them.
The goal of Reign XVI was to continue and build on all the hard work by the previous Reigns, as there were some high standards and impressive bench marks achieved. In an effort to expand the Court and involve a more diversified membership, Reign XVI was fortunate to have several straight individuals join the Court, including Suzanne (SuXanax), and Janet, both single mothers. SuXanax and Janet were appointed to the female line. SuXanax was invested as Imperial Crown Princess, and Janet as Princess Royale. Their dedication and hard work were inspiring; raising children on their own and finding time to help the community.
Shortly after Investiture, on October 10, 2009, the Court lost the founding Empress of the Austin Court System, Mona littleMore, a.k.a Marc Alexander. Mona was Empress Rona Bare-it’s love and life partner for over 37 years. Dowager Empress XV Jaycie Beringer and Regent Emperor Eric Beringer stepped up to provide even more support and comfort to Empress Rona with this tremendous loss. Even with the tragic loss of her partner, Empress Rona Bare-it, along with the tireless efforts of Dowager Empress Jaycie Beringer and Regent Emperor Eric Beringer, Reign XVI was the success Mona had hoped it could be.
While not all the records set by previous Reigns were broken, many were matched and some were even surpassed. With the help of the Court and local businesses, Reign XVI raised over $40.000 to help the Austin community. Reign XVI also established a college scholarship program, The Mona littleMore Memorial Scholarship, to help further higher education goals of Texas GLBT youth.
On August 28, 2010 The United Court of Austin presented Coronation XVII, A Sweet 16 Ball, Legends of the Jukebox, Let’s Rock and Roll. Empress Rona Bare-it and Regent Emperor Eric Beringer give special thanks to Emperor Bobby Barnett and Empress Dee Dee Davis for their talents and hard work designing and building a fabulous Diner Set. Her Majesty Rona would like to thank her line, and the outstanding female line member of the year SuXanax. His Majesty Eric would like to thank Empress XV Jaycie Beringer for her love and support to Reign XVI. Eric also like to thank his Imperial Crown Prince Rudy Rohan for devotion and dedication to Reign XVI.
Empress Rona – Crown Princess for Life Janet Tate
Empress Rona – The Mona littleMore Memorial Scholarship
Emperor Eric – Step down Pins may include mementos, keepsakes, tokens, or pins.
At the end of Coronation XVII, the ICS and the Austin Community witnessed the crowning of Empress XVII Bianca Fairchild and Regent Emperor XVII Bobby Barnett. At Investitures, their Majesties named Carlotta Silkstone and Shayne James as Imperial Crown Princess and Imperial Crown Prince. The reign was off to a fast start with a cabaret show at El Sol y La Luna. There were several monthly big cabaret shows along with numerous themed shows and the reign also kept up with the tradition of weekly Chocolates for Charities.
Their Majesties traveled throughout Texas and several out of state coronations including Oklahoma, Modesto, Nebraska and Las Vegas. The year ended with a bang with Coronation XVIII – An Evening at the Cabaret- Welcome to a Burlesque – A Black Tie Affair. The ballroom was set as an elaborate cabaret and the Dias was set as a stage showcasing hot talent from The Capitol City Showgirls performing the opening number with the UCA membership and several entertainers performing illusions of Cher, Diana Ross and Dolly Parton.
Both Majesties returned to the College of Monarchs and were inducted as Empress XIII & XVII Bianca Fairchild and Emperor III & XVII Bobby Barnett.
The Reign of Growth, Hope and Charity
With no qualified candidates available to run for the office of Emperor and Empress, Emperor VII, Bobby Birchmier and Empress VI, Dee Dee Davis volunteered to take the lead and reign as the Regent Monarchs for Reign XVIII. During Investiture, Anastasia Fabre Davis was bestowed the title of Imperial Crown Princess. Their Majesties appointed Emperor Eric Beringer as King Father and Empress Jaycie Beringer as Queen Mother. Reign XVIII started with many hurdles. Two of our primary performance venues had recently closed and we desperately sought to find new locations to conduct the fundraising events. Regent Emperor and Empress XVIII appointed ICP Anastasia Fabre Davis and Clay Davis as Coronation XIX Coordinators who produced an outstanding event at the Airport Hilton Hotel. Empress Dee Dee Davis and ICP Anastasia Fabre Davis created and constructed a set based upon the theme with portraits of the Glee characters and giant pompoms and mega phones. The opening production number featured the United Court of Austin performing to Lady GaGa’s Born this Way and was greeted with a large applause from the audience at the beginning of Coronation XIX. The Empire of the Royal Sovereign and Imperial Court of the Single Star (Houston) was awarded Best Court Production with Anastasia Fabre Davis being recognized as Reign XVIII Outstanding Female Line Member with DP Throats as Outstanding Male Line Member.
Imperial Crown Princess to Reign XVIII for Life – Anastasia Fabre Davis
Brother for Life to Emperor XVIII, Bobby Birchmier – Emperor Kathy Scott
HMRIM Dee Dee: From this date forward, the current Reigning Empress may wear any crown of her choice. The Empress will be solely responsible for purchasing the crown with no costs accrued by the United Court of Austin.
HMRIM Bobby: Emperor Bobby Birchmier will award the Big Brother Award each year at Coronation.
The Reign of X-Pansion, Innovation & X-Rated Shots
Reign XIX began in August 2012 with the crowning of the three time elected Monarch, Emperor Chad Fairchild, and first time elected Monarch, Empress Kari Hardwood. Reign XIX faced many hurdles and difficulties as one bar after another closed their doors during the year. The line members, COM and the Monarchs were very busy throughout the year finding venues in which to hold our events. Reign XIX brought a unity to the community that had long been missing. Through the production of shows and Chocolates for Charity, Reign XIX raised much needed money for Project Transitions, Wright House Wellness Center and the community. The visibility of the UCA was bolstered within the State of Texas and throughout the International Court System by attending many various Coronations and events to help out other courts in the system. Both monarchs traveled to out of state events including Denver, San Francisco, Nebraska, and Oklahoma, not to mention all over the state of Texas to events for the United Courts of Texas. Emperor Chad and Empress Kari were both very visible by producing and performing in numerous shows throughout the year.
During Reign XIX, the line members worked extremely hard to make the year the best it could be despite the set-backs it faced. Reign XIX came to a close with Coronation XX, “Let’s Get Wicked! A Stop off on Broadway on the Way Back to Oz.” With representation from all over the country attending, Coronation XX was an event enjoyed by all! With Broadway inspired table decorations and a Wizard of Oz backdrop, it was an affair fit for a king…or wizard. Emperor Chad and Empress Kari thanked the line members for their dedication to their community and named JJ Walsh as Best Male line member of the year; and Pannica Tack as Best Female line member of the year. The proceeds from Coronation XX were distributed to two beneficiaries: Project Transitions and The Wright House Wellness Center.
ICP for Life to Reign XIX – Imperial Crown Prince JJ Walsh
Sister for Life to Empress XIX – Empress 40 of All Alaska, Ashley Summers-Dawn
Emperor Chad Fairchild – All show beneficiaries will be UCA charities until $5,000 or
February has been reached, whichever comes first.
Empress Kari Hardwood – All UCA line members will receive participation points at
shows held out of realm if they assist or perform, the same as they would for in realm shows.
Reign XXI began with the election and crowning of Emperor Hardeaux Tack and the unanimous election and crowning of Empress Pannica Tack, the youngest elected Empress of Austin at 27 years old. In keeping with the traditions of excellence of The United Court of Austin, Reign XXI set out to expand the membership and expand the venues in which to conduct fundraisers. We were very fortunate to have the support of many of the local bar establishments: ‘Bout Time II, Oil Can Harry’s, Rain on 4th, Iron Bear, Haven, Chain Drive, and Highland Lounge; which allowed us the opportunity to fundraise and further our goals of helping our local community; and representing the International Court System.
Additionally, Reign XXI worked with local businesses like Skivvies, Alamo Drafthouse and multiple restaurants to expand the visibility and community outreach of the United Court of Austin. The Monarchs traveled the International Court System Circuit to a combined total of 13 Coronations. On August 8, 2015, Emperor Hardeaux and Empress Pannica presented “Coronation XXII – Haute Couture: A Fashion Forward Affair.” The backdrop of the ballroom was a simple black backdrop with elegant crystal chandelier lighting, to highlight the couture presented by their Majesties and their guests. The Coronation was attended at capacity; as Courts from around the Country; as well as many local business and organizations were represented. Hardeaux and Pannica thanked the line members for their dedication to their community and named Evan Inell as Best Male line member of the year; and Jaydis Codean as Best Female line member of the year. The proceeds from Coronation XXII were distributed to two beneficiaries: Project Transitions and The Wright House Wellness Center. Reign XXI increased funds raised by over 30% over the previous Reign and more than doubled membership.
Crown Princess Royale for Life to Reign XXI – Faetalah Tack
Brother for Life to Reign XXI – Daniel Morgan-Russell
HMRIM Pannica: Members who attends a rehearsal for a production number produced by The United Court of Austin and participates in said production number shall receive one point.
HMRIM Hardeaux: To make the Monarchs of the United Court of Austin voting members of the Board of Directors.
The Reign of Unity, Beauty and Love
Reign XXIII began in August 2016 with the crowning of the 3rd sole Monarch, Empress XXIII Jaydis Codean. The line members, College of Monarchs and Empress Jaydis were very busy throughout the year. Reign XXIII brought unity and passion to the community, producing shows, underwear auctions, and Chocolates for Charity. Reign XXIII raised much needed money for Project Transitions, Wright House Wellness Center and Out Youth. The UCA was promoted in the Austin Pride Parade with two floats. We raised our visibility within the State of Texas and throughout the International Court System by attending many Coronations and events. Empress Jaydis traveled to out of state events including Las Vegas, San Francisco and Oklahoma, not to mention all over the state to events for the United Courts of Texas! Reign XXIII also had representation in New Mexico and Phoenix for their coronations. Empress Jaydis was very visible by producing several events and performing in most of the UCA shows. She was also the driving force behind the UCA producing shows at Bout Time 2.
During Reign XXIII, the line members worked tirelessly to make the year the best it could be! Reign XXIII brought out some great additions to the UCA. Reign XXIII came to a close with Coronation XXIV, “A Masquerade at the Moulin Rouge!.” The line members took on making the center pieces for the tables and a beautiful backdrop for Empress Jaydis. Two members personally took on hospitality and presented the UCA and all of our guests with a full French menu! The night was full of laughs, tears, love and acceptance. Empress Jaydis’ parents were in attendance and even escorted her into the ball room for the final set. The entertainment for Coronation XXIV was phenomenal! Performers from Dallas, San Antonio and Las Vegas all wowed the crowd, not to mention the fabulous opening production number from the UCA! Jaydis and the UCA were very glad to have such an amazing attendance for Coronation XXIV! Jaydis, as per our ByLaws, was able to be recrowned as Absolute Empress XXIII! Reigning as a sole monarch is very tough and Jaydis reigned with dignity, respect and passion for the UCA.
Sister for Life to Reign XXIII- Empress XLII of The Single Star Empire, Dallas, TX. Danielle Starr.
Sister Court- The Royal Sovereign Imperial Court of The Central Texas Empire, Waco TX.
The 24 Karat Gold Reign of Glamour and Glitter, Fashion and Fame
Emperor and Empress XIV Jake Dean Stone and Simone Jewel Riviera ascended to the throne of Regent Emperor and Regent Empress XXIV. Now married in the real world, they Reigned as Regent Emperor Jake Riviera-St. Stone and Regent Empress Simone Riviera-St. Stone. As with most Regents, they came answering the call during a time of need for the court, ushering in a resurgence of focus on the needs of the local Austin community and the needs of the United Court of Austin. Witnessed by the United Courts of Texas, and the Austin community, their Majesty’s invested Timothy Rollin’ Stone and Anita Nother as Imperial Crown Prince and Princess as well as their reign line members. Jake and Simone were tireless in their efforts to reach out to the community by encouraging area organizations to participate in joint fundraising efforts. Simone’s annual underwear and swimsuit auction, held at the Iron Bear, renewed relationships with Austin’s TGRA chapter and their combined efforts prove to be most beneficial. Jake and Simone continued their outreach opening and renewing relationships with Austin bars such as OCH, ‘Bout Time 2, Rain on 4th, the Iron Bear and the new Sellers Underground as well as Stonewall Warehouse in San Marcus, Texas. As this was also their Majesty‘s 10 year anniversary to Reign XIV, they enjoyed renewed relationships with those they had reigned with 10 years previously and their popularity on the international court coronation circuit was obvious. The presence of in and out of state courtiers at Coronation 25 – The Silver Jubilee of Glamor and Glitter, Fashion and Fame, The Truly Outrageous Music Awards, Welcome back to the 80’s! Their step-down was headlined by the presence of Simone’s biological mother Rose Johnson and sister Candy Hawkins. Also in attendance was Jake’s cousin Dave Downing who also attended their step-down 10 years earlier. Renewing relationships within the Austin community and mentoring the membership of the United Court of Austin was a proud endeavor for Jake and Simone. And performing as Jem and Rio from Jem and the Holograms (a favorite cartoon from their childhood) was simply a dream come true for them both.
Emperor Jake – Imperial Crown Princess for Life to Reign XXIV Krystal Jewel St. Stone
Empress Simone – Czarina for Life to Reign XXIV Saffire Riviera-St. Stone
HMRIM Jake: the College of Monarchs representative to the Board of Directors will be known as the Dean of the College for the duration of each reign.
HMRIM Simone: To produce a show each reign to fund the “State Crown” for the new stepping up Empress.