On 23, 24 and 25 June 2017 XL the Republic of Molossia was honored to participate in the second major intermicronational get-together and conference, MicroCon 2017. Hosted this year by the Kingdom of Ruritania, MicroCon is a meet-up of micronationalists from around the world. The evening before the event began many micronationalists gathered at the Embassy of the Kingdom of Ruritania for a diplomatic reception. This allowed the leaders of the assembled nations to gather socially, exchange ideas and generally get to know each other. Most micronationalists come from locales far from each other and the opportunity to meet and greet at the Embassy was a welcome one.
The conference proper began the following day at the Tucker Reid H. Cofer Library, in Tucker Georgia, and from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm, delegates from 26 micronations gathered to share their ideas, dreams and worlds with each other. Throughout the day presentations were given on a wide variety of micronational topics, ranging from micronational citizenship, sustainment, territorial versus non-territorial state models, micronational currency and postage, micronation constitutions and history, the mental state of the iconic Emperor Norton (as well as our own mental states) and even the danger of squirrels. Breaks were taken, including lunch, to allow time for networking and socializing - and of course many photo-ops in front of each nation's information display. The media was also in attendance, including Vice Television, a delegation from the Republic of Saugeais and of course stalwart micronational photographer Matt Roth. After an all too brief five and a half hours the conference adjourned and the delegates departed to prepare for the evening's event, the MicroCon Gala.
The MicroCon Gala was a semi-formal ball, arranged as a soirée following the convention. Attendees arrived at Maggiano's Little Italy restaurant in the Perimeter Mall at 7:30 PM, dressed in their finery for an evening of dining and hobnobbing. After a magnificent dinner, awards were presented by various micronational leaders to their peers and associates. Among the presenters were Grand Duke Travis of Westarctica, the Prince and Princess of Aigues-Mortes, The King of Slabovia, The President and First Lady of Molossia, and Prince Arthur of Homestead. His Excellency, The President was honored to receive the Pink Flamingo from Aigues-Mortes, the Order of Slabovia from Slabovia and both The President and First Lady received the Distinguished Micronational Service Medal from the House of Homestead. Following the awards ceremony dining and socializing continued until the evening wound down and each leader and their party took their leave. Thus ended this year's MicroCon event. MicroCon 2017 was an even greater one than the first event in 2015 and the next MicroCon is already being planned for Toronto in 2019. Until then the memories of this remarkable MicroCon will remain with all for a very long time!
The President Gives an Interview.
An August Group.