On 19 and 20 July 2019 XLII the Republic of Molossia was honored to participate in the third major intermicronational get-together and conference, MicroCon 2019. Hosted this year by the United Empire of Slabovia, MicroCon is a meet-up of micronationalists from around the world. The entire event was held at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The evening before the event began many micronationalists gathered for a diplomatic reception at the hotel. 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 was a welcome one.
The conference proper began the following day at the hotel, and from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm delegates from over 40 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 the roots and foundations of micronationalism, connecting with one's citizens, micronational medals, micronational languages, government agencies, health care, national identity, wars, and much more. Molossian Chief Constable Alexis Baugh spoke on the topic of growing up in a micronation, and was very well received indeed. Breaks were taken, including lunch, to allow time for networking and socializing - and there many photo-ops in front of each nation's information display. The media was also in attendance, of course. After an all too brief seven 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 in the hotel conference room-turned-ballroom at 6:00 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. 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 2019 was an even greater one than the first two events in 2015 and 2017, and the next MicroCon is planned for Las Vegas in 2021. Until then the memories of this remarkable MicroCon will remain with all for a very long time!
Array of Flags.
The President with
West Who and Slabovia.