On 12 August 2023 XLVI the Republic of Molossia was honored to participate in the European MicroCon, the intermicronational get-together and conference. Hosted in Ypres, Belgium by the Royal Republic of Ladonia and the Grand Duchy of Flandrensis, MicroCon is a meet-up of micronationalists from around the world. On the evening of 11 August a micronational meetup was held in the Brasserie Kazematten restaurant, following attendance at the Last Post ceremony held nightly at Ypres' Menin Gate. This ceremony commemorates fallen soldiers from World War I. The conference proper began the following day at the Domein de Lissewal, and from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM over 66 delegates from 23 micronations gathered to share their ideas, dreams and worlds with each other. Throughout the day 13 presentations were given on a wide variety of micronational topics, ranging from managing a micronation, impact of micronationalism on your life, foreign affairs, the environment, branding and much more. Introductions to many newer micronations, such as Fulldova, Onyonia and Noseland and many more were also made. 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. Following the presentations awards were given out, with His Excellency President Kevin Baugh giving out Molossian Medals of Statesmanship to most of the micronations in attendance. After an all-too-brief eight hours the conference adjourned and the delegates departed to prepare for the evening's event, the formal dinner.
The formal dinner was arranged as a soirée following the convention. Attendees arrived in the Domein de Lissewal restaurant at 7:00 PM, dressed in their finery for an evening of dining and hobnobbing. After a magnificent dinner each leader and their party took their leave. Thus ended this year's MicroCon EU event. After this year, the next MicroCon is planned for Montreal in 2025. Until then, MicroCon 2023, both in Joliet, Illinois and Ypres, Belgium was an amazing event and one of memories and experiences that will last for a very long time!
The President and First Lady.
Playing the Molossian National Anthem Before the Event.
Meeting with Young Micronationalists.
Welcome to MicroCon!