A meet up of micronationalists from around the world!
On 11 April 2015 the Republic of Molossia was pleased and honored to host a major intermicronational get-together and conference, MicroCon 2015. MicroCon is a meet-up of micronationalists from around the world. The principal venue was the Anaheim Central Library, and from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm, delegates from 17 micronations gathered to share their ideas, dreams and worlds with each other. The conference began with a keynote address via YouTube by Mr. Steven A. Scharff, noted micronational patriologist, speaking about micronational history and concepts. Mr. Scharff was followed in succession by Grand Duke Travis of Westarctica, Queen Carolyn of Ladonia, Princess Samantha of Shiloh, Grand Duke Jacob of Broslavia, Vice President John Farr of West Who, Queen Anastasia of Ruritania, King George II of Slabovia, Lord Henry of the Grand Duchy of Broslavia, Grand Marshall Yagjian of Obsidia, King Christopher of Vikesland, President Staples of the California Republic, King Adam I of Überstadt, Prince Arthur and Lady Edith of the House of Homestead, Supreme Dictator Veselovsky of the F.A.R.T., His Holy Highness Yan the First of YAN (via YouTube) and finally First Lady Adrianne Baugh and President Kevin Baugh of Molossia. Presenters used slides and video to highlight their presentations, and various unique perspectives were shared with the audience. One of the significant moments of the event was a medieval warfare demonstration by Shiloh, including knights battling it out in the midst of the convention. Breaks were taken, including lunch, to allow time for networking and socializing - and of course many photo-ops in front of the bank of national flags displayed. The media was also in attendance, including an affiliate of the Today Show and of course stalwart micronational photographer Matt Roth. After an all too brief four hours the conference adjourned and the delegates departed, some to their home nations, and others to prepare for the evening's event, the MicronCon Cotillion.
The MicroCon Cotillion was a semi-formal ball, arranged as a social event following the convention. Attendees arrived at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim at 5:30 PM, dressed in their finery for an evening of dining and dancing. After a catered dinner and some dancing, awards were presented by various micronational leaders to their peers and associates. Among the prestenters were Grand Duke Travis of Westarctica, King Christopher of Vikesland, King Timothy of Shiloh, Queen Anastasia of Ruritania and Prince Arthur of Homestead. Following the awards ceremony dancing and socializing continued until the evening wound down and each leader and their party took their leave. Thus ended this year's MicroCon event. Such was the success that future MicroCon events are already being planned, perhaps again in 2017. Until then the memories of this remarkable MicroCon will remain with all for a very long time!