A few more important developments over the last few days:
US academic and author Dr David P Billington Jr has agreed to be named as honorary Patron of PoliNation 2012.
Dr Billington, a former Princeton academic, is the last known surviving member of the International Micropatrological Society, which existed in the 1970s and early 80s. He is currently writing the official history San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, to be released as part of the structure's 75th anniversary.
Daniel Morrison, head of the North American Araucanian Royalist Society (supporting the Kingdom of Araucania and Patagonia) has indicated that he will be in Europe at the time of the conference, and may attend.
Former UK and German academic (now based at the University of Western Sydney) Anja Kanngieser has confirmed her interest in submitting a paper to the conference.
We have received confirmation that Irina Ulrike Andel will be participating in PoliNation 2012.
Irina is a PhD candidate @ the Department of Cultural & Social Anthropology of the University of Vienna.
She has written extensively on micronations, including an essay about the State of Sabotage, and her Masters thesis: MICRONATIONS Konstituierte Staaten in konstruierten Welten (MICRONATIONS constituted states in constructed worlds).
I had the opportunity to speak last night by telephone with Irina Ulrike Andel from the University of Vienna.
Ms Andel is most excited to by the opportunity to participate in PoliNation, and I'm certain will provide us with some insightful and engrossing observations on the micronation phenomenon in the context of her conference paper.
Post by Lykos Packleader on Jan 19, 2012 3:39:04 GMT 10
If I lived across “the pond,” had a real job instead of SSDI, or had a rich or powerful friend who was “a’willing,” then I would be there. I used to dream of attending the Olympics, dressed in a 3-piece suit, wearing a crown, and carrying a sign that said, “Wish We Were Here.” I knew, for a fact, that journalists just “couldn’t resist” asking what’s going on. I believed then, as I do now, that any P.R. gotten for micronationalism couldn’t be bad.
I wish with all my heart, that it were different. I am not like some others, who make the grape-wanting fox look like a piker. But such is not to be: I don’t have extra bucks, and don’t have any friends who can afford to get me there (As an Esperanto student, I could probably find a couch to sleep on).
Anybody got a plane seat, or $$$ for a poor micronational puppy? If I whine, got up on my hind legs and begged, would it work? (the sound of crickets in the background) Didn’t think so……
I do understand that not everyone has the financial resources to fly half way around the world to attend a conference.
What annoys me is those people who seem to spend their lives incessantly complaining about how the world ridicules or ignores them and their micronation - and yet when handed an opportunity to do something about it, on a silver platter, by attending a once-in-a-lifetime event that other people are paying for - are not honest enough to simply say "I can't go because I can't afford it", but instead resort to "Harrumph! I've decided not to go because it's a rubbish event!".
Please read this thread. The answers to all of your questions are outlined at length... but in summary:
It is a 2-day academic conference on micronations, bringing together leading micronationalists, university academics, specialist researchers and media from around the world.
Academic and general-interest papers will be presented by the authors, and a number of micronation documentary films will be screened as part of the programme.
There will also be an opportunity for round-table discussions and less formal interactions between participants.
There will be a conference dinner on Saturday evening, and we are also looking into the viability of a post-conference tour, including possible visits to Sealand, Cuckfield and/or the UK consulate of Redonda.
A website summarising all the details that have been published in this thread, and providing further information concerning participants and presenters will be online by the end of January.
PoliNation: 2nd International Conference on Micronations is being held @ Chelsea Old Town Hall, London on 14-15 July 2012.
Attendance is free of charge and the event is open to the general public.
I must apologise, but it is impossible for me to attend, the event looks fabulous, i wish i could, but if i were to go, i would miss my brothers birthday celebration. However Libertas will be sending a ambassador (Crown prince Jonathon of Austenasia) to the event. As he kindly accepted to represent Libertas.
Its a shame, i really wanted to meet other micro-nationalists....
The following micronations have now confirmed their attendance at PoliNation:
Ladonia – Queen Carolyn I + Prince Consort David Rohrer (USA) State of Sandus – William Soergel (USA) Kingdom of Craitland – Craitman Pellegrino (UK) Republicof Benny Andre Lund (Norway) Principality of New Utopia – Bertrand Thibert, Minister of Foreign Affairs (France) Republic of Molossia – President Kevin Baugh + First Lady Adrianne Baugh (USA) Community of Landashir – Premier James Puchowski (UK) Kingdom of Juclandia – King Ciprian Constantinescu-Jucaresti (Romania) Formori Institute – President Stephane Monnerville (France) Union of Draegan Republics – Daniel Morris (UK) Aerican Empire – Emperor Eric Lis (Canada) Technological Federation of Erephisia – President Billy Neil (UK) Kingdom of Al Rasyid Darussalam – King Abdul Rasyid (Indonesia) Empire of Atlantium – Emperor George II (Australia) Free State of Christiania – Spokesman Risenga Manghezi (Denmark) Kingdom of Jirmania – King Petr Dvorak (Czech Republic) Principality of Hutt River – Sir William Pitt (Australia) Federal Republic of St Charlie – Jacopo Castelletti (Italy) Free Republic of Alcatraz – President Vania Di Febo (Italy) Grand Duchy of Flandrensis – Grand Duke Niels Vermeersch + Prime Minister Hein Vermeersch (Belgium) Naminara Republic – tba (Korea) State of Sabotage – Non-President Robert Jelinek (Austria) NSK State – Dr Alexei Monroe (UK) Free State of Renasia - Luke Dowler + Jacob Tierney (UK) Kingdom of Firnador - John Gordon (UK) Reylan Imperial Triumvirate - Stephen Hill (UK)
The following micronations have shown an interest in attending PoliNation, but have not yet given final confirmation of their attendance:
Kingdom of Hay – King Richard Booth, MBE (UK) Principality of Wy – Prince Paul Delprat (Australia) New Free State of Caroline – Gregory Green (USA) Principality of Filettino – Mayor Luca Sellari (Italy) Principality of Sealand – Prince Michael + Prince James (UK) Kingdom of Elleore – tba (Denmark) Republic of Rose Island – Dr Lorenzo Rosa (Italy)
Sharwan: Hi My grandparents own 18.31 agriculture land in Rajasthan (India), I have declared that an independent country. I want your help for my micronation project,NO Im not asking for money, just ideas and creative help.
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