World Record Set For Trekkies In Costume In London – Report & Photos February 14, 2010by Daniel Lewis , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom,Star Trek Online , trackback
Today in London, Namco Bandai organized a world record attempt at the largest gathering of people in Star Trek costumes. The stunt was done to promote Star Trek Online in Europe and according to the people at Guinness, they set the record. TrekMovie has a full set of pictures from the event below.
London gathering sets fan costume record
Report and photos from Daniel Lewis
The costume gathering stunt was conducted at 1PM on Sunday at the Millennium Bridge in London.
This is the first time Guinness World Records have ever been called upon to adjudicate such an event and judges were ably assisted by Giles Aston, a Star Trek aficionado and professional ‘Captain Jean-Luc Picard’ impersonator in determining the authenticity of the participants’ cosplay attempts.
The Guinness people were on hand, and they counted a total of 99 fans (probably less than Namco was hoping for). But the adjudicators from Guinness determined it was the new world record and awarded it on the spot.
As it was Valentine’s Day, the event also drew some couples who were showing off their Trek love.
And if you were a Trek boy looking for love, there were all sorts of Trek girls on hand, including of course, an Orion.
And here are even more photos from the event today.