Today’s photo comes from Riverside, IA, which is the future birthplace of James T. Kirk (or Kirk’s future childhood home in the JJ-verse). It is also home to the annual TrekFest, where they held an attempt to beat the world record for costumed Star Trek fans. One photo in particular from the event caught our attention, see it below plus a local news video report from the event.
This photo comes from KCRG TV in Iowa.
Go to KCRG for more photos and a report from the event
According to the KCRG report, 153 Trekkies showed up in costume. This beats the record set in London in February (99), and the number set in Tampa in May (110), but it looks like the gathering at FedCon in Germany in May is the biggest with 507 fans. However, so far only the gathering in London has been certified by the Guinness World Record people. There will be yet another attempt in August at the Las Vegas Star Trek convention.