In 2010 there has been a wave attempts to set new World Records for the most costumed Star Trek fans in one place. The record had moved all the way up to 507 leading into today’s attempt at the Creation Star Trek convention in Las Vegas. And now there is a new record. Details and photos from the event below.
New record for costumed Trek fans
Going into the morning there was some concern that even though the official Star Trek convention in Vegas is a big event, the record from FedCon earlier this year of 507 was going to be hard to beat. However, in the end a total of 543 costumed Trekkies showed up to set a new World Record (pending approval by the Guinness Book).
I spoke to Creation president Gary Berman about the new record, he he was very excited about the record breaking morning, saying:
We are really delighted, everyone was extremely supportive. We had people coming from all over the world, and there were some really elaborate costumes. We are really gratified, and we thank everyone who participated. And it was a lot of fun too.
I also asked Gary if this record is beat by someone else (apparnelty there is going to be an attempt at Dragon Con), will they try to beat it again next year, and it appears that he wants Creation want to keep the crown, saying
Absolutely we will try again, we are not letting the title leave Creation, although it may just briefly. But like the Stanley Cup, we will get it back.