London Star Trek Fans Set World RecordPosted by T'Bonz - 15/02/10 at 01:02 pm
The Millennium Bridge in London hosted an unusual gathering yesterday, when Star Trek fans dressed as various Star Trek characters tried to make a Guinness world record for most fans dressed as Star Trek characters.
In an event organized by Namco Bandai as part of a promotion for the Star Trek: Online MMORPG game, fans were encouraged to appear at the Millennium Bridge on Valentine’s Day to set the new record.
Ninety-nine fans appeared at the event, costumed as Klingons, Cardassians, Mirror-Universe characters, Vulcans, Borg and Federation officers from various Star Trek eras.
Guinness World Records (Gamer’s Edition) Editor Gaz Deaves encouraged other Star Trek fans worldwide to try to surpass yesterday’s new record. ““We’re pleased to kick off this category here in London and hope other Star Trek fans around the world will come forward to break this record again,” he said.
“The turnout today was nothing short of fantastic,” said Namco Bandai Head of Public Relations Lee Kirton. “We’re absolutely delighted to have been involved in this record breaking activity and it’s a testament to the Star Trek fans’ amazing dedication that so many turned out on Valentine’s Day.”
Star Trek fan and professional Jean-Luc Picard impersonator Giles Aston assisted the judges in authenticating the costumes.
Thanks to Ed for the tip!