Trek Fan Record Falls ShortPosted by T'Bonz - 02/04/13 at 10:04 am
A group of fans in Dallas failed to break the Guinness World Record for people dressed as Star Trek characters.
The fans were attending a Texas Lottery event where the draws were the appearance of William Shatner as host of the event, and the attempt to set the world record.
Shatner appeared at the Dallas Convention Center to help unveil a new Star Trek scratch-off lottery game. “Those few dollars added to a few others go to a great purpose,” he said of the new game. “So you might win a lot of money… but if you don’t, you’ve put a little money into a bank account, which is the children of Texas.”
The world record of 1,063 fans dressed as Star Trek characters was set last year in London. The Texas event drew five hundred-and-sixty fans dressed as Trek characters.
Although they didn’t set a new world record, some lucky fans walked away with prizes from drawings held at the event.