May 4th, 2010

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Trekkies in Germany and Tampa Beat Star Trek Costumed Fans Record

On May 1 Trekkies on two continents set out to break the world record for a gathering of fans in Star Trek costumes. The gatherings in Tampa, Florida and Bonn, Germany both succeeded in beating the record set in London earlier this year. But it was the group at the FedCon XIX Convention that wound up with what (pending certification) will be the new world record.

Having heard of the initial world record setting in February in London (with only 99 costumed fans), FedCon staff were confident that they could raise the bar during their convention, which regularly attracts thousands of fans. FedCon officials applied for an official record attempt with Guinness and chose Saturday, the second and usually busiest day of FedCon, for an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record.

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Yeah, well... I don't see any of them braving hailstones and London tourists.

Dragon*Con - Sept. 3-6, Atlanta, GA

(One of the ideas that came up several times in comments to eames 's recent mod post was that we should have more visible posts about ontd_startrek  shenanigans at upcoming conventions.  Therefore, I give you...)

This is your four-months-out planning post for Dragon*Con!  I'll repost one month before the 'con itself, with a final planning post about a week out as well.  I'll try to remember to also comment in the weekly meetup post with a link to this post, but others should feel free to do so as well as I'll probably forget about half the time ;)

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Looking forward to seeing some of you there -- we had fun last year and hope you'll join us this year!