World Record for FedCon: 507 costumed Trekkies!
On May 1, at 1pm CET (GMT+2), those wearing Star Trek costumes were asked to gather outside for an attempt to beat the existing record of 99 people set in London on the Millennium bridge in February. The Vulcan Convention in Tampa, Florida also made an attempt at beating this record on the same day. The people in Tampa managed to break the existing record with 110 Star Trek costumed Trekkies.
At FedCon, the final count was 507 Star Trek costumed fans thereby securing a new world record that will be hard to beat.
Star Trek Phase II Germany was there and two of those 507 were from us. James Cawley was there too, yet unfortunately did not have a suitable costume with him.
The following film clip of this event was made by Peter Walker. It starts in front of the hotel where the trekkies gathered. We were then asked to go through the hotel to the back surrounding the fountain. We were counted as we went through the door by 3 certified officials. Richard Arnold was given the task of ensuring only Star Trek related costumes were counted.
Here is our video of the event and features James Cawley: