Last year, again at Destination Star Trek London (there will be a few more posts regarding this con) I participated in the world record attempt of “largest gathering of people dressed as Star Trek characters”.
At 6pm, hundreds of people lined up to get into a very large room at the London Excel. We were given a slip of paper from the guinness officials to fill in and return, then to take a seat. By the time me and the other half go into the room, there must have been at least over 600 people already seated.
After about 35 mins, the room was very nearly full, and a couple of calls to passers by in starfleet uniforms to get there backsides into room we were finally ready to see if the record was ours.
We had to sit for ten mins, so that people could then no longer join or leave the group for the final count. At around 6:45pm, Saturday 20th October 2012, 1,063 people (me and the missus two of them) the annoucement was made that we had broken the world record – official.
Another day to remember!!