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Monday, 28 June 2010


Trekfest XXV, held in Riverside drew in 153 people in Star Trek costumes, breaking the world record for most people dressed as Star Trek characters gathered in one place.

At present, the record is 99 people in London in February. An event in Bonn, Germany, on May 1 claimed to have 507 people in “Star Trek” costumes, but that number has yet to be confirmed.

McCracken said a video of the Riverside event has to be analyzed before the record is confirmed by the Guinness Book of World Records.

“It’s not something they take lightly,” he said.

Christine Miles, one of the Trekfest goers, said she has been a “Trek” fan since she was little.

“My dad was really into sci-fi,” she said. “Now I’m just a pretty big sci-fi nerd.”

The University of Iowa junior, dressed in standard red Starfleet garb, attended the costume contest as what she jokingly called, “the illegitimate daughter of Capt. Picard and Dr. Crusher” of the Next Generation series.

1 comment:

Charles Gramlich said...

I'm surprised it wasn't more than that already