Namco Bandai delighted as Star Trek Fans set a new Guinness World Record on Valentine Day
Namco Log, Supplemental —œ 15th February 2010: Scores of Star Trek fans turned out on London Millenium Bridge on Valentine Day as a new world record was set for the ‘largest gathering of Star Trek fans dressed in character’ with 99 fans attending in their fantastic Star Trek costumes.
This is the first time Guinness World Records have been called upon to adjudicate such an event and judges were ably assisted by Giles Aston, a Star Trek aficionado and professional ‘Captain Jean-Luc Picard’ impersonator in determining the authenticity of the participants’ cosplay attempts.
Lee Kirton, Head of PR at Namco Bandai said of the event “The turnout today was nothing short of fantastic. Namco Bandai and Atari are absolutely delighted to have been involved in this record breaking activity and it a testament to the Star Trek fans’ amazing dedication that so many turned out on Valentine Day.”
Gaz Deaves, editor of the Guinness World Records: Gamer Edition said “We’re pleased to kick off this category here in London and hope other star trek fans around the world will come forward to break this record again”
The world record was conducted to celebrate the launch of hit MMO, Star Trek Online which launched in the UK on February 5th. Namco Bandai would like to thank every individual who attended. In the words of Mr. Spock, ‘Live long and prosper.’