May Day! Tampa is crawling with Trekkies

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In an announcement that will turn Tampa, FL into a place of dread and infamy for some a whirlpool of horror for some — and a much-desureed destination for others — this weekend’s Vulcan Events Convention in Tampa, Fl will attempt to se a world record for Most people wearing ear cuffs in one place Largest gathering of people dressed as Star Trek Character in one place. Now the existing record for more Trekkies in one spot was set just this February in London, England, but there were a mere 99 Romulans, Bajorans and Mugatu gathered in one place — so given a spurt of enthusiasm, setting a new record seems within grasp. Also, you might think it is a simple thing, but there ARE rules, which are as follows: #1 All participants must be wearing costumes representing characters from the Star Trek universe and extended canon.

…We’d dearly love to see this event unfold in all its natural majesty and beauty, and also to note how Next Gen costumes are faring in the Star Trek popularity race; adherents of the Rick Berman Trek-i-verse seems to have been steadily dwindling away, but that’s definitely an outsiders opinion.