CALLING ALL CAPED CRUSADERS AND COMIC CHARACTERS:
WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT HOPING FOR MORE THAN 1,530 COSTUMED FANS AT FOOT OF U.S. CAPITOL
Pop culture event “Awesome Con” will attempt to break a world record for largest gathering of people dressed as comic book characters. The attempt will occur beginning Friday morning, April 18, at 10am -- just hours before the start of Awesome Con 2014 later that day.
Friday, April 18, 10am to 2 pm
- Ben Penrod, co-founder, Awesome Con
- Greg Viggiano, Executive Director, Museum of Science Fiction
- People dressed as various comic book characters
To celebrate the start of Awesome Con, a pop culture convention, the Museum of Science Fiction is collaborating with the convention’s organizers in this world record attempt. The event aims to draw at least 1,531 costumed participants to the U.S. Capitol Reflecting Pool. The existing record was set on
April 19, 2011, when 1,530 costumed participants gathered at World Joyland in China.
An adjudicator will be on hand to count and qualify all costumed participants. The guidelines state costumes must represent characters that have first appeared in comic books; partial costumes will not be counted; and costumes cannot be shared between two or more participants. Additionally, no prop weapons are allowed on U.S. Capitol grounds.
U.S. Capitol Reflecting Pool, west side of U.S. Capitol grounds, Washington, D.C.
(Pennsylvania and 3rd Street)
This is a public event. Media credentials are not required. Media wanting to attend Awesome Con should contact Ben Penrod at email@example.com or call 240-346-0399.
For more information, contact Dave Arland for Museum of Science Fiction at 657-215-1701 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
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