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Supanova Comic Con & Gaming are announcing their intention to break the Guinness World Records (GWR) title for the Largest gathering of people dressed as Star Wars characters.
The attempt will coincide with their annual event in Sydney, taking place on Friday, 16 June 2017 at Olympic Park from 5:00pm. They will need to have 800 people attending to achieve the brand new Guinness World Records title.
Supanova celebrates the worlds of film and television, fantasy, comic books, sci-fi, cartoons, books, gaming, collectables, ‘cosplay’ (costume-role play) and fan clubs. The Force is particularly strong where Star Wars is concerned, with community groups such as the Rebel and 501st Legions attending and Sons of Obi-Wan doing lightsaber demonstrations.
Supanova’s Founder and Director, Daniel Zachariou said, “Star Wars was a seismic shift when it was released in 1977. In the playground it went from the clanging of swords, gunshots and shooting of arrows to the overnight buzzing of lightsabers, blasters and using the Force to move objects. It’s been the same ever since. This is our chance to help bring all our fans together to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of what was life-changing for so many of us. It’s one of THE reasons Supanova even exists as an event. To have Star Wars and Supanova appear together in the next Guinness World Records edition will be a dream come true”.
The event website inviting fans to join the mission to break the record: starwarssuparecord.com.au
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