2009 PAX World Record Attempt
Alright, so basically last week while surfing the net I thought it would be fun if we attempted a world record at PAX. After looking through the Guinness World Records website, I saw that the process is very long and drawn out, so we would need to start as soon as possible if we are going to do this. I brought it up in irc, and there were mixed feelings about it. Mostly because of how difficult it would be to pull it off. Basically, if we are going to do this, we need to start deciding what we are going to do. After we decide on something I will begin the process with Guinness. If you have any ideas please post them, and also let me know if you are interested in participating so we can get an estimate on how many people we will have (in case we decide to do a "Most people to do _____" record).The Process:
To complete a world record, there is a process we must go through with Guinness. Once we decide on what we will attempt, I will fill out the application on the Guinness website. It will take 4-6 weeks to get a reply. The reply will state whether or not it is a record we are allowed to attempt. If it is, it will include guidelines we must follow while breaking this record. It it isn't, we must think of something else, and hope we have enough time to get another application in. To be on the safe side, we could also submit multiple applications before we hear any answers. This way we will have a selection of records we can attempt, and we can choose the one with the most reasonable guidelines. (Or even do multiple if it sounds feasible). After the attempt, I will send the specified evidence that we completed the record, and in another 6 weeks our record will be verified. That's basically the entire process. Just to clear a few things up, no it doesn't cost us any money, and no we don't have to get Guinness staff to come out and over see the event. If we were to do so it would cost us more money that we could probably put together since the purpose of that is primarily for media attention for companies who are attempting a record.
So I have been talking with Heels, and he and the Enforcer Handheld/DTS department have already started the planning of this. Me and Willeth are now working with them to help organize how it would actually work. Heels has already recieved the first round of paper work from Guinness, and it's official that we will be doing the DS record we had thought about. When we finish with the details, I will continue to post them here to keep the community updated and involved *Update 2*
Alright, well I haven't updated this OP in quite a while, and since someone asked I figured I would let you guys know what I know. Last time I talked to Heels, everything was set and ready to go. He said there would be a set slot in the Official PAX Program that would let us know when and where to meet to beat this world record. I can't wait, so I'll see you guys there.
The Record:Largest Group Simultaniously Playing Nintendo DS