On December 12, 2014, Geekonomicon, a first year convention of all things geek, has steamed past Guinness’ World’s Record for the most Steampunk fans in one location. According to Captain Cannon Trawets of Mississippi’s Airship 67 (much like Cub Scouts call their groups a den, Steampunks call their groups airships) they contacted the Guinness Book of World Records prior to the convention and arranged to attempt to break the current world record of 185 steampunk fans.
Since the officials at the Guinness Book of World Records wasn’t sending a representative, they were required to take down the names and contact information of all in attendance as well as provide photo and video documentation of the event.
The fans converged on Geekonomicon’s main meeting hall in the convention center in Biloxi, Mississippi, and lists were passed for everyone to sign. In speaking with Cannon Trawets this writer examined the records which also indicated the seat in which the attendee was located so that Guinness may verify them in the photographs.
In all there were 239 names on the list. This writer did mention one minor oversight that boosted the world record-breaking grand total of Steampunks in attendance to 240.