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LARGEST CROWD DRESSED AS VIDEO GAME CHARACTERS
Saturday, 5 May 2012 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM (EST)
Help Break a World Record
The Academy Of Interactive Entertainment is attempting to break the Guinness World Records® for “LARGEST CROWD DRESSED AS VIDEO GAME CHARACTERS”. The current record consisted of 425 participants in Wisconsin, USA last year. If you are in Melbourne (Federation Square) on SATURDAY MAY 5th 2012 and would like to help break the record visit www.facebook.com/AIEmelbourne and go to EVENTS for more details. If successful all participants will be able to order a Personalised Participation Certificate for themselves and the first 1000 attendees will receive a show bag with games, gifts and prizes.
Specific Guidelines Pack - Please view the following PDF from Guinness to give an idea of the requirements. "This should be read and understood by all concerned with the record attempt prior to the attempt – this includes every participant, organiser and witness."
SPECIFIC GUIDELINES FOR ‘LARGEST GATHERING OF PEOPLE DRESSED AS VIDEO GAMES CHARACTERS’
1. All participants must be dressed in costumes representing characters from video games.
2. Characters from other media such as films, television, books and comics are acceptable; however these must have been featured in video games before any subsequent appearances in other media.
a. Sonic the Hedgehog first appeared in a video game in 1991, prior to subsequent television and comic book appearances; therefore Sonic qualifies for the attempt.
b. Batman first featured as a comic book character in 1939, prior to his first appearance as a video game character in 1986; therefore Batman does not qualify.
3. The eligibility of the characters to be considered for the attempt remains at the discretion of Guinness World Records.
4. All participants must be in position simultaneously and remain so for a minimum of 10 minutes.
5. A loud start and finish signal recognised by all participants must be used. Two experienced timekeepers (e.g. from a local athletics club) must time the attempt with stopwatches accurate to 0.01 seconds.
6. All participants must wear the costume for the entirety of the attempt.
The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) is Australia's most awarded 3D Animation, Game Design and Visual FX educator. AIE have been getting graduates into careers in these competitive fields since 1996. We are nationally accredited under the Australian Qualification Framework and have campuses in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra.
The Comic's Lounge is Australia’s only 6 nights a week live comedy venue in Australia, hosting the biggest names from TV and Radio all year round.
They have very generously donated 1,000 DOUBLE PASSES for COSGAME 2012 participants.
Red Bennies is Melbourne's gem of performing arts and cocktail culture. Where Carnies, Gypsies, Pirates, Steampunks, Mermaids, Vampires, Magicians, Drag Queens, Elves, Knights, Cowboys, White Rabbits and all manner of fantastical creatures go for their clubbing experience.
For COSGAME 2012 Red Bennies has supplied every showbag with TWO tickets to any regular Friday night at Red Bennies and a special Half Price ticket to the spectacular Big Bennies & Burlesque Box, straight after COSGAME 2012 on May 5th.
Gametraders is the destination for gamers!
With new and pre-played games and consoles plus a huge range of anime, collectables, clothing and accessories Gametraders is the place to get your gaming fix.
The first 1000 Showbags at COSGAME 2012 will include 20% Off Tee-Shirt Vouchers.
GREAT NEWS - The RED BULL Wings Team will be at COSGAME 2012 handing out Free Drinks to everyone that attends in costume. Check out their site for more details on Red Bull Gaming.
Melbourne Anime Festival (MANIFEST) is Australia's longest running and largest Anime Festival. This year's edition will be held at the Melbourne Showgrounds from Friday 17th August to Sunday 19th August.
We are proud to offer 25% Off Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Three-Day passes to COSGAME 2012 attendees. In addition, a limited edition Gold pass and two Silver passes will be awarded to lucky attendees, which give exclusive access to events and traders.
Mindscape Konami is extremely proud to be a sponsor of COSGAME 2012.
To show our appreciation for this great event and your efforts in setting a new World Record, we are offering the first 1,000 attendees, a chance to win one of nine runners-up prize packs valued at up to $100 each, as well as the chance to win our MAJOR PRIZE PACK – valued at over $550.
Find out how to Win by following the instructions on the flyer inside your show bag! It’s FREE to enter, and there’s over a thousand dollars’ worth of games to win!
Hint: *Be sure to take lots of photos on the day*, and check out to keep up to date with all the latest news from Konami.
Oz Comic-Con is the new destination for gamers and cosplayers and what better way to support the community than by sponsoring an Australian world-record attempt! Oz Comic-Con launched in Adelaide in March of this year and is moving to Melbourne on the 30th of June and 1st of July, so come along to share your love of pop-culture and meet some fantastic guests, including Stan Lee and Sir Patrick Stewart.
Voucher = Buy a day pass to OzComicCon Melbourne 2012 and get Upgraded to a Weekend Pass for FREE!
Great News. The team at Totally Irreverent will be offering exclusive coupon codes for the first 1,000 showbags. These will be for the value of 20% OFF the entire range of products they have available online. Totally Irreverent is a pure play apparel e-retailer catering to the film, TV, Comic Book Enthusiast. Check out the website for more details and to see their amazing product range. www.totallyirreverent.com.au
THQ is on board! And for the first 1000 people to attend, they’re offering a 50% discount on all digital PC games from shopTHQ Australia, including classic series like Dawn of War and Company of Heroes through to killer titles like Saints Row: The Third, Darksiders, Space Marine, Homefront and Metro: 2033. You’ll get a flyer in your showbag with all the deets.
We are happy to announce that RAPTUS GAMES will be sponsoring COSGAME 2012 by giving away a copy of their game DRAW: The Showdown (iOS App) to the first 1,000 people that correctly register and attend.
We can announce that Future Publishing Australia will be providing copies of the following magazines in the showbag.
* Official Xbox 360 Magazine
* Official Nintendo Magazine
* PSM3 Australia & New Zealand
So if you attend you will receive 1 of these awesome magazines along with even more items.
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