27. A Human Supernova

Wow, I'm blown away! Some 60 to 70 people came together and made a star to help me with this challenge! How can this be explained? Well, apparently, it's quite simple: Discworld fans.
You go out there, stand on a bench, call for attention and ask for help in making a star out of people - and they come! They would stand on the marked lines and wait patiently for the City Watch to appear (in a surprisingly well-formed line!) and take formation in the middle. You ask them to wave and they wave. You ask them all to jump and shout 'Supernova!' - and that's what they do! :D

Guys, you are truly amazing! As yet, this is the star I've had the most fun with - and I'm still fascinated by the fact that it actually worked! :)
It's so right to say that there seems to be something special about discworld fans, that they're more like a huge family, really, and help each other out - strange as the request may be. They're the most adorable freaks I've ever met.^^ [Quote: 'You've worked at the check-in, haven't you? Would you happen to know if someone found a finger? About this size, with blood on it…']

Thank you all for such a wonderful weekend and for giving me the biggest star and the most laughter of this project so far!

Lena aka Elfe Lotta

P.S.: There have been made about a ton of other pictures of this, so maybe I'm going to add a few when I get them.

Update 2011-10-11:
I've got some more pictures and spent last night working on a little video putting them together. Here it is!
[Since the quality of this 'Blogger' video is unfortunately quite bad, I also uploaded it on youtube in HD.]


  1. Voll super, dass so viele mitgemacht haben =)
    Schöne Idee!!

  2. Wow, that's cool =) Looks like you had a lot of fun this weekend!

  3. Thank you for this incredible experience!
    I think the whole star-thing, from drawing it to motivating people to come, to bossing them onto their proper places to the actual taking pictures was just amazing and definitely one of the Con-Highlights!
    I never thought, you could actually get that many people to come and help, but it worked and this is an amazing keepsake to remember this great weekend by.

    Now I've run out of adjectives to describe the awesomeness of this star and everything connected to it, so I'll just stop rambling ;]

    Thank you, Sis!!

  4. Liebe Grüße von der Stadtwache von Ankh-Morpork! Es hat wirklich Spaß gemacht.

  5. My favorite so far :)
    Hahaha I love the 'Barbara star' you did towards the end!


  6. Oh, and the reference to Monty Python and the Holy Grail :)


  7. Nice movie, had a good laugh there with the Holy Grail reference, and I like what you did with sequencing the pictures, good luck with all your next challenges!

  8. Haha! :D Yes, concerning that Monty Python reference: I was not the one to bring it up. Somewhere out of the star came the shouting of 'What? Which number? Two? Or four? ...' How could I not explain it to them?^^