Vistek employees Timothy D Rideout and Sue Maynard, co-hosts of the Toronto-based blog/podcast The Mind Reels, will make an official attempt at breaking the Guinness World Record for the Longest Uninterrupted Live Webcast!
Friday, November 7, 2014 is the day Tim and Sue plan to kickoff their marathon webcast. Broadcasting live from the lobby of the InterContinental Toronto Centre and starting at 7:00pm on the 7th, the event will be free and open for the public to view both in person and online. The current record stands at 36 hours / 23 seconds. So if Sue and Tim hope to break the record (all of their Vistek colleagues are cheering for them) they’ll have to keep going until at least early Sunday morning.
Fortunately, they won’t be alone in their quest. Mind Reels will feature a revolving-door of guests. And since part of the reason for the webcast is to promote Canadian Artistic Talent, the guest list includes cast members from popular Canadian productions. Stars from Murdoch Mysteries, Bomb Girls, Orphan Black, Defiance, Lost Girl, The Listener, Continuum, Bitten and Guillermo del Toro’s The Strain (see the full list and updates on their website here). They’ll all be dropping by to lend their support to Sue and Tim’s record-breaking webcast.
So spread the word and watch a little piece of history in the making! It will be a marathon of laughter, geekery and ridiculous good fun in an effort to own a Guinness World Record.