Star Trek Celebs Pegg, Nichols, Burton & Ryan Join Twit Change Celebrity Auction For Haiti

Today a new sort of celebrity auction was launched on the web, including some Star Trek celebrities. TwitChange is a charity for building homes for victims of the Haiti earthquake with dozens of celebrities involved by auctioning off becoming your friend on Twitter. Trek celebs Jeri Ryan, Nichelle Nichols, Simon Pegg and Levar Burton are involved. Details below.


Bid to be followed/retweeted/mentioned by Trek celebs – and help needy in Haiti

Twit Change (, the "first ever celebrity tweet auction, launched today. The auction offers fans to win auctions to have their favorite celebrities follow them on twitter and/or send out mentions or retweets. The auction started today and ends on September 25th. Dozens of celebrities are involved, and this video from Eva Longoria explains how it works.

There are four Star Trek celebrities involved: Simon Pegg (ST09 – Scotty), Nichelle Nichols (TOS – Uhura), Jeri Ryan (VOY – 7 of 9) and LeVar Burton (TNG – Geordi LaForge). Each is offering different packages of benefits via their twitter accounts.

Here are the offerings and current bids with links to the Ebay auctions.

Celeb Offerings Current bid
(click link to goto Ebay)
Jeri Ryan (@jerilryan) Titter Pkg: will follow you on Twitter for a minimum of 90 days, will retweet one of your tweets and will send out a tweet including your @twitterhandle $117.50
Simon Pegg (@simonpegg) Titter Pkg: will follow you on Twitter for a minimum of 90 days, will retweet one of your tweets and will send out a tweet including your @twitterhandle $335.00
Nichelle Nichols (@RealNichelle) Titter Pkg: will follow you on Twitter for a minimum of 90 days, will retweet one of your tweets and will send out a tweet including your @twitterhandle $105.00
Levar Burton (@LeVarBurton) Titter Pkg: will follow you on Twitter for a minimum of 90 days, will retweet one of your tweets and will send out a tweet including your @twitterhandle $90.00
Levar Burton (@LeVarBurton) Follow: will follow you on Twitter for a minimum of 90 day $75.00
Levar Burton (@LeVarBurton) Retweet: will retweet one of your messages on twitter $31.00
Levar Burton (@LeVarBurton) Mention: will use your @twitterhandle in a tweet $36.00

Many more celebrities are involved. For more information visit  

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September 15, 2010 2:33 pm

Hmmm. No.

September 15, 2010 2:38 pm

Twitter is so goofy.

September 15, 2010 2:41 pm

Goofy? Yes. But if it brings in some money for Haiti relief, more power to it I suppose.

September 15, 2010 2:51 pm

It’s all good. You can also go directly to the Web site and simply make a donation without becoming involved in the auction.

Beefy Bill
September 15, 2010 2:51 pm

I’d love to tweet Jerry Ryan!

September 15, 2010 2:55 pm

its a nice idea but the grand prizes need to more than twitter. maybe an autograph or something. as it is right now, good fing luck.

September 15, 2010 3:45 pm

I wonder what all these “Titter Pkg” could be XD

September 15, 2010 4:02 pm

I think they forgot the “w” in Titter, because as it stants, it kinda looks just a tad sexual (no flame/troll,whatever meant of course, just stating an opinion).

Tanner Waterbury
September 15, 2010 4:11 pm

REALLY?!! It has come to THIS?!!! Although this is for a good cause, the idea of having Twitter to be used for a Charity is ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS!! What, so we pay between 35 and 335 for a simple retweet or new follower? It’s not like they are going to be there the full 90 days talking with you. I’d much rather get an autograph for that much than a retweet or a new follower for 90 days.

September 15, 2010 4:20 pm

Haiti is still in bad shape. Every bit helps. Sometimes innovation is needed in charity. Projects for people to be drawn in to participate. I’m happy to give through my Churche’s drive. I figure what ever works to help the less fortunate. From yardsales to twitter.

September 15, 2010 4:33 pm

I saw that Brent Spiner tweeted that he also is trying to get involved in this! I think it is a very awesome thing to do!

Tanner Waterbury
September 15, 2010 5:17 pm

Oh one more thing to add to my previous comment: I have gladly donated money to support Haiti in the past, and I would do so again, but I would much rather do it myself or at an event.

September 15, 2010 5:18 pm

Eh. I don’t care about Twitter so…>_> Can I get a stuffed doll or an autograph instead?

September 15, 2010 5:36 pm

The charity sounds fine, but Twitter is way too shallow, young, and pointless for me. I’ve tried. Really, I have. I’m too frakkin’ old to go wild over teen angst. Sorry. Good luck with the charity part, though.

September 15, 2010 5:52 pm

In case I failed to vent enough:

Twitter is a vapid dataport being rapidly co-opted by the uncool money-grubbing middle-aged dream-killers it purports to help teenagers distance themselves from, into yet another sales platform for mass media that increasingly lacks introspection or dare I say ‘soul.’

I doubt that fits on a tweet, but that just proves I’m too old.

Mark J
September 15, 2010 5:52 pm

For the Americans involved, why not do this for a charity that helps US citizens…especially in this economy? As an aside, I am not sure what twitter is. Maybe if they called you on your phone everyday and chatted that might be cool but twitter, nah.

Captain Conrad
September 15, 2010 8:33 pm

Post when they do a Facebook promotion. I might consider that

September 15, 2010 9:25 pm

I may consider that, but I would prefer to do that on my own time or at a Future Star Trek Convention. I hope that Jeri Ryan will at long last make her very first ever Convention Appearance in the Bay Area in the March of 2011. This would be a “purrrfect” time for Her to do it to coincide with the return of the “Reigning AFL TEAM OF THE DECADE” The San Jose SABERCATS!

Good Luck With the rest of the auction!

Phaser Guy
September 15, 2010 9:39 pm

Look, I like twitter, and I’m all for charities, but people on Twitter really need to STOP endlessly begging for stuff. It’s embarrassing.

I'm Dead Jim!
September 16, 2010 10:45 am

These packages are desirable how?

I love LeVar Burton but if he’s following me for 90 days I’m getting a restraining order!

September 16, 2010 4:07 pm

I’d rather give to Haiti for a personalized autograph, even if the LOC is archiving tweets, it’s just so many electrons.