Jim Beam Me Up! Trekkie asks Jim Beam to Send Him to the Las Vegas Star Trek Convention June 19, 2011by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom , trackback
Jim Beam Me Up! One Trekkie has taken to Twitter to launch a campaign to get Jim Beam to sponsor him as the "first Official Unofficial Trekkie of Jim Beam" and send him to the big Creation Star Trek convention in Las Vegas this August. The Seattle-based graphics designer has been posting flyers and trek-themed drink recipes (all using Jim Beam, of course) and the official Jim Beam Twitter account has even taken notice!
Get him to the Khan in Vegas!
David Taylor (aka @SciFi_Core), a Trekkie and graphics designer from Seattle, WA has taken to Twitter to garner support for his Jim Beam Me Up campaign. His goal? Get Jim Beam to send him to the biggest annual Star Trek convention around, Creation Entertainment’s big Las Vegas convention happening at the Rio Hotel & Casino this August 11th.
He has even made a promotion for his campaign.
A Trek-themed Jim Beam recipe each day
To really get Jim Beam’s attention, David is tweeting one Trek-themed Jim Beam drink recipe per day (often with graphics to go with!). David is creating one Jim Beam recipe for each episode of the original Star Trek series. So far, he’s created: The Man Trap (Jim Beam Rye, Syrup, Lemon, and Orange Juice), Devil in the Dark (Jim Beam Devil’s Cut and Cola), the Charlie X Baffle Plate (Jim Beam, OJ, and grenadine), and the Jim Beam Me Up (Jim Beam Bourbon and Ice).
Jim Beam takes notice: Will they sponsor the first official unofficial Trekkie of Jim Beam?
The official Jim Beam Twitter account has been retweeting some of @SciFi_Core’s tweets, and they’ve even commented on his campaign. They say that sponsorship is “doubtful”, but not impossible. David was excited to see that they’d taken notice. “He said ‘doubtful’, so I wanted to try and really get their attention,” David explained, and said that the tweet from Jim Beam sparked the idea to do daily cocktail recipes. “Seemed fun. Combining two of my passions.”
Can @SciFi_Core pull it off?
And if they send him, David is already working on a special custom costume for the event.