Enter The Big Bang Ultimate Fan Giveaway Sweepstakes to Win a Trip to Comic-Con!

The Big Bang Theory Ultimate Fan Giveaway - Hot Topic - Comic-Con 2013 - CBS - SDCC - HeaderIn a bold twist to bring The Big Bang Theory to a new frontier, Warner Bros. and CBS Consumer Products are launching an exclusive, limited edition co-branded collection of The Big Bang Theory/Star Trek merchandise for the first-time ever that includes Leonard, Sheldon, Howard and Raj’s preferred version of “Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard Spock” themed product, as well as t-shirts and Funko bobble-heads featuring characters in Starfleet uniforms. This new co-branded collection of merchandise will be available only at Hot Topic stores nationwide and HotTopic.com from now until July. Hot Topic will also be the exclusive home to a new, limited edition The Big Bang Theory/DC Comics t-shirt, featuring Leonard, Sheldon, Howard and Raj in their favorite DC Comics Super Hero costumes.

The Big Bang Theory Ultimate Fan Giveaway - Hot Topic - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC - Click to Enter SweepstakesIn support of these exciting new collections, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution have teamed up with Hot Topic to celebrate The Big Bang Theory airing 5 Nights a Week (check http://www.BigBangWeeknights.com for local listings) in off-network syndication. The partnership offers a second annual sweepstakes inviting fans to enter the “Ultimate Fan Giveaway” for an opportunity to attend the biggest pop culture convention in the world – the legendary Comic-Con in San Diego. Fans will also have the chance to win many great prizes, including the special edition DC Comics t-shirt and $500 Hot Topic gift cards. This year’s partnership is offering an even bigger bang with a larger collection of exclusive Big Bang merchandise at Hot Topic locations nationwide.

The Big Bang Theory Ultimate Fan Giveaway - Sheldon's Shirt of the Day - Hot Topic - Comic-Con 2013 - CBS - SDCCFrom Monday, May 20, through Friday, May 31, avid fans and pop culture junkies can enter the contest either by watching The Big Bang Theory every weeknight in syndication (in select markets) and identifying Sheldon’s special Hot Topic t-shirt online at http://www.BigBangContest.com or by visiting any Hot Topic store nationwide now through Sunday, June 2, signing up to be a HT+1 rewards member and purchasing any The Big Bang Theory t-shirt, including the exclusive “Big Bang DC Comics” Comic-Con edition t-shirt only at Hot Topic. One lucky fan will receive an all-expenses paid, fun-filled getaway for two to Comic-Con in San Diego, CA – including two tickets to Comic-Con, round-trip airfare, three days/two nights hotel accommodations, ground transportation and special access to various events at the Warner Bros. booth.

“We’re excited to pay-it-forward to The Big Bang Theory’s legions of fans in this perfect alliance that brings together this pop-cult favorite with the iconic brands of Star Trek and DC Comics,” said Karen McTier, Executive Vice President, Domestic Licensing and Worldwide Marketing for Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “We had such a great fan reaction and experience with this promotion last year that we’re excited to team up with Hot Topic again to bring fans a bigger bang offering and more chances to win another out-of-this-world opportunity.”

“We are thrilled to renew our partnership with Warner Bros. on such an exciting merchandise program,” said Cindy Levitt, VP and General Merchandise Manager at Hot Topic. “We feel like we’ve created the perfect geek storm by combining The Big Bang Theory, Star Trek, DC Comics, Comic-Con and Hot Topic in this program and promotion, and we couldn’t be happier that we can make it happen for our customers.”

“We approach each and every initiative we endeavor from the perspective of giving back to the fans,” said Lisa Gregorian, Chief Marketing Officer, Warner Bros. Television Group. “We know that fans of The Big Bang Theory and fans of Star Trek are going to go mad for this co-branded merchandise. We set out to deliver a truly unique co-branded opportunity and are thrilled to have gone where no man – or woman – has gone before.”

The Big Bang Theory Ultimate Fan Giveaway - Gift Card - DC Comics Superheroes T-Shirt - Hot Topic - Comic-Con 2013 - CBS - SDCCAs part of the promotion, Hot Topic stores will also feature an exciting array of merchandise from The Big Bang Theory spanning apparel, accessories, gift and novelties, and toys, including Funko bobbleheads of fan-favorites Leonard, Sheldon and Howard in Starfleet uniforms.

The more viewers tune in to The Big Bang Theory 5 Nights a Week on broadcast television (check http://www.BigBangWeeknights.com for local listings) and go to a Hot Topic retail store, the more chances they have to win.

In addition to the trip to Comic-Con, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution and Hot Topic are offering viewers in 47 markets the opportunity to also win local prize packages that include $500 gift cards from Hot Topic. Markets include:

KBAK – BAKERSFIELD, CA WSTR – CINCINNATI, OH
KMPH – FRESNO, CA WACH – COLUMBIA, SC
KTTV – LOS ANGELES, CA KDFW – DALLAS, TX
KICU – SAN FRANCISCO, CA KDVR – DENVER, CO
WPCH – ATLANTA, GA WKBD – DETROIT, MI
KTBC – AUSTIN, TX KFOX – EL PASO, TX
WUTB – BALTIMORE, MD WWMT – GRAND RAPIDS, MI
WTTO – BIRMINGHAM, AL WHNS – GREENVILLE, SC
WCCB – CHARLOTTE, NC WTIC – HARTFORD, CT
WFLD – CHICAGO, IL KHON – HONOLULU, HI
WOFL – ORLANDO, FL WPGH – PITTSBURGH, PA
WPHL – PHILADELPHIA, PA WPFO – PORTLAND, ME
KCPQ – SEATTLE, WA WCWW – SOUTH BEND, IN
WMOR – TAMPA, FL KQCW – TULSA, OK
KUTP – PHOENIX, AZ WLFL – RALEIGH, NC
WTTV – INDIANAPOLIS, IN WNAB – NASHVILLE, TN
WJXT – JACKSONVILLE, FL WTVZ – NORFOLK, VA
WBXX – KNOXVILLE, TN KOKH – OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
KVMY – LAS VEGAS, NV WFXR – ROANOKE, VA
WBFS – MIAMI, FL KABB – SAN ANTONIO, TX
WDJT – MILWAUKEE, WI WTTG – WASHINGTON, DC
WFTC – MINNEAPOLIS, MN WSJP – PUERTO RICO
KPLR – ST. LOUIS, MO

About THE BIG BANG THEORY
Comedy has Expanded to 5 Nights a Week (check http://www.BigBangWeeknights.com for local listings)! The Big Bang Theory is the story of two brainy best friends who could tell you anything you want to know about quantum physics – but when it comes to dealing with everyday life here on Earth, they’re lost in the cosmos. Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Sheldon (Jim Parsons) are brilliant physicists – wizards in the laboratory, but socially inept outside of it. Enter their beautiful, free-spirited neighbor, Penny (Kaley Cuoco), who aims to teach them a thing or two about life. While Leonard spends his days looking for love, Sheldon is quite content video-chatting with platonic partner Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik) or playing Star Trek 3D chess with their ever-expanding universe of friends, including fellow Caltech scientists Rajesh Koothrappali (Kunal Nayyar), Howard Wolowitz (Simon Helberg), and Howard’s new wife, the adorable microbiologist Bernadette (Melissa Rauch). http://www.BigBangWeeknights.com

Created by Chuck Lorre (Two and a Half Men) and Bill Prady (Dharma & Greg), who also serve as executive producers along with showrunner Steven Molaro (The Class), The Big Bang Theory stars Emmy® and Golden Globe nominee Johnny Galecki (Roseanne), Emmy® and Golden Globe winner Jim Parsons (The Muppet Movie), Kaley Cuoco (Hop), Simon Helberg (A Serious Man), Kunal Nayyar (Ice Age: Continental Drift), Mayim Bialik (Blossom) and Melissa Rauch (True Blood). The Emmy®-nominated series is from Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television.

THE BIG BANG THEORY and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and ©Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

About STAR TREK
With an over 45-year history and more than 700 hours of content from six television series and twelve movies, Star Trek is an entertainment and pop culture icon across the world. With its visionary philosophy and thrill for adventure, the Star Trek universe only continues to broaden into new territories. Star Trek is licensed by CBS Consumer Products. ™ & ©2013 CBS Studios Inc. STAR TREK and related marks are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

About Hot Topic
Hot Topic is a mall- and web-based specialty retailer beloved by rebellious and expressive teens for more than 20 years. Hot Topic offers music and pop culture junkies band-related apparel and accessories, licensed merchandise, and fashion apparel and accessories. Hot Topic operates 621 stores in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico and an online store at hottopic.com. Find Hot Topic on Twitter (twitter.com/hottopic), Facebook (facebook.com/hottopic), YouTube (youtube.com/hottopic) and Instagram (instagram.com/hottopic).

About CBS Consumer Products
CBS Consumer Products manages worldwide licensing and merchandising for a diverse slate of television brands and series from CBS, CBS Television Studios and CBS Television Distribution, as well as from the company’s extensive library of titles, Showtime and CBS Films. Additionally, the group oversees online sales of programming merchandise. For more information, visit http://www.cbsconsumerproducts.com.

via Warner Bros. Press Release

THE BIG BANG THEORY Ultimate Fan Giveaway For Comic-Con Sweepstakes

The Big Bang Theory will be back at Comic-Con International: San Diego for its fourth consecutive year in 2012 – and this year, fans have a chance to come along. In celebration of The Big Bang Theory’s first year airing 5 Nights a Week (check www.BigBangWeeknights.com for local listings) in off-network syndication, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution have teamed up with Hot Topic to invite fans to enter the “Ultimate Fan Giveaway” for an opportunity to attend the biggest pop culture convention in the world — the legendary Comic-Con in San Diego — and have special reserved seats for the hugely popular The Big Bang Theory panel featuring stars and executive producers from TV’s most-watched comedy. Fans will also have the chance to win many great prizes, including t-shirts and $1,000 Hot Topic gift cards.

From Monday, May 21, through Friday, June 1, pop culture junkies can enter the contest either by watching The Big Bang Theory every weeknight in syndication (in select markets) and identifying Sheldon’s special Hot Topic t-shirt online at www.BigBangContest.com or by visiting any Hot Topic store nationwide now through Sunday, June 4, signing up to be a HT+1 rewards member and purchasing any The Big Bang Theory t-shirt, including the exclusive “Bazinga!” Comic-Con edition t-shirt only at Hot Topic. One lucky fan will receive an all-expenses paid fun-filled getaway for two to Comic-Con in San Diego, CA, including two tickets to Comic-Con, round-trip airfare, three days/two nights hotel accommodations, ground transportation and VIP passes to The Big Bang Theory panel.

“The phenomenal fan support for The Big Bang Theory has always been a true testament to the success of the series,” said Maryellen Zarakas, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Marketing and TV & Studio Licensing for Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “Partnering with Hot Topic allows us to offer this exciting sweepstakes entry for certain purchases and give fans a chance to get a ‘big bang’ for their buck.”

“This partnership with Warner Bros. is perfect because The Big Bang Theory has become a pop culture icon – which our customers love,” said Cindy Levitt, Vice President and General Merchandise Manager at Hot Topic. “Over the years, we have become a destination for the best music and pop culture-inspired merchandise – and our collection of The Big Bang Theory merchandise will not disappoint.”

“The stars and producers of The Big Bang Theory are like rock stars at Comic-Con, and this sweepstakes and promotion with Hot Topic will also turn two of the show’s lucky viewers into Comic-Con VIPs,” said Lisa Gregorian, Chief Marketing Officer, Warner Bros. Television Group. “If you are a fan of The Big Bang Theory, this is the perfect opportunity to have the ultimate fan experience, with a trip to San Diego and reserved seats to watch the stars and producers of TV’s #1 comedy in action at the most influential pop culture event of the year.”

Susan Kantor, Executive Vice President Marketing Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, added, “This promotion is a unique opportunity to work across multiple Warner Bros. divisions while promoting The Big Bang Theory franchise and the five nights a week messaging. It gives our TV station partners and their local viewers a chance to win this one-of-a-kind experience at Comic-Con.”

Hot Topic stores will feature The Big Bang Theory merchandise including accessories, headwear, gifts and novelty items, as well as special edition t-shirts. Hot Topic will unveil an exclusive, “Bazinga!” Comic-Con t-shirt design featuring Sheldon, Leonard, Penny, Howard, Raj, Bernadette and Amy, shown together for the very first time as their super hero alter-egos.

In addition to the trip to Comic-Con as the national prize, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution is offering viewers in 17 markets the opportunity to also win local prize packages that include $1,000 gift cards from Hot Topic. Viewers in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Houston, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Baltimore, Austin, Detroit, Puerto Rico, Orlando, San Antonio, Dallas, Tulsa, Honolulu, Bakersfield, Fresno and El Paso can win the gift cards by watching the show and entering online.

The more viewers tune in to The Big Bang Theory 5 Nights a Week on broadcast television (check www.BigBangWeeknights.com  for local listings) and go to a Hot Topic retail store, the more chances they have to win the national and regional prizes.

About THE BIG BANG THEORY
Comedy has expanded to 5 Nights A Week (check http://www.BigBangWeeknights.com for local listings)!  The Big Bang Theory is the story of two brainy best friends who could tell you anything you want to know about quantum physics – but when it comes to dealing with everyday life here on Earth, they’re lost in the cosmos. Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Sheldon (Jim Parsons) are brilliant physicists – wizards in the laboratory, but socially inept outside of it. Enter their beautiful, free-spirited neighbor, Penny (Kaley Cuoco), who aims to teach them a thing or two about life. While Leonard spends his days looking for love, Sheldon is quite content playing Star Trek 3D chess with their ever-expanding universe of friends, including fellow Caltech scientists Howard Wolowitz (Simon Helberg), Rajesh Koothrappali (Kunal Nayyar) and more. http://www.BigBangWeeknights.com
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Created by Chuck Lorre (Two and a Half Men) & Bill Prady (Dharma & Greg), who also serve as executive producers along with Steven Molaro (The Class) and Eddie Gorodetsky (Two and a Half Men), The Big Bang Theory stars Emmy® and Golden Globe nominee Johnny Galecki (Roseanne), Emmy® and Golden Globe winner Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco (Hop), Simon Helberg (Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog), Kunal Nayyar (Ice Age: Continental Drift), Mayim Bialik (Blossom) and Melissa Rauch (True Blood). The Emmy®-nominated series is from Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television.

THE BIG BANG THEORY and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and ©Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
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About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.
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About Hot Topic
Hot Topic is a mall- and web-based specialty retailer beloved by rebellious teens for more than 20 years. Hot Topic capitalizes on the latest trends in music and pop culture, offering band-related apparel and accessories, licensed merchandise, and fashion apparel and accessories to an edgy subculture of expressive individuals. Hot Topic operates 624 stores in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico and an online store at hottopic.com. Find us on twitter (twitter.com/hottopic), Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/hottopic) and YouTube http://www.youtube.com/hottopic.
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via Warner Bros. Press Release