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13th Annual EroticaLA Flourishes in Harsh Economy

News - by ThePornoReporter - July 13, 2009 - 18:03 UTC - Be first to Comment!

The organizers of the 13th annual Erotica LA owned and operated by AVN Media Network, Inc. exhaled as the official numbers of the show were revealed.

Even as the adult industry contracts due to the tough economy, Erotica LA flourished with fans wanting to meet their favorite adult celebrities and shop for the best deals on erotic products and services. There were 150 exhibitors and nearly 30,000 consumers who attended the event.

Show organizers report that the attendance was strong and exhibitor sales were very robust. Plus, the event received impressive media coverage throughout the weekend from outlets including FOX News, the Los Angeles Times, NBC, E!, G4, and Playboy TV. In addition, pre-show coverage was strong which included multiple mentions by The Tonight Show host, Conan O’Brien and coverage by Good Morning LA anchor Steve Edwards.

“There was a continuous line out the door for at least nine hours on Saturday and most of the day on Sunday,” explains Renee Johnson, the Senior Show Manager. “Were not only super happy for all the consumers that came out, but were very, very relieved.”

In order to drive consumer traffic, AVN partnered with top consumer outlets in Los Angeles, including Power 106, KROQ 106.7, 98.7, the L.A. Weekly and CBS Outdoor. Plus, the internet became more of an integral part of Erotica LA this year than ever before with AVNs first mobile site, m.erotica-la.com and the expanded outreach via social media networks such as Twitter, Facebook and Myspace.

“Fans really respond well to the social networks because of how personal and interactive they can be these outlets emulate a community, although virtual, of friends and people of similar interests. Plus they give fans a very intimate look into the lives of their favorite porn stars,” explains Johnson. “Twitter was beyond successful for the show due to the number of adult celebrities that have embraced this technology.”

“Leading up to the event, there were hundreds of daily tweets about Erotica LA,” Johnson goes on to explain. “Anything from what products would be available to what the porn stars would be wearing was being discussed. This definitely built a lot of excitement.”

On hand at the event to meet and greet fans and attend the 4th annual F.A.M.E. Awards were hundreds of the worlds hottest adult celebrities, including: Tera Patrick, Belladonna, Ron Jeremy, Jenna Haze, Sunny Lane, Joanna Angel and her Burning Angels, Sunny Leone, Nikki Benz, Lupe Fuentes, Bree Olson, and Kayden Kross to name a few. Plus, there were daily appearances by all the Wicked Pictures Contract Stars: Stormy Daniels, Alektra Blue, jessica drake, Kirsten Price, Mikayla Mendez, Randy Spears and Kaylani Lei.

Show organizers are looking into several options for next years show dates which will be released shortly.

Evan Stone Wins Favorite Male Star For the 2nd Year In A Row & Announces His Feature Dancing Tour

News - by ThePornoReporter - July 3, 2009 - 03:15 UTC - Be first to Comment!

clip006bActor. Performer, Writer, Musician, Wrestler. Ranch Hand… EMT? There’s no doubt about it, Evan Stone can, and probably has, done it all! With his chiseled good looks and gripping wit Evan Stone took the Entertainment Industry by storm. And, for the second year in a row, the public voted for Evan as Favorite Male Star at the 2009 Fans of Adult Media Entertainment (F.A.M.E.) Awards, which were held during the Erotica LA convention. From the moment he first stepped through the doors at Erotica LA, until well after he accepted his Award, fans followed Evan and crowded all around him trying to get a photo or autograph from their favorite celebrity. Never one to pass up a chance to reach out and give back to his fans, Evan took a quick break from his official duties at the expo to stop by the A.I. Studios exhibit and play a few songs on guitar for his swooning audience.

“My fans are the absolute BEST in the WORLD! They really are SO supportive and giving,” described an appreciative Evan, after hamming it up on the red carpet with other winners who received their trophies at the F.A.M.E. Award Show. “No matter what I’m doing I make sure to have fun doing it. I think that’s what really connects me to the audience – they know that if I’m involved in something it’s going to be a good time! And that’s what people are really craving, especially right now, a way to take a break and just have a good time!”

Ever since Evan Stone was crowned Best New Stud in 1999 by the X-Rated Critics Organization (XRCO) he has starred in over 720 movies in both mainstream and adult. And now, after securing his reign as a top entertainer by winning 15+ major awards throughout his diverse acting career, Evan is going back to the beginning to bring his fans a special treat – The Evan Stone Ladies Night Tour.

“I started out in the entertainment industry as a dancer. I can’t wait to get up on stage with my buddies at different clubs around the country that feature Ladies Night male reviews. It’s been something I’ve been working on for a while now, and after getting so much fan-mail asking about my shows now seems like the perfect time to make it happen,” said Evan.

Evan Stone’s all-male review tour will kick off in July at Crazy Girls, and will be sure to bring many heartthrobs up close and personal with hungry fans who may have never had an opportunity to see their favorite “studs” in person before. And that’s not all Evan has in store for us – for the past year Evan has been hard at work creating a multi-million dollar 9-room Cam House, soon to be packed with fresh new faces (and a few of his personal favorites). With Evan’s 24-hour live Cam-House site launching AND a Ladies NightTour kicking in, you may be wondering – does he even have time now to act in new movies? And of course the ever youthful & energetic superstar will always find a way to make the time. Whether on the road or in the studio Evan Stone is an industry icon who’s talent and innovation constantly surprises and proves to us all that he’s not just another “pretty face”! Be sure to look for news and tour updates on his website at www.EvanStone.com.

EMM REPORT Posts Special 500 Photo Essay on Erotica LA

News - by ThePornoReporter - June 20, 2009 - 12:23 UTC - Be first to Comment!

In it’s continuing quest to expand the boundaries of event coverage, the EMMREPORT (www.emmreport.com) has posted a special 500 Photo look back at Erotica LA this morning. And that’s only the beginning according to assistant editor in charge of content direction Dr.X.

“An event as big as EROTICA LA deserves equally BIG coverage. To view the essay, please go to: www.emmreport.com, or simply use this link:

http://emmreport.com/wordpress/uncategorized/emmport-special-erotica-la-2009-photo-essay/

We will be posting a separate Essay on the FAME Awards, exclusive video reports (hosted by Lexi Love and James Bartholet), Sherman’s inside thoughts and much more in the coming days.”

“The extended coverage also serves as a big thank you to everyone involved in the entire process. AVN, Erotica LA, The EMMREPORT crew, The Star Factory, Rising Star PR, Dan Davis, Genesis Magazine, Katy, Adam and Eve, Lexi Love, James Bartholet, all the stars and everyone else.”

For more info on the EMM Report visit http://emmreport.com.

Avant-Garde Cinematographer, Andrew Blake, Reunites With Muse Aria Giovanni

News - by ThePornoReporter - June 19, 2009 - 09:05 UTC - Be first to Comment!

Over the course of his celebrated career, Andrew Blake has been challenging & transforming preconceived notions about the nature of art, erasing traditional distinctions between fine art & erotic works. Surrounded by erotic subject matter feeding his need for self-expression via production of highly stylized images of women, Andrew’s perception flows from his inner desires. & that is why, even in a slow economy, fans & patrons travel far & wide to meet the modern icon, & purchase his tangible visions. During a rare public appearance at the 2009 Erotica LA Show Andrew Blake presented his newest releases, SMOKING HOT GIRLS & FIVE STARS, to his fervent fans, while celebrating his nomination as Favorite Director for the 2009 F.A.M.E. Awards.

“All of us at Studio A (Andrew’s movie studio) have been working non-stop on our next film, VOYEUR WITHIN, so Erotica LA was a nice break. Little did we know we’d sell out of our on-hand stock within the first few hours,” said Carol, Blake’s V.P., with a subtle grin.

But, connecting with his fans one-on-one & exceeding sales goals were not the only welcome outcomes of the Erotica LA Show for Blake. In a fortuitous arrangement Blake’s exhibit space was next to that of Aria Giovanni. After starring in many of his masterpieces, Andrew’s famous muse went on to work in other outlets, & it had been many years since the two had spoken – until that day. And once they finished hugging & catching up with each other, Andrew & Aria agreed on the spot to start working together again. And now fans can read updated production notes at andrewblakeblog.com to stay up-to-date on Andrew’s new project, VOYEUR WITHIN, which will star Aria Giovanni, Michelle Maylene, Kiera Diane, & Jade Hsu.

“It was such a wonderful surprise to see Aria,” exclaimed Andrew. “She’s one of the top 5 women in the industry (past or present) who should be honored for her talent & beauty. I can’t wait to start filming her again. I know it’s something my fans will be very excited about!”

Many other exciting new developments are in the works for Andrew & his Studio A as well, including shoots with Ally Ann, Tori Black & Bobbi Starr, plus the upgraded state-of-the-art website AndrewBlake.com now featuring streaming HD videos & free tours with samples.

Vicky Vette Hits Erotica LA with Playboy, the FAME Awards, & Special Birthday Website Celebration

News - by ThePornoReporter - June 12, 2009 - 18:55 UTC - Be first to Comment!

Vicky Vette, the current Booble Girl of the Year and FAME Finalist for Star Website of the Year, hits Erotica Los Angeles this weekend with tremendous internet momentum. Vette, who turns 44 today, June 12, 2009, is appearing on Playboy Radio at 1.40pm Pacific, on Saturday, June 13, 2009. Vette plans to make major announcements on Playboy concerning further expansion of the Vette Nation Network of websites. Vette runs the hugely popular website http://www.vickyathome.com and has created the Vette Nation Network featuring the official sites of Sunny Lane, Nina Hartley, Sasha Sparks, Michelle Lay and Britney Brooks.  Vette’s personal website, Vickyathome, currently gets more internet traffic than any of the other nominees for Star Website of the Year.

Vette is quoted as saying: “I am intent on creating one of the (sic) funnest and biggest web networks around. I really care that the surfers out there get bang for their buck. It is amazing to think that we are starting to see the type of website traffic that we are and I have great hopes for further expansion. I am going to announce further details on Playboy so stay tuned.”

Vette is also presenting a FAME Award with Sunny Lane that evening (she is nominated for Star Website of the Year.) Vette says of being in the finals, “If anyone would have told me that I would have been in the FINALS, I would have checked what they were drinking! (ha ha). It is not easy to get to this stage of such great awards and I am lucky just to be named. It is not too late to vote folks… who knows, maybe a Viking can pull out a victory…. just go to http://www.vote4vette.com and cast a vote!”

Vette also announces that as part of FAME Weekend and to celebrate her birthday anyone who joins her website during FAME Award weekend gets a FREE signed 8×10 and a FREE Vette Nation tshirt. Vette says “I am so lucky to be doing what I do at the age of 44. Every year I pinch myself. It seems that every year is bigger and better. Just in the last year we have added 5 websites, signed a deal for worldwide toys, won Booble Girl of the Year, been nominated for Webstarlet of the Year by XBiz and tons of other stuff too much to even mention. It is all due to fan support all over the globe and I will never forget it. The Vette Nation Army ROCKS!”

To claim the goodies just join http://www.vickyathome.com anytime before midnight EST on Sunday June 14, 2009, send an email to Vicky@Vickyathome.com.

Vicky can be reached for comment at:

Vicky@vickyathome.com
http://www.vickyathome.com
http://www.myspace.com/vickyvette

Andrew Blake to Talk to Playboy Radio & Join His Fans at Erotica LA To Celebrate His Nomination for Favorite Director at The 2009 F.A.M.E AWARDS

News - by ThePornoReporter - June 12, 2009 - 17:55 UTC - Be first to Comment!

Throughout the last few decades Andrew Blake has finely crafted the art of high-gloss film by providing extreme and subtle visual content laced with sexy fetish pleasures. And the entire world has taken notice of this. But even though Andrew is a multi-award winning artist with world-wide fame and mainstream notoriety, he stays true to his creative passions, which cause him to have very little time for much else. However, when Andrew Blake received the final nomination as Favorite Director for the 2009 F.A.M.E. Awards he set aside time to celebrate with the people who made it all possible – his loyal fans.

“I always feel great honor and respect when my work is recognized, but this time it’s more so because the F.A.M.E. AWARDS are chosen by fans,” discussed Andrew Blake while setting up for his next shoot.

Ever since he first started shooting and manipulating film to express his artistic vision, Andrew Blake has been creating masterpieces. And his most recent releases, SMOKING HOT GIRLS and FIVE STARS are no exception. In addition to these recent examples of Andrew’s inimitable talents he has also launched one of the most high-tech web sites on the market (www.AndrewBlake.com), which is sure to set the standard for all to come. It is definitely clear that Andrew Blake is again changing and defining the face of eroticism.

Andrew Blake will be at the Erotica LA Show in the large A.I. Studios exhibit, space # 1301, where he will be meeting fans and signing autographs. Be sure to tune into Playboy Radio’s Night Calls for his exclusive interview recorded live at Erotica LA on Saturday, June 13th at 2:50 pm PST .

Sunny Leone Shines Bright at the Erotica LA Show June 12th – 14th

News - by ThePornoReporter - June 12, 2009 - 17:55 UTC - Be first to Comment!

She is one of the most dedicated, hardest working ladies in the entertainment business, and the most sought after star at the Erotica LA Show. We are talking about the one and only Sunny Leone. The enchanting starlet will be greeting her beloved fans and signing autographs at 2 locations, the SunLust Pictures Booth and the A.I. Studios Exhibit space # 1301 so as to maximize her ability to greet and speak with all of her endearing fans.

A full schedule of interviews, signings and photo shoots is just the tip of the iceberg for Sunny Leone’s plans for this weekend’s Erotica LA Show. She will be hosting an After Party Friday, June 12th, at The Highlands, presented by A.I. Studios, from 10 pm – 2 am. Then on Saturday, June 13th, she will be hosting at the Crazy Horse, dazzling her dedicated fans with her exotic and tantalizing dance/stage performance. You don’t want to miss this one!

And now, for your one-to-one listening pleasure, be sure to catch her live on Playboy Radio’s Night Calls on SIRIUS and XM 99 radio for her Erotica LA Kick-Off Interview live with Nicki Hunter & Christy Canyon on Friday, June 12th at 4:30 pm PST.

Additionally, Sunny will also be presenting an award at the 2009 F.A.M.E. Awards on June 13th at the main stage of Erotica LA. The popular award show is open to attendees and fans of the 2009 Erotica LA Show. So, you’d better get your camera and tickets ready for this weekend, because Sunny Leone is going to burn down the House, and melt your heart.

Fans are encouraged to arrive early for the shows to ensure an opportunity to get up close and personal with Sunny. All the above dates are subject to change without notice.

Teravision’s New Star, Lupe Fuentes Signing at Erotica LA

News - by ThePornoReporter - June 12, 2009 - 16:02 UTC - Be first to Comment!

Teravision is proud to announce that its newest contract star, Lupe Fuentes will be appearing at the Erotica LA show June 12-14. She will be greeting fans and signing autographs in the AVN Booth on all three days of Erotica LA.”We know that the adult entertainment industry will be converging on Los Angeles this weekend,” says Teravision President Tera Patrick. “So this is the perfect chance to let the fans meet our newest star Lupe Fuentes. I fell in love with her when I first met her and I know everyone else will too.”

Lupe Fuentes will appear in the AVN Booth at Erotica LA at the following times.

June 12 – Friday, 6-10 p.m.
June 13 – Saturday, 1-5 p.m. and 6-7 p.m.
June 14 – Sunday, 2-6 p.m.

Tera Patrick to Sign at Fleshlight Booth for Erotica LA

News - by ThePornoReporter - June 12, 2009 - 15:57 UTC - Be first to Comment!

The world’s hottest adult star will be at Erotica LA this weekend.  Fleshlight® in conjunction with Teravision is pleased to announce that Tera Patrick will be signing at the Fleshlight® booth on Saturday, June 13th from 7-8pm. Tera will be in the Fleshlight® booth greeting fans, signing autographs and promoting her best selling toy, the Tera Patrick Fleshlight.”Fleshlight makes a terrific product,” Tera says. “We have collaborated on the best selling toy in the world so this will be a great opportunity to meet fans and show them the Tera Patrick Fleshlight. As much I would love to be with each and every one of my fans, there just isn’t enough time. The Tera Patrick Fleshlight is the next best thing to being there.”

“We are extremely pleased to have Tera at our booth for LA Erotica. She remains the reigning queen of the adult industry and we expect a great turnout for this, her only appearance on the show floor,” commented Steve Shubin, Fleshlight® CEO.

The Fleshlight® booth is booth #102 on the show floor. In addition to the Tera Signing, Puma Swede will also be available to sign from 2-5pm on that Saturday as well.

After her time on the floor, Tera will be on hand for the 2009 FAME Awards.

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Entertainment Industry CAREER CENTER Opens at Erotica LA June 12th – 14th

News - by ThePornoReporter - June 10, 2009 - 01:50 UTC - Be first to Comment!

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You hear it every day – the daily newscasts reporting record numbers of job cuts and a jaw-dropping unemployment rate – the job market is tough right now. But don’t despair. There are jobs to be had, and you CAN find them. The Erotica Los Angeles 2009 is offering attendees something new this year – a CAREER CENTER. The Show’s CAREER CENTER will be an on-site location where attendees can meet informally with employers, see what options are available, and network with the “right” people.

The Show’s CAREER CENTER setting is an opportunity for introductions and brief discussions. Employers will have interview sign-up sheets, and may choose to schedule future interview appointments. Candidates are encouraged to bring copies of their résumé, and to complete a short registration process for interviews. The Show’s CAREER CENTER will offer educational, networking, and personal-development opportunities enabling attendees to expand their marketability, increase their productivity, develop lasting relationships with their peers – and ultimately to advance their careers.

“We care about the entertainment industry, and the people who work in it. And that’s why we’re partnering with AVN this year to establish the 2009 Erotica LA CAREER CENTER. Whether you want to be in-front of the camera, or behind it, there’s a job out there waiting for YOU,” exclaimed Angelique Laurelle, A.I. Studio’s Managing Director. “Career Centers at trade shows have proven to be very popular recruitment events for employers, and we are excited to offer our services here and now – when we can do the most good. If you, or someone you know, are looking to expand your career, or even start a new one, we look forward to meeting you, and helping you look outside the box for new ways to utilize your transferable skills in the entertainment industry.”

The Erotica LA 2009 CAREER CENTER is a strategic addition to the Show designed to give attendees the unique opportunity to personally connect with agents and hiring managers at companies and studios who share the same values they do. At the CAREER CENTER hiring managers can review resumes and meet with qualified individuals experienced in administration, photography, web design, acting, modeling, screenwriting, and many other skill sets, all in one location, AND without paying a head hunter or agency fee.

The Show’s CAREER CENTER is a FREE service to ALL Attendees at the 2009 Erotica LA , and will be located in A.I. Studios’ booth # 1301 at the LOS ANGELES CONVENTION CENTER, HALLS G, H & J, near the Wicked Porsche.