Here's the complete press release:
EXXXOTICA Atlantic City came to the legendary Jersey shore destination and hit the jackpot with a successful debut and solidified EXXXOTICA's status as the leading and largest event dedicated to love and sex in the nation. Thousands flocked to EXXXOTICA Atlantic City to witness what will go down as the best adult expo to ever "Do AC."
EXXXOTICA Atlantic City, which took place at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino & Resort this past weekend, April 19-21, had fans, exhibitors, stars and the media all expressing positive reviews about the adult expo. With record-setting advance ticket sales that more than doubled previous shows, a fantastic walk-up attendance, and the convention floor overflowing with exhibitors, adult stars and cash-in-hand attendees, EXXXOTICA Atlantic City exceeded expectations. Hotel rooms were sold out across the city pushing nightclubs and casinos to maximum capacity. One casino executive compared the EXXXOTICA weekend to that of July 4th for the New Jersey shore destination.
Every square foot of the Etess Arena was packed with exhibitors ranging from adult movies and novelties, to artists, teeth whitening, gentlemen's clubs, innovative products and of course, over 150 adult film and web stars. CLUB Spotlight, LA Direct Models, HotMovies, Clips4Sale, and Star Valley were just some of the exhibitors that featured the top names in adult entertainment.
The AEBN entertainment stage featured daily performances from the likes of Rubberdoll, Rigor Mortis Revue, Evan Stone, DJ Geenius, The Benson Twins, Savage Men, all-star adult panels and of course the Ms. EXXXOTICA competition. The seminar area also entertained with discussions on topics such as breaking into the business, improving your sex life, swinging and more lead by industry heavyweights and stars such as James Deen, Goddess Sonya, Tera Patrick and more.
Saturday at EXXXOTICA was buzzing with anticipation for that evening's first-ever EXXXOTICA Fan Choice Awards. The adult entertainment industry's only fan-voted awards show saw a sold out crowd fill the Grand Ballroom at the Taj for a Hollywood-level spectacle. Hosted by comedians and hosts of VH1's That Metal Show, Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson, along with their co-hostess, Alexis Texas, kept the evening moving with a night of all-star presenters, incredible stage shows from the likes of Stoya, Rubberdoll and the Peek-A-Boo Revue, and of course the winners. Over 100 stars attended the awards show and walked the pink carpet (hosted by Allie Haze) that also saw celebrities such as Playboy covergirl/WWE Diva and Survivor: China star Ashley Massaro, pro wrestler Snitsky and Amish Mafia cast member Crazy Dave present awards. Taped for future cable broadcast, the reviews from all those in attendance were nothing short of stellar for the "The Fannys."
"It's funny to think that AC was one of the first locations we considered when we first started EXXXOTICA in 2005," Said J. Handy, Director of EXXXOTICA. "Fast forward eight years later and we're no longer aspiring to create an event — we've created one, and it's the best in the industry."
When the show closed, the Atlantic City nightlife treated fans to official after parties at hotspots all over the city at venues such as Dusk at Caesars, Ivan Kane's Royal Jelly Burlesque Club at Revel, the Diving Horse and Bare Exposure with an all-star roster of stars hosting, including James Deen, Tera Patrick, Allie Haze, Alexis Texas, Teagan Presley, Lisa Ann, Lexi Belle and Kristina Rose.
Exhibitors couldn't be happier with EXXXOTICA.
"A focused and well-presented event which affirmed how mainstream the industry should be considered," commented Neil Wallace of Wami LLC.
"I am in my second year of doing [EXXXOTICA] shows. It has helped us build the GOLDREALLAS brand faster then any other marketing campaign we use. We always see a spike in sales on our website after each show from the area we were in. We have also picked up some big B2B accounts that have pushed our sales and grown our brand all over the country," said Will Brown of Goldreallas.
Jason Jones of Inked Angels added, "A great event where people of different races, sexual orientations, and views can come together and be who they want to be without any negativity!"
"The CLUB Spotlight booth had its largest contingent ever of stars, and they loved meeting the fans," reflected Daniel Adams, Editor of CLUB Magazine. "It was a who's who of adult featuring over 20 stars who made the trip to make this our most successful show ever."
Plans are already underway for a return to AC in 2014, but next up on the calendar is the eighth year back in the South Florida area when EXXXOTICA comes to the Broward County Convention Center in Ft. Lauderdale, May 31-June 2. Tickets are currently on sale and going fast.