AVN Adult Entertainment Expo

The AVN Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE) is an adult entertainment convention and trade show held each January in Las Vegas, Nevada and is sponsored by AVN magazine. AEE is the largest pornography industry trade show in the United States.[1] The 2007 AVN Expo had over 30,000 attendees, which included 355 exhibiting companies.[2]

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AVN Expo Ribbon Cutting and Models Hard Rock Hotel 2014
Top: AVN Expo 2014 Ribbon Cutting. Bottom: Models on the Show Floor 2015 at the Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
GenreAdult Entertainment, Erotica, Pornography
VenueHard Rock Hotel and Casino
Location(s)Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
CountryUnited States
Organized byAVN (magazine)
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28th AVN Awards AEE 2011 expo
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29th AVN Awards AEE 2012 expo


The AEE is a four-day show which mixes industry-only events with open hours for fans seeking autographs, photo opportunities, and memorabilia. The first two days are "Trade Only" (with access limited to people in the adult industry), and the remainder of the show includes open hours for fans. One of the major aspects of the AEE is that most of the major adult entertainment stars make appearances. The AVN Awards are presented on the show's closing night. The 2018 show was held January 24–27.[3]


Until 2012, the AEE was usually held at the Sands Expo and Convention Center concurrently with the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). In 2012, the AEE was held at the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on January 18–21, one week after the 2012 CES[4] to help exhibitors minimize travel expenses and maximize networking opportunities.[5]

In 2013, the 15th annual AEE was again held at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas,[6] and the 2014 AEE was held January 15–18 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, as was the 2015 AEE.[7]


The 1998 AEE and Awards are the subject of David Foster Wallace's article "Neither Adult nor Entertainment", published in Premiere, and later reprinted and extended as "Big Red Son", the first essay of his collection Consider the Lobster.[8]

See also


  1. ^ Stephen Clark (April 1, 2006). "Ex-stripper evangelizes to sex industry". The Seattle Times. Archived from the original on December 9, 2007. Retrieved January 4, 2008.
  2. ^ "Adult Tradeshow hits Las Vegas". networkinvegas.com. Retrieved May 31, 2015.
  3. ^ "Adult Entertainment Expo". adultentertainmentexpo.com. Retrieved May 8, 2017.
  4. ^ Delen Goldberg (September 14, 2011). "AVN porn expo is moving to the Hard Rock Hotel". Vegasinc.com. Retrieved September 26, 2011.
  5. ^ John Gaudiosi (June 9, 2011). "AVN Adult Entertainment Expo Divorces from CEA for CES 2012". Gamerlive.tv. Archived from the original on September 23, 2011. Retrieved September 26, 2011.
  6. ^ "AVN Adult Entertainment Expo 2013". Las Vegas Review-Journal. January 17, 2013. Archived from the original on January 11, 2014. Retrieved January 11, 2014.
  7. ^ Hottest stars of the adult industry sizzle at the AVN Show 2015, New York Daily News slideshow
  8. ^ "David Foster Wallace, Traditionalist? Considering 'Both Flesh and Not: Essays'". The Daily Beast. Retrieved June 12, 2014.

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35th AVN Awards

The 35th AVN Awards, presented by Adult Video News (AVN), honored the best pornographic movies and adult entertainment products of between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017 and took place on January 27, 2018 at The Joint in Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Paradise, Nevada. During the ceremony, Adult Video News presented AVN Awards (often referred to as the Oscars of porn) in more than 100 categories. Webcam star Harli Lotts and performer/director Angela White co-hosted the ceremony, each for the first time. Master of ceremonies was comedian Aries Spears.

The show was webcast live on AVN.com originating from Livestream.com. This year also marked the return of GayVN Awards after extended hiatus held at same location a week before AVN awards; both being part of AVN Adult Entertainment Expo also known as AVN Week.Best Drama winner Half His Age: A Teenage Tragedy earned honors as Best Movie. However, Justice League XXX: An Axel Braun Parody and Angela 3 each won six awards, tied for the most honors at the show. Movie of the Year winner Half His Age: A Teenage Tragedy took four trophies.


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AVN (magazine)

Adult Video News (also called AVN or AVN Magazine) is an American trade magazine that covers the adult video industry. The New York Times notes that AVN is to pornographic films what Billboard is to records. AVN sponsors an annual convention, called the Adult Entertainment Expo or AEE, in Las Vegas, Nevada along with an award show for the adult industry modeled after the Oscars.AVN rates adult films and tracks news developments in the industry. An AVN issue can feature over 500 movie reviews. The magazine is about 80% ads and is targeted at adult-video retailers. Author David Foster Wallace has described AVN articles to be more like infomercials than articles, but he also described the AVN magazine as "sort of the Variety of the US porn industry."

AVN Award

The AVN Awards are film awards sponsored and presented by the American adult video industry trade magazine AVN (Adult Video News) to recognize achievement in various aspects of the creation and marketing of American pornographic movies and they are called the "Oscars of porn".The awards are divided into over 100 categories, some of which are analogous to industry awards offered in other film and video genres and others that are specific to pornographic/erotic film and video.AVN sponsored the first AVN Awards ceremony in February 1984. The award ceremony occurs in early January during the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. Since 2008, the ceremony has aired in a form edited for time on Showtime, which is usually broadcast in a 90-minute time slot.Awards for gay adult video were a part of the AVN Awards from the 1986 ceremony through the 1998 ceremony. The increasing number of categories made the show unwieldy. For the 1999 ceremony AVN Magazine began hosting the GayVN Awards, an annual adult movie award event for gay adult video.

AVN Media Network

AVN Media Network is a publishing, digital media and event management company for the adult entertainment industry. AVN Media Network's portfolio of businesses includes several widely recognized adult industry publications, expos, shows, and communities. These include gfy.com, an adult webmaster community, AVN magazine, AVN Online, GAYVN and AVN Adult Entertainment Expo.AVN Media Network, Inc. is headquartered in the Chatsworth, CA

Adult entertainment (disambiguation)

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the activity of the sex industry

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AVN Adult Entertainment Expo, annual convention in Nevada, U.S.

Capri Anderson

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Clitoraid is a non-profit project started by the Raelian movement to combat female genital mutilation.

The project was started in 2005 or 2006. The Raelian movement sees sexual gratification as a positive thing and Clitoraid has sponsored clitoral reconstruction for African women and sought to build a hospital in Burkina Faso where they can also receive post-operative instruction in masturbation. Clitoraid has an Adopt a Clitoris sponsorship program, which it has promoted at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas.In 2010, on the encouragement of sexologist Betty Dodson, the San Francisco-based sex shop chain Good Vibrations pledged financial support to Clitoraid including asking customers to make donations; the company rescinded the offer after protests that the effort was misplaced, especially from Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg, a professor of politics at the University of San Francisco. In 2013, Clitoraid designated the week of 6–12 May as "International Clitoris Awareness Week".The 2014 opening of the Kamkaso Hospital or The Pleasure Hospital at Bobo-Dioulasso was delayed by the Burkina Faso Ministry of Health. Clitoraid blamed the Catholic Church.In 2015, in response to a dispute over the circumcision of a 4-year-old boy in the US, Clitoraid issued a press release supporting the mother who did not want the circumcision. They also called on the United Nations to ban the practice: "Bodily harm is against the fundamental rights of all children, and we can’t understand when a so-called civilized country such as the United States would allow its male babies to be so readily mutilated legally!"

JC's Girls

JC's Girls (short for Jesus Christ's Girls, also called the JC's Girls Girls Girls Ministry) is an evangelical Christian women's organization in the United States whose members evangelize to female workers in the sex industry. The organization supports women wishing to leave the industry, but does not try to persuade them to do so. The group does not focus upon conversion but rather on communicating its message that Christians exist who are not judging female sex workers and are willing to accept them. The organization also helps both women and men seeking to overcome pornography addiction.

The organization was founded by Heather Veitch, who worked as a stripper for four years before becoming a Christian and leaving the sex industry in 1999. She founded JC's Girls on Good Friday in March 2005; it was based at Sandals Church in Riverside, California, with the support of the California Southern Baptist Convention. In January 2006, JC's Girls went to Las Vegas to operate a booth at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo that received much traffic and news coverage. By 2008, Veitch had moved to Las Vegas and based the organization at Central Christian Church in nearby Henderson, Nevada. The former stripper and call girl Theresa Scher and the social worker Sheri Brown founded the San Diego chapter of JC's Girls at the Rock Church in 2007. Veitch, Scher, and Brown resigned from JC's Girls in 2011, 2012, and 2014 respectively, leaving the leadership of the organization to Laura Bonde. As of 2014, the sole chapter of JC's Girls is in San Diego.

Terry Barone, spokesperson for the California Southern Baptist Convention, said that JC's Girls members "are doing what Jesus did ... He ministered to prostitutes and tax collectors." JC's Girls members have been criticized for dressing like sex workers, a look that Veitch said is intended to help women in the sex industry identify with the group. A Baptist minister from San Bernardino, California criticized JC's Girls for not explicitly encouraging women in the sex industry to quit, and quoted Matthew 6:24, a Bible verse that states that a person cannot serve two masters. In response to the idea that strippers should quit their jobs before attending a church, Veitch said, "Do we ask gluttons to stop eating too much before they come to church?" Philip Sherwell of the Calgary Herald called the evangelism of JC's Girls "America's most unusual Christian outreach operation".

Juli Ashton

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Julia Ann

Julia Ann (born October 8, 1969) is an American pornographic actress and feature dancer. She is a member of the AVN Hall of Fame and the XRCO Hall of Fame.

Linn Thomas

Linn Thomas (also known as Lynn Thomas) (born January 21, 1976 in Newport News, Virginia, United States) is an American erotic model.

Her mother is Vietnamese and her father is a mix of Irish, Welsh and Italian. They met and married in Vietnam. Linn was born after her parents moved to the United States. Her father abandoned the family when Linn was very young.Linn Thomas became a Playboy Playmate in May 1997. In October 2000, she became a Penthouse Pet of the Month and the first pin-up model in history to have appeared in both Playboy and Penthouse as a centerfold model. She has also modeled for Perfect 10, Danni's Hard Drive and J. Stephen Hicks' Digital Desire.In 2003, she appeared with Victoria Zdrok in the erotic film Temptation, directed by Michael Ninn.

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Mari Possa

Mari Possa (born January 21, 1980) is a Salvadoran American pornographic actress and reality TV personality.


The RealTouch is a teledildonic male sexual stimulation device consisting of a sleeve fitted with "belts, jets, heating elements and other gadgetry" that fits over the penis and synchronizes sensations to a specially produced online video. It was created by AEBN in 2008. Representatives for the company demonstrated the device at the 2009 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas and it was released in November 2009.AEBN also produced a dildo with a capacitive touch sensor; the JoyStick. With these two products, it sought to offer access to interactive remote teledildonic services over the Internet through its RealTouch Interactive division.Marketing the RealTouch had significant patent licensing costs. AEBN withdrew from the market in 2015 when it could no longer sustain the cost of producing the product.

Rebeca Linares

Rebeca Linares (born 13 June 1983) is a Spanish pornographic actress and Penthouse Pet. Although born in San Sebastián, Basque Autonomous Community, Spain, she has lived for many years in Barcelona. She chose Rebeca for her stage name because "it's short and very strong" and Linares is her actual last name.


Roxxxy, termed a "sex robot" is a full-size interactive sex doll. The robot is built by the New Jersey-based company TrueCompanion.

Its engineer is Douglas Hines, founder and president of the company, who worked as an artificial intelligence engineer at the Bell Labs before he founded TrueCompanion. Development of Roxxxy is claimed to have cost between $500,000 and $1 million.

Roxxxy made its public debut at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE) in Las Vegas on January 9, 2010. The gynoid stands 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 120 pounds (170 cm and 54 kg). It has synthetic skin and an artificial intelligence engine programmed to learn the owner's likes and dislikes.

An articulated skeleton allows Roxxxy to be positioned like a human being but the doll cannot move its limbs independently. A pump installed in the robot powers an internal liquid cooling system. The Roxxxy prototype is claimed to have been modeled after a college-aged Caucasian fine arts student.

According to the website of the company, Roxxxy is not limited to sexual uses and "can carry on a discussion and expresses her love to you. She can talk to you, listen to you and feel your touch." Other features include touch sensors that give Roxxxy the ability to sense when it is being moved. The robot's vocabulary may be updated with the help of a laptop (connected to the back by cables) and the Internet.Customers can ask TrueCompanion to customize the Roxxxy according to personal preferences, such as hair color, eye color, skin color, breast size and other features. Roxxxy is priced at $7,000 to $9,000 plus a separate subscription fee.According to Douglas Hines, Roxxxy garnered about 4,000 pre-orders shortly after its AEE reveal in 2010. However, as reported by Jenny Kleeman in April 2017, no actual customers have ever surfaced with a Roxxxy doll, and the public has remained skeptical that any commercial Roxxxy dolls have ever been produced.

Tricia Devereaux

Tricia Devereaux (born January 12, 1975) is an American former pornographic actress, XRCO Hall of Fame inductee, and co-owner of Evil Angel studios.

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