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The New York Times Investigates Why CES and AEE Aren’t on the Same Dates
For as long as I can remember, the Consumer Electronics show and the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo went together like chocolate and peanut butter. While they were both different and distinct shows (to say the least), they both went on at the same time. I’ve written about the spit and what it could mean for the future of adult, but the fact that CES refugees who are tired of gawking at 80 inch TVs and knock-offs of …
Some people enter the porn industry out of a libertarian fantasy that they will finally be able to be the person that they’ve always wanted to be. Free from the customs, the grind, the day-to-day banality of “civilians.”
But even in this business, there are rhythms. There are rituals.
In the porn business, there is the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo and Awards. It is held, usually, on the first week of January. Like the way Easter is is conveniently held around the same time as pagan spring fertility holidays, the AVN Expo …
The AVN Adult Entertainment Expo is a strange beast. While its officially touted as a trade show, with all the trappings of such like keynote speakers, badges with matching lanyards and sponsored nightclub parties, it’s just as much a show for the fans.
It’s a strange pairing, when you think about it. Undertakers’ convention don’t open their doors to tombstone and coffin enthusiasts and/or goths, after all. (I could have used a CES analogy here, but it’s too obvious don’t you think?)
The companies start taking on a schizophrenic nature to appeal …
Before I got into the adult industry, over six years ago, what is now the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo was a part of the larger convention that dominates Vegas this time of year, the Consumer Electronics Show.
You’d have to be a real old-timer to remember those days. We’re talking the time when the big-haired bleach blonde look was in — think Ginger Lynn, Seka and the legendary Savannah (not Samson). If the AVN show and CES were separate animals, biologists would say that sometime in the ’90s was when evolution …
If you were anything like me, you had your parents chiding you that you were going to school to learn and how it’s not a fashion show. A pre-Hollywood action star and pre-Scientologist Will Smith said as much when he was the Fresh Prince.
But at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo, it’s as much a fashion show as it is a networking and business opportunity. There is more wardrobe changes for each day I’m there than I have when I’m on set, and I’m including those scripted, big budget features.
Here’s what …