Articles tagged with: CES
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 …
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This week: Adult’s primary testing center — Open? Closed? Consult a Magic 8 Ball? Parents freak the fuck out over an English teacher moonlighting as a romance novelist, forget their kids hate reading. The New York Times discovers sex toys.
The adult industry’s primary testing center could be closed for remodeling. Or it could be closed for good. Like so many other things about the industry, its future seems up in the air.
Pennsylvania parents think of the children when it comes to an English teacher and her side job as …
There are few, if any surprises at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo.
It’s like a play or opera that’s so familiar that every nuance and subtlety is not only known, but expected like an old friend. If the show were an elaborate production, it would play out as such: the opening trade and the first fan day on Thursday and Friday: rising action; the AVN Awards on Saturday: the climax and Sunday, last day of the show: the denouement.
In the hours leading up to the awards show, expo buzzes with activity, …
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 …