January 21, 2010 04:30pm
MWA: AVN AEE
Source: Adult Industry News
by: Myles Shaffer
Myles' Weekend Adventures: Bonjour mon amis! Comment ca va? Myles Shaffer here. This time around I will write about what may possibly be the biggest adult entertainment convention in the United States of America, if not the entire world! So, anybody who enjoys reading about beautiful women and really fun events should definitely continue to peruse this particular column.
AVN Adult Entertainment Expo
Friday, January 8Th, I drove to Las Vegas, Nevada, checked into the Orleans Hotel and Casino, went to the Sands Expo Center to pick up my press pass for the Adult Video News Adult Entertainment Expo, and then attended the last two and a half hours of the show for the day.
As luck would have it, I ran into my friend Monica Mayhem, while I was still searching for the press room.
Once my AVN press pass was in my possession and hanging around my neck, and I had my black wristband in place, I entered the convention hall where I saw many people I knew, or had at least met before, including: Julia Ann, Lisa Ann, Phyllisha Anne, Audrey Bitoni, Jaded Dawn, Sophia Dee, Tyler Faith, Ashley Fires, Lupe Fuentes, Nina Hartley, Kagney Linn Karter, Katsuni, Tori Lane, Devon Lee, Sunny Leone, Rebecca Love, Shay Lynn, Kelly Madison, Phoenix Marie, Jeff Mullen/Will Ryder, Jeremy Meyer, Prinzzess, Aurora Snow, Cousin Stevie, and Evan Stone.
The people I met for the first time were: Raven Alexis, Charley Chase, Kayme Kai, Francesca Le, Lia, Lexi Love, Cassidy Lynn, Chastity Lynn, Trisha Mutha Fuckin Rey, Imani Rose, and Eric Swiss.
Shortly after I entered the convention hall, I turned a corner and there was Nicki Hunter and Christy Canyon dutifully conducting their Playboy Radio show and interviewing Hollywood actor Corey Feldman and two women I didn't know. (I still don't know who they were, so don't ask.)
After the convention had ended for the day, my plan was to return to the Orleans, put my stuff in my room, then go to the buffet and pig out.
While I didn't realize it immediately, my plan began to change the moment I found the owner and publisher of Private Dancer Magazine, Andy Enomoto, standing by the entrance to T.G.I. Friday's and stopped to say hello. While Andy and I were chatting, we were joined by Andy's editor-in-chief, Jeremy Meyer, and industry newcomer Cassidy Lynn. After a few more minutes of chatting, the group asked me to join them for dinner, so into T.G.I. Friday's we went. (I had a Cajun-style pasta entree, and it was good! I'm not accustomed to finding decent Cajun food that far from Louisiana. There simply aren't very many good Cajun eating places out here in the west. Here in the Los Angeles area, I swear by the Ragin' Cajun Cafe in Hermosa Beach. It has some of the best Cajun food I've ever eaten!)
Saturday, January 9Th, I returned to the convention. The people in attendance on this day that I knew, or had at least met before, were: Monique Alexander, Angelina Armani, Nikki Benz, Chloe, Kelly Divine, Diamond Foxxx, Jenna Haze, Jenny Hendrix, Jesse Jane, Ron Jeremy, Sunny Lane, Shy Love, Devon Michaels, Sean Michaels, Minka, Bree Olson, Powder, Teagan Presley, Raylene, Ava Rose, Kelly Shibari, Kaci Starr, Shyla Stylez, Alexis Texas, Sunset Thomas, Echo Valley and Adam Wood.
The people I met for the first time during this day were: Nyomi Banxxx, Yurizan Beltran, Jenna Black, Codi Bryant, Angelina Castro, Avry Heart, Audrina Hill, Jade Indica, Katie St. Ives, Nika Kay, Lexxxi Lockhart, Mai Ly, Madison Parker, Bobbi Starr, Jayla Starr, India Summer and Victoria White.
AVN Awards Show
How on earth he did it I haven't a clue, but my illustrious, smooth-talking, editor-in-chief somehow came up with two tickets to the AVN Awards Show. Needless-to-say, he and I attended the show on Saturday night.
While waiting for the show to start, I ran into the reigning Tommy Gunn, not to be confused with the original Tommy Gunn, Dyanna Lauren, Kaylani Lei, [redacted], Rachel Love, Alexandra Silk and Luc Wylder.
After the show had started, I was pleasantly and delightfully surprised to discover that my friends Renee Perez and her assistant were seated in the row in front of me.
The awards show went off without a hitch, was a lot of fun, and good for a great number of hearty laughs. Everybody involved in the show did a fine job. Nobody can do a better job of such things than AVN does!
While I did not catch her name, I want to send out a huge thank you to the lady who was seated on my right during the awards show. Without her help, I'm afraid that I would have missed the winners of several of the awards. (It isn't easy to take notes and listen at the same time. I really should have studied shorthand when I was younger!) While I will probably never know the helpful lady's name, I can say that she is the woman who does the merchandising of vibrators for the Adam & Eve company. If she were to read this, she would know exactly who I am speaking of.
[The winners of the 2010 AVN awards are listed below, at the end of this column.]
Sunday, January 10Th, I once again returned to the convention.
On this, the last day of the convention, in addition to many of the people I had already seen on Friday and Saturday, I came in contact with: Kayden Kross, Magdalene St. Michael, Emily Parker and Nicole Ray. These were all people that I already knew or had met at least once before.
The only people I met for the first time on this day were: Allie Haze, Austin Taylor and Dia Zerva.
Once the event had ended for another year, and I was walking out of the hall, I had the good fortune to meet Claudia Marie. She is a lovely and very friendly woman. In fact, she and I had a nice conversation on the long walk to the Venetian Casino where our paths parted.
I had a great time at the AVN AEE, and I hope that I will be invited back as press next year, and every year after that.
There are a number of industry shows that I doubt I'll ever be able to attend. They are too far away, and I have too great a lack of spendable money. However, of the industry shows that I am able to attend, and even though AVN bought Erotica-LA from Ron Miller some time between the 2000 and the 2001 event, the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo is, in my personal opinion, the biggest and greatest industry show in existence! It is the one event where a person will see the largest collection of industry people and vendors!
I would recommend that everybody find a way to attend the AVN AEE at least once in their lifetime. It they don't have a world of fun at the event, there isn't any hope for them in the first place.
I want to sincerely and emphatically thank the people of AVN for inviting me to attend their convention as press this year. I have now attended the AVN AEE three times, and in my opinion, this was the best one yet! (Being a member of the adult industry press does have some advantages.)
That brings us to the close of a long and rambling column folks. We should all meet back here the next time to continue the discussion of beautiful, sizzling hot, women. Until then, everybody stay safe, have a great week, and live life as if there were no tomorrow!
Bonsoir et au revoir,
And the winners of the 2010 AVN awards were:
Best Oral Sex Scene Sasha Grey Throat: A Cautionary Tale, Vivid Entertainment Group
Best High End All-Sex Release: Deviance, Adam & Eve Pictures/SkinworXXX
Best Group Sex Scene: 2040, Wicked Pictures; Jayden Jaymes, Kaylani Lei, Alektra Blue, Tory Lane, Kayla Carrera, Randy Spears, jessica drake, Kirsten Price, Mikayla Mendez
Best All-Girl Release: Evil Pink 4, Belladonna/Evil Angel
Best Actor: Eric Swiss, Not Married with Children XXX, X-Play/LFP Studios
Best Gonzo Release: Tori Black is Pretty Filthy, Elegant Angel Productions
Best Anal Sex Scene: Anal Cavity Search 6, Erik Everhard/Jules Jordan; Erik Everhard, Sasha Grey
Best Sex Comedy: Flight Attendants, X-Play/Adam & Eve
Male Performer of the Year: Manuel Ferrara
Best Ethnic Series: Black Black Ass Master (Double Disc) Jules Jordan Video, Alexander DeVoe Productions
Best Couples Sex Scene: 30 Rock: A XXX Parody, New Sensations; Amy Ried, Ralph Long
Web Starlet of the Year: Sunny Leone
Best Vignette Series: Penthouse Variations, Penthouse/Pulse
Best New Starlet: Kagney Linn Karter
The Jenna Jameson Crossover Star of the Year: Sasha Grey
Best Renting Title of the Year: Pirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge, Digital Playground
Best Selling Title of the Year: (not a mistake, Pirates II took both awards) Pirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge, Digital Playground
Best All-Girl Couples Sex Scene: Field of Schemes 5, Girlfriends Films; Lexi Belle Tori Black
Best Director, Feature: David Aaron Clark, Pure; David Aaron Clark/Evil Angel
Best Actress: Kimberly Kane, The Sex Files: A Dark XXX Parody, Digital Sin/Revolution X
Best Sex Parody: (There was a tie for this award.) Not the Cosbys XXX, X-Play/Hustler - And - The Sex Files: A Dark XXX Parody, Digital Sin/Revolution X
Female Performer of the Year: Tori Black
Best Video Feature: The 8Th Day, Adam & Eve Pictures
The many other awards for 2010 went to:
Best Adult Website: BangBros.com
Best All-Girl Group Sex Scene: Deviance, Adam & Eve Pictures/SkinworXXX; Eva Angelina, Teagan Presley, Sunny Leone, Alexis Texas
Best All-Girl Series: Women Seeking Women, Girlfriends Films
Best All-Girl Three-Way Sex Scene: The 8Th Day, Adam & Eve Pictures; Poppy Morgan, Tori Black, Bree Olson
Best All-Sex Release: Evalutionary, Elegant Angel Productions
Best All-Sex Series: Addicted, New Sensations
Best Alternative Release: Porn's Most Outrageous Outtakes 3, JM Productions
Best Alternative Series: Naked College Coeds, DreamGirls
Best Amateur Release: 18 with Proof 2, Cezar Capone/Pulse
Best Amateur Series: Cherries, Homegrown/Pure Play
Best Anal Release: Ass Worship 11, Jules Jordan Video
Best Anal Series: Evil Anal, Evil Angel/Manuel Ferrara Productions
Best Animated Release: PornoMation 3, Cherry Boxxx Pictures
Best Art Direction: 2040, Wicked Pictures
Best BDSM Release: The Ivy Manor Slaves 3, Pulse/Gwen Media
Best Big Bust Release: Breast Worship 2, Jules Jordan Video
Best Big Bust Series: Big Tits at School, Jules Jordan/Brazzers
Best Big Butt Release: Big Wet Asses 15, Elegant Angel Productions
Best Big Butt Series: Big Wet Asses, Elegant Angel Productions
Best Classic Release: Debbie Does Dallas - 30Th Anniversary Edition, VCX
Best Director, Ethnic Video: Jules Jordan, Lex the Impaler 4, Jules Jordan Video
Best Director, Foreign Feature: Paul Chaplin, Black Beauty: Escape to Eden, Bluebird Films
Best Director, Foreign Non-Feature: Raul Cristian, Ass Traffic 6, Cruel Media/Evil Angel
Best Director, Non-Feature: William H., Evalutionary, Elegant Angel Productions
Best Double Penetration Sex Scene: Bobbi Starr & Dana DeArmond's Insatiable Voyage, Jules Jordan Video/Mike John Productions; Sean Michaels Bobbi Star Mr. Marcus
Best DVD Extras: The 8Th Day Adam & Eve Pictures
Best DVD Menus: 2040, Wicked Pictures
Best Editing: The 8Th Day Adam & Eve Pictures, Ren Savant
Best Educational Release: Tristan Taormino's Expert Guide to Threesomes, Vivid Ed
Best Ethnic Release, Asian: Asian Fucking Nation 3, Evil Angel/Jonni Darkko Productions
Best Ethnic Release, Black: Phatty Girls 9, Justin Slayer International
Best Ethnic Release, Latin: Young Tight Latinas 17, Red Light District
Best Ethnic Series, Asian: Cockasian, Handheld Pictures/Digital Playground
Best Ethnic Series, Latin: Deep in Latin Cheeks, Jules Jordan Video/Alexander DeVoe Productions
Best Fem-Dom Strap-On Release: Forced Fem 3, Kick Ass Pictures
Best Foot/Leg Fetish Release: Party of Feet, Belladonna/Evil Angel
Best Foreign All-Sex Release: Bobbi Violates Europe, Clark Euro/Evil Angel
Best Foreign All-Sex Series: ''Rocco: Puppet Master'', Rocco Siffredi/Evil Angel
Best Foreign Feature: Billionaire, Private/Pure Play
Best Gonzo Series: Jerkoff Material, Jules Jordan Video/Mike John Productions
Best Interactive DVD: Interactive Sex with Tori Black, Zero Tolerance Entertainment
Best Internal Release: All Internal 9, Cruel Media/Evil Angel
Best Internal Series: Internal Damnation, Jules Jordan Video/Chris Streams Productions
Best Interracial Release: Lex the Impaler 4, Jules Jordan Video
Best Interracial Series: It's Big It's Black It's Jack, Vouyer Media
Best Makeup: Julia Ann, Nicki Hunter, Christi Belden, Lisa Berczel, Leonard Berczel; The 8Th Day, Adam & Eve Pictures
Best Male Newcomer: Dane Cross
Best MILF Release: It's a Mommy Thing! 4, Elegant Angel Productions
Best MILF Series: Seasoned Players, Tom Byron/Evolution Distribution
Best Music Soundtrack: Live in My Secrets, Vivid Alt
Best New Line: Reality Junkies, Mile High Media
Best New Series: Glamour Girls, Elegant Angel
Best New Video Production Company: Bluebird Films
Best New Web Starlet: Lexi Belle
Best Non-Sex Performance: Thomas Ward, Not the Cosbys XXX, X-Play/LFP
Best On-Line Marketing Campaign, Company Image: X-Play, Sitcums.com
Best On-Line Marketing Campaign, Individual Project: The 8Th Day, Adam & Eve Pictures, The8ThDayXXX.com
Best Oral-Themed Release: ''Jules Jordan: Feeding Frenzy 10'', Jules Jordan
Best Oral-Themed Series: Face Fucking Inc., Joey Silvera, Video/Evil Angel
Best Orgy/Gang Bang Release: ''Young harlots: Gang Bang'', Harmony Films
Best Orgy/Gang Bang Series: Gangland, Devil's Film
Best Original Song: The Crack Pack, Adam & Eve; Song title: Bree's Bossa, Composer: Joe Gallant
Best Overall Marketing Campaign, Company Image: Vivid Entertainment Group Ties with Digital Playground
Best Overall Marketing Campaign, Individual Project: ''Throat: A Cautionary Tale'', Vivid Entertainment Group
Best Packaging: ''Operation: Tropical Stormy'', Wicked Pictures
Best Packaging Innovation: The 8Th Day Adam & Eve Pictures
Best POV Release: Anal Prostitutes on Video 6, Erik Everhard/Jules Jordan
Best POV Series: Jack's P.O.V., Digital Playground
Best POV Sex Scene: Pound the Round P.O.V., Digital Sin, Kagney Linn Karter
Best Pro-Am Release: Bang Bus 24, Bang Productions
Best Pro-Am Series: Brand New Faces, Vivid Entertainment Group
Best Retail Website:
Best Screenplay Throat: A Cautionary Tale Vivid Entertainment Group Raven Touchstone
Best Sex Scene in a Foreign-Shot Production: Dollz House, Harmony Films; Geroge Uhl, Oliver Sanchez, Aletta Ocean
Best Solo Release: All Alone 4, 3rd Degree Films
Best Solo Sex Scene: ''Not the Bradys XXX: Marcia, Marcia, Marcia'', X-Play/LFP, Teagan Presley
Best Special Effects: The 8Th Day, Adam & Eve Pictures
Best Specialty Release, Other Genre: Asses of Face Destruction 5, Roman/Buttman/Evil Angel
Best Specialty Series: Fishnets, Zero Tolerance Entertainment
Best Squirting Release: Squirt Gangbang 4, Elegant Angel
Best Squirting Series: Storm Squirters, Joey Silvera/Evil Angel
Best Supporting Actor, Tom Byron, ''Throat: A Cautionary Tale'', Vivid Entertainment Group
Best Supporting Actress: ''Penny Flame Throat: A Cautionary Tale'', Vivid Entertainment Group
Best Tease Performance: Tori Black, Tori Black is Pretty Filthy, Elegant Angel
Best Three-Way Sex Scene: Tori Black is Pretty Filthy, Elegant Angel Productions; Mark Ashley, Tori Black, Rebeca Linares
Best Transsexual Release: Rogue Adventures 33, Joey Silvera/Evil Angel
Best Transsexual Series: America's Next Top Tranny, Goodfellas Productions/Devil's Film
Best Videography: The 8Th Day Adam & Eve Pictures; Ren Savant, David Lord, Monmarquis
Best Vignette Release: Nurses Digital Playground
Best Young Girl Release: Young & Glamorous, Jules Jordan Video/Chris Streams Productions
Best Young Girl Series: Barely Legal, Hustler Video
Clever Title of the Year: Who's Nailin' Paylin?, Hustler Video
Director of the Year: (Body of Work) Will Ryder
Female Foreign Performer of the Year: Aletta Ocean
Male Foreign Performer of the Year: Toni Ribas
MILF/Cougar Performer of the Year: Julia Ann
Most Outrageous Sex Scene: ''Belladonna: No Warning 4'', Belladonna/Evil Angel; Bobbi Starr. Cast: Bobbi Starr & Bobbi Starr; Scene name: Go Fuck Yourself [This makes no sense at all but it's from the AVN website. -Ed.]
Transsexual Performer of the Year: Kimber James
Unsung Male Performer of the Year: Derrick Pierce
Unsung Starlet of the Year: Shawna Lenee
The AVN Hall of Fame inductees this year were:
Hall of Fame Gina Lynn
Hall of Fame - Founders Branch, Christian Mann, Video Team
Hall of Fame - Internet Founders Branch, Morgan Sommer and Tim Lutz, Cybersocket