February 21, 2012 09:53am
Adult Entertainment Virtual Convention
Source: BSG PR
by: Company Press Release
Wasteland, the internet’s very first and largest BDSM web and mobile site, will have founder Colin Rowntree interview Christian Mann, GM of Evil Angel Video, as the keynote address for the first annual Adult Entertainment Virtual Convention (AEVC). The keynote is entitled "Surviving Porn's Evolution. A Darwinian Perspective" and will take place on February 25 at noon, West Coast Time.
"When Utherverse asked me for suggestions as to who would be a great keynote speaker for this event, the first person that came to mind is Christian Mann from Evil Angel," says Rowntree. "Mann has been in the biz for three decades and has a vast knowledge-base of what works in the adult industry. He's also a charming, witty and very entertaining speaker, so I will be delighted to spend an hour with him "picking his brain" for ideas and solutions that will help show-attendees flourish and prosper in the coming year."
"I’m honored to have been asked to deliver a keynote speech," says Mann. "After 32 years in the adult industry, I have no shortage of opinions, nor am I shy about voicing them. Even so, a monologue from me can be monotonous; so instead Colin Rowntree and I will have a dialog. Since this is the first ever 3D Virtual Adult Convention, it seemed fitting that our topic should focus on the evolutionary changes in the business that led us to this point. When the human sex drive met commerce, porn was born. If Charles Darwin studied our industry, the questions he might ask are ‘How did porn and the business of porn evolve? Which species survived, which new species emerged… and why?’ Colin and I are a couple of dinosaurs, but we’re still here, so we may have some answers… or at least some new questions. If nothing else, I promise we’ll keep it fun and irreverent."
The first annual Adult Entertainment Virtual Convention (AEVC) brings fans, exhibitors, high-profile guest speakers and adult stars together, and will take place February 24-26, 2012 at a virtual ‘convention center’ via computer using Utherverse software. AEVC is free: sign up with a free Utherverse account, download the software, create an avatar, get on the show floor and start networking. Sponsors for the Expo include CamContacts, XBIZ, Girlfriends Films, Wasteland.com and dozens more, excited at the prospect of promoting their products in a 3D online environment. For more information about the virtual convention, go to adultvirtualconvention.com.
About Christian Mann
A 32 year veteran of the adult business, Christian Mann has worked in various capacities including magazine publication, mail-order, production, sales and marketing. As owner of Video Team, he pioneered niche marketing with the popular all-girl series "No Man’s Land" and the urban series "My Baby Got Back." Currently, Christian Mann focuses his attention on Evil Angel’s marketing and brand position with an emphasis on both subscriber and advertiser funded new media. Christian currently serves on the FSC Board of Directors as he did once before in the mid 1990s. Christian is the recipient of AVN’s 1st Amendment Defense Award in 1991 and the Free Speech Coalition "Good Guy Award" in 2000. In 2010 he was inducted in the "AVN Hall of Fame – Founder’s Branch". When he’s not Add hyper-focusing on business, Christian is playing tennis or hanging out with his three adult sons. Twitter: @EvilCSM (Chris Mann’s personal tweets/rants)
About Evil Angel
For more information about Evil Angel, visit: www.evilangelvideo.com (marketing site) www.evilangel.com (membership site) www.evildistributor.com (B2B site) Twitter: @EvilAngelVideo
About Colin Rowntree
As the founder and CEO of Wasteland.com, the Internet's oldest and most popular BDSM and alternative sexuality site, Colin Rowntree is a true pioneer of the online adult entertainment industry. Since launching Wasteland.com in 1994, Colin was inducted into the 2011 Adult Video News (AVN) Hall of Fame and received the 2010 XBIZ Award for Excellence in Alternative Erotica. Colin was also the recipient of the 2011 Leadership Award from the Free Speech Coalition (FSC). Colin is a frequent contributor to industry trade publications and websites, including Adult Video News and XBIZ. He has been interviewed by and featured on BBC Television, the Fox Network, HBO, Time and Wired magazines, the London Times, ABC News, Cnet.com and Bnet.com.
Wasteland.com has been featured by HBO, Wired and the BBC, and has won dozens of industry awards. Wasteland's "sister site," Sssh.com, presents erotica for women and couples from a woman’s point of view, and has been featured in Time Magazine, Newsweek and the recently published book, a Billion Wicked Thoughts. Colin Rowntree, founder of Wasteland, was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame Founders Division in 2011.
For more information, visit www.wasteland.com.
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