Quick Index
 Adult Industry News
Search AINews Database
Type Keyword or Phrase Here
New York's VIP Elite Boutique Dating Service Pornography feminists unshackle their desires and celebrate their sexuality in the patriarchal world

Front Page
Film News
Media News
Business News
Clubs & Appearances
Law & Politics
Internet & Mobile News
Lifestyles Arts Health Charity
Letters to the Editor
Movie Spotlight Reviews
Pornstar Pages
AINews Staff
Ad Rates
PR 101: Press Release Service

Caliente Swinger Vacations!

Club Jessica Jaymes - Official Website

February 02, 2016 04:42am
Poking Around AVN 2016
Source: Adult Industry News
by: Rich Moreland

Leigh Raven and Nikki Hearts For industry people, the four-day trade show at Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel is a hectic atmosphere that pulls everyone in many directions and avoiding rush and rumble is next to impossible. Yet, in everyone's mind, fan satisfaction always comes first.

Wandering about as my schedule permitted, here is a sampling of the sights and scenes at this year's show.

Fan attendance appeared to be down. Not until Friday and Saturday did the narrow aisles of the Joint, the show's major venue, create the expected traffic jams. However, it was thankfully quieter. The ubiquitous club music was toned down facilitating conversation.

There was a notable absence on the floor: Girlfriends Films. Their central spot near the stage opposite Evil Angel was filled by another all-girl company, Girlsway.

Lines to meet performers were short. I networked easily with Penny Pax, Dani Daniels, and Allie Haze and had the opportunity to chat with fans while I briefly waited. Other girls, Casey Calvert and Yhivi in particular, were fan free when I stopped by. All good because for me face-to-face contact is always preferable to texting.

I spent a few moments with Vanessa Veracruz who was signing at FreeWebcam.com. An exclusive girl/girl performer, the dark-haired Latina explained her new business venture. A performer can't rely on "just shooting scenes," so other forms of income like webcamming should be in every girl's arsenal as an "extra way to make money on the side," she said.

Vanessa believes camming "feeds off a girl's website" and has developed her own crowded-funded site LVLZ.com to help models do this.

Success in porn is built on transitioning from performer to brand, where the money is made, she added. A girl must control, produce, and own her image. Webcamming is an important delivery platform that facilitates the process.

A visit upstairs to the Kink.com sponsored The Lair was next. This section of the show came about a while ago with the popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey.

In its first year, there were ongoing live BDSM demonstrations in a crowded space. Now a handful of vendors and one demonstration a distance from the entrance were all I found. The set up was attractive but there wasn't much fan curiosity. I did meet a charming heavily inked couple, Nikki Hearts and Leigh Raven, who were manning a booth marketing BDSM toys.

Exiting the Lair, I talked with San Franciscans Mickey Mod, Siouxsie Q, and Lorelei Lee who were engaging passersby in impromptu BDSM sessions.

Before moving on, a word about porn's latest technology, virtual reality.

Near the stage at the far end of the Joint was a VR company from Montreal, VRSexperience.com.

Magik Jurewicz, the engineer who writes the software, and Vyxen Steel, the female model used in their content, described the product. Vyxen began with porn in LA, retired at twenty-three, and returned to Canada to work in VR.

I tried out a small, portable headset and found the VR experience to be surreal, dream-like, and disconnected from reality, especially when the male body and tatted arm reaching for the model did not resemble mine. But then again, I was raised with the VCR.

Good news is the Canadian technology works on every device, including phones.

Before heading for the Festival, Muse and Artist Halls I was pleasantly hustled by a vivacious Coxx model, Jet Setting Jasmine, who runs her own company by the same name.

SexPert and clinical therapist, Jasmine travels extensively offering fantasy flight parties, fitness programs, and fetish training.

She "helps folks discover their fetishes" and "normalize things that would be taboo in a traditional relationship," Jasmine says. Her client offerings also include lifestyle changes like "diet and health and fitness."

Walking between venues means bumping into people for brief "hellos." Daisy Layne and husband Dick Chibbles stopped for a quick conversation, as did Angie and Colin Rowntree of Sssh.com and Wasteland.com respectively. And I can't forget running into Madeline Blue, nommed for an AVN best actress award.

Later I caught up with Evil Angel's John Stagliano, filmmakers Jacky St. James and Eddie Powell as well as fellow industry journalist, Tod Hunter.

I visited the PAW (Protecting Adult Welfare) booth and met Dr. Bob, author of Sexual Words of Wisdom. Speaking of books, I spent a few minutes with Carrie Royale, author of the Carrie Royale Collection, a product of Novel Erotics. Her work looks particularly interesting as it appears female-oriented in the romance genre.

So, there's my quick travel review. Of course, there was much more not mentioned here, proof again that AVN is the premiere adult trade show.

New York's VIP Elite Boutique Dating Service

Related Stories

Related Sites - WARNING! Graphic Content


Porn for GEEKS! Meet me & my friends!

Top Stories

MWA: 03/10/17

Prop 60, Part One

Prop 60, Part Two

MWA: 03/05/17

Phillips, Valentina Deliver BJs

MWA: 03/06/17

Briana Banks Comeback

MWA: 03/01/17

Color Blind's Kasey Warner

MWA: 02/24/17

Patriots Win = Superbowl BJs!

Cindy Starfall Interview

Kiki Daire at Christie's

About Emma Hix

Royal Empire Productions

MWA: 01/09/17

Golden Age Star Appearances

Spotlight Studios Adult Industry Party

Jenevieve Hexxx Antics

AEE 2017: A Resounding Success

Bill Margold Memorial Fund

Thoughts About Bill Margold

Take Care and Care Take

Bill Margold Memorial (UPDATED)

Bill Margold Died

Time with Tanya Tate

New Model Leila Sugarcookie

TTS Discount at LV Office

Official APAG Statement

Jelena Jensen Girlsway GOTY

MWA: 01/06/17

Vivid's Sex Tape Wish List

Darling Running for Assembly

Valentina Nappi Available in 2017

­­­­Melania Trump Impersonator at Little Darlings

Rachel Raxxx CumBang

Inked Angels Now Podcasts

Brothel Seeks Britney Spears Lookalike

Rodney Moore Covers Glen Campbell Song

Vicky Vette AVN Nom

Osa Lovely Signs Skyn

Vote Porno Dan

I Love 80s Porn Contest

Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017!

MWA: 12/31/16

VNALive Marathon

Genuine Sin VR

MWA: 12/20/16

Stories From


MWA: 03/10/17

MWA: 03/06/17

MWA: 03/05/17

MWA: 03/01/17

MWA: 02/24/17

AEE 2017: A Resounding Success

MWA: 01/09/17

MWA: 01/06/17

MWA: 12/31/16

MWA: 12/20/16

MWA: 12/19/16

MWA: 12/18/16

MWA: 11/01/16

MWA: 10/30/16

MWA: 10/14/16

Are You an iDriver?

MWA: 09/14/16

MWA: 09/12/16

Closer to Reality

Jump to Mainstream

Submission Crosses Over

Columns Section Index

MWA: 08/02/16

MWA: 08/01/16

MWA: 07/10/16

MWA: 06/20/16

MWA: 06/18/16

MWA: 06/17/16

MWA: 06/07/16

MWA: 06/03/16

MWA: 06/01/16

MWA: 05/31/16

MWA: 05/29/16

MWA: 05/28/16

MWA: 05/12/16

MWA: 04/28/16

MWA: 03/16/16

MWA: 03/12/16

Redefining the Status Quo

Hard Squeezes

APAC and Sex Worker Rights

New Girls

What We Signed Up For

The Directors

What is Consent?

MWA: 02/28/16

MWA: 02/17/16

MWA: 02/13/16 AVN AEE 2016

MWA: 02/12/16

Poking Around AVN 2016

News Rack: 2015 ED Expo

Jenna Jayden: New Boobs and Ready

MWA: 12/26/15

MWA: 12/14/15

MWA 12/13/15

MWA: 12/10/15

MWA: 12/02/15

Coming Out Like a Porn Star

Copyright © 1998 - 2017 Adult Industry News (AINews.com)
All materials constituting text, articles, press releases, stories, columns, photographs, graphics, and code on the AINews.com domain are protected by copyright, and either owned by Adult Industry News (AINews.com), or reproduced with permission from other copyright owners. It may be downloaded and printed for personal reference, but not otherwise copied, altered in any way, or transmitted to others, without the written permission of Adult Industry News (AINews.com).