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AVN Expo News and Notes

  • Playboy, the biggest company in the adult sector, has a non-existent presence at the show. Club Jenna and Spice Studios, their hardcore properties, are totally missing. The only bunny is at the tiny Playboy Radio booth, which looks like they spent about $500 on. I hear Jenna Jameson isn’t even in town.
  • KSEX was sold to Vavoom. Will 2002 be the year of KSEX? Oops, I mean 2008.
  • Teagan Presley was on the show floor this week handing out promo cards for her website. She looked “scary skinny” according to one account.
  • To clarify an earlier post from the week, it was only the AVN Awards show that was sold by AVN. The AEE shows is already owned by Home Entertainment Events. Paul Fishbein gets a percentage of gross revenues off the top.
  • I hear Vivid tried to pull out of having a booth, but the Expo people cajoled them into not bailing. It would have looked very bad to the public and the press if the biggest star (Jenna Jameson) and the biggest company (Vivid) were both no-shows.
  • Since it hit it’s peak in 2004-05, the Expo has gotten smaller every year. Some aisles between booths are 20 feet wide. Besides Club Jenna, several prominent companies, including Zero Tolerance and New Sensations, have no booth. Sin City, always one of the biggest booths at the show, has a tiny 10×20 spot way back.
  • If Mark Spiegler bans his girls from dating within the industry, why was Rebeca Linares all over director Chris Streams throughout the entire week? I hear they have been dating for close to 6 months.

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