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Welcome to the 2017 AVN Expo!

The 2017 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE) presented by (MFC), the number one live webcam community for adults, is ready to open its doors and host the largest adult entertainment trade and fan show in the world. The 2017 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE) is held at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, January 18-21, 2017.

The festivities will kick off with the official ribbon cutting, held on Wednesday at 11:00am in front of The Joint entrance. Cam Model Stefanie Joy will be grabbing the scissors, slicing the ribbon, and opening the doors to the 2017 AVN Expo, which will bring over 500 adult stars, 200 exhibitors showcasing their products and services, 15 unique parties, numerous networking events for industry professionals to have quality face time together, and a plethora of educational programs and seminars designed to educate those getting into the industry what it takes to grow and succeed.

As the presenting sponsor, will exhibit at AEE, expanding their presence at the show with their incredible booth that will be located in Muse Hall and in the entrance area. will accommodate over 500 cam girls that will attend their booth, an increase from the over 100 models who attended last year’s AEE festivities. MyFreeCams offers users live webcam performances and private chat capabilities with hundreds of adult models, and a seamless live streaming connection for the ultimate user-friendly experience.

Fantasy toy manufacturer Bad Dragon is the official sponsor of Fan Registration for The 2017 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE). Bad Dragon was founded in June 2008 out of a shared love of all things fantasy. Bad Dragon was born out of a strong desire for a greater selection of fantasy toys to be made available to everyone. Bad Dragon’s main mission is to do their part in ‘making fantasies real’ for individuals who want to indulge in their fantasies a little deeper.

For the 2017 show, AVN has a tight playlist of trade seminars planned that cater to the needs of retailers, manufacturers, content producers and performers. Experts from all corners of the industry will come together to share ideas and explore solutions to the challenges we all face. B2B seminars for AEE and ANE run Wednesday through Friday, January 18th through the 20th, in Festival Hall.

Wicked Pictures exclusive contract performer/director and acclaimed sex educator jessica drake has been named the official ambassador of the popular ‘Sex Is…’ seminar series. The “Sex Is …” program, which will take place Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during AEE. Fan and trade attendees will be able to attend the educational and entertaining dialogue about adult filmmaking, performing, sex toys, sexual education and much more. “I’m honored to take part in the Sex Is program once again for AEE,” says drake. “Over the years, I’ve seen a change in the industry and what fans want, and it’s exciting to see that reflected in every AE Expo I’ve attended. Lately, my passion has been not only sex education, but also consent and communication, and how to navigate porn. There is no better time than right now to start these dialogues happening, and AEE is the perfect place.”

The 2017 AVN Novelty Expo (ANE), presented by Eldorado, has announced that over 40 of the biggest companies in the adult toy and novelty space will be present and showing off their latest products during the expo. ANE will be located in the newly expanded convention hall of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, and will be exclusive to trade badges only from January 18th through January 20th, 2017. “We are privileged and honored to be the presenting sponsor of the AVN Novelty Expo, the trade show known throughout the world for the adult industry,” said Larry Garland, Eldorado founder and CEO. “AVN’s new ownership has brought new blood and new life to the show and we could really feel the difference when we walked the show floor last year. We look forward to exhibiting this year and appreciate AVN for the opportunity and continued partnership.” Companies including Eldorado, Nalpac, Wet Int’l, We-Vibe, XR Brands, PJUR Group USA/Lucom USA, System JO, Topco Sales, MD Science/Swiss Navy, Femme Funn, Impulse Novelties, Kama Sutra, Ovo, Paradise Marketing, Perfect Fit Brand, Vibratex, XGen, Clean Light Labs, LUV Rydr, Brup, Doxy, Novel Erotics, Kum Klean, Justin Sayne, b-Vibe, Spartacus, Fleshlight and more be exhibiting. Called “the CES of sex toys” by Wired Magazine, The AVN Novelty Expo (ANE) is the industry’s premier B2B event, bringing together the newest, upcoming and most popular items from a wide range of cutting edge companies. Adult toys, lingerie, lotions, supplements, gifts, games, sex furniture, cosmetics, condoms, aphrodisiacs, accessories, and more will be exhibiting.

The 2017 AVN Novelty Expo (ANE) will host the 2017 ANE Media Event, a private function for all registered media to discover the latest technology and most intriguing designs in the world of sex toys and novelties. The ANE Media Event takes place 2-4 p.m. Thursday, January 19, at 35 Steaks + Martinis at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. The event is sponsored by adult pleasure products distributor Eldorado Trading Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served to all media with an official AVN Media Badge. Some of the industry’s leading manufacturers will be on hand to showcase and answer questions about the latest and greatest in the world of pleasure products. The event gives media attendees an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at what the future of the adult novelty business is. Sex dolls, sex machines, teledildonics, fringe and extreme fetish novelties and much more will be showcased during the two-hour soiree. The event will take place prior to the 8th Annual “O” Awards, which celebrate the best of the best from the pleasure products segment of the adult industry. The ceremony is scheduled for 9 p.m. Thursday, January 19, during the 2017 AVN Novelty Expo. The host for the awards ceremony is Sunny Megatron, sex educator and host of the Showtime original series Sex With Sunny Megatron.

The 2017 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo sets the stage for the 34th annual AVN Awards Show, which will be held Saturday, January 21st , 2017 at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. The annual AVN Awards Show is the premier gala of adult video and recognizes titles, individuals, and companies for contributions to and excellence in the industry. Please note that a separate ticket is required for admission to the AVN Awards Show.

The event schedule is as follows:

AEE January 18 – 21, 2017
ANE January 18 – 20, 2017
AVN Awards January 21, 2017

The Media Suite hours are as follows:

Tuesday, January 17th 2pm-6pm
Wednesday, January 18th 11am-8pm
Thursday, January 19th 11am-8pm
Friday, January 20th 11am-8pm
Saturday, January 21st 11am-4pm

Fan tickets may be purchased at

Trade Registration is available at:

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All facts and information about the largest adult entertainment expo in the world can be found

To exhibit or sponsor the 2017 AVN Show, please contact our sales team at [email protected] or (818) 718-5788.

AEE Press and media contact:

Brian S. Gross | BSG PR | 818.340.4422 | [email protected] | @bsgpr

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