LAS VEGAS—The mainstream media's seemingly never-ending fascination with porn and the business behind it reached new heights this year at the 2013 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo and the 30th anniversary AVN Awards.
Both the expo and awards boasted bigger media contingents than the previous year not only in terms of the number of reporters and photographers covering the events, but also in the amount of coverage they provided.
This development is one way of showing how the show has thrived and stood on its own since it no longer coincides with the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
Big national media outlets were on hand to report on all the goings-on in Vegas and provided some insightful, in-depth coverage—along with plenty of pure titillation.
Among the higher-profile national media outlets that provided coverage of the AVN events were Forbes, CNBC, The Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, NBC News, Las Vegas Sun, Las Vegas Weekly and Gawker.
Of course if you're looking for photos of all the events that took place at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, AVN has a plethora of photo galleries to peruse.
Below is a sampling of some of the more interesting pieces written about AEE and the AVN Awards that appeared online.
ABC News: Annual Adult Awards Show and Entertainment Expo Back in Town
CNBC: Scenes from the Porn Convention Red Carpet
CNBC: CamGirls: The New Porn Superstars
CNBC: Adult Film Stars: In Their Own Words
CNBC: Adult Toys are All the Buzz at Wal-Mart and CVS
CNBC: Porn on the Precipice
CNBC: The Dirty Dozen 2013 – Porn's Most Popular Stars
Crave Online: Adult Entertainment Expo 2013: Highlights with the Stars
Crave Online: Adult Entertainment Expo 2013: The Girls of Girlfriends Films
Forbes: Porn Blind
Forbes: The Business of Porn
Forbes: In the Valley of the Porn Star Dolls
Gawker: The Adult Video News Award Nominees for 2013’s Clever Title of the Year Are Really All Winners
LAist: 2013 AVN Awards: Red Carpet Photos
Las Vegas Sun: 2013 AVN/AEE: Host Asa Akira reveals sex secrets; plus, a L.V. wedding for her?
Las Vegas Sun: 2013 AVN/AEE: Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian get shout-out; porn industry ponders L.V. move
Las Vegas Sun: Events guide: AVN/AEE afterparties
Las Vegas Sun: 2013 AVN/AEE: Retirement? Jesse Jane is back at work, lands at Playboy TV again
Las Vegas Sun: 2013 AVN/AEE: Porn stars plan 96-hour marathon of L.V. events
Las Vegas Sun: Las Vegas vs. L.A.: The pros and cons for the porn industry
Las Vegas Weekly: Chatting with porn's 'it' boy, James Deen
Las Vegas Weekly: 2013 AVN/AEE: Porn stars plan 96-hour marathon of L.V. events
NBC News: Porn Industry Thinks Things Are Looking Up
Phoenix New Times: Adult Entertainment Expo: One Wild Convention
Slate: Porn Fans Aren’t What They Used To Be
Slate: What Is "Porn For Women"?
The Daily Beast: Facebook Artist David Choe Launches New Gig With Asa Akira
The Daily Beast: Porn Stars Who Brunch: Inside Las Vegas’s Finest Dining
The Huffington Post: AVN Awards Pre-Party Brings Showcases Porn Stars' Fashion Sense
The Huffington Post: Asa Akira Proud To Be Nominated Porn Industry's 'Performer Of The Year'
The Huffington Post: How To Date A Porn Star: My Night Out With Joanna Angel In Las Vegas
The Huffington Post: San Francisco Takes Warm Tidings to the AVN Awards With the Hollie Stevens Hospitality Suite
The Huffington Post: AVN Awards Ceremony 2013: Porn Stars Win Big, Hit Red Carpet In Las Vegas
Yahoo! News: Octomom Wins Best Celebrity Sex Tape AVN, Hopes Award 'Will Open Doors to More Opportunities'
The Versed: Tyga Performs Rack City at 2013 AVN Awards