CHATSWORTH, Calif.—AVN Media Network and Porn Star Tweet have partnered to produce live Twitter coverage of the 2012 AVN Awards. Adult superstars Chanel Preston, BiBi Jones and Tia Cyrus are the official Twitter correspondents for the Jan. 21 event.
Throughout the night the adult stars turned Twitter correspondents will tweet candid photos, comment and even answer questions from fans live—Tia Cyrus from the red carpet, Chanel Preston from the audience, and BiBi Jones from backstage.
Veteran industry photographer Rick Garcia (@IndustrybyRick), leveraging some amazing new facial recognition technology, will instantly capture, tag and tweet magazine quality images. Another team, including Gerald Saunders (@GeraldSaunders) and Joe Cabe (@WebmasterJoe), will provide official updates as winners are announced throughout the evening. The combination will allow even the most casual Twitter user to feel like they have VIP access to the hottest awards show ever for a seamless, live experience to fans worldwide.
"The greatest thing about AVN is they've never been afraid to bleed the edge with technology," said Pete Housley, CEO of the Naughty Tweet Network. "Working with AVN over the past year we've harnessed some amazing new technology to showcase an award show like never before. Having the Twitter correspondents adds a level of personality and intimacy and our three stars were chosen and stationed perfectly— they will be the eyes and ears of fans worldwide. Adult stars have millions of followers on Twitter, and we're going to give them one helluva show!"
"The AVN Awards is the biggest night in adult entertainment. So to have three stars tweeting from The Joint, along with great, up-to-the-minute photo coverage, it's the next best thing to being there,” AVN Media Managing Editor Steve Javors said. “BiBi, Chanel, and Tia each have a unique perspective and vantage point, which will make the coverage not only well rounded but also fun and entertaining. We are proud to announce them as our official Twitter correspondents, and we anticipate an amazing and interactive response.”
The AVN Awards’ Red Carpet is the fast-paced, star-studded precursor to the industry’s most prestigious and glamorous awards show. The event takes place Jan. 21, at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The Joint is a sleek and upscale, 4,000-seat showroom with the reputation as one of the most sophisticated and authentic venues in Las Vegas.
Fans can be involved in the Awards proccess too, via a quartet of special categories created solely for them to vote for their favorites. Sponsored by PussyCash.com, the voting site is live now at AVNAwards.AVN.com/Fan-Voting and remains open through Jan. 12.
Fans can vote online in four categories, selecting their picks for Best Body, Favorite Porn Star, Hottest Sex Scene and Twitter Queen.
Comedian Dave Attell and adult superstars Bree Olson and Sunny Leone host the awards. Tickets to the gala event also are available for fans to purchase through AVNAwards.com. Industry members receive limited reserved seating. More information about reserved seating can be obtained by emailing Bonnie LeBlanc at email@example.com.
Studios or groups wishing to purchase a table at the show should also email LeBlanc.
Qualified media interested in obtaining credentials for the AVN Awards Show Red Carpet may email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dubbed "the Oscars of porn" by Entertainment Weekly, the AVN Awards is a must-attend, must-see event featuring the hottest stars from adult and mainstream pop culture.
The AVN Awards will take place after the annual Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE). AEE runs Jan. 18-21, also in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. In 2012, AEE includes traditional exhibits, meeting rooms, exhibit suites, more networking events, more parties, more product demos and more educational components.