LOS ANGELES - Several thousand fans converged on the L.A. Convention Center this past weekend for Adultcon 14, the three-day expo that features dozens of porn stars, models and adult entertainment companies.
Even two hours before closing on Sunday, Ron Jeremy was signing autographs and posing for pictures for an enthusiastic group at the Beamonstar.com booth, which was promoting its male enhancement products.
Meanwhile on the far end of the South Hall, fans had several other options including the comic relief of Evan Stone, who was wearing a white cloak and standing behind a podium. He was near the HeatherGates.com booth, where girls were riding a clit massage machine and guys were straddling Gates doggie-style as cameras snapped.
Sin City exclusive Tory Lane was stationed a few feet away, not far from Adam & Eve hottie Kayden Kross who looked fetching in fishnet stockings. Nautica Thorn spent 40 minutes talking to one of her super fans who brought three different cameras with him to capture the day's excitement.
The owner of Nautica Thorn Productions took a break to discuss her participation in the non-profit karmarescue.org, which she said, "helps poochies that are unwanted find homes." She added that fans were buying her movies such as her most recent release, Straight Fucking, and then asking for her previous stuff such as Entering Nautica Thorn.
"The name is getting out there and people like the product," she said, noting that she's booked for an interracial scene on May 26 for Evil Angel.
Thorn was one of a few girls interviewed by KTLA Channel 5 News for an Adultcon segment that ran on Saturday night.
Fans that walked to the back of the hall weren't disappointed when they spotted Alexis Love, Veronique Vega and Tristan Kingsley at the LA Direct booth.
"I like seeing my fans here and I'm starting to see some of the same people at these conventions," Love said.
The starlet was signing copies of the May Penthouse magazine, which features her in a sexy layout as the new Pet of the Month. She said a lot of her fans knew that she was in the new Penthouse and told her "congratulations, you deserve it." Love said she'll fly to New York this week for an appearance on the "Howard Stern Show" with Justine Joli on Tuesday.
Kingsley, who was wearing a pink schoolgirl ensemble, said this weekend marked her second Adultcon show after being in the industry for about a year. The San Jose native was signing copies of her Vouyer Media movie N2Deep and promoting her site.
One of the largest booths at the expo was for Eric John's Erotique Entertainment, where Lux Kassidy and Angie Savage attracted plenty of attention. Across the way, Lexxi Tyler turned heads at the Dolips.com booth, while Sophie Dee, Cherokee, Savannah Stern and Teanna Kai worked their own sets of fans. Performer Brian Pumper held court at his B. Pumper Productions booth with his recent DVDs spread out across the table.
Club Jenna contract girl Roxy Jezel signed all three days at the Stiletto magazine booth and also got some airtime on Channel 5 news Saturday night.
"It's been awesome. I love coming to this convention," she said.
Jezel also mentioned she had recently been cast as a high class escort in Sexploitation: Under the Gun, an independent mainstream movie that is being shot in New York next month.
Adultcon president Renaud West was generally pleased with the event.
"Well, Coachella was this weekend and there's 150,000 people out there, so that hurt our attendance, along with the book exhibition [Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at UCLA]. The recession isn't helping. The price of gas isn't helping. But with all that, our turnout has been better than we expected," West said as he eyed another group riding the escalator up to the hall. "We're very fortunate with the weather being beautiful. Whatever the numbers are they are better than we what we were expecting.
"... The room is still big, but we're filling it a little better."
West even brought in the same tiger that was in the movie Gladiator as an added attraction for this show.
"We got the live tiger for everybody to take pictures with," West said. "This show is a great value to adult talent. They definitely make money and they get to meet their fans."
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Pictured: Tristan Kingsley and Alexis Love.