LOS ANGELES—Joanna Angel, gorgeous adult star and founder of BurningAngel Entertainment, will cut the ribbon to open the 2012 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 20, 2012, in the front of The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.
“Joanna Angel is one of the biggest names in the adult industry, and we are delighted to have her involved with the opening of what promises to be one of the most memorable AVN Adult Entertainment Expos in history,” said AVN CEO Theo Sapoutzis.
Pushing the envelope and breaking new ground, Angel is the founder of the BurningAngel empire, a refreshingly unique web cocktail of sex, rock & roll and pop culture. Its unmatchable edge has claimed a burgeoning bicoastal community both in and out of cyberspace. This AVN Award winner has been featured on Fox News, Playboy TV, Fuse TV, KROQ Radio, SIRIUS Radio, and on the series premiere of TLC’s LA Ink; her company has appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, The Village Voice, The New York Press, Esquire UK and Penthouse, among others. Heeb Magazine featured Angel as its cover girl, naming her one of the “Top 100 Up-and-Coming Jews,” and in 2006, The New York Post featured her as one of the “Top 25 Sexiest New Yorkers.”
All fan, trade and press attendees can go to AdultEntertainmentExpo.com for the 2012 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE), which will be held in January at its new home, the Hard Rock Hotel, in Las Vegas. AEE will showcase an incredible lineup of the biggest names the adult industry has to offer, the hottest adult stars from around the world, a robust trade seminar program, stage shows, musical performances, and a first look at the cutting-edge technology behind some of the most innovative sex toys and novelties on the market today, and in the future. For the first time in its history, the Hard Rock Hotel will host all facets of the expo, as well as the 2012 AVN Awards Show. The festivities run from Wednesday, January 18 through Saturday, January 21, 2012. All attendees may go to AdultEntertainmentExpo.com.
One of the largest adult trade shows in the world, AEE brings together an exciting and unique experience for everyone within the adult entertainment industry. AEE trade registration includes the AVN Novelty Expo (ANE), the industry’s leading B2B trade expo for pleasure products, the AEE Trade Show, and for the first time, the AEE Fan Fest, giving fans never-before-seen access to the industry and its participants.
The AVN Adult Entertainment Expo is a one-of-a-kind trade show experience that combines business-to-business transactions, networking, knowledge-sharing, talent appearances, and special presentations for the public. The largest event of its kind, AEE showcases the most comprehensive collection of adult talent, exhibitors and products, which attracts buyers and fans from around the world.
In a first, AEE will be presenting more than 12 official parties held throughout Las Vegas, where attendees of the expo have the opportunity to upgrade their tickets to attend these events.
For more information about the Expo, including a list of exhibitors and events, please refer to www.AdultEntertainmentExpo.com.
Wednesday is restricted to trade attendees only, and special “trade only” hours on Friday and Saturday will restrict access to industry professionals and the media in order to permit exhibitors to make and build business and media contacts before fans are allowed into the Expo.
Trade attendees who register before December 15, 2011, will get a $125 fall discount special. Trade registration provides badge holders access to all AEE and ANE seminars, the main exhibit hall during all show hours, and the AVN Novelty Expo. Special Fan Tickets are also now available at fall discount rates. The VIP Fan Package includes access to the Fan Fest featuring over 300 adult stars, separate VIP Entrance, dedicated registration area, AEE Show Directory, and a complimentary T-shirt for $85. General Fan tickets are available now for $65 before December 15, 2011.
The 2012 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo sets the stage for the 29th annual AVN Awards Show, which will be held Saturday, January 21, 2012, at The Joint at The 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.