ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — Multiple award-winning BBW adult star Kelly Shibari will be returning to Atlantic City, NJ April 12 to meet fans at Exxxotica. During the love and sex expo, Shibari will be signing autographs for the show’s thousands of attendees. Fans will also able to purchase Shibari’s DVDs and take photos with her.
Shibari is nominated for 2014 BBW Performer of the Year at the Fanny Awards. The accolade, dubbed “Whole Lotta Love,” is decided upon by fan votes and presented at the Exxxotica love and sex expo in Atlantic City, NJ. Fans now have the opportunity to vote her at TheFannys.com until April 12, when the winner will be selected.
Shibari will once again be appearing at artist Fang Ling Lee’s booth. A progressive artist with a successful niche in the adult industry, Lee is a long time Exxxotica exhibitor. She was commissioned last year to design and create the one-of-a-kind, numbered trophies for The Fannys, and will be creating the awards for this year’s awards, as well. Admirers of Lee’s work spans from private collectors to a wide range of public personalities, including notable names Jenna Haze, Sasha Grey, and the Sorrentinos of Jersey Shore fame. Lee was recently hired as the Lead Production Designer for the Las Vegas-based DJ culture thriller, The Red Man, which Shibari was brought on as a consulting Art Director.
“I’m very pleased to be appearing at Fang Ling Lee’s booth this weekend,” says Shibari. “I was one of the very lucky ones to have last year’s original Fannys trophy on my mantle at home. It only makes sense I am able to thank my fans in person at her booth. It was because of them that I was able to win the award. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone in Atlantic City again!”
The popular Asian BBW performer was honored with Exxxotica’s inaugural “Whole Lotta Love” Fanny Award last year and recently made pop culture media site Fleshbot’s Top Ten Crush Object List for 2013, which includes superstar adult performers Bonnie Rotten and Asa Akira, as well as mainstream icons Miley Cyrus, Tina Fey, Emily Ratajkowski, and Lizzy Caplan.
"It is an honor to announce that award-winning BBW adult star, Kelly Shibari, will be appearing at our booth at Exxxotica,” says Lee. “She is the real-life embodiment of our manifesto as an art collective, which illustrates the empowerment and lure of sensuality by redefining the conventional standards of erotica in art, in which Miss Shibari parallels as the forefront of the BBW progression in the adult industry."
Shibari recently wrapped principal photography on the first-ever sex education film for people of size, Jessica Drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex: Plus Size, a collaboration with Wicked Pictures and its contract star, writer, producer, and director, Jessica Drake.
Exxxotica Atlantic City returns to the Trump Taj Mahal’s Mark Etess Arena April 11 - 13. In addition to The Fannys, held April 12, the largest and longest running consumer adult event in the country will feature over 100 adult stars, vendors, seminars, stage shows, and more. For ticket information, visit the EXXXOTICA website at AC.ExxxoticaExpo.com.