LAS VEGAS, NV — Voluptuous Asian porn and fetish performer Kelly Shibari will be joined by erotic performer April Flores as the official hostesses of the 2012 BBWFanFest Awards on Saturday, July 14 at the Tuscany Suites and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.
BBWFanFest is a weekend-long celebration of plus-size adult industry performers, also known as BBW performers. The convention will kick off with an official party on Thursday, July 12 and continue throughout the weekend with seminars each afternoon, a tradeshow floor consisting of models, vendors and workshops and parties each evening. From The White Party on Friday night to a post-awards show after-party on Saturday to a pool party on Sunday, the weekend promises to give unprecedented access to fans who want to interact with their favorite plus-sized performers.
The weekend will hit its peak with the 2012 BBWFanFest Awards, which celebrate exceptional performances by plus-sized American pornographic and fetish entertainers. Awards range from Newcomer of the Year and Studio of the Year to the Icon Award and more.
“It is with great pleasure that we are able to have such talented and diverse hostesses on board for BBWFanFest Awards and the show as a whole,” said BBWFanFest marketing director Kari Anthony. “I think this is an example of the true professional passion that often is absent in our industry. It’s flattering that they were dedicated and eager to hop on the BBWFanFest team and efforts to support our cause. Their contribution to the show is priceless.”
“I am so happy to be attending the first-ever BBW FanFest,” said Flores, who will be in attendance during the convention to meet with fans and sign autographs. “There are so many people who enjoy curvier bodies — this is a great way to bring us together and celebrate body diversity.”
“I’m honored to have been asked,” added Shibari, who will also be available to fans throughout the weekend. “Celebrating the accomplishments of performers in a niche not widely recognized by mainstream adult entertainment has been a long time coming, and I’m ecstatic that April and I have been asked to host and present the first-ever award show of its kind.”
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