LAS VEGAS—Armed with exciting new products, prestigious award nominations and an attention-grabbing new promotional campaign, Wicked Pictures has a bustling slate of activities planned for its stable of Wicked Girls and other company reps this week at the 2012 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE).
Being held at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, the show begins midweek, with Wednesday, January 18 set aside as an exclusive day for industry and media to preview the AVN AEE Trade Show and the AVN Novelty Expo (ANE). The public will take the floor from the 19th through the 21st for the annual Fan Fest, and the 29th Annual AVN Awards Show and afterparty will bring down the curtain late Saturday evening.
The excitement will begin promptly at 11:30 am Wednesday as 2012 AVN Award nominee Stormy Daniels joins Wicked consultant Joy King for the topical panel presentation "It’s (Not) a Man’s World." These insightful professionals will discuss their experiences working in adult entertainment, highlighting the challenges, advantages and quirks of pursuing careers in an industry commonly construed as being run by men.
As Wednesday draws to a close, the Wicked Girls will host the expo's official kick-off celebration at Planet Hollywood's posh new nightclub Gallery, where adventurous party goers can sample a full-service lipstick bar while losing themselves in the beautiful facility's pulsating rhythms and stylish European ambiance. Thursday, January 19 will see the ladies going into promotional overdrive as they take over the Hard Rock’s lush Platinum Penthouse (room 31832) for an exclusive press junket of pre-booked interviews from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Acclaimed directors Brad Armstrong (The Rocki Whore Picture Show: A Hardcore Parody) and Sam Hain (Horizon) will also be giving interviews during this time.
Several key members of Wicked's corporate team will be taking meetings from January 18 - 21, including president and owner Steve Orenstein, consultant Joy King, VP of international sales and licensing Steven Vlottes, national sales manager Bonnie Kail, chief technology officer Avi Bitton and Carrie Smith of product development. Among the new products company executives will be introducing are advance samples of the Wicked Sensual Care line of intimate products, currently slated for a Spring 2012 launch.
Once the weekend arrives, the Hard Rock’s famed music venue The Joint will be the place to experience some inimitable Wicked excitement, as Stormy, Jessica Drake, Kaylani Lei and Alektra Blue literally "take over the joint" for the weekend as the Fan Fest Stage's official hosts. They will be autographing new signing pieces for their fans Friday from 11:00 am until 7:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. As the main stage's hosts, the ladies will be introducing special musical guests, judging exciting contests and participating in exclusive events throughout the weekend. Brad Armstrong will take part in the informative seminar The Perils and Potentials of Parody Porn Saturday at 1:00 pm to discuss current hits like The Rocki Whore Picture Show: A Hardcore Parody and such upcoming projects as Men in Black: A Hardcore Parody.
For those unable to visit Sin City, the Adult Entertainment Expo has launched the AVN-AEE Virtual Ticket, giving internet users across the globe interactive, real-time access to the convention and associated live events. The hosts for this exciting VirtualCast will be Jessica Drake, Mr. Skin founder Jim McBride and popular midwest radio personality Rover. Jessica will also be recording her Playboy Radio series "In Bed With Jessica Drake" from the expo on Thursday and Friday.
The 29th Annual AVN Awards Show promises to be an exceedingly Wicked affair as well, with acclaimed features and lines like Horizon, The Rocki Whore Picture Show: A Hardcore Parody, Anarchy, Jessica Drake’s Guide to Wicked Sex, Heart Strings and Sexy competing for major accolades. In addition to providing comprehensive coverage for her VirtualCast audience, Jessica and her Wicked sister Kaylani will also be taking the stage as official presenters.
Once the last award has been handed out, the ladies will finish the show—and their week in Vegas—by hosting Wicked's official AVN Awards afterparty at Vanity nightclub. With a sprawling dance floor surrounded by cyclone chandeliers, onyx catwalks and world-class entertainment, Vanity will be the place to experience the glamor and passion of AEE 2012 in person.