ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.—James Deen received the inaugural Cocksman of the Year award at the Exxxotica Fan Choice Awards on Saturday, April 20. The fan-chosen awards were a highlight of the weekend-long love and sex expo in Atlantic City. The three-day show hosted thousands of fans for a weekend of personal appearances, live shows and seminars.

"This is an honor, to be the first to win this award," said Deen. "I want to thank the fans – not just for voting, but for supporting me in what I do. It means a lot.”

Deen was an especially huge draw on the adult expo’s Ladies Free Friday, where he met fans, signed autographs and posed for pictures at the booth.

 “We were happy to host James’ first ever Exxxotica appearance and present him with the first ever Cocksman of the Year award at The Fannys,” said show diirector J. Handy.  “He certainly helped make for an unforgettable night.”

James Deen has been an active adult performer since 2004 and has appeared in more than 3000 adult productions. He recently earned several awards at the 2013 AVN Awards and XBIZ Awards, including Male Performer of the Year at both shows.

Deen is featured in the upcoming mainstream film from Paul Schrader and Bret Easton Ellis, The Canyons, with Lindsay Lohan. He is also producing a new mainstream steampunk production, Cowboys and Engines, which is being funded through Kickstarter, and continues to work as an adult performer and director.