GAYVN Expo to Premier at AEE in January 2005

The GAYVN Expo will premier January 6-9, 2005, at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, in conjunction with the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE), organizers of the show announced today.

The GAYVN Expo is sponsored by Cybersocket and Specialty Publications.

"It is a pleasure to participate in a trade show that is a broad-based consumer and business-to-business event," said Morgan Sommer, president of Cybersocket, the leader in gay and lesbian online information. "Of all the trade shows and expos we participate in throughout the year, the AVN event certainly ranks as one of the top in terms of exposure, value, and fun for our staff. As a major sponsor of the GAYVN Expo, we plan to participate for the foreseeable future and encourage our peers in the industry to follow our lead."

The 2004 AVN AEE featured the new addition of the Gay Product Showcase, which was extremely well received by exhibitors and attendees. Show organizers expect sales of the GAYVN Expo exhibit floor to be brisk, as the rate is a reasonable $20 per square foot.

"The enthusiasm that was generated by the Gay Product Showcase warranted another look when we were considering how to grow the Expo for 2005," said Paul Fishbein, president of AVN. "The GAYVN Expo will be a tremendous draw for exhibitors, retailers, fans, and stars of gay adult entertainment."

The largest event of its kind in the world, AEE showcases the most comprehensive collection of adult talent, exhibitors and product, which attracts buyers and fans from around the world. Nearly 300 companies exhibited at the expo in 2004. AEE is sponsored by Adult Video News and produced by Home Entertainment Events.

Companies interested in exhibiting may contact Home Entertainment Events' Janet Gibson at or by phone at 1-800-854-3112.