Wasteland’s Rowntree Presented with FSC Leadership Award

BOSTON—Wasteland.com founder Colin Rowntree received the 2011 Free Speech Coalition Leadership Award Feb. 9, at the ninth annual XBIZ Awards held at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. The award follows the induction of the Wasteland founder into the AVN Hall of Fame earlier this year, and the 2010 XBIZ Award for Excellence in Alternative Erotica.

“To receive the FSC Leadership Award is an immense honor for me,” said Rowntree. “Since starting Wasteland.com in 1994, I’ve seen the adult entertainment industry develop and change dramatically and have truly enjoyed being an active part in its metamorphosis, being a mentor to many coming into the industry over the years, and striving to provide a positive example of artistic and ethical practices. My gracious thanks to Diane and the FSC for this wonderful recognition.”

“FSC’s Leadership Award is presented to the adult entertainment industry business or individual who demonstrates excellence in the adult entertainment industry in leading by example,” said Diane Duke, Free Speech Coalition executive director. “Colin demonstrates leadership and excellence in all that he does whether it be how he runs his business, or the contributions he makes to the adult industry overall.”

Wasteland.com also was named Specialty Site of the Year at the ninth annual XBIZ Awards, held on Feb. 9 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.

"We are very pleased to receive this award," said Rowntree. "We have worked very hard to create a compelling experience for our members by providing first-class movie production, award-winning photography and a true sense of community for real BDSM players,” Rowntree continued. “We are delighted to be held in such high regard by our peers and colleagues and are grateful for the support of our members and partners and the continuing dedication of our staff.”

Wasteland has been delivering world-class BDSM erotica since 1994 and is renowned for its sales-friendly, high-art approach to BDSM, fetish and niche content.

Photo: Colin Rowntree with FSC Executive Director Diane Duke, courtesy of FubarWebmasters