AEE/ANE Announce Show Seminar Schedule

CHATSWORTH, Calif.—AVN Media Network is pleased to announce that the seminar schedule for January’s Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE) and Adult Novelty Expo (ANE) has been released and posted to the website for each event, available here and here.

Seminars are spread across the four days (Jan. 18-21) that encompass the two shows, which this year take place at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The topics addressed cover an array of subjects with direct relevance to attendees of both shows.

The schedule also includes a first-ever joint keynote address by LFP Executive VP Theresa Flynt and Hustler President Michael Klein, which takes place Friday, Jan. 20 from 2 to 3 p.m.

For attendees from the novelty sector, seminar offerings include Not in My Backyard (Jan 18, 10-11 a.m.), which looks at the current state of brick-and-mortar zoning laws, and What’s in Your Sex Toy? (Jan 19, 10-11 a.m.) which explores the ingredients that go into making sex toys.

The Novelty Power Players panel (Jan. 19, 2-3 p.m.) features a group of industry leaders speaking about the current state of their businesses and the industry as a whole. Of course, Theresa Flynt—who has managed the Hustler Hollywood stores since the founding of the boutique chain—will address issues related to the pleasure product sector during her part of the keynote address.

“I’m pleased with the novelty topics on the schedule this year and the level of panelists who have committed to participating,” said AVN senior editor Sherri Shaulis. “As the industry continues to evolve, we endeavor as always to address that evolution as directly as possible.”

For AEE attendees, the schedule of seminars is equally concentrated on subjects of interest to members of the industry, from legal issues and concerns about piracy and testing for performers to the making of porn parodies and the exploration of new opportunities in mobile.

Seminars include The Perils and Potentials of Parody Porn, featuring a stellar panel of performers and directors who consistently breathe new creative life into the niche and The Nuts and Bolts of APHSS, which explores the inner working of the industry’s newest testing facilities.

The AEE Power Players panel, like its novelty counterpart, features acknowledged leaders in the industry sharing their expertise with others. And of course, Michael Klein brings an astonishing level of hands-on knowledge about broadcast, production and web issues to bear in his part of the AEE/ANE keynote address.

“As always, the January shows will be abuzz with show activity, in exhibit halls as well as throughout the hotel, but we hope that the educational lineup this year will also pique the interest of our attendees and inspire them to take the time to participate in these special events,” said AVN senior editor Tom Hymes.

All fan, trade and press attendees may now go to for information on the 2012 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE), which will be held at its new home, the Hard Rock Hotel, in Las Vegas, Nevada, this January. AEE will showcase an incredible lineup of the biggest names the adult industry has to offer, the hottest adult stars from around the world, a robust trade seminar program, stage shows, musical performances, and a first look at the cutting-edge technology behind some of the most innovative sex toys and novelties on the market today, and in the future. For the first time in its history, the Hard Rock Hotel will host all facets of the expo, as well as the 2012 AVN Awards Show. The festivities run from Wednesday, January 18 through Saturday, January 21, 2012. All attendees may go to

One of the largest adult trade shows in the world, AEE brings together an exciting and unique experience for everyone within the adult entertainment industry. AEE trade registration includes the AVN Novelty Expo (ANE), the industry’s leading B2B trade expo for pleasure products; the AEE Trade Show; and for the first time, the AEE Fan Fest, giving fans never-before-seen access to the industry and its participants.

The AVN Adult Entertainment Expo is a one-of-a-kind trade show experience that combines business-to-business transactions, networking, knowledge-sharing, talent appearances, and special presentations for the public. The largest event of its kind, AEE showcases the most comprehensive collection of adult talent, exhibitors and products, which attracts buyers and fans from around the world.

In a first, AEE will be presenting more than 12 official parties held throughout Las Vegas, and attendees of the expo will have the opportunity to upgrade their tickets to attend these events.

Wednesday is restricted to trade attendees only, and special “trade only” hours on Friday and Saturday will restrict access to industry professionals and the media in order to permit exhibitors to make and build business and media contacts before fans are allowed into the Expo.

Trade attendees who register before December 15, 2011, will get a $125 fall discount special. Trade registration provides badge holders access to all AEE and ANE seminars, the main exhibit hall during all show hours, and the AVN Novelty Expo. Special Fan Tickets are also now available at fall discount rates. The VIP Fan Package includes access to the Fan Fest, featuring more than 300 adult stars, separate VIP Entrance, dedicated registration area, AEE Show Directory, and a complimentary T-shirt for $85. General Fan Tickets are available now for $65 before December 15, 2011.

The 2012 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo sets the stage for the 29th annual AVN Awards Show, which will be held Saturday, January 21, 2012, at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. The annual AVN Awards Show is the premier gala of adult video and recognizes titles, individuals, and companies for contributions to and excellence in the industry. Please note that a separate ticket is required for admission to the AVN Awards Show.

To exhibit at the 2012 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo, please contact our sales team at [email protected] or (818) 718-5788.