Speaker Lineup Announced for 2014 AVN Show Seminars

LOS ANGELES—Show organizers have released the schedule and speaker lineup for the educational seminars being offered to trade attendees at the 2014 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE) and Adult Novelty Expo. These informative sessions are designed to provide value to both virgins and veterans of the ever-changing adult entertainment business. One new seminar offered this year is a game show-style panel called “Fact or Fiction," where industry vets will answer questions and explain the many “myths” and “truths” that lurk behind the adult biz. AEE takes place Wednesday, January 15 through Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. To purchase tickets, please visit AVNShow.com.

The following is the AEE/ANE seminar schedule:

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014

Tradeshow Tips and Tricks (ANE/AEE)

10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Find out the latest tips on how to avoid convention crud and find out how to juggle parties, meetings, and seminars, during AEE.

Moderated by the AVN Staff.

Hazards of Home Parties In-House (ANE)

11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Adult retailers have started to look for innovative ways to push their products in front of customers such as home parties.

Panelists: Kathi Sherman, Pepper's Parties Too; Nikki Mier, Fairvilla; Roylin Downs, Kama Sutra Closet.

Porn Goes to College (AEE)

1:00 PM-2:00 PM

As college campuses start to embrace the adult industry, a panel of industry vets and academics will extend that conversation to AEE.

Panelists: Constance Penley, UCSB; jessica drake, Wicked Pictures; Tasha Reign, Reign Productions; Ken Melvoin-Berg, InsideAdult.com; Tanesha Darby, York University; Courtney Trouble, TROUBLEfilms; Moderator, Lynn Comella, UNLV. 

Dropping Knowledge (ANE)

2:30 PM-3:30 PM

Drop-shipping programs are becoming a prevalent part of retailing. Reps from popular drop-shipping programs will answer questions and share the benefits of using drop-shipping services.

Panelists: Erik Van Riper, Honey's Place; Rich Pyne, Williams Trading Co.; Brian Sofer, Eldorado.

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014

Is the FDA on Its Way? (ANE)

10:00 AM-11:00 AM

With all the recent recalls on enhancement pills, what can the adult industry do to regulate materials and practices to avoid government involvement.

Panelists: Christine Hayes, Wingman Sexual Products; Alicia Relles, Je Joue; Larry Garland, Eldorado; Kim Airs, Grand Opening.

Fact or Fiction? (AEE)

1:30 PM-2:30 PM

Industry leaders representing a variety of sectors are confronted with a series of "truisms" and will answer and explain the "truth" and "myth" behind the questions.

Panelists: Paul Fishbein, X3Sixty Network; James Deen, James Deen Productions; Asa Akira, Wicked Pictures; Christian Mann, Evil Angel; Steve Volponi, Devil's Film; Will Ryder, X-Play; Mark Spiegler, Spiegler Girls; Moderator, Peter Warren, AVN.

Legal Panel

3:00 PM-4:00 PM

The industry's leading lawyers will discuss current legal developments from the 2257 litigation to Measure B that affects both online and brick and mortar retailers.

Panelists: Paul Cambria, Lipsitz Green Scime Cambra LLP; J. Michael Murray, Berkman, Gordon, Murray & DeVan; Clyde DeWitt, Law Offices of Clyde DeWitt; Jeffrey Douglas, Jeffrey J. Douglas Law Office; Larry Walters, Walters Law Group; Moderator, Tom Hymes, AVN. 

Friday, Jan. 17, 2014

Avoiding the Blues After Fifty Shades of Grey Fades (AEE/ANE)

11:30 AM-12:30 PM

When sales from "mommy porn" fades, what can retailers do to maintain sales. Store owners and employees share advice on how to keep things positive post-fifty shades.

Panelists: James Hubbard, Pepper's Parties Too; Sarah Tomchesson, The Pleasure Chest; Marcus West, Evolved Novelties; Tom Stewart, Sportsheets.

The Feminist Porn Mystique (AEE)

1:00 PM-2:00 PM

From Iceland to the U.K., feminists are calling for porn bans, but feminists also work in the industry, serving as creative and progressive influences. So what is feminist porn, who is making it and for whom?

Panelists: Jiz Lee, Pink and White Productions; Stormy Daniels, Wicked Pictures; Nina Hartley; Angie Rowntree, Sssh.com; Dana Vespoli, DV Productions; Moderator, Chauntelle Tibbals, PVVOnline.com.

31 Ways to Make Cash from Content (AEE)

2:30 PM-3:30 PM

In this truly unique seminar our panelist of industry vets will walk the audience through 31 specific ways to make money from adult content. That’s right, 31 flavors of money courtesy of AEE. Come with pads and pencils; this is not a prank but the real deal!

Panelists: Mike Kulich, Monarchy Distribution; Axel Braun, Axel Braun Productions; Joanna Angel, BurningAngel; Michael Klein, LFP Inc.; Joshua, iPorn; "Porno Dan" Leal, Immoral Productions; Moderator, Colin Rowntree, Wasteland.com.

What's the Future of the Feature?

4:00 PM-5:00 PM

This session will focus on addressing the future of the full-fledged, plot-driven, porn feature from a realistic standpoint and discuss what will become of the next generation of porn's big-screen superstars.

Panelists: Matt Weir, Romantix; Jacky St. James, New Sensations; Brad Armstrong, Wicked Pictures; James Avalon, Mile High Media; B. Skow, Girlfriends Films; Moderator, Eli Cross, Director.

For more information and to view speaker biographies, please visit here.

One of the largest trade shows of its kind, the 2014 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo promises to be the B2B event of the year. AEE showcases a variety of cutting edge products, exhibits the largest suppliers and distributors, host key buyers, and features the hottest talent under one roof.

AEE shines a spotlight on the brightest names in the adult industry, offers the most informative trade seminar programs, sexiest stage shows and musical performances, and shows off the latest technology behind some of the most innovative sex toys and novelties on the market today, and in the future. With 30,000 attendees set to transform the Hard Rock into a hedonistic playground, agents are ready to come play

AEE provides an exciting and unique experience for members and fans of the adult entertainment industry. AEE trade registration includes the AEE Trade Show, the AEE Fan Fest and the AVN Novelty Expo.

Featuring one of the most varied mix of adult companies AEE has seen in many years, the show is on track to provide industry members (as well as fans) the opportunity to see the latest products and hottest male and female performers in the world, all under one roof at the world-famous Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas.

To secure space before it's too late, contact AVN at (818) 718-5788 or [email protected].

All fan, trade and press attendees may go to AVNShow.com for information on the 2014 AVN Show events. Once again, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas will become ground central for this annual gathering of industry leaders, outstanding talent and dedicated fans. The festivities open on Wednesday, January 15 and run through Saturday, January 18, 2014.

The individual events are scheduled as follows:

AEE: January 15-18, 2014

AVN Fan Fest: January 15-18, 2014

AVN Novelty Expo: January 15-17, 2014

“O” Awards: January 15, 2014

AVN Awards Show: January 18, 2014

AEE will also be presenting more than 10 official parties held throughout Las Vegas. Expo attendees can upgrade their tickets to attend these events.

For Trade, badges are now on sale. Please note that the All Access Pass includes all the official parties.

Expo Plus Badge: $165

*  All AEE & ANE exhibits 
*  Seminars
*  Keynote Presentation

All Access Pass: $275

*  All AEE & ANE exhibits 
*  Seminars
*  Keynote Presentation
*  All official parties

Fan Tickets starting at $80 are also available for purchase. There are several options, running from single general admission tickets up to the Extreme VIP Tickets and the Ultimate Tour Pass. (The last two options require the purchaser to be 21 years of age or older.)

Rooms at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas can also be booked now. Attendees can acquire rooms for the following rates by reserving them here.

• Weekday Rates (Sunday-Thursday) from $89/night

• Weekend Rates (Friday-Saturday) from $199/night

There are other options for fans this year, including The Lair (for the kinky) and sundry events such as Porn Star Karaoke and Porn Star Beer Pong. All of this is in addition to 300 of the industry’s top adult stars appearing at the show.

To exhibit at the 2014 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo, please contact our sales team at [email protected] or (818) 718-5788. All fan, trade and press attendees can go to AVNshow.com.