<i>AVN</i> Institutes New Awards Show Talent Ticket Policy

Due to the ever-increasing demand by talent for tickets to the AVN Awards Show, which are distributed free of charge, AVN is initiating a new policy starting with the 2005 gala.

AVN is obligated to prioritize tickets for performers who are currently active in the mainstream segment of the adult video industry. Whether newcomers or veterans, the emphasis will be placed on their having worked regularly for established companies within the last twelve months.

AVN regrets that seating everyone who has ever worked as talent in any capacity and at any time is no longer feasible.

“It’s just physically impossible for AVN to distribute free Awards tickets for any and everyone who has ever performed in front of an adult camera in a professional, semi-professional or amateur capacity,” said AVN Publisher Tim Connelly.

Active mainstream performers will have first access to the free tickets, which are distributed at the AVN booth on the Adult Entertainment Expo floor on the three days leading up to the Jan. 8 Awards Show. If, by the late afternoon of the Awards Show any tickets are left, they will be distributed to remaining talent.

“The reality is that we only have so many tickets for talent, and while we would like to accommodate everyone, we simply must give preference to those currently most active. This Awards show is about them and their work,” said AVN Managing Editor Mike Ramone, who distributes the free talent tickets.

AEE runs from Jan. 6-9 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas. The 22nd annual AVN Awards Show takes place Jan. 8 at the adjoining Venetian Hotel.

To ensure that they receive tickets, talent is encouraged to see Ramone at the AVN booth on the first and second days of AEE, and not wait until the third, which is the day of the Awards Show.