James Deen to Cut Ribbon at 2015 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo

LOS ANGELES—World-famous adult and mainstream film star James Deen will be a special guest at the 2015 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo, where he will cut the ribbon to officially open the show, organizers announced today. AEE is held in conjunction with the AVN Novelty Expo (ANE) and will take place January 21-24, 2015, at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. To attend AEE, please visit AVNShow.com.

The ribbon cutting with take place on Wednesday, January 21st, at 2 p.m. right outside The Joint, located inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

“We are excited to have James Deen cut the ribbon and open the doors to what will be one of the biggest AVN Expos,” said Theo Sapoutzis, CEO of AVN Media Network. “We know many of the attendees are big fans, and we’re excited to have him as a part of our show.”

Deen’s accomplishments extend beyond the adult industry, as mainstream reporters chronicle his popularity among the most unlikely of porn fans: young women. Popular female-oriented website Jezebel.com often reports on Deen’s large female fan-base, calling him the “permanent crush of all straight ladydom.” Deen was noted as one of the top 100 Jews in Heeb magazine in 2009 and has also been featured on CNBC’s special Porn: Business of Pleasure, ABC’s Nightline, Good magazine, The Goodmen Project, GQ magazine, Rolling Stone, E! Entertainment, TMZ, and more.  In 2012, Hollywood screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis and director Paul Schrader cast Deen opposite Lindsay Lohan in the feature film The Canyons. As a result of all the buzz, Deen was named Mainstream Star of the Year at the 2014 AVN Awards Show.

With demand for James Deen at an all-time high, the enterprising star launched JamesDeenStore.com in December 2012. The online store is a one-stop-shop for all things Deen. In addition to featuring his movies and adult novelty line from Doc Johnson, the store stocks an eclectic array of items Deen designed and/or loves and relates to. Whether it’s apparel he wears, books he reads, or the sex toys of some his favorite female porn stars, every item on the site carries the James Deen stamp of approval.

While Deen takes his additional business ventures and Hollywood and indie acting roles very seriously, the adult industry remains his chosen profession. He states, “I plan to have sex on camera for as long as people want to see me naked.” Deen appreciates every ounce of the successes he has, exclaiming, “Seriously—I am the luckiest boy alive.”

Having previously hosted 300 adult stars, the growing event expands to take over the Artist Hall at Hard Rock Hotel in anticipation of more than 500 adult stars at the 2015 AVN Expo. There will be over 150 exhibitors from every market segment, exclusive parties, entertainment, and focused seminars designed to stimulate and inform attendees.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas will be the focal point for this annual gathering of industry leaders, outstanding talent and dedicated fans. The festivities open on Wednesday, January 21 and run through Saturday, January 24, 2015.

Fan registrants will have the opportunity to attend 4 full days of the event and are invited to attend the opening-night party held on the AEE show floor on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. The festivities will continue until 10 p.m. New ticket options have been created for the 2015 AEE that offer fans unprecedented access to their favorite adult performers. Tickets can be purchased here.

Some of the sexiest and most decadent parties are held during AEE. There will be more than 10 parties held throughout the week, including the third annual White Party, Boogie Nights Party, and the AVN Disco Party. Buy Extreme VIP tickets today to access the hottest parties in Sin City.

For the first time, the entire Paradise Tower will be dedicated to the AVN Novelty Expo (ANE) to meet the growing demand of the budding pleasure product industry. ANE will include more booths, additional workshops, and exclusive networking opportunities designed for trade attendees.

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 Show and the AVN Novelty Expo. All fan, trade, and press attendees may go to AVNShow.com for information on the 2015 AVN Show events.


AVN Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE): Jan. 21-24, 2015

AVN Novelty Expo (ANE): Jan. 21-23, 2015

AVN Awards: Jan​ 24, 2015


AEE Plus Badge: $120
*  All AEE & ANE exhibits
*  Seminars
*  Keynote Presentation

All Access Pass: $200
*  All AEE & ANE exhibits
*  Seminars
*  Keynote Presentation
*  All official parties

Trade badges can be purchased here.

Fan Tickets start at $55. New ticket options have been created for the 2015 show that will give fans unprecedented access to their favorite adult performers.

Fan tickets can be purchased here.

Please note that these are special summer rates that will be raised on Oct. 15, 2015.


Attendees can now book rooms at the official event hotel, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. Room rates start at $99/night.

Trade Attendees can book rooms here.

Fans can book rooms here.

To exhibit or sponsors the 2015 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo, contact our sales team at [email protected] or (818) 718-5788.

Media may contact Brian S. Gross at [email protected]