''There's a Line Three Hours Long.'' AEE Third Day

Saturday at AEE started with a bang as the Elegant Angel booth serenaded the surrounding area with loud hard rock music starting an hour before opening time, as hard-working AVN editors staggered in, bleary-eyed, to file their morning stories. When the doors opened at 10:00, several hundred attendees rushed in to take in the sights. rnrn

Performer Amber Michaels was walking around making contacts and catching up with old friends: ' I ust started my new Website – ambermichaels.com – and I want people to know about it. Besides,? she added with a grin, ?it's always good to let them know I'm still here.'rnrn

Director Cash Markman, walking the floor, is jubilant about his cover story in the current National Enquirer. ?Smothers Brothers X-Rated Movie Scandal,? reads the hyperbolic headline, but the ?scandal? is that the star of Markman's latest opus, Bad Influence is Dick Smothers Jr. ' a ot of people are showing interest,? Markman says, mentioning several companies. rnrn

?My father liked the article. He's supportive,? Smothers told AVN.com. ?He called me. He said ?Thanks for getting us on the cover of the Enquirer.? – and then he told me ?Tell ?em I taught you everything you know,?? Smothers adds with a laugh.rnrn

Director Luc Wylder is pleased with new editions of his series Porn Stars At Home. ?We're doing profiles of Ron Jeremy, Amber Lynn. People see them for years, but they don't know how they live. Where do you go to the store? What's your favorite dildo?? They're also doing Sindee Coxx and videographer Barry Wood. ?They have a farm, with chickens. We're doing it a new way: They have to have a life.'rnrn

Wylder also reports that he's going to be doing a Dirty Dancers feature for Adam & Eve and will be releasing the Dirty Dancers back numbers on DVD this year.rnrnAt 11:10 am the place is hopping, with crowds lined up for autographs and pictures being taken at autograph tables all over the floor.rnrn

Jeff Mullen of New Sensations was looking toward the evening's AVN Awards: ?We've got 42 nominations. Our contract girl Carmen Luvana will be giving out Best Actress and Best Actor with Seymore Butts and Shyla Stylez. On the business side, we've licensed a lot of stuff, all over the world. And here we are right among the big boys? – indicating the adjacent VCA, Wicked, Vivid and Hustler booths – – and we're becoming a big boy ourselves.'rnrn

Writer/actor George Kaplan was also looking forward to the Awards. ?I'm hoping to win tonight [for best non-sex performance] so my writing Award will have company.? He's also networking the floor. ?I've had some people throw some work at me. It would be lovely if that kept up.'rnrn

Jerry Macaluso at Plastic Fantasy was annoyed at people ignoring the ?Do not touch? signs on the 6? porn star action figures on display at his booth. ?We should put a sign that says ?Please Touch? and they can ignore that.? Ironically, the only one people weren't touching was a Jenna Jameson bobble-torso model, ?and we want them to touch that.? The Jenna Bobler should be out in April or May. Other stars are interested in getting scanned for action figures, Macaluso reports. rnrn

Best New Starlet nominee Avy Scott was also looking to the Awards, but with trepidation. ' I et awful stage fright. Let's not go there.'rnrn

Adella at Digital Playground was keeping track of the mainstream comings and goings of her contract girls: ?Fox 11 is following Devon around and Showtime is doing a thing on Jesse [Jane]. And Maxim and Stuff are sitting at our table tonight. How's that for shmooze?'rnrn

At 1:15, as the public hours began, the line to buy tickets stretched the entire 50-yard length of the Sands Expo Center vestibule, and 30 more yards into the corridor leading to the Venetian casino.rnrn

A CBS crew walked the line, preserving on videotape the evidence that the mainstream audience was lining up for porn.