California Exotic Novelties Nominated for 2 StorErotica Awards

CHINO, Calif.—California Exotic Novelties has received two nominations for the StorErotica Awards. Being held in conjunction with the summer 2012 ANME Show, which takes place July 14-15, at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport in Southern California, the awards honor excellence in the novelty industry. 

“What a wonderful surprise,” said Susan Colvin, president and CEO of California Exotic Novelties. “We are very excited about the nominations.  Thank you StorErotica, we have our fingers crossed!”

The company is nominated in the categories of Novelty Company of the Year and Marketing Campaign of the year for the Phil Varone collection.

Additionally, the awards show will be hosted by Varone. Former Skid Row and Saigon Kick drummer, and reality TV Star, Varone is also a Playgirl centerfold.  He has done several DVDs with Vivid Entertainment, has produced his own live rock ’n’ roll comedy show, and has appeared on talk and television shows like Californication, The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show and more.

Varone is also gaining notoriety as being the first rock star to have his own collection of pleasure products: Phil Varone’s Sex, Toys, and Rock ’n Roll Collection by CalExotics.  Nominated for Best Marketing Campaign, the toy line has created a buzz in the media and been the subject of numerous interviews, social media chatter and print advertisements.

“This is like a double-shot of good news,” said Varone. “I get to host the prestigious StorErotica Awards and my toy line is also among the nominees. It’s going to be a great night and I’m looking forward to seeing everyone there.”

Voting is now open.  To cast your selections for California Exotic Novelties, and for other nominees, go to The awards show takes place Sunday evening, July 15, starting at 6:30 p.m. To register, visit