Exxxotica opened its doors not long after Hurricane Sandy devastated the state, and just days after Nor'easter Athena dumped seven inches of snow on the region. Just days before the start of the expo, the convention center had over two feet of water in it, complete with fish. Walls, carpeting and fixtures were destroyed, but thanks to the dedication and hard work of the building management, all was repaired so the show could go on. Despite the challenges thrown at organizers, not only did the show open as scheduled, but fans and exhibitors were treated to another amazing weekend, courtesy of Exxxotica.