AVN Adult Entertainment Expo
|AVN Adult Entertainment Expo|
Fom top to bottom: AEE 2011 expo floor and
AEE 2012 expo exit.
|Genre||Adult Entertainment, Erotica, Pornography|
|Venue||Hard Rock Hotel and Casino|
|Location(s)||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Organized by||AVN (magazine)|
The AVN Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE) is an adult entertainment convention trade show held each January in Las Vegas, Nevada, and is sponsored by the AVN (magazine). The AEE is the largest pornography industry trade show in the United States. The 2007 AVN Expo had over 30,000 attendees, which included 355 exhibiting companies.
Until 2012, the AEE was usually held at the Sands Expo and Convention Center running concurrent with the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The 2012 Expo was held at the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on January 18–21, one week after the 2012 CES. The change in dates is stated to help exhibitors minimize travel expenses and maximize networking opportunities.
In 2013, the AEE was again held at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. It was the 15th year for the show. The 2014 AEE was scheduled for January 15-18 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
The AEE mixes industry only events with open hours for fans seeking the usual autographs, pictures, and memorabilia. One of the major aspects of the AEE is that most of the major adult entertainment stars make appearances. The first two days of the show are considered "Trade Only". During these times only people in the adult industry can gain access to the show. The AVN Awards are presented on the last night of the four-day show.
The 1998 AEE and Awards are the subject of David Foster Wallace's article "Neither Adult nor Entertainment", published in Premiere and later reprinted and extended as "Big Red Son", the first essay of his collection Consider the Lobster.
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