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Exxxotica 2009 stage and catwalk
|Genre||Adult Entertainment, Erotica, Pornography|
|Venue||Miami Beach Conv. Center, Los Angeles Conv. Center,
Trump Taj Mahal
|Location(s)||Los Angeles (2010-2011)|
Exxxotica is a three-day adult-themed event produced by 3XEvents. Billed as a "Celebration of Sexy", Exxxotica Expo shows are held yearly in New Jersey (formerly billed as Exxxotica New York), Chicago, and Dallas. First held in 2006, Exxxotica has featured some of the most recognized names in the adult industry, including Jenna Jameson, Tera Patrick and Ron Jeremy.
Miami Beach/Fort Lauderdale
The Exxxotica Expo had its first show in May 2006 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. The Exxxotica Expo would continue to be held each year at this venue through 2012. After the 2012 show, the event organizers announced that the expo would be moving to Fort Lauderdale in 2013, due to growth in attendance. However, Fort Lauderdale was notably absent from the 2015 Exxxotica event tour listing, thus ending a nine-year streak of Exxxotica shows in Florida.
New York/New Jersey
In 2008, the event was expanded to the New York market. The 2008 and 2009 shows were billed as "Exxxotica NY", although both shows actually took place in New Jersey. The 2008 event was originally scheduled to be held in Secaucus, New Jersey. Just days before the event, Secaucus officials filed a suit to stop the event from taking place, alleging that the convention would violate state law prohibiting liquor license owners from presenting pornographic material. Exxxotica convention organizers voluntarily moved the convention to the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison, New Jersey. The Edison show would go on to attract over 18,000 attendees that year, and this event continues to be held yearly at the Edison venue. In September 2010, a lawsuit against a former Secaucus mayor surfaced due to the cancelling/moving of the convention to a different area. In addition to the yearly show in Edison, Exxxotica held its first show in Atlantic City at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino & Resort in April 2013. Another show would be held at the same venue in Atlantic City in 2014, but Exxxotica would not return to Atlantic City in 2015.
The inaugural Exxxotica Fan Choice Awards, also known as "The Fannys", was held on April 20, 2013 in the Grand Ballroom of the Trump Taj Mahal and was hosted by pornographic actress Alexis Texas and comedians Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson. The award nominees and winners are both selected by the fans through voting. In February 2013, the show's "BBW Performer of the Year" category was renamed from "Hungry Hungry Hottie" to "Whole Lotta Love" after the category's initial title was deemed offensive by the genre's fans and performers. The second annual Fanny Awards show was held on April 12, 2014 at the Trump Taj Mahal's Xanadu Theatre and was hosted by pornographic actresses Allie Haze and Tori Black and comedian Bonnie McFarlane.
|Fanny Award Winners|
The Exxxotica Expo held its first show in Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Convention Center on July 9–11, 2010, bringing in approximately 15,000 attendees. The decision to hold a show in Los Angeles came in part due to the fact that Erotica LA, a similar consumer adult entertainment event, made the decision not to hold a show in 2010. The Exxxotica LA shows drew in the lowest attendance of the three locations. 2011 was the final year that Exxxotica held a show in Los Angeles.
The Exxxotica Expo held its first show in Chicago in July 2011, taking place in July at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. The show attracted a record 26,500 attendees, eclipsing the previous record of 24,000 set in 2008 in Miami Beach.
In January 2015, the Exxxotica event organizers announced that a show will be held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, TX in August 2015.
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