After kicking off with the multi-annual golf tourney, cocktails and a bondage tour at Stockroom's Silverlake offices officially set show attendees into gear. And while some stayed at the Sheraton that night to test their luck at Porn Poker, the rest headed to the Boulevard Lounge to celebrate the first day with the folks at Cybersocket.
Day 2 welcomed attendees with networking sessions, seminars and the Cocktail Cruise, a fun twist on traditional show branding, allowing sponsors to host new and potential clients in their own environments – complete with free booze and as much swag as possible.
And as Friday came along and meetings began to wind down, discussion evolved from business to, "Hey, you got any Playboy passes?" and the ladies of industry excitedly described the sexy attire they'd chosen to wear that night.
The masterminds behind Webmaster Access went all out this year, providing attendees with full bars, dim sexy lighting, hors d'oeuvres and sushi, and the dance-tastic beats of DJ Kourosh.
Ladies in negligees and gentlemen in flannels and cartoon clippers flocked to the peacock and monkey cages as soon as they figured out where to find them, but by the end of the night, the excitement over Hugh Hefner's mini zoo was pushed aside by everyone's undying desire to jump into the Grotto hot tub.
Hefner himself made an appearance, shacking up in a cabana inside the main tent with the newest additions to the mansion family, identical blond twins who, at all times, kept one hand on Hef's knee and the other holding a forever-full glass of champagne.