Last year, the New Jersey Expo Center was a last-minute replacement for the Meadowlands in Secaucus, N.J., which had problems with its liquor license for the event.
"Our debut in the New York/New Jersey area far exceeded our expectations," said J. Handy, owner of Victory Tradeshow Management. "We had some bumps in the road to say the least, but despite all the obstacles thrown at us, we produced a show that had fans and exhibitors both raving about the incredible time they had and the success it was for them. We have some incredible things in the works — more stars, more exhibitors, and more entertainment."
Elements planned for this year's show include the return of "Fantasy Island," sponsored by Genesis Magazine, where adult performers can meet and greet fans. A "Legends of Exxxotica" presentation with planned appearances by Seka, Lisa Ann, Taylor Wane and other veterans of the adult industry.
The Clips4Sale.com Entertainment Stage will present two sets by 2 Live Crew. on Saturday night. Other performances planned for the stage are the Ms. Exxxotica Competition, and adult game shows including "How Wicked Are You?" and "Strip for Pain."
Other stage shows will present feature entertainers including Lexi Lamour, fashion shows, and DJs keeping up the energy high. Daily panels will feature adult personalities answering questions from audience members.
Some of the performers expected to attend include Tera Patrick, Ron Jeremy, Jenna Haze, Gina Lynn, Teagan Presley, Eva Angelina, Bree Olson, Kayden Kross, Joanna Angel, Angelina Armani, Moxxie Maddron, Lisa Sparxxx, Olivia O’Lovely, Nyomi Banxxx, Travis Knight, Victoria Zdrok, Prinzess and Sasha Hollander, as well as a contingent of Vivid Girls including Savanna Samson, Monique Alexander, Meggan Mallone and A.J. Bailey.
Exhibitors on the display floor will include Hotmovies.com, Fleshlight, Clips4Sale.com, IVD and others showcasing products and services from the adult and mainstream industries including DVDs, sex toys, fashion apparel and health and beauty products and services.
"Trade Only" hours, presented by IVD, will be reserved for adult store and product owners, purchasers, distributors, retailers and other businesspeople affiliated with the adult industry to do business without the distraction of fan interaction.
The Exxxotica Expo, presented by Hotmovies.com, runs from Sept. 25-27 at the New Jersey Expo Center in Edison, N.J. The show is open to the public from 4-11 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, 1-11 p.m. on Saturday, Sept 26, and 12-7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 27.
Tickets are on sale now at the show’s website, which is updated with news of talent appearances. The show also has a Twitter feed, @Exxxotica, for announcements and giveaways.
Booth space and sponsorships are still available through Victory Tradeshow Management at firstname.lastname@example.org.