Exotic Dancer, StorErotica Award-Winners Announced
Adult film star Lisa Ann took home the award for Adult Movie Feature Entertainer of the Year, while Schevelle was honored as the Exotic Dancer Overall Entertainer of the Year for 2010. The Club Favorite Feature Entertainer of the Year trophy went to Shay Lynn and the Newcomer Feature Entertainer of the Year award was given to Tawnie Monroe. Lynn was the 2008 Newcomer Award-Winner, while Schevelle earned the top prize after being a three-time nominee.
Nine-hundred plus club professionals attended the 13th annual Awards Show.
"The Awards Show was incredible. It was probably our most well-received Awards Show in the 13 years we’ve been doing it," Exotic Dancer publisher Don Waitt told XBIZ. "We had this comedian named Ralphie Mae who was great, and a live band. The whole theme was 'Have a Nice Expo' with 60s and 70s music."
The list of Exotic Dancer award-winners follows:
Best Club in the Southeast: The Men’s Club (Raleigh, N.C.)
Best Club in the Northeast: Rick’s Cabaret (New York City)
Best Club in the Northwest: The Hustler Club (San Francisco)
Best Club in the Southwest: Jaguar's Gold Club (Phoenix)
Best Club in the Mid-east: Score's O’Hare (Chicago)
Best Club in the Central Region: The Lodge (Dallas)
Feature Club of the Year: Cheerleaders (Philadelphia)
Club Chain of the Year: Déjà Vu
Overall Club of the Year: Crazy Horse (San Francisco)
Adult Nightclub Employee of the Year: Steffan Gicka (bartender at Rick’s Cabaret in NYC)
General Manager of the Year: Aaron Snively (Penthouse Club in East St. Louis, Ill.)
Meanwhile, the winners of the 2010 StorErotica Awards were announced on Tuesday afternoon at a function dubbed the Liquid Lunch. The announcement was preceded by a Heads of State round-table discussion that was one of the highlights of the Expo.
StorErotica editor Kristopher Kay told XBIZ that seven industry leaders spoke with retailers regarding the state of the industry and doing better business. The Heads of State for the session were: Tom Berger (Fairvilla Megastores), Mark Franks (Castle Megastores), Phyllis Heppenstahl (Peekay), Larry Garland (Eldorado), Nick Orlandino (Pipedream Products), Christopher C. Scharff (Dreamgirl International) and Martin Tucker (MyWorld Group).
The 2010 StorErotica winners are:
Intimate Apparel Company of the Year: Dreamgirl International
Accessory Company of the Year: Pleaser USA
Distributor of the Year: SexToyDistributing
Novelty Company of the Year: Pipedream Products
Hot Product of the Year: Sex In the Shower (Sportsheets)
Special Focus Award of the Year (Male Enhancement Products): Beamonstar
Independent Store of the Year: Déjà Vu Adult Emporium, Las Vegas
Erotic Retail Chain of the Year: Castle Megastore