EDISON, N.J. — Exxxotica New Jersey, presented by Hotmovies.com, reported a record-setting weekend in Edison, N.J. for its latest consumer expo.
Victory Tradeshow Management said more than 28,000 attendees attended the convention Nov. 4-6 at the New Jersey Convention and Expo Center.
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“Year after year, people from the Tri-State metropolitan area and the East Coast welcome our expo,” said J. Handy, director of Victory Tradeshow Management. “We took the show to the next level this year with an incredible lineup of stars, events, exhibitors, shows, seminars and more. The positive consumer response was unprecedented. Exxxotica is more than the nation’s most popular love and sex expo — it’s one of the most popular expos of any nature. With a commitment to quality and high production values, we expect increasing success every year.”
Exxxotica New Jersey is the 13th show produced by the love and sex expo. Exxxotica’s first three expos in 2011 drew more than 65,000 people, while the New Jersey expo topped off a banner year, Victory Tradeshow Management said.
Exxxotica New Jersey made national headlines in 2008. The show was set to debut in the Northern New Jersey city of Secaucus, but four days before its opening, city officials, led by the city’s former mayor Dennis Elwell (who was recently found guilty of bribery in an unrelated case), and management from the venue, abruptly canceled the event, forcing a last minute location change down the New Jersey Turnpike.
For the past four years, Exxxotica New Jersey has instead made Edison, N.J. its home with four successful shows in the books. The lawsuit with the town of Secaucus over the cancelation was recently settled (while additional cases against the convention center there, among others, remains in litigation) once again drawing Exxxotica New Jersey into the headlines.
The 2011 expo in Edison began with Friday’s Ladies Free Night. Lines of women listened to seminars on relationships, cheered for MEN, an all male revue and host of other shows on the AEBN Entertainment Stage, and shopped at erotic themed vendors. Visual treats included aerial acrobatics from adult superstars Belladonna and Stoya, as well as burlesque shows from Pretty Things Peep Show, Rubberdoll, Rigor Mortis Revue, and more.
Additional highlights of the show included the appearance of Chyna, mainstream wrestling champion and star of “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew” and the first East Coast public appearance by Seymore Butts in close to a decade. Butts, the star of the popular Showtime reality series “Family Business,” promoted his critically acclaimed book, “Rock Her World: The Sex Guide for the Modern Man,” with a seminar.
He was joined by more than 150 other adult celebrities and top exhibitors.
Dan Loevy, content manager for expo sponsor HotMovies.com and Clips.com, said, “Each year, Exxxotica New Jersey raises the bar and exceeds our expectations, and this year was no exceptions! The Exxxotica crew went above and beyond in their quest to help us get our brand out to fans, so much so, the HotMovies and Exxxotica names practically go hand in hand. We couldn’t ask for a better bunch of guys and gals to work with or a better show to sponsor.”
Loevy continued, “The crowds were huge! Everything ran like clockwork, giving us the freedom to focus our energies on showing the fans a great time and allowing us the ability to solidify existing relationships with other players in the industry, as well as create new relationships within the community.”
Dan Davis, editor-in-chief of the expo-sponsoring Club magazine, said, “Thank you to all of the stars and the fans who made Club Spotlight the must-see destination on the show floor. Over 25 stars and thousands of fans were at the booth, and it was definitely our strongest and sexiest lineup ever, making 2011’s Exxxotica New Jersey the best show we’ve ever been involved in. Thank you once again.”
Some of the sexiest cars in the world were on display at Exxxotica New Jersey as part of The Exotic Car and Bike Show. Prizes were awarded for a wide variety of classes and categories.
Elite Streetz Stuntin & Stylin DVD Magazine, Carlisle Performance & Sound, and promotional businesses sponsored the show.
Also on the expo’s floor were movie cars, including one of the DeLorean’s from Back to the Future (complete with a Marty McFly lookalike) and the Mystery Machine from Scooby-Doo.
The fun didn’t end at the convention center though, as the nights of Exxxotica heated up on both sides of the Hudson River.
Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club in NYC featured two nights of star-studded line-ups on their stage, with both hosted by Chyna. Friday featured Mary Carey, Kagney Linn Karter and Melanie Rios, and Saturday had Allie Haze, Kirsten Price, Breanne Benson and Courtney Cummz doing their thing.
New Jersey’s Bourbon Street featured the “Deviant” duo of Alexis Texas and Teagan Presley, and the expo’s official hotel, the Sheraton Edison hosted a trio of events all weekend. Friday night was the “Back to Jerzey” Official VIP After Party, hosted by Gianna Michaels and Ron Jeremy, with DJ Licious spinning the tunes once again. Gianna cruised up to the hotel in one of the DeLoreans from the Back to the Future movies with a Marty McFly lookalike, which was captured by a sea of media.
Saturday night, an “Alan” lookalike greeted fans and VIPs who attended The Hangover XXX After Party hosted by Digital Playground contract star Riley Steele, and popular MILF Lisa Ann.
Select party-goers were handed cameras to catch the evening’s events (in case steps needed to be retraced), and the notable NJ band, The Replicants cranked out the tunes for the crowd containing a who’s who of the adult industry.
Sunday night, Joe Trivia presented “Are You Smarter Than a Porn Star?” trivia where hostesses Tasha Reign and Kagney Linn Karter of LA Direct Models showed off their knowledge.
Then a group of top stars took part in Porn Star Karaoke for the show’s official wrap party.
For more information, visit ExxxoticaExpo.com.