EDISON, N.J. — Exxxotica New Jersey is moving forward as planned Nov. 9-11 at the New Jersey Expo Center and is soliciting help from attendees to help those affected by in the storm ravaged New York/New Jersey area.
Organizers said the decision was made after very careful consideration of many different viewpoints, and realizing that the show could do the residents of New York and New Jersey a greater good by continuing as scheduled.
A number of features of the event have been added and changed however, to better benefit and serve the residents of the affected areas.
An “Exxotica Gives Back” food and supply drive is being held asking that attendees bring at least one non-perishable food item or supply to the event. There will be a special drop-off location on the show floor where a number of stars will be volunteering to help collect the donations.
There will also be a number of “perks” for anyone who donates including product from exhibitors, sponsors, stars and the show. Cash donations will also be accepted.
Organizers said the drive is in its early stages of planning and will be certain to take on a life of its own. Exxxotica is asking adult stars to donate a small portion of their time to appearing and greeting fans within the designated area. Exhibiting companies and sponsors are also being asked to contribute either financially or by donating a specific product or service that can be auctioned off.
Pre-sale ticketing exceptions have also been established. All single day tickets are no longer day-specific. Fans can now choose whichever day they would like to attend the show. Single day tickets are still only good for one day.
To help ease transportation problems, the event announced that it would be running a party bus shuttle service from two pickup locations in New York City for $30 round-trip. Attendance is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
“What we saw last week was devastating on so many levels, but if there has been one underlying theme it’s that New York and New Jersey residents are resilient,” Exxxotica director J. Handy said. “Exxxotica NJ 2012 has quickly taken on a totally new direction post-Sandy and that’s to help as many residents in need as possible.”
He added, “When we made the decision to move forward with the event, we realized that not only could we bring a lot of much-needed relief and supplies to the New York/New Jersey area, but also some fun into a very somber situation. We’ve already been blown away by the support from our exhibitors, sponsors and most importantly, our fans.”
Anyone interested in donating or volunteering can click here or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a complete show schedule or to purchase tickets visit please visit NJ.ExxxoticaExpo.com.
Advance tickets for all days are also on sale at the New Jersey Expo Center box office.