CLEARWATER, Fla. — Once again acknowledging the best in the adult storefront sector, StorErotica Magazine has announced the nominees for the 8th Annual StorErotica Awards, now available online.
Winners will be announced at the industry gala on the evening on Sunday, July 13, during the summertime ANME Founders Show in Burbank, California. Industry personality Kelly Shibari will be hosting the awards.
"I'm incredibly thrilled to have been asked to host and present this year's StorErotica Awards," said Shibari, who recently became the first plus-size model to grace the cover of Penthouse Magazine’s Penthouse Forum. "As a fan of sex toys and lingerie, and having attended novelty expos for the past few years, being able to honor and celebrate this year's winners is going to be an absolute blast. Of course, that open bar certainly doesn't hurt either! I'm really looking forward to spending a fun evening with everyone."
StorErotica has partnered for four years with the producers of the Adult Novelty Manufacturers Expo (ANME) as event host for the publication’s bi-yearly event.
Held at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport July 12-14, the semi-annual ANME Show showcases the top brands in the adult toy and novelty industry.
The StorErotica Awards lauds those in the brick-and-mortar storefront, distributing and manufacturing levels. The 15 categories acknowledged this year include Novelty Company of the Year, Distributor of the Year, Fetish Company of the Year and Retailer of the Year (chain locations).
New divisions joining the 2014 Awards include Foreign Manufacturer of the Year, Male Pleasure Product of the Year, Body Care Line of the Year and Retail Education of the Year
Voting for the Awards went live today and will run for two weeks. To vote, visit StorEroticAawards.com.
The ballot was finalized following the completion of a pre-nomination process and in light of opinions from a select panel of industry experts and the StorErotica staff.
"As the trade publication for the adult retailer, StorErotica Magazine highly values the opinions of our readership," StorErotica’s Kristofer Kay said. "Our pre-nomination awards process ensures that no business or product is overlooked, while emulating the integrity displayed by the true experts in this industry."