The ever popular Adult Industry trade weekend of trade weekends in Las Vegas, The Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE), will once again be bringing the most sought after sexual actors and actresses back to Sin City from January 18th to the 21st. As always, the Oscars of the porn world, The AVN Awards, will cap off this sindustry vacation by recognizing the best in all facets of the adult industry during 2011.
Unfortunately, there will be one major part of past AEE weekends missing in 2012. Due to scheduling anomalies, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) will not be in town over any of the corresponding dates. We know… we cried too. Many are not aware that AEE and CES were once the same entity, and that is why the two shows have accompanied each other as a major joint attraction in Vegas through recent history. “This is only the second time in recent memory that the event will not overlap with C.E.S.,” said Brian Gross, a spokesman for AVN. A survey was taken a few years ago that measured about 30% of AEE fan day attendance as also attending CES. Considering the rarity of this split in events, it will be very interesting to see if one or both expos see either an increase or decline in foot traffic this year.