Exxxotica New Jersey has been receiving rave reviews since making their annual stop in the Garden State this past weekend. Showing both high attendance numbers and a bevy of top-rated adult industry stars, Exxxotica NJ set the bar far above the Miami, Chicago, and Los Angeles expos. 28,000 attendees makes Exxxotica NJ 2011 the biggest show to date!
“Year after year, people from the Tri-State metropolitan area and the East Coast welcome our expo,” stated 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.”
The New Jersey show just so happens to be the closest Exxxotica to the HotMovies.com headquarters in Philadelphia, PA, and it was so kind as to open on my birthday this year as well. So, our lovely marketing team decided I should be given the day to visit all of our gorgeous friends at their opening in Edison. Courtney Cummz, Prinzzess, Sarah Vandella, Mary Carey and Ron Jeremy were all in great spirits while signing autographs at the HotMovies booth. Fans and media were eager and welcome to have their favorite porno personalities sign autographs and answer questions.
HM Blog long time friend, Misti Dawn, signed with the Dirty Diablos booth directly next door to the HotMovies station. It’s always great to hang out with the nerdiest girl in porn. Belladonna and Stoya both entranced fans with their beautiful arial displays, suspending themselves high above the audience to perform erotic acrobatics. Pro-wrestling sensation, Chyna, came to support sexuality and gladly signed autographs for happy fans. Budding artist Fang Ling Lee displayed her phenomenal works of art, which are extensively collected and exhibited in major cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, New York and Las Vegas. The sexiest cars in the world gathered at EXXXOTICA New Jersey as part of The Exotic Car and Bike section. Prizes were awarded for a wide variety of classes and categories, and the exotic dancers were more than happy to pose next to magnificent machines. Speaking of notable wonder wheels, also on the expo’s floor were both the DeLorean from Back to the Future (complete with a Marty McFly lookalike) and the Mystery Machine from Scooby-Doo.
Video X Pix had sent us a gracious grab-bag of T-Shirts and classic adult videos to giveaway at Exxxotica, and we also had Ron Jeremy sign a limited edition HotMovies bowling shirt for one lucky fan. After spending Friday night brainstorming a good way to create some hype and give them away, we eventually worked something out with the main stage DJ to run a contest during the Miss exxxotica competition. He had the crowd chanting “hotmovies dot com! Hotmovies dot com!” over and over while he gave away our dvd’s, and we held a Ron Jeremy trivia contest to give away the bowling shirt. It was a sight to see, and was all recorded on hi def video.
Of course, the fun never ends when the convention center doors close, as the nights of EXXXOTICA NJ always heat 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 DeLorean 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 the legendary Lisa Ann. Select party-goers were handed cameras to catch the evening’s events (in case steps needed to be retraced), and the popular NJ band, The Replicants cranked out the tunes for the sold out 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 plethora of stars took part in Porn Star Karaoke for the show’s official wrap party concluding the over 36 hours of non-stop entertainment and parties composing EXXXOTICA New Jersey.
Thank you to all of the stars, staff and fans for making Exxxotica NJ a smashing success in 2011!
– TJ HotMovies