First Annual Fans of Adult Media & Entertainment Awards to Debut at Erotica LA
LOS ANGELES – Erotica LA will host the first annual F.A.M.E. Awards (Fans of Adult Media & Entertainment) at 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 24 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
What separates the F.A.M.E. Awards from various other award shows is that the top stars and movies of the past year in adult will be chosen exclusively by the fans, making this a unique, interactive show.
“While there are numerous other award shows in adult businesses, we wanted to create one where the true critics — the fans — could pick their favorites in the categories that matter most to them,” explained Dan Davis, editor-in-chief of Genesis. “The fans will be the ones pre-nominating the performers and movies, choosing the finalists, and ultimately naming the winners. These are their awards.”
Bob Christian, vice president of Adam & Eve, added, “Adam & Eve is sponsoring these awards in order to give the fans of adult movies and entertainment a real voice to tell the industry what they like best. Other awards use industry insiders to determine winners — F.A.M.E. listens to the real consumers and users of the products.”
Fans above the age of 18 can go to the F.A.M.E. website (www.thefameawards.com) and vote on nominations in the appropriate categories until March 15. The finalists in each category will be announced shortly thereafter based on the pre-nomination results and voting will continue until June 23.
“We always thought that an awards show based on consumer choices was a great idea,” remarked Paul Fishbein, president of AVN. “Obviously the AVN Awards are more for the trade and are picked by the critics. We’re proud to be part of a show that gives the fans a voice, since they’re the ones who ultimately decide which stars and products are popular. And we are especially proud to be in partnership with such fine companies as WantedList, Adam & Eve and Genesis magazine.”
Anh Tran, co-founder of WantedList, agreed.
“We’re really honored to be a part of a project that involves so many great companies,” he said. “For us, this award show is part of our ongoing commitment to bring the adult world closer to the fans.”