From the moment EXXXOTICA opened its doors for its seventh year in Edison, New Jersey this past weekend in the town named for the man who invented the incandescent bulb, the largest event in the country dedicated to love and sex proved you can reinvent the light bulb.
With overall attendance up 23% from 2013 thanks to a revamped media campaign, the biggest collection yet of adult stars (over 200) and exhibitors (over 110), and an enhanced stage and seminar schedule, EXXXOTICA New Jersey had its best event to date and one of the most successful in the 24-show history of the expo. Organizers wanted to make the last show of 2014 a special one, and with some strategic changes and enhancements, one look around the show floor could tell you that mission was accomplished.
“The response we get from our New Jersey event is nothing short of amazing,” said J. Handy, Director of EXXXOTICA. “We knew it was going to be a big one when the line started forming an hour before doors openedon Friday.”
The New Jersey Convention and Expo Center in Edison had its strongest showing ever of women and couples thanks to its popular “Ladies Free Friday” program, sponsored by Arrangement Finders (http://arrangementfinders.com
Shirley, of Chaturbate (http://chaturbate.com) who has been a sponsor of EXXXOTICA and its annual fan choice awards show The Fanny’s (http://thefannys.com) for the past two years had this to say. “EXXXOTICA has once again outdone themselves! New Jersey was the best place to be, with great vibes, and wall to wall people.”
“EXXXOTICA had an amazing turnout this past weekend in Edison,” echoed ArrangementFinders.com CMO A.J Perkins. “The flow-through activity onto the website surpassed all previous events this year, with it providing a positive return on investment within 24 hours of Ladies Free Friday.”
Saturday and Sunday carried on the same enthusiasm as overall attendance for the days were also an increase from previous years. Many were there to see the largest contingent of stars to ever appear at an EXXXOTICA Expo. All in all, over 200 of the biggest names in adult came to give New Jersey the live experience. Top names such as the performer formerly known as Jesse Jane, Tera Patrick, Lexi Belle, Tori Black, Vernonica Rodriguez, Allie Haze, Teagan Presley, Alexis Texas, Kayden Kross, Phoenix Marie, Stoya, Asa Akira, jessica drake, Adriana Chechik, Sydney Leathers, Ron Jeremy, Tanya Tate, Joanna Angel, Evan Stone, Cindy Starfall, Jada Stevens, Julia Ann, Nina Hartley, Annika Albrite, Adrianna Luna, Mick Blue, Nikki Benz, Belle Knox, Ryan Driller, Vicki Chase, Ash Hollywood, Ron Jeremy, Kendra Lust, Jessie Lee, Abella Anderson, Ashley Massaro and many, many more at exhibitors such as CLUB Spotlight, PJ Lube, LA Direct Models, Arrangement Finders, Photo Strip, Sapphire, Veronica Rodriguez Productions and Jules Jordan Video. Fans were thrilled to meet their blue screen dreams up close and personal for pictures and autographs.
The Entertainment Stage featured a diverse lineup of entertainment, highlighted by feature dance shows by fan favorites such as Tori Black, Tera Patrick, Allie Haze, Gia Nova, the Living Sex Dolls and Evan Stone. There were also daily all-star Q&A panels with an array of stars, the Ms. EXXXOTICA competition where a new star was born, a BBW fashion show, and giveaways of Fleshlights, trips to Hedonism and more.
The EXXXOTICA Seminar Series featured standing room only crowds thanks to speakers on an array of topics from the top names in adult and beyond. Ron Jeremy, Tanya Tate, Nina Hartley, jessica drake, Evan Stone, Joshua, Bo Blaze, and Joanna Angel dished out advice and sex tips that appealed to all.
EXXXOTICA’s interactive Dungeon, sponsored by PJLube.com (http://pjlube.com), gave attendees a glimpse into the world of kink. With custom furniture and devices from DNJToys.com in the 5,000 square foot space, fans got to experience the wild side that was filled with experts in the field and get their freak on.
Official after parties let attendees celebrate into the wee hours as hot spots such as Sapphire New York, Bourbon Street, Evolve and Club QXT. The show’s host hotel also gave fans the chance to party with the porn stars with a party each night featuring live entertainment from DJ Prime, the Love Haterz and acoustic sensation, Sami Eldebs. VIP attendees got to take advantage of free admission to the hottest parties with the stars of EXXXOTICA, as well as receive free merchandise and offers from exhibitors.
“While some of our other locations are still up in the air for 2015, Edison New Jersey is not one of them,” said Handy. “With the response we got this year, one thing is for sure — we will be back!”