2017 AVN Expo: Inside the World's Largest Adult Industry Convention (NSFW)

For the third consecutive year, I returned to Las Vegas to cover the AVN Adult Industry Expo & for the second time I would be attending
the AVN Awards ceremony that caps off the industries biggest weekend, often referred to as the "Oscars of Porn". 
For me personally however its the 4 day AVN Expo leading up to the big night that is the most fun. 
A hotbed of networking activity, but also a super fun & often times surreal environment & the best of those terms possible.
Imagine a convention trade floor with several rooms filled with some of the most desirable women on the planet, most nearly naked or in outfits that would never see the light of day outside the Hard Rock Hotel on a mid-day afternoon.
It's bustling with corporate ambition & fervor while at the same time there are rows of cams girls in thongs & pasties the entire length of the main hallway performing for a world wide audience, there is truly nothing else like it.
It really is a time to truly let it all hang out as by Day 4 it was nothing to see someone, patron or performer, roaming around the casino in not much at all & to give those outfits & the exibitionist urges that inspire them a trip around the sun.


 

One thing I must disclaim before we go any further: I mentioned this on our weekly podcast on the AVN episode: 
As a legitimate member of the press you would think a certain distinction comes easy but it doesn't.
If nothing else I refuse to be just another dude asking for pics (& in some fans' cases that bordered on harassment) in a room where unfuckable gross men are the majority, so with that in mind, I took alot less pictures this year & focuses primarily on interviews & meeting people.

Now this is not a race, competition (if your not counting the awards) nor class system -
However for fun (& for the sake of organization) I've ordered the photographs in the following ascension: 


Most Popular Performers 
Newest Starlets
Girls of the Expo 
Crossover Stars 


When you enter the larger of the two main rooms outside of the Joint at the Hard Rock (& I noticed this last year) - Each side is flanked with the largest production value that hosts signings & appearances from contract performers from the largest studios & distribution companies. We'll start with the larger of those two where a literal frenzy of activity seems to persist during the entire weekend.
Part II will be all about the cam girls so I'll save them for that but for this year, it was like fans were either at the Jules Jordan or Tushy booth or creating a mob around the cam girls and everyone was just receiving residual attention from them going back & forth.


Kimmy Granger

I shot Kimmy Granger last year & made an easy prediction that in 2017 she would be in the main room with a major company & as you can see there is zero question as to why. 
Off the charts charm. Loved talking with Kimmy who is well on her way to be a huge star. 
Up for the prestigious Best New Starlet this year - I'll predict right now this girl is going to freaking SWEEP the awards next year!









Melissa Moore

Also nominated for Best New Starlet, Melissa Moore is just awesome & was everywhere at the convention this year.
Always looking stunning with style, grace & the total IT factor. 
She KILLED on the red carpet & had a real buzz around her, a total star.













Greg Lansky‘s Blacked/Tushy/Vixen booth had its own bar & Riley Reid whom for the 6th year in the row was the most popular performer of them all.
It was like BeatleMania everywhere she went. For skeptics that don't think these girls are stars or have a concept of how much work this is,come to AVN & you will see how in this environment there is no difference between the adult industry & any sort of so-called "legitimate" showbiz.


Riley Reid




Eva Lovia, Keisha Grey & Valentina Nappi 




Abella Danger & friends






Veronica Rodriguez, Kissa Sins



Veronica Rodriguez in my opinion just might be the most beautiful girl in the world & certainly one of the most gorgeous women I've ever seen.
It's hard to contemplate such perfection & when your in front of it, nothing prepares you for it. 
The word hot is just simply below Vrod, she is simply perfect & an awesome personality to match.






Uma Jolie

If I had made a wishlist of who I had hoped to meet & photograph, Uma Jolie would be at the top of that list. 
You've never seen such smoldering beauty & just a natural sexiness quite like hers. 
Agenda besides, it was kinda meant to be as among the first few mins after arriving I ran into my friend Matt Solon setting up in the lobby to do interviews for his 288 Podcast that he does with Burning Angel sensation Draven Star
While catching up we both see the most stunning girl ever walk by, so much so that his friend Pierre literally went to get her & brought her back for an interview & it just so happened to be Uma!
Outspoken, brash & just a whole lotta fun, easily one of my fave people to have met & speak with.
Her star is on the rise with a bullet, this is only her first year at AVN & she snagged a coveted Trophy Girl slot at the AVN Awards & was just named
Penthouse's Pet of the Month for Feb/2017.
It's not hard to see why -





with Matt Solon for 288 Podcast 






 



Piper Perri

What makes Piper so popular (say that three times fast) besides her gorgeous body & looks is that you have girls who are fun-sized (my personal favorite) but this girl could fit in a fun-sized girl's pocket! Seriously, she is under 5' tall & well under a 100 lbs. 
She first came into notoreity when she was able to accomplish a position never quite seen before that her small stature allowed her to complete. 
She just seems fearless & eager to try just about anything.
Also up for Best New Starlet as you can see how competitive the field was this year. Not sure I've seen anyone busier or shot more & just consistently amazing content.
















Elsa Jean

Yes their is a reason her stage name is Elsa, just look at her, another performer where the word "perfect comes to mind".
Really enjoyed speaking with Elsa this year, always so fun & easy to chat with.
Another Best New Starlet nominee - Can you believe how amazing this category was this year?










Emma Hix

Another first timer to AVN, the stunning newcomer Emma Hix who was just everywhere at the convention this year & KILLED on the red carpet leading up to the awards.

















Holly Hendrix


And the winner is - This has been a huge year for Holly Hendrix, last year she was brand new & just one of many pretty faces but in the year since, she has put together such an impressive body (& body of work) that landed her Best New Starlet at the AVN Awards & has just been everywhere this past year.
She's just so fun & has seemingly endless aspirations for the business, this is just the beginning.
Congratulations Holly!






















Stay tuned for Part II as the Cam Girls takeover & more!


Photos - 

Roy Turner
Nate Igor Smith
Fleshbot

 

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