AVN’s 2012 Adult Entertainment Expo Now Available Online

CHATSWORTH, Calif.—The 2012 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE) will offer the public a rare look behind-the-curtain of the adult entertainment industry with the introduction of AVN Virtual, 36 hours of video stream and fan interaction from the Expo, dual-anchored live from the exhibit floor and from a private AVN Virtual Penthouse Studio high above the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

AVN Hall of Fame inductee Jessica Drake, iconic film star Evan Stone and Mr. Skin—Jim McBride, founder of Mr.Skin.com—will host AVN Virtual, an exclusive internet production that lets online attendees view and participate in the venerable Las Vegas event from the privacy of their own homes.

AVN Virtual ‘s eight-camera, live-streaming coverage begins Friday, January 20 at 1 p.m. PST. In a rare public interview, adult industry visionary Steve Hirsh, founder and co-chairman of the adult entertainment company Vivid Entertainment, will sit down with AVN Virtual beginning at 5:30 p.m. PST on Friday, Jan 20.

An AVN Virtual ticket is $19.99 for a limited time only at . A ticket includes access to all video segments viewable live and on-demand. AVN Virtual does not include the AVN Awards Show, whose broadcast rights have belonged to Showtime since 2008.

“Event technology now allows us to expand our unique environment to a worldwide audience that is otherwise unable to attend.” said AVN CEO Theo Sapoutzis. “This social-network-driven setting for virtual attendees, as well as for our exhibitors, is in keeping with our leadership in this industry’s next evolution.”

The 2012 AVN Virtual AEE is being produced by Virtual FanFests, a Chicago-based company that produces fan conventions online within a pay-per-view environment. AVN Virtual will include private, public and moderated chat, downloadable event material, coupons from novelty companies and easy e-commerce links from some of the most popular AEE exhibitors and booth sponsors.

“We are essentially taking an event people want to see and making it possible for them not only to see it, but to interact with it,” said Virtual FanFests co-founder Bob Snyder. “With the breadth of coverage we’ll have from the Expo, sitting privately by a computer and watching hours of exclusive online content becomes an appealing way to take in the event.”

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