awards season (2012) is coming!!

I am not a fan of winter, even in places where winter is really more like “winter”…

*BUT* winter is awards season in porn, and that I love.

In a usurping of unheard proportions, AVN and XBIZ will both be holding their annual trade conventions in January, 2012 (generally AVN is in January and XBIZ is in February… but not this year). Each convention is capped with an epic awards ceremony.

Held annually in LA, XBIZ’s XBIZLA (January 9-12) focuses on digital media and technology’s impact on adult entertainment and BtoB (business-to-business) networking relationships. Consequently, XBIZ’s wintertime mad/fun-ness is geared toward professional members of the adult industry. The XBIZ Awards will be held this year on January 10, 2012.

(pictured: map of LA)

Held annually in Las Vegas, AVN’s Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE; January 18-21) has a slightly wider trade scope, focusing on more general aspects of the adult production business. Additionally, AVN’s trade show has consumer/fan days (January 19-21) and fans are able to attend the awards show (!!), making it AEE a relatively “public” event. The AVN Awards will be held this year on January 20, 2012.

(pictured: you know you want to go!!)

Why does all this matter?

…because it just does. Trust me ;)