awards season is coming!!

Winter is awards season in mainstream (*yawn*), but it’s also awards season in porn!!

AVN and XBiz are holding their annual trade conventions in January and February, 2011 (respectively), and each convention is capped with an epic awards ceremony.

XBiz’s trade event, XBizLA, 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.

AVN’s Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE) has a slightly wider trade scope, focusing on more general aspects of the adult production business. Additionally, AVN’s trade show has fan days and fans are able to attend the awards show (!!), making it AEE a relatively “public” event.

Why does all this matter?

Well, I just returned to the ATX after giving thanks in LA with my family, and man-oh-man was my mailbox full of fun awards-related items when I got home!! I had a super interesting story planned for today, but I got distracted by the resultant mountain of pending awesome (and revamping the site – do you like it?!).

Anyway, I imagine I’ll be talking some about these two shows over the next few months – I just wanted to give you a mini-low down in the meantime.  Off to continue sorting!!

(pictured: some LA and Vegas winter)

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