Exxxotica Expo

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Exxxotica Expo
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Performers at Exxxotica Dallas 2015
StatusActive
Genre Adult entertainment, erotica, pornography
VenueDonald E. Stephens Convention Center, Portland Expo Center, Miami Airport Convention Center, New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center
Location(s) Edison, New Jersey, Chicago, Washington, DC, Miami (current),
Former locations: Los Angeles (2010–2011), Dallas (2015), Columbus, Ohio (2016), Denver (2017-2018), Portland, Oregon (2019)
CountryUSA
InauguratedMay 2006;14 years ago (2006-05)
Organized by 3XEvents
Website exxxoticaexpo.com OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg

Exxxotica Expo is an annual three-day adult-themed event produced by 3XEvents. Billed as a "Celebration of Sexy", Exxxotica Expo shows are held in several US cities, which currently include Edison, New Jersey, Chicago, Miami and Portland, Oregon. First held in 2006, Exxxotica has featured some of the most recognized names in the adult industry, including Jenna Jameson, Tera Patrick and Katie Morgan.

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Miami Beach/Fort Lauderdale

The Exxxotica Expo had its first show in May 2006 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. The Exxxotica Expo would continue to be held each year at this venue through 2012. After the 2012 show, the event organizers announced that the expo would be moving to Fort Lauderdale in 2013. The event would go on to be held in Fort Lauderdale in 2013 and 2014, but did not return in 2015, thus ending a nine-year streak of Exxxotica shows in Florida. Exxxotica returned to Florida in July 2018, with a show at the Miami Airport Convention Center.

New Jersey

In 2008, the event was expanded to the New York/New Jersey market. The 2008 and 2009 shows were billed as "Exxxotica NY", although both shows actually took place in New Jersey. The 2008 event was originally scheduled to be held in Secaucus, New Jersey. Days before the event, Secaucus officials filed a suit to stop the event from taking place, alleging that the convention would violate state law prohibiting liquor license owners from presenting pornographic material. Exxxotica convention organizers voluntarily moved the convention to the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison, New Jersey. [1] The Edison show would go on to attract over 18,000 attendees that year, and this event continues to be held yearly at the Edison venue. In September 2010, a lawsuit against a former Secaucus mayor surfaced due to the cancelling/moving of the convention to a different area. In addition to the yearly show in Edison, Exxxotica held its first show in Atlantic City at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino & Resort in April 2013. Another show would be held at the same venue in Atlantic City in 2014, but Exxxotica would not return to Atlantic City in 2015. In November 2017, Exxxotica celebrated their tenth anniversary in Edison, N.J., with a record attendance of about 30,000 attendees over the three days of the expo.

The Fannys

The inaugural Exxxotica Fan Choice Awards, also called "The Fannys", was held on April 20, 2013 in the Grand Ballroom of the Trump Taj Mahal and was hosted by pornographic actress Alexis Texas and comedians Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson. [2] The award nominees and winners is both selected by the fans through voting. [3] In February 2013, the show's "BBW Performer of the Year" category was renamed from "Hungry Hungry Hottie" to "Whole Lotta Love" after the category's at first title was deemed offensive by the genre's fans and performers. [4] The second annual Fanny Awards show was held on April 12, 2014 at the Trump Taj Mahal's Xanadu Theatre and was hosted by pornographic actresses Allie Haze and Tori Black and comedian Bonnie McFarlane. [5]

Los Angeles

The Exxxotica Expo held its first show in Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Convention Center on July 9–11, 2010, bringing in about 15,000 attendees. [6] The decision to hold a show in Los Angeles came in part because Erotica LA, a similar consumer adult entertainment event, decided not to hold a show in 2010. The Exxxotica LA shows drew in the lowest attendance of the three locations. 2011 was the final year that Exxxotica held a show in Los Angeles.

Chicago

The Exxxotica Expo held its first show in the Chicago area in July 2011, taking place in July at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. The show attracted the record 26,500 attendees, eclipsing the previous record of 24,000 set in 2008 in Miami Beach.

Columbus, Ohio

The Exxxotica Expo held its only show in Columbus, Ohio at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in August 2016.

Dallas

The Exxxotica Expo held its first show in Dallas at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in August 2015. The event drew more than 15,000 attendees, and organizers planned to hold another show at the same venue the following year. However, in February 2016, the Dallas City Council voted 8–7 to ban the event from the venue. The organizers filed for a temporary injunction, which was rejected by US District Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater. [7]

Denver

In 2016, the event organizers announced that Exxxotica would debut in Denver, Colorado in 2017, at the Crowne Plaza Airport Convention Center. They returned to the city in April 2018. The Denver show has now been moved to Portland, OR.

Portland

The first show in Portland, Oregon will be June 7–9, 2019, at the Portland Expo Center. The Oregon show was then removed to Washington, DC in 2020

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