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13th Annual ED's Awards Show

Schevelle, San Fran's The Crazy Horse and Deja Vu win big at the 13th Annual ED's Awards Show!
10_expo4333.jpgThe 13th Annual Adult Nightclub & Exotic Dancer Awards Show was lucky for several clubs and feature entertainers, as they were honored as the best-of-the-best among their industry peers.   At the 18th Annual Gentlemen’s Club EXPO (August 22-25, 2010, The Mirage, Las Vegas) ED (Exotic Dancer) Publications’ “From Exotic Dancer With Love” Awards Show presented awards to the top adult nightclubs, industry executives and feature entertainers at the industry’s only national awards show.  Held on Tuesday, August 24th at The Mirage’s Grand Ballroom, the show was hosted by popular comedian Ralphie May (Variety Magazine’s “10 Comics to Watch,” Comedy Central specials, “Last Comic Standing”) and featured a live rock band and several special guest presenters.

workshop & panel session series

POSITIVELY EXPO's "Positive" workshop & panel session series

 

10_expo2375.jpgAs the 1960s gave way to the 1970s, in the shadow of a little music festival they called Woodstock, there were several cultural images that helped define the times.  Tie dye shirts, lava lamps, the two-fingered “peace” sign, and a simple yet iconic image—a yellow “smiley face” with the words “Have a Nice Day” above it—are just a few of the many symbols that define that era.  And that era captures the flavor of this year’s 2010 POSITIVELY EXPO!   Over the past few years, EXPO attendees have told us that while our panel sessions and workshops are highly valued and informative, they are often the harbingers of bad news—“doom and gloom” is the term most frequently used. 

Woodystock

The Closing Night “Woodystock” Feature Showcase Party

 

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Just as the famed Woodstock Festival of 1969 brought together many of the top rock bands of the day, EXPO 2010’s “Woodystock” will boast performances from eight of the top touring feature entertainers in the adult nightclub industry. 

Big business at the EXPO Tradeshow!

Big business at the EXPO Tradeshow!  A packed Tradeshow of exhibitors greeted attendees, as did the return of the STOREROTICA Show. 10_expo3610.jpg
With hundreds of companies providing the latest and greatest products and services for the adult nightclub industry, the two-day Tradeshow was the hub of the Annual Gentlemen’s Club Owners EXPO. With a cocktail party-like atmosphere, the Tradeshow boasted an upbeat vibe and allowed for positive interaction between attendees and exhibitors—not to mention, some great deals on the show floor!

Comedian Hal Sparks to host...

halsparks2Comedian Hal Sparks to host The Opening Night “Endless Summer” Hawaiian Luau Party, courtesy of The Lodge in Dallas

Actor and comedian Hal Sparks, whose credits range from Talk Soup and Queer as Folk to CSI, as well as countless VH1 specials and his own cable TV comedy special, will be a special guest at the 2010 Gentlemen’s Club Owners EXPO. Sparks is taking time out from his nationwide comedy tour to host the EXPO’s Opening Night “Endless Summer” Hawaiian Luau Party, being held poolside at The Mirage’s Dolphin Bar on Monday, August 23.

And the nominees are …

nominees10smAnd the nominees are …

Awards nominations were accepted online at www.EDpublications.com for a two-week period in June. Based primarily on these votes, as well as input from the ED staff, these award nominees will appear on the Final Awards Ballot.  The official 2010 Adult Nightclub & Exotic Dancer Awards Show ballot will be posted online only starting on July 7, 2010, at www.EDpublications.com.  To register to vote, visit the website and follow the appropriate links. [Note: Adult nightclub award nominees will be announced prior to the Final Ballot being posted.]

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