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Culture to EXPO 2012

Erotic Heritage Museum Reception To Add Some “Culture” To EXPO

main-exhibit-hallNobody says we can’t have a little “culture” at an EXPO party.  So on Sunday, Aug. 26, following the ACE National Board meeting, board members and club owners who have checked in early for EXPO 2012 will be treated to a private party and reception at the Erotic Heritage Museum in Las Vegas.

The Association of Club Executives (ACE) National Board will meet during EXPO 2012 from 4 pm to 6 pm on Sunday, Aug. 26., at the host hotel, Mandalay Bay, and then adjourn for a very special party and reception from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Erotic Heritage Museum.  Club owners and other industry professionals who arrive on Sunday are also invited.  
“In the past we’ve simply done the ACE after-party in a meeting room at the host hotel,” says ED Publisher Don Waitt.  “This year, since it is the 20-Year Anniversary of the EXPO, we wanted to do something special.  So why not do a private party and reception at one of the largest museums of erotica in the world.”


penisACE2012The two-level, 24,000-square-foot, 300,000-item Museum’s website notes that, “The Museum was created between a partnership of a Preacher and a Pornographer.”  In this case the preacher was Rev. Ted McIlvena and the ‘pornographer’ was Exotic Dancer Hall of Famer Harry Mohney of the Deja Vu and Larry Flynt’s Hustler Clubs chains.  They founded the Museum in 2008 to preserve erotic artifacts, fine art and film and the venue is “dedicated to the belief that sexual pleasure and fun are natural aspects of the human experience, that such pleasure must be made available to all, and that our individual sexuality belongs to each of us.”

That sounds good, but what sounds even better is, where else can you go to see vintage adult video from the early 1900s up through “Deep Throat” on 50 monitors; old Peep Show booths in working condition; a penis sculpture made out of 1000,000 pennies; ancient sex toys that are both interesting and scary; Larry Flynt’s gold-plated wheelchair with maroon velour upholstery; and, of course, a synthetic replica of John Holmes’ most impressive limb.

The Museum is owned and managed by the Exodus Trust, a non-profit California Trust.  The resident curator is Dorian Gomez.  Museum photos by Tabitha Zuniga.
“I know EXPO attendees will be both impressed and intrigued by everything the Museum has to offer,” says Mohney, who will be attending the reception as a member of the ACE National Board.
The Erotic Heritage Museum at 3275 Industrial Road is open from 11 am-4 pm Tuesday-Thursday and Sunday; and from noon-10 pm on Friday and Saturday. For more information, visit www.eroticheritagemuseumlasvegas.com  
 
And the party continues on ...


Miss-Exotic-2012-4adFollowing the ACE Reception at the Erotic Heritage Museum, EXPO attendees can walk right out the Museum front door and go about thirty feet to the front door of Deja Vu Showgirls where your EXPO badge will get you free entry to see the sexy dancers of Deja Vu as well as the semi-finals of the Miss Exotic United States Contest Series produced by Rio Rivers.  Statewide winners will compete onstage at Deja Vu and the finalists from that competition will then compete on Tuesday, August 28, on the Tradeshow Mainstage during EXPO 2012.
The semi-finals at Deja Vu Showgirls at 3247 Industrial Road will start at 9:30 pm and will be hosted by Melissa Wolf, Teri Weigel and Aspen Reign.  Deja Vu will provide limo and bus transportation from Mandalay Bay to the Erotic Heritage Museum, and to Deja Vu Showgirls.

 

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25th Anniversary EXPO Recap!

Gentlemen’s Club EXPO 2017: An event worthy of a 25-Year Celebration

25th EXPO held August 27-30 at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas

PR EXPO2017-3September 5th, Clearwater, FL: It wasn’t just a convention. It wasn’t just a celebration. On August 27-30, 2017, the adult nightclub industry gathered en masse for the 25th Anniversary Gentlemen’s Club EXPO at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, and it lived up to all of the hype associated with a Sliver Anniversary. Throughout the four-day convention experience, industry luminaries offered their praise and congratulations as the industry celebrated 25 years of its y national convention. 

“From the outside looking in, the EXPO certainly appeared seamless,” says industry legend Michael J. Peter, an EXPO 2017 attendee and considered by many to be the forefather of the modern gentlemen’s club. “Thank you and all of your staff for your endless diligent work that really has made all of us feel more professional about ourselves. You have been the glue and more for this industry. Give yourselves a pat on the back, you all deserve the utmost respect.”

The 25th Annual Gentlemen’s Club EXPO, produced by ED Publications, boasted three full days of educational seminars, a 120-booth business-to-business tradeshow and a bevy of parties and special events, including the 20th Annual Adult Nightclub & Exotic Dancer Awards — The ED’s. This year’s Awards Show featured Las Vegas’ world-renown “junk rock” phenomenon, Recycled Percussion, who performed throughout the show. This year’s top awards went to Angela Sommers, who took home the Overall Entertainer of the Year Award, the Penthouse Club in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, which was honored with the Overall Gentlemen’s Club of the Year Award, and Rick’s Cabaret/RCI Hospitality, which earned the Club Chain of the Year Award. 

“While we at ED Publications certainly appreciate the pats on the back for 25 years of EXPO, I think we’re even more proud of the fact that we produced a convention that lived up to the expectations surrounding a Sliver Anniversary,” says ED Publications’ Associate Publisher, Dave Manack. “Our 25th Anniversary Yearbook, a 212-page, full-color convention retrospective, may have been the hit of the EXPO. Of course, the ED Awards Show is always a highlight, and Recycled Percussion knocked it out of the park at the show this year!”

The $10,000 EXPO Bikini Contest, presented by Platinum 84 in Denver and co-sponsored by Associated Agencies, was another convention highlight as 75 gorgeous ladies from across the U.S. and from as far away as Australia and New Zealand competed in the event hosted at the world-famous Rehab Pool at the Hard Rock on Wednesday, August 30th. Aja Marie, an entertainer from the Penthouse Club in New Orleans, took home first place and $3,000 in cash, while her “home” club received $3,000 in advertising with ED Publications. The contest was co-hosted by Ronnie "The Limo Driver" Mund from the Howard Stern Show.

EXPO 2017 seminars addressed the future of the adult club industry with subjects like social media marketing, crisis management, building relationships with law enforcement and other city officials, and an impactful one-hour Keynote Address from renown motivational speaker Dan Lier on how club owners and operators can more effectively “reach” the millennial and centennial generations. 

For more information on the 25th Annual Gentlemen’s Club EXPO, please email dave@edpublications.com, call (727) 726-3592 or visit TheEDexpo.com.

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