Adult Industry Event Reports

There are several adult industry occasions scattered throughout the year, some industry-only with others more retail and consumer based. Here you’ll find various Adult Industry Event Reports for some of the shows and exhibitions I’ve attended previously.

Award shows in the adult industry are popular with businesses, brands and personalities. There are the AVN awards, XBIZ awards and of course, the ETO Awards -one of which I have been lucky enough to win four times.

Exhibitions and trade shows are fantastic for wholesalers and distributors to find out what’s new in the biz, as well as taking notes on brands and lines they’d like to sell and distribute. The UK’s ETO Show, and Erofame and Venus in Germany, are just some of the shows I’ve been able to attend previously. There’s also ANME in the USA.

I’ve written adult industry event reports for shows I’ve been given a press pass for, noting all the sexy fun in my erotic journalist role then writing all my thoughts and the happenings here on the blog for my readers and the rest of the adult industry to enjoy. These include sex toy shop openings such as La Boudoir Boutique in Canterbury, UK, and the glitz, glam and general raunchy romps of Erotica in London, Sexhibition UK and Sexpo UK.

I hope you enjoy reading all my adult industry event reports – if you would like me to report on your show, trade fair or exhibition please get in touch and we can discuss fees and expenses. Thank you!

Sexhibition 2015 – The Cara Sutra Report

Sexhibition 2015 was a memorable experience, for various reasons. The erotic event of the year took place at Event City Manchester, which is right by the Trafford Centre, and promised to bring together adult industry exhibitors, porn stars and other adult entertainers in one glamorous, spectacular event.

Erofame Germany 2015 Report | European Adult Industry Trade Show

By Cara Sutra: Our trip to Erofame Germany 2015 (the European adult industry trade show; find the official website here) was more fun and eventful than ever before. It was also the first trip out of the country for my partner Darren & I together (aw) so we had double cause for celebration. I’m really pleased that Darren (find his website at Sablecraft) was able to come with me on this occasion, not only because I miss him so much when I’m away but also because he’s quite renowned by this stage as being a fantastic IT consultant and web dev for the industry.

Event Report: Sexpo UK at London Olympia 2015

Sexpo isn't a completely new venture, having enjoyed several successful shows around the world such as the US and Australia. November 2015 was the turn of the UK’s capital, and London welcomed Sexpo wholeheartedly and hoped we had a worthy predecessor to the much-missed Erotica show.

Eroticon 2014 Report: Write Sex Right Erotic Writing Conference

By Cara Sutra: Report of the Eroticon 2014 Write Sex Right Erotic Writing Conference by Cara Sutra. It was with some trepidation that I opened my eyes far too early on Friday morning. 4am, to be precise. I was afraid of missing my alarm. My deranged mind decided to wake me approximately every twenty minutes until my chosen waking time actually rolled around.

Pride Brighton 2016

By Cara Sutra: Pride has become an increasingly significant and strongly emotive movement for me. Not only are both my partner and I bisexual, we fall into the area of LGBTQ which is still incredibly misunderstood and which is surrounded by all sorts of ridiculous myths. I visited my first Pride last year and was delighted to be able to visit again this year - not just with my partner (and minnie also came along and drove us) but also with the elder of my two sons, who is 11.

Adult event news: Sexpo UK coming to London Olympia in 2015

Sexpo is the largest ever sexual health and lifestyle exhibition and this year, for the first time ever, it’s coming to the UK. Sexpo UK will take place at the London Olympia on 13-15th November 2015 and will house an exciting and colourful array of all aspects of sexual lifestyle under one roof. There will also be a vast shopping area here visitors can buy popular and the latest sex toys, lingerie, bondage gear and more from adult retailers. There will also be erotic book sellers and the ability to meet your favourite erotica authors. The organisers promise a colourful visual feast of eye-catching and breath-taking live entertainment, mesmerising performances and sensational catwalk shows. You will be spoilt for choice. If you’re an adult film fan, you can meet your favourite porn stars and glamour models face to face for an autograph and a photo. You can even buy R-18 adult entertainment in this fully licensed environment.

Erotica Show London UK 2013: Pre-Event Information & News

By Cara Sutra: Will I be meeting you this weekend? I am talking about, of course, the wonderful Erotica Show London UK event held in Tobacco Dock London, from 25-27 October 2013.

Report: Cara Sutra at The Erotica Show London 2013

So there I was, about to visit The Erotica Show 2013, in central London, planning to read the sauciest smut imaginable over at Lucy Felthouse's Smut by the Dock stand, with no knickers on.

Pre event: Erofame Germany 2015 – the European Adult Expo

Something big is happening this October and I’m going to be there! It’s time for Erofame in Hanover Germany, and it’s one of the biggest adult industry trade shows in Europe.

Event Report: Over 300 attendees enjoy Erotic World Book Day party celebrations

Erotic World Book Day was 5 March and as part of the celebrations there was an unashamedly spectacular party on Facebook. From 7pm UK time until well past midnight, every hour saw a new host share a wealth of tasty entertainment for the party attendees to enjoy. Were you in attendance? Were you one of the 325 people who came to our party? You really should have been there. With shared excerpts from some of the top names in the world of erotic fiction, cyber cocktails, sexy chat, best-dressed competitions and over £1,500 of prizes to win, this really was an unmissable adult event. Erotic World Book Day originator Emily Dubberley declared the party officially open at 7pm with an overview of the night’s festivities and the charity fundraising reasons behind the celebrations. We hoped to raise a substantial amount for sexual health and well-being charity Brook. As well as regular calls through the night for party folk to donate generously, either through the website link or text, there would be the official launch of our Erotic World Book Day charity anthology, An Intimate Education. 100% of the profit from sales of this erotic e-book would be (and still is being) donated to Brook.

Eroticon 2014: Facing the challenge of public speaking

I’m worried about hearing the right words when people ask questions. That’s quite before the fact that I just don’t like my voice. Writing seems to comfortable, compared; when you’re reading words you can imagine the perfect pitch and tone of voice. Never any hesitation or stuttering, no breaking voice, no awkward pauses. No scrabbling around in the corners of your mind for the right way to say this out loud.

Pride Brighton 2015: The parade, the festival and the bomb scare

Our driver drove my partner Sable and I down to the hotel early Thursday evening. Our hotel, The Mercure, is a beautiful Victorian property overlooking the sea. We had an upgraded, seaview room and once we arrived we settled in immediately. It was late after the long drive from Lincolnshire to the south coast so after a much-needed shared bottle of wine from room service we slept soundly.