Sunday, December 15, 2019

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!

ETO Show 2017 Cancelled

There had been various rumours in the weeks beforehand, but yesterday the ETO Magazine team officially announced that their annual UK trade exhibition has been cancelled. This has obviously led to much dismay and disappointment within the adult industry. Why was the ETO Show 2017 cancelled?

Sex News: The ETO Awards Winners 2014 – Full List

If you haven't heard who won what in the ETO Awards 2014, here's a handy list for you. You can read the mini release on the ETO Magazine website here, and a full report will be going out to subscribers in the July 2014 edition of this popular adult industry magazine.

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.

Hella Walkington for ElectraStim at Sexhibition 2015

During the weekend, some amazing people were promoting electro sex toys, with none other than Linsey Dawn McKenzie stopping by for an ElectraStim demo. The fantastic Anna Quinn and Ruby Derriere were running rampant with an ElectraStim paddle and pinwheel while the breath-taking Goddess Sophia picked up an electro strap-on and spanking paddle for use in her dungeon, which she was trying out on TV Goth Natalie on some of the bondage furniture.

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.

ETO Show 2014 Part Four: Monday with a Friday Flavour, Day Two

Oh, did I feel smug on Monday morning. No, not the award - which I was still in shock about - but the lack of hangover! With a smiley face and a clear head I reflected on this day a year before, when I had been so ill from the afterparty that I hadn’t been able to get up from bed until checkout time. In fact if I’d had my way I wouldn’t have left the bed for about 4 days, that’s how ruined I was. I’d sworn not to do that again, and despite worrying that a hangover was somehow inevitable with the ETO Show Awards, I’d avoided the usual after party punishment.

Sex News: Belle de Soir to support Women’s Aid at fun charity event

Entry is just £5 and remember, all proceeds go to charity - so dig deep! There are some big names supporting this event on the night, such as The Body Shop, Clarins, L’Oreal, Molton Brown, Francesca DeRosa Jewellery, Forever Living, Yankee Candles, Fairy Godmother Lighting, Glitter Box, It Works Ultimate Body Wraps and more.

ETO Show 2014 Part One: The Journey, The Stand Set Up, And The Night...

It’s my second day back in the office after the amazing 10th anniversary year of the ETO Show, the UK’s biggest and best adult industry expo run in association with the widely read industry publication ETO Magazine. My head is still spinning from the entire weekend and my legs are sore from walking around and having to be vertical for so long instead of merely transporting me between desk, coffee station, and bed. Writing up this post event report is almost too mammoth a task to imagine. The ETO Show 2014 encompasses so much news that I have actually split the report into four parts to make it a little easier to digest.

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.

BlogSpot at the ETO Show 2015: Blogger Fun & Advertisement Opportunities

Fellow industry writer & consultant Mel MacFarlane (of Voluptasse) and I are running BlogSpot – the new version of Blogger’s Corner. Come and meet us and pick up some tasty goodies! We’re on stand A36 and here’s a smattering of what you can expect.

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.

Please vote Cara Sutra as the ETO Awards’ Best Erotic Journalist 2016

By Cara Sutra: So I just found out this morning that I've been short-listed for the Best Erotic Journalist Award in the ETO Awards 2016 and I am so very grateful and excited! Thanks to everyone who has voted for me so far - I would be ecstatic if you would consider just pushing my button one more time and voting me as your Best Erotic Journalist 2016.

La Boudoir Boutique Grand Opening

By Cara Sutra: I am very privileged to be amongst some fabulous company for the opening of the new sex toy & adult novelties shop, La Boudoir Boutique in Canterbury this coming Friday, 23rd August 2013.

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.

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.

ETO Show 2014 Part Two: Sunday, Day One, the show begins

I woke surprisingly early on Sunday morning, the first day of the ETO Show 2014. The doors didn’t open to the public until 10.30am, but Julian was going to be at the stand at 8am in order to make sure everything was perfect. I arrived about 8.45am, leaving my partner Sable in bed and minnie getting ready. Walking around the corner from the hotel to the NEC expo hall I mentally prepared for the day ahead. I felt excited but not nervous - this was the ETO Show after all and it feels like family being with all the familiar faces and great contacts in the industry that I talk to regularly.

MTV & Durex Announce Collaboration To Ignite Change

By Cara Sutra: The MTV Staying Alive Foundation, the world’s largest youth focused HIV and AIDS awareness and prevention campaign, and Durex, the world’s largest condom brand working in sexual health for more than 80 years, today announced a landmark collaboration, Ignite Change, to inspire young people around the world to take charge of their sexual health.

What’s happening at BlogSpot at the ETO Show 2016

Following on from this call for BlogSpot at the ETO Show 2016 sponsors, I'm very happy to announce the several companies and fellow bloggers who have come forwards with support for this exciting project. Thank you so much - you're making a bigger and better BlogSpot possible for everyone.

EWBD competitions: Last call to win over £1500 of Erotic World Book Day prizes

The Erotic World Book Day Competitions Win a £170 bundle of sex toys from Vibrator Kingdom Win the entire Lakeland Witches trilogy by KD Grace Win the Vibease vibrator worth £65 Win a signed copy of Spring in My Step (Morris Dancing erotica) by Sallyann Rogers Win 1 of 4 £30+ erotic book bundles from Black Lace Books Win a Pulse II Duo from Pleasure Pulse worth £89 Win a LELO Ora 2 in Deep Rose from Nice n Naughty worth £118.99 Win 1 of 10 erotic e-books by Lily Harlem Win a signed copy of APPETITES: Tales of Lesbian Lust, and a copy of Flappers, Jazz and Valentino by Jill Boyd Win 1 of 5 Tiffany Reisz Original Sinners novels courtesy of Mills & Boon Win 2 Smut Scarborough tickets