Saturday, December 14, 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 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.

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.

Bloggers: Come meet me at ETO & get a free goody bag!

The first 10 bloggers to come meet me (whether at my stand or at any time during the event) and give me their blogging/sex toy reviewing business card, will get a free goody bag that I've put together myself. The goody bags are a mix of information, general adult industry merchandise, sexy freebies and other gifts and goodies I've put together. You'll effectively be raiding my sexy drawers and getting some gorgeous freebies in the process. I'll be chucking more things into each as the show draws closer. Coming to ETO and hoping to get some freebies and samples? Here's an easy way to guarantee it.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cara Sutra at eroFame 2013: Adult Industry & Sex Toys Expo

...you book the centre of the hall and turn it into a mini club, along with banging tunes, a large visual display with video, free bar with food and alcohol, soft drinks, coffee and more, as well as freebie t-shirts, fluffy topped pens, goodie bags, freshly laid on pretzels and a friendly team. I was amused that at lunch time the Pipedream team obviously didn't care for the German laid on catering and instead decided to go out and rob a McDonalds for their hard working crew members. Doing it right.

Cara Sutra at eroFame 2013

eroFame 2013 This week I will be visiting a non-industry conference at Plasa London tomorrow, then rejoining the industry once more on Wednesday at eroFame 2013, Hannover Germany. I hope to meet many of you there....

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.

Cara Sutra wins Best Erotic Journalist in the ETO Awards 2013

I outed the fact that this was a nice was of saying "Best Blog Award" really. I thought I was hilarious, anyway. I still stand by thanking my lovely partners of course, if not for them, I wouldn't have the award at all. Their work with the custom coding, SEO help, design and more have brought me to this point, as well as my own writing.

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.

Come to the Erotic HaHa – Erotic & Comedy Meet Up in Soho TONIGHT

Come for the laughs! BUY A TICKET NOW Starring: Mel Jones Edinburgh Free Fringe Award 2012 Frantic Ali Sasha Selavie Paul Burston Miss Cairo Mascara Mr Mistress Rubyyyy Jones Innocent Lover Boy to compere! An eclectic evening of poet perverts, transgender stand-up, one rollicking author, burlesque...