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Next Week's AVN Adult Entertainment Expo & Adult Movie Awards Expected To Draw 30,000

Jenna Haze & Belladonna
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Co-hosts Jenna Haze & Belladonna (2009 AVN Adult Movie Awards)

Even though Southern California is the nexus of the adult industry, next week the industry and its fans will convene in Las Vegas for AVN's annual Adult Entertainment Expo and Adult Movie Awards.

Held the same week as the Consumer Electronics Show, the Adult Entertainment Expo, which starts on Thursday the 8th and runs through Sunday the 11th at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, is considered the largest adult event of its type in the world, with companies such as Abby Winters travelling from as far away as Australia to make their presence known.

Culminating the week will be the Adult Movie Awards, which will be held next Saturday at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Now in its 26th year and considered the adult equivalent of the Oscars, the nominees "...cover all variety of adult film production and performance: Wicked Picture's sexy and sophisticated story of a heavenly beauty, Fallen, the no-holds-barred hot wheels of Zero Tolerance/Adam and Eve's Roller Dollz, the gritty gonzo of Belladonna/Evil Angel's Belladonna's Girl Train, and the socially conscious mind of Vivid Alt.'s The Doll Underground."

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This year's co-hosts, Belladonna (MySpace) and Jenna Haze (MySpace), are competing against each other for Best All-Girl Couples Sex Scene, Best Threeway Sex Scene, and Female Performer of the Year. They're also in James Gunn's PG Porn mainstream comedic webseries and Digital Playground's epic Pirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge, which with 30 nominations is arguably the frontrunner for Best Video Feature against strong competition that includes the aforementioned Fallen, Roller Dollz, and The Doll Underground, as well as Adam & Eve's Carolina Jones and the Broken Covenant and Loaded Digital/Metro's The Texas Vibrator Massacre.

More after the jump.