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eXXXotica LA, 7/9-7/11/10 (NSFW)
As mentioned previously, last weekend was the inaugural edition of eXXXotica Los Angeles at the LA Convention Center. "Like superstar Kobe Bryant and his teammates, eXXXotica attracted a multitude of A-list stars for three days of selling products, promoting new projects and the de rigueur meet and greet with fans," reported AVN. "The inaugural L.A. show offered something for everyone, whatever your kink, as exhibitors from all sectors of the industry came together to offer fans a unique adult show experience. Exhibitors of 'adult-lite' and other adult oriented products such as tee-shirts, smoking accessories, adult vacations and erotic art also showed their wares on the floor. eXXXotica L.A. came together in just about a month and a half in order to fill the vacancy left by Erotica L.A. this year."
According to J. Handy of Victory Tradeshow Management, parent company of eXXXotica, "...between 12,000 and 15,000 consumers attended the show over the course of its three days. 'In this economy the attendance figures were OK... They were slightly below expectations, but the fans that were here -- the guys, women and couples -- were buying products and spending money, which makes for a good show. The preliminary feedback we’ve gotten from the public has been very positive.'"
But the one booth that not-surprisingly received the most attention throughout the weekend was Belladonna's. "Filthy, nasty crush object Belladonna certainly knows how to bring the dirty with her: this weekend, we found her lounging in a dirty, gloryhole-ridden bathroom," raved Fleshbot. "And not just any dirty, gloryhole-ridden bathroom: the very same one that was built as a set piece for gloryholestravaganza Hole in the Wall (out this fall from Belladonna Entertainment). Ever the resourceful lass, Bella repurposed her set as the Belladonna Entertainment booth at this past weekend's Exxxotica Expo. She certainly knows how to keep things interesting..."
NOTE: Photos 10-12, 19, 20, 25, and 31 should be considered NSFW due to DVD covers, sex toys, or other elements in the background.