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Exxxotica L.A. Takes It Slow

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Pornstar (and Lakers fan) Kristina Rose mugs for a self-portrait at Exxxotica L.A. -- she eventually Tweeted this one (Koga/LAist)

In years gone by, L.A.'s annual porn convention has been busting at the seams with hundreds of adult film aficionados vying for an autograph or picture with a beloved professional fornicator.

But on August 26-28, Exxxotica L.A. - which took the place of similarly-timed, identically-themed Erotica L.A. - was a little different. Instead of snaking around booths for 50 feet, lines to meet well-known porn actresses like Alektra Blue, Joanna Angel and Bobbi Starr were just two or three people deep. Those hoping to ride a pink mechanical dick hardly had to wait at all. And even during performances by the pectorally gifted Hollywood Men and tightly toned burlesque group The Lalas, the crowd in front of the main stage was sparse.

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"It's slow," said adult star Lexi Belle, who was there signing autographs for AEBN, noting that she still had fans ask to take a gander at her famous feet (they've appeared in many a fetish film).

Blue added that while she had met a few admirers, the convention didn't bring out her usual fans with their unusual requests. "It's quieter this year," she said.