June 04, 2000 11:00pm
Erotica L.A.'s Most Successful Year
by: Steve Nelson
(LOS ANGELES, CA) -- Erotica L.A., the convention that strives to bridge the chasm between the Adult Industry and mainstream America, had one of the most successful years to date. Being the only adult industry event open to the general public - and with CAMERAS WELCOME - Erotica L.A. was the perfect opportunity for the fan or the curious to experience such a happening in a safe and relaxed environment.
Ron Miller, the creator of Erotica LA, began producing adult-oriented events and soon discovered that most adults were interested and curious about the Adult Industry, but never had the chance to see and meet for themselves the people who make it all possible.
In Erotica LA, Miller has found a way to give couples and singles an enjoyable and simple way to experience the best the adult industry has to offer and has given the industry a vehicle to gauge the pulse of the ultimate consumer. Miller said, "Erotica LA is all about making people feel good! I created Erotica LA to open the industry up to the general public. Over the past several years, we proved that most adults are interested in what the industry has to offer. Erotica LA is the only way for them to experience this exciting industry.
There were between 18,000 and 22,000 people in attendance at the event, which had a more intimate feel than previous years, in spite of protestors outside and a flashing bust. (For additional coverage see links below.)
Exhibits from virtually every sector of the industry were on display during the three-day event with more than 100 of the leading companies participating in 30,000 square feet of exhibit space. From exotic lingerie and erotic art to adult films and high-tech toys to appearances by what seemed to be every star and starlet in the adult industry.
Some of the vendors with booth space were Spearmint Rhino, De Ja Vu Showgirls, Las Vegas Novelties, the Free Speech Coalition/P.A.W./F.O.X.E., Family Medical Clinic, Mac Leo Sexy Leather, Sacred Pools Inc., French Kiss Magazine, Vidmax-3-d/XXX 3d Videos, XXX-Treme Adult Vacations, Exotic Dancer, Hedonism II & III, VCA Pictures, Bon Vue B&D Pleasures, Bedtime Productions, Cartagena Fine Art Illustrations, Tony Raiola Books, Private Dancer News Magazine, Ferguson Fine Art & Designs, Rodnievision, Wicked Pictures, Eros Station, Astral Ocean Cinema, Extreme Associates, Le Sex Shoppe/Midnight Books, Heatwave Entertainment, Hustler Hollywood, Digital Playground, Wildlife Productions, SRS Adult Management, Blowout Video, 12TH House Records, Trevor Baker Photography, Sexy Servers, Deviant Liquid Latex, Bruce's Book-O-Rama, No! No! Greetings, Bungee Sexperience, Passion Pictures Studio Inc., Celestial Science, LA Xpress, The Slingshot, Laloveseat.com, K.L.S.X., AIM, Detour Video & Entertainment, Coast To Coast Distribution, Egamii Group, Adam & Eve, VIP Girls/Sugar Honey Girls, Pixis Interactive, Finger Fitting Products, New Sensations/Digital Sin, Fallen Angel, Figurative Dimensions, Lori Mann Photography, Vidbidness Inc., All Adult Video and Bodyscans.