Archive for January, 2014

Day three of 2014 XBIZ 360

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Friday was day three of the adult entertainment industry’s B2B conference, XBIZ 360 which was held at the W Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, CA. The day consisted of speed networking as well as seminars and workshops on such topics as mobile traffic, billing and the future of Google Glass and porn. As is pretty typical on the last day of a three day show and the morning after a party with an open bar, the attendance levels were the lowest that I had noticed in the time I was there. Between nursing hangovers and preparing for the 12th annual XBIZ Awards it was predictable that there would be fewer people participating.

The 12th annual XBIZ Awards was held at the Century Plaza Hotel and hosted by Jenna Jameson. At this time the winners are not available online but you can find a list of the nominees at All in all, this was a very good show and probably larger than anyone suspected it would be. I look forward to seeing you at the 2015 XBIZ 360. (more…)

2014 XBIZ 360, Day 2: Business, Education & Networking

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Thursday was day two of the adult entertainment B-to-B event, XBIZ 360 being held at the W Hollywood Hotel. Today was the second day of the three day event and the first of the two dedicated to the digital media (Internet) and film content (video) sides of the industry. The day began with a couple of hours of speed networking for the Internet side while the video side had a two seminars; one was about 2257 inspections and the other was about condoms in porn. There were various panels and workshops throughout the day as well as keynotes by Anthony Previte of FriendFinder Networks and Scott Taylor of New Sensations.

After a brief interlude the main floor of the hotel was ready for the mix and meet; I think it was there that it became clear that this was a very well attended event. Any speculation that the timing of this show was all wrong were laid to rest, in my opinion anyway. (more…)

2014 XBIZ 360 Adult Retail Conference & FSC Awards

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

The 2014 edition of XBIZ 360 began Wednesday, January 22 at the W Hollywood Hotel, located at the world famous, Hollywood & Vine in Hollywood, California. The three day, B2B adult industry event will discuss topics of interest to everyone from brick and mortar adult product store owners to webmasters and adult film makers. It will culminate Friday with the 12th annual XBIZ Awards. Today was dedicated to the Pleasure Products Conference and the Adult Retail Conference. They dealt with such topics as Trends in E-commerce and the future of pleasure products. Both conferences had keynote speakers; Pleasure Products had Miroslav Slavic of LELO and the Retail Conference heard from Joel Kaminsky of Good Vibrations.

At the end of the day’s conference, the Free Speech Coalition (FSC) held their awards. A few of the recipients included Vivid Entertainment founder Steven Hirsch who received the Legacy Award and James Deen who was presented with the Positive Image Award. Gamelink was given the Internet Company of the Year Award with Wicked Pictures receiving the Benefactor of the Year Award. You can find all the recipients on the FSC website. (more…)