Archive for April, 2013

The 2013 Phoenix Forum Closing Party

Monday, April 8th, 2013

A couple of weeks ago a cryptic email was circulating about The Phoenix Forum closing party, with a graphic showing the number 10 and $10,000. There was a lot of speculation, most of it incorrectly suggesting it was the 10th Phoenix Forum (it was the 14th) or that it was the 10th time we met at the Tempe Mission Palms (it was the 9th). Saturday afternoon hints started popping up about a “Casino Carnaval” that would be the closing party for this adult industry event. As it turns out, IMLive was celebrating 10 years in business. I am still not sure what the $10,000 referred to because there had to be a lot more than $10,000 spent by IMLive and CCBill to throw this casino night. It was, beyond a doubt, the best closing party the Phoenix Forum has thrown that I can remember; which was appropriate since this was an amazing few days in Tempe.

I’d like to thank CCBill, the staff of the Tempe Mission Palms, all the show sponsors and the sponsor of my photos, Mobius Payments as well as all the attendees for making this a stellar event. I can’t wait to see what happens next year. (more…)

Naked Dodge Ball at the 2013 Phoenix Forum

Monday, April 8th, 2013

When it comes to traditions at The Phoenix Forum, there are quite a few. Second only to the snack shacks is naked dodge ball. Even though Steve Lightspeed is no longer with us, the tradition continued thanks to Juicy Ads and Affil4You. This year brought a lot of new talent to the dodge ball court, in both dodge ball skills and in the looks department. Oh yeah, total nudity returned as well, so it made for a very entertaining tournament. Thanks to the sponsors and the girls for a very fun time.

These photos are sponsored by merchant services provider, Mobius Payments. If you are looking for a new processor for your pay site, give Mobius Payments some consideration; I am sure they would love to talk with you. (more…)

Saturday at the 2013 Phoenix Forum

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Saturday at the adult industry’s B2B trade show, the 2013 Phoenix Forum, was a very long and busy day which means I got a lot of photos; in fact, too many for one gallery. These photos include the EU Forum, the poolside luncheon, beer pong and the traffic dinner. I will have two additional galleries; one for naked dodge ball and one for the closing party.

This really was a fantastic show, with well over 1,000 attendees and weather that was hot, but not too hot. The business did not stop until you were ready to quit; I had deals happen on the way back to room on the last night and I am sure I am not the only one. These photos are sponsored by merchant accounts provider, Mobius Payments. (more…)