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The AVN Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE) is a trade show held each January in Las Vegas, Nevada, and is sponsored by the Adult Video News Magazine (AVN). The 2010 AVN Awards show was held during the Expo at the nearby Palms Casino Resort. The AEE is the largest pornography industry trade show in the United States. The 2007 AVN Expo had over 30,000 attendees, which included 355 exhibiting companies. Attendance for the 2010 Expo was just over 28,000. The 2010 AEE was held from January 7–10. The 2011 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo was held January 6-9 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center.
Until 2012, the AEE was usually held at the Sands Expo and Convention Center running concurrent with the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), although there is no connection between the two. The 2012 Expo is planned to be held at the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on January 18–21, one week after the 2012 CES. The change in dates is stated to help exhibitors minimize travel expenses and maximize networking opportunities.
The AEE mixes industry only events with open hours for fans seeking the usual autographs, pictures, and memorabilia. One of the major aspects of the AEE is that most of the major adult entertainment stars make appearances. The first two days of the show are considered "Trade Only". During these times only people in the adult industry can gain access to the show. The AVN Awards were presented on the third night of the four day show.
The 1998 AEE and Awards are the subject of David Foster Wallace's article "Neither Adult nor Entertainment", published in Premiere and later reprinted and extended as "Big Red Son", the first essay of his collection Consider the Lobster.
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