AVN’s Novelty Expo (ANE)¬†is coming to the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas this September 10th through the 12th, where manufacturers and retailers of sex accessories come together (probably in more ways than one — after all, this is Vegas and these are sex toys we’re talking about) to promote and pick up new products. Hopefully ANE’s promotional copy is not a reflection of the quality and organization of the actual event weekend: “ANE brings together the latest & greatest items from a ride [sic] range of cutting end [sic] companies.” Joining the festivities at the Rio this particular weeked is the International Lingerie Show, so you get more bang for your buck (oh, the puns are irresistible!).
There will be the floor exhibits (think rows and rows of sex toys stands),¬†seminars¬†(e.g. “Supply=Demand,” “Selling to the Seasons” and “The Fifty Shades Phenomenon – How You Can Ride The Wave While The Surf’s Up!”), and the highlight of the weekend, “The O Awards,” the Oscars of the sex accessory industry. Categories include things like “Outstanding Product for Women” (e.g.¬†Lelo’s Lyla 2,¬†We Vibe 3,¬†At First Blush Vibrating Makeup Brush) and ¬†”Outstanding Product for Men” (e.g.¬†Tor 2 by Lelo,¬†Flight by Fleshlight,¬†Helix Syn by Aneros).