No matter what the convention or festival features, the event itself is always the prelude. It highlights industry talent, accolades, and all the mundane trade stuff.
The real draw is always the after-party: where booze flows freely and professionals finally loosen up.
Exxxotica, the giant porn expo featuring DVDs, dildos, and whatever other sex accessories you could possibly dream up, certainly is no different. In an industry dedicated to letting it all hang out -- yes, we do mean literally -- you would probably be right to assume that these profs know how to party. And you won't even be separated by a TV screen!
Latex and rubber and drag, oh my! Hosted by Robert Frost, Cherry Darling, Jennie Love, and Mistress C., the fetish party is asking guests to go beyond cosplay, galaxies, and all black club wear. Moving North of the 954/305 border just for the convention, Submission South Beach is being held at Karu Fort Lauderdale. It'll be kind of like that book Fifty Shades of Grey, but real. And without the annoying prude.
Karu is located at 1000 W. State Rd. 84 in Fort Lauderdale.
4. Sunday VIP Party
Fun or not: making appearances is work. So you never know what's going to happen at the official wrap up. It's being held at O Lounge. The party is free to all Sunday and three day VIPs.
O Lounge is located at 333 E. Las Olas Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-523-1000.
3. Off the Hookah
Nothing says party more than a fete hosted by a two-time winner of AVN's Most Outrageous Sex Scene award. That's right, Amy Brooke, star of Enema Boot Camp and Wind me Up and Eat My Feet will be appearing at Off the Hookah Friday and Saturday nights. Friday night she will be joined by Natalia and Natasha Starr. Saturday night Andy San Dimas will be heading over. Both events are free to all Exxxotica VIPs.
Off the Hookah is located at 111 SW 2 Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-761-8686.
With walls that already look like a statuesque, frozen porn, Vibe is hosting two nights of Exxxotica fun. Friday night Alexis Texas and Jynx Maze will be making special appearances while DJ Obscene spins. Saturday night Blaze Carreras will be performing with appearances by Tasha Reign and Allie Haze.
Vibe is located at 333 E. Las Olas Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-713-7313.
1. Farrah Abraham's Birthday Bash
Because there's nothing hotter than reality TV's Mother of the Year...
Free drinks for ladies from 10 p.m. to midnight and free admission with Exxxotica VIP band before midnight. Passion Nightclub is located at 5701 Seminole Way at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood. Call 954-235-6167.
Exxxotica, May 31 to June 2, at Broward Convention Center, 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Official EXXXOTICA after-party, May 31, at Passion Nightclub, 5701 Seminole Way, Hollywood. Visit fl.exxxoticaexpo.com for tickets.
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