LAS VEGAS--CES isn't the only show in town this week. This year, as has happened in the past, the Adult Entertainment Expo--one of the leading adult industry trade shows--is happening concurrently with the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
AEE, as it's known, is everything you would imagine it to be: a collection of most of the world's largest producers of adult entertainment; a reunion of seemingly hundreds of porn stars; a chance for dozens of companies that make adult toys and other paraphernalia to display their wares; and an opportunity for fans to try to interact with their favorite stars.
For many in the adult entertainment industry, having their major annual trade show alongside CES is a boon, because it gives them a chance to see the latest technology coming down the line from the consumer electronics industry, and therefore to try to figure out how to tie their own products to the best new electronics. For example, one adult industry executive said that the 3D TVs coming down the line are likely to be a boon for the adult industry, as fans will be able to experience a more realistic kind of porn in the privacy of their own homes.