June 12, 2005 18:59 ET

The 9th Annual Erotica Los Angeles Shatters Attendance Records as the Show Reaches Final Day!

Event at The LA Convention Center Ends 6 PM Today

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 12, 2005 -- The second day of the 9th Annual Erotica LA (ELA) Convention, taking place in Los Angeles through June 12, broke previous one-day attendance records on Saturday, June 11, with a staggering 60% jump in visiting attendees from 2004. Estimates are on track for ELA 2005 to enjoy its biggest event ever with approximately 40,000 visitors. No doubt about it; ELA 2005 is THE place for introducing new sexy and erotic products to mainstream consumers!

Due to the high numbers of attendees in 2004, this year ELA expanded floor space by more than 65%, providing over 250,000 square feet for the more than 275 vendors exhibiting at the show. An additional new feature at this year's show was the creation of three interconnected marketplaces: Romantic, X and Gay.

"We are simply blown away by the success of the show to date," stated Chad Beecher, Vice President of Operations & Marketing, Erotica LA. "Erotica LA has always been about reaching out to the average consumer. Yesterday's attendance numbers demonstrate conclusively that ELA truly reaches out to the mainstream."

Exhibitors are ecstatic over the amazing turnout. Booths reported capacity patronage and exhibitors are already planning to participate in Erotica LA 2006.

"Erotica LA is the perfect environment for Jenna and our stars roster to interact with and reach out to the entire spectrum of her fan base," noted Jay Grdina, President for "Jenna and ELA was, and always will be, about the mainstream acceptance of erotica."

"We couldn't be happier with the feedback we've received from the fans visiting Erotica LA this year," stated Daniel Metcalf, Publicity Director for Wicked Pictures. "ELA also allows us to find out -- from the customers themselves -- what they are looking for with our content."

ELA 2005 is also hosting more stage shows than ever before at two separate venues -- one in the Romantic Marketplace and another in the X Marketplace. The Romantic Marketplace featured lingerie and sexy attire fashion shows, while The X Marketplace contains racier shows including fashion, exotic dancer revues and more. The Romantic Marketplace stage also features many fun shows including a Naughty School Girl Dance Performance, a Love, Latex and Leather Fashion Show, a Hollywood Men All Male Dance Review, The Dominatrix and her Muses Dance Performance, and a La Bare All Male Dance Revue. The X Marketplace will also hold a Hip Hop Showcase, a Musotica Fashion Show, a Semi Final Exotic Dancer Showdown, an Amateur Exotic Dancer Showcase and a Spice Fashion Show.

The convention also launched an expanded Seminars program, doubling what was offered in 2004 and covering a broad spectrum of consumer interests. Subjects include "A Practical Guide to Striptease," "Activate Your Pleasure Center," "Passion 101: Keeping it Alive in your Relationship," "The Power of Seduction," "Understanding Sex Addiction," "Tantric Journey: Awaken Your G-Spot," "Safe Sex Tips 2005 with Dr. Mitch" and "The Art of Sensual Touch."

Fans can also meet the beautiful actress and owner of the Club Jenna empire, Jenna Jameson, as well the sexy girls from Wicked Pictures -- including jessica drake, Stormy and the newest Wicked girl, Keri Sable. The show also features some of the hottest exhibitors around including Spice Studios, Playboy Radio, Skin Industries, Romantix, Lifestyles, Red Light District and Real Doll. The show also boasts a satellite museum exhibit and a sampling of artwork from The Erotic Museum in Hollywood.

Erotica LA, now in its 9th consecutive year, and growing substantially each year, is world-renowned for introducing new products, services and concepts in the world of romantic, sensual and erotic entertainment. Over the past decade, sensuous entertainment has become more accessible to the public and the headlining industry has become the consistent subject of mainstream network and cable shows. Erotica LA is one of the first conventions to take this mainstream entertainment directly to the consumer. Erotica LA brings together merchants, exhibitors, talent, educators and consumers alike in the most newsworthy and entertaining event of the year!

Tickets to the final day of this year's Erotica LA 2005 may be purchased on-site at the box office.

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