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Annual adult awards show and entertainment expo back in town

Joyce Lupiani

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Annual adult awards show and entertainment expo back in town

CREATED Jan. 18, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The Adult Video News award show and entertainment expo is back in Las Vegas and taking place this weekend at the Hard Rock Hotel.

The show is expected to attract about 30,000 over the weekend, producing a little more than $38 million nongaming revenue, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

In addition to more than 100 vendors selling everything from butt enhancement cream to videos, the expo also features entertainment and contests throughout the event.

But most people are probably there to check out the porn stars, hoping for autographs and photos. And there are plenty of them.

Some of the stars attending this year's expo include Alexis Texas, Sunset Thomas, Jada Stevens, Ron Jeremy, Jessie Jane, Dana Dearmond, Brandi Love, Aubrey Adams, Kaylee Hilton and many more.

The entertainment expo, which ends Saturday, is open to the public. Tickets cost $80.

In addition to the expo, the AVN Awards Show is taking place Saturday night.

The AVN Awards Show is the adult industry's biggest night. The award itself is considered the industry's highest honor.

The awards show celebrates outstanding achievements in "the business of pleasure." Nearly 100 awards are given out.

In addition, several nightclubs in the valley are hosting parties featuring some of the visiting porn stars.

Those parties include the White Party at 11 p.m. Friday at Body English. More than 300 stars are scheduled to attend.