First Annual F.A.M.E. Awards
to Debut at Erotica LA
LOS ANGELES - Erotica LA will host the first annual F.A.M.E.
Awards (Fans of Adult Media & Entertainment) at 9 p.m. on
Saturday, June 24 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
What separates the F.A.M.E. Awards from various other award
shows is that the top stars and movies of the past year in adult
will be chosen exclusively by the fans, making this a unique,
Adam & Eve.com (www.adameve.com),
Genesis magazine (www.genesisonline.com),
have partnered to produce the event.
"While there are numerous other award shows in adult businesses,
we wanted to create one where the true critics - the fans -
could pick their favorites in the categories that matter most to
them," explained Dan Davis, editor-in-chief of Genesis. "The
fans will be the ones pre-nominating the performers and movies,
choosing the finalists, and ultimately naming the winners. These
are their awards."
Bob Christian, vice president of Adam & Eve, added, "Adam & Eve
is sponsoring these awards in order to give the fans of adult
movies and entertainment a real voice to tell the industry what
they like best. Other awards use industry insiders to determine
winners - F.A.M.E. listens to the real consumers and users of
Fans above the age of 18 can go to the F.A.M.E. website (www.thefameawards.com)
and vote on nominations in the appropriate categories until
March 15. The finalists in each category will be announced
shortly thereafter based on the pre-nomination results and
voting will continue until June 23.
"We always thought that an awards show based on consumer choices
was a great idea," remarked Paul Fishbein, president of AVN.
"Obviously the AVN Awards are more for the trade and are picked
by the critics. We're proud to be part of a show that gives the
fans a voice, since they're the ones who ultimately decide which
stars and products are popular. And we are especially proud to
be in partnership with such fine companies as WantedList, Adam &
Eve and Genesis magazine." Anh Tran, co-founder of
"We're really honored to be a part of a project that involves so
many great companies," he said. "For us, this award show is part
of our ongoing commitment to bring the adult world closer to the
Hosts for the F.A.M.E. Awards will be announced in the coming