This one is supposed to be “big”! Venus is celebrating it’s 20th anniversary. This B2C and B2B expo in Germany’s capital city is still considered the largest adult venue in the world.
There is no doubt, the Venus Berlin is the largest porn expo on this planet. And proof again was this years 19th installment that took place at the end of October. Four halls packed with everything the adult industry has to offer. From webcam girls presenting themselves to all kinds of fetish gear to oils and lingerie and to a dildo manufacturer that creates his toys completely out of wood.
Sure, the porn industry as such was not that visible anymore. The classic porn industry has changed. Porn now happens on the net, cams, dating, tubes and member sites. It is obviously possible to make money in those fields as the many presences have shown again this year.
A classic is the Venus Award show, also for the 19th time a bunch of prizes were given away. The event was held in the Ellington Hotel and presented by former porn actress Mia Julia and Chris Hilton. While the AVN expo in Las Vegas definitely cannot compete anymore with the Venus Berlin, the AVN Award Show still is much more glamorous and spectacular than the Venus Awards. It was great though that Anikka Albrite and Mick Blue flew in from Los Angeles to pick up their award for Best Porn Couple.
German glamour model Micaela Schäfer was again this years “face” of the show. The whole exhibition was a huge success according to the organizers and indeed, looking at the wast amount of visitors walking through the halls this year, there is no way to doubt that. At one point they even had to stop letting people in because of the large queues.
Next year will be 20th anniversary of Venus, let’s see what celebration activities will take place…
Once a year and for the 18th time already, the Venus Berlin has just finished. This time the organizers abandoned the idea of creating a separate B2B area, also there was no “trade only” day. It was 4 days of full porn power. Well visible were all the webcam and amateur girls, most with their own both even. An ideal situation for the fans. And the fans came in great numbers. The convention always felt pretty busy.
On the opening day there were already the famous Venus Awards handed out. The show took place at the Ellington Hotel like last year. While the food was better this time, it was missing some more entertainment. Where have the “Weather Girls” been?
Some of the winners were:
BEST ACTRESS (INTERNATIONAL)
BEST ACTRESS (NATIONAL)
BEST PORN CAREER
Salma De Nora
Friday night, the Netstars Party took place at the Adagio Club where more or less every girl there got some award. Later on, the crown was rocking the house. Saturday night then, it was big party time in one of the convention halls. Quite an interesting concept with some nice shows on the stage. At least there was plenty of space compared to last year in Club Felix.