LOS ANGELES—AVN Media Network on Friday announced the 2022 AVN Awards Show, GayVN Awards Show, AVN Adult Entertainment Expo, AVN Novelty Expo, and VIBE Program once again will be held as all-digital events in January.
The events—which were set to take place January 17-22 in Las Vegas—will remain on schedule but will return to a digital format.
“Our number one priority above all else is the health and safety of our attendees,” said Tony Rios, chief executive officer of AVN Media Network. “While the country appears to be headed in the right direction with its response to the pandemic, we’re still in a period where things are evolving with the Delta variant—and that presents a lot of logistical challenges with holding an event of the unique size and scope of the AVN Show.
“Because of those factors—as well as the ongoing travel restrictions that prevent most of our international attendees from coming to the show—we have made the difficult decision to go all-digital again in January and return to an in-person show at full capacity in Las Vegas in 2023.”
Rios continued, “Both of our awards shows will again take place on their respective nights, but will be presented in a digital format.”
The 39th annual AVN Awards Show, presented by MyFreeCams, will be held Saturday, January 22. Recognized worldwide as the biggest night in adult entertainment, the ceremony once again will recognize outstanding achievements in content creation, movie production, pleasure products, retail, and web/tech.
The pre-nomination period for the 2022 AVN Awards Show is open now and continuing until Sept. 30, 2021. Meanwhile, the most anticipated night in gay adult entertainment, the GayVN Awards Show, presented by Chaturbate, will return on Jan. 17, 2022.
Pre-nominations for GayVN also are ongoing and will conclude on Sept. 30.
The AVN Adult Entertainment Expo, presented by MyFreeCams Jan. 19-22, will return as an all-digital experience that will give adult industry professionals and tens of thousands of fans from around the world numerous opportunities to interact online. This year’s event will be designed to maximize virtual interaction between fans and their favorite creators on the AVN Stars platform.
AVN Novelty Expo, presented by Satisfyer Jan. 19-22, will bring together the leading manufacturers and buyers in the pleasure products industry for a three-day summit that explores the future of the sex toy and novelty sector; and the VIBE Program, which is part of ANE, will provide sex-toy manufacturers, novelty companies and adult studios with the chance to have one-on-one meetings with buyers, distributors, and e-tailers.
The event schedule is as follows:
•GayVN Awards Show: January 17, 2022
•ANE: January 19-22, 2022
•AEE: January 19-22, 2022
•AVN Awards Show: January 22, 2022