September 14, 2019 08:20pm
Source: Adult Industry News
by: Myles Shaffer
Myles' Weekend Adventures: 2019 Exotic Dancer Gentlemen’s Club Owners Expo
Bonjour mon amis! Comment ca va? Myles Shaffer here. This column will be about what I believe to be the only convention in America, if not the entire world, that is centered around the gentlemen’s club industry, exotic house dancers, and exotic feature entertainers, and all of the related businesses and manufacturers.
Hopefully, all the readers have already read my last column and known how my time in Las Vegas, Nevada, was kicked off.
Okay, let us now get started reading this column without any further ado.
2019 Exotic Dancer Gentlemen’s Club Owners Expo
Monday, August 12, was the first day of the Owners Expo’s tradeshow held in the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino’s Convention Center.
The people seen that were already known to me were: Ethan Cage, Juliette Electrique, LA Hef, Janine Jericho, Lexi Lamour, Little Sassee Cassee, Naomi Knight, Tony Lowry, Shay Lynn, Angel Marie, Cali Marie, BJ McNaughty, Priya Rai, Rio Rivers, Sam Singh, Lady Sirene, Reya Sunshine, Katie Sutra, The Pony Boss A.K.A. Jerry Westlund, and Destiny B. Wilde.
The people I met for the first time ever on this day were: Lila Hart, Blake Monroe, Zara Sapp, Ember Snow, Jessie Teachler, and Bambi Wilde.
Tuesday, August 13, I returned for the second day of the tradeshow.
The people known to me that I saw on this day that I had not seen yet were: Bellzora (I had actually seen Bellzora earlier but not during the tradeshow.), Delilah Daniels, Kenna James, Annie Lane, Angela Sommers, and Carmen Valentina.
Those that I met for the first time on this day were: Charlie Chaser, Dyna DeVine, Dinah Might, Ella Silver, Dani Steel, Tiny Texie, and Sunny White.
Tuesday night, my Editor-in-Chief, Steve Nelson, and I attended the 2019 Exotic Dancer Awards Show which was held in the, “Chris Angel Theater,” at the, “Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.”
While the award winners were listed on the Exotic Dancer website pretty much in the order that they were presented during the show, I have taken the liberty of rearranging my list somewhat in order to be certain that the readers will first learn which of the beautiful feature entertainers won which award.
And the winners were:
Overall Feature Entertainer of the Year was won by none other than Bellzora
Newcomer Entertainer of the Year went home with Pixie Raye
Club Favorite Entertainer of the Year was justly won by BJ McNaughty
Adult Entertainer of the Year was earned by Jessa Rhodes
International Showgirl of the Year went to Gracie Lace
Miss ExoticDancer.com of the Year was Heather Heaven
Club of the Year East was won by The Penthouse Club, Baltimore, Maryland
Small Club of the Year East went to Club Alex’s, Stoughton, MA
Club of the Year Central was taken by Bucks Wild, Dallas, Texas
Small Club of the Year Central went to The Pony Club, East Cape Girardeau, Illinois
Club of the Year South was won by Déjà Vu, Nashville, Tennessee
Small Club of the Year South went to Shadow Cabaret, Hialeah, Florida
Club of the Year West went home with Spearmint Rhino, Los Angeles, California
Small Club of the Year West was won by Devil’s Point, Portland, Oregon
Feature Club of the Year went to Expose, San Diego, California
International Club of the Year was won by Bada Bing, Copenhagen, Denmark
Urban Club of the Year went to Magic City, Atlanta, Georgia
Overall Gentlemen’s Club of the Year was aptly won by Sapphire, Las Vegas, Nevada
Club Chain of the Year went to RCI/Rick’s Cabaret
DJ of the Year was won by Jeremy Sweigert, Michaels Men’s Club, Broussard, Louisiana
Employee of the Year went home with Heaven, House Mom, Pony Club, Memphis, Tennessee
General Manager of the Year was won by Mario Rinaldi, Monroe’s of Palm Beach, Florida
This year’s Exotic Dancer Hall of Fame inductee was John Kirkendoll (Kirkendoll Management)
Wednesday, August 14, Steve and I attended the Exotic Dancer Lingerie Contest and Pajama Party held in Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino’s Gallery Nightclub. (No, Steve and I did not wear pajamas. I can’t speak for Steve, but as for myself, I had no desire to show up looking like an over-the-hill, senile, fool.)
During this event, I met for the first time Heather Heaven, and Autumn Rayne.
Reya Sunshine was the first-place winner of the lingerie contest.
Thursday afternoon, August 15, Steve Nelson and I attended Destiny B. Wilde’s Day After Barbeque Party.
Some of the people that attended the party, other than Destiny, Steve, and I, were Sackie Krikorian, Blake Monroe, BJ McNaughty, Autumn Rayne, and Katie Sutra.
There were some other people attending the party, but they were not anybody I recognized, and with only one exception that I can remember, they were all men.
Friday morning, August 16, I checked out of my hotel and made the drive home where I got some much-needed rest.
This year's Expo was a great success as always. Feature entertainers got new bookings, and newcomers hoping to become successful feature entertainers made new contacts that will surely help to advance their career aspirations. Existing friends were seen and spoken with, new friendships were made, and everybody had a great time. And last but certainly not least, the gentlemen's clubs and other supporting businesses were able to share ideas and make new business deals.
Here is looking forward to the 2020 Exotic Dancer Gentlemen's Club Owners Expo. I for one can hardly wait.
That will do it for the Expo until next year’s event. We should all meet back here the next time to continue the discussion of fun times and sexy happenings. Until then, everybody should stay safe, have a great week, and live life as if there were no tomorrow!
Bonsoir et au revoir,