March 16, 2010

News: GAYVN Awards Move to September

A change of plans are in store for the 2010 GAYVN Awards. It was announced yesterday by AVN Media Network that the Oscars of gay porn will now take place in conjunction with the annual Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco in late September. AVN chief operating officer Janet Gibson said that the event will be on either September 25 or 26, depending upon the availability of a venue. Gay adult video-on-demand provider NakedSword.com will once again be a GAYVN Awards presenting sponsor (for the second year in a row). The company is also a presenting sponsor of Folsom Street Fair.

This year will mark the 12th-annual presentation of the awards. Folsom Street Fair has been a San Francisco tradition since 1984 and is one of the world’s largest leather events. “Folsom Street Events welcomes the GAYVN Awards to San Francisco Leather Week with open legs,” Folsom Street Events executive director Demetri Moshoyannis says. “The gay adult film industry’s best porn stars will mix and mingle with thousands of sex-positive gay men from all over the world [who will be] in town for Folsom Street Fair. This is a fantastic opportunity for the industry to showcase its stars for the most ravenous consumers.”

Due to the date change—from April to September—the deadline for GAYVN Awards prenominations has been extended, and the period during which nominated materials must have been produced has been expanded. In order to be considered for a 2010 award, a production must have been released between January 1, 2009, and May 31, 2010. “We will leave the GAYVN Awards prenominations site open through June 15 for companies to continue submitting nominations,” Gibson says.

So all you procrastinators now have extra time to vote. Stay tuned for more information!

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