Transgender Erotica Awards

2018 Marks 10th Anniversary for the TEAs

Los Angeles, CA – The 2018 Transgender Erotica Awards (also known as the TEAs) will celebrate their 10th anniversary with special guests and features planned for the upcoming show. The three-day event will be held during March 9-11 at Avalon and Bardot (Avalon’s connecting property) located in Hollywood, CA.

The TEAs continues to be the only event of its kind, celebrating the accomplishments of the trans adult industry. From its humble beginnings as an online competition hosted by Grooby, it has since expanded into a three-day event drawing in guests from all over the world.

“It’s hard to believe that we’ve been doing this for 10 years,  it seems like we’re just getting started in what we can accomplish with this show,” said Steven Grooby. “The growth has been tremendous and the support we’ve gained both from the trans community and the wider adult business community fantastic. I’m looking forward to seeing what we can do to make this show extra special this year and make sure as many people can come and enjoy it.”

Following the same schedule as last year, the 3-day event will kick off with a pre-party on Friday, March 9, at the Bardot, a daytime fan convention on Saturday, and finishing off with the popular awards ceremony on Sunday, March 11, at the Avalon. More details about the event will be released in the months to come. Visit their official website at theTEAShow.com.

The 2018 sponsorship packages are now posted to the website here: http://www.theteashow.com/sponsorship-info

Sponsor and media inquiries can be directed to Kristel Penn at kristel@grooby.com.

Becca Benz 2017 TEA Part 2: Parties and shows!

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The Transgender Erotica Awards weekend is always such a fun time, and my week in Los Angeles had already been pretty eventful before the TEA events had even begun!

Thursday night at Club Cobra signals the unofficial start of the TEA festivities and is always a fun time, and this year was no different. I got there early and was sitting in a booth chatting with friends when my good friend David gave me two bags of delicious Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel chocolates! David is so sweet and thoughtful; last year he brought me flowers, and this year chocolates! It’s moments like this, and seeing good friends again, that makes TEA so meaningful to me.

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And then a bit later in walks none other than the beautiful Staci Miguire, looking decidedly more blonde than the last time I saw her! She and I always have fun hanging out and dancing and she brings out my wild side! And it’s nice to be with someone taller than I am for a change! And it so happened that I wore a leopard print dress and Staci wore a zebra print dress, so we had fun with the animal print theme, and there were lots of jokes about predator and prey! We even considered swapping dresses since she’s more predator and I’m more prey, but thankfully we never actually got around to doing it lol

The club closed and security had their hands full ushering us all out of the club and off the property, and then trying to get everyone to go home. There were large groups of people mingling on the street and suddenly a fight broke out and it was like watching moths being drawn to light; everyone ran to the fight and cell phone flashes were going off like mad. We soon heard the sound of police sirens, and then a police helicopter appeared overhead with its light scanning the scene, followed by a fire truck and police cars screaming down the road. It was a crazy ending to a wild night!

Friday I had the pleasure of having breakfast with my dear friend Fran, who is someone I’ve gotten to know a lot more this past year and who has become near and dear to my heart. We’d been counting down the down the weeks and days as TEA approached, looking forward to breakfast and being able to talk and enjoy a break from the dreary Pacific Northwest weather. And it was definitely worth the wait, getting to talk face to face and just hang out and enjoy being together. We had the most wonderful conversations and I wouldn’t let her go back to work because I so enjoyed having her all to myself! And she also gives the absolute best hugs! It was such a wonderful afternoon and one of the things I will remember most from this year’s TEA.

Friday night it was the TEA party, which was moved up this year instead of being the night after the awards show as in previous years. The party was at Bardot and fabulous as always, and it was so much fun seeing everyone, and of course seeing what everyone was wearing, and in some cases, not wearing lol The folks at Grooby know how to throw a party, and this was one of their best!

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My favorite moment from the party was getting Fran and Kristel together for a picture of the three of us. Last year we’d forgotten to get a picture, so Fran and I had been reminding each other not to forget, and I was on a mission to make it happen! And we had such fun doing this picture, and it could not have turned out any more beautifully. These two ladies are good friends who mean the world to me, so I was pleased we got such a wonderful picture together. And as you can see, Fran was kind of getting all touchy feely back there, but she can cop a feel of my ass any time she wants 🙂

In previous years I remember seeing the food vendors outside the Avalon after it closed and how delicious the hot dogs smelled, but I never got one because I was worried about slopping food onto my dress, but this year I was hungry and it smelled so good that I broke down and bought one, and it had to be one of the best hot dogs I’ve ever had. And I managed to eat it without getting any on my dress!

2017 TEA CON After a late night of partying we all dragged ourselves out of bed Saturday afternoon for TEA Con, which this year was held at the Avalon, site of the awards show, and it’s such a great venue; much roomier and you couldn’t ask for more beautiful setting.

I spent the entire afternoon wandering around talking with everyone and never did settle down at a table; my friend Hanna from Transformation Magazine let me put my stuff at her table and it was nice to just sit with her and talk when I needed a break from wandering.

I went for comfort this year, wearing a casual maxi skirt and comfortable top, and flip-flops to give my tired feet a rest! I did have a pair of heels in my bag in case I felt too under-dressed, but they never did make it out of the bag lol

One of the funnest moments from TEA Con was getting the photographers together to pose for a picture for me, which was not unlike trying to herd cats! They have all become good friends over the three years I’ve been attending TEA, and I am so appreciative of the awesome work they do and all the time and effort they put into capturing all the special moments during the TEA events. And I always have so much fun talking and joking with them, and they are always so gracious when I ask them for a picture with someone, which I tend to do more than I probably should!

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I had decided I wasn’t going to attend the Saturday night event at Cheetah’s because the previous year had been such a fiasco; instead I had planned to go to either Hamburger Mary’s in Long Beach or Club Shine, but for some reason I was really tired decided to just hang out in my hotel room and order room service and watch the Food Channel. I felt guilty spending a Saturday night in Los Angeles in my hotel room, but I just needed a break and some time to rest and recharge. I don’t have access to tv or the Food Channel where I live, so it was kind of nice to just relax and watch Chopped, and take a nice long hot shower.

Sunday was the TEA awards, and I got my hair and makeup done that afternoon, which is always a fun thing to splurge on. I went to the same salon in Burbank that I went to last year but had a different lady do my hair, and I really enjoyed talking with her. I guess I’m getting chatty in my old age! And it turned out I got to see the lady who did my hair last year, which was nice!

It’s always fun getting all dressed to the nines and getting to wear a gown, and I really liked my gown this year; simple but elegant. I initially hadn’t planned to wear a gown this year because I felt I’d never be able to do better than last year’s gown, but I couldn’t resist. I mean, how often do you get the chance to wear a gown? So I took my time getting ready and then took Lyft to the Avalon. It’s always such a cool moment to arrive and walk in, knowing it’s finally here and that it’s going to be such an amazing night, and seeing everyone there! One of those magic moments that never seems to get old. This year I had the pleasure of walking the red carpet with my friend Eddie Wood, and we had a lot of fun; in fact I may have gotten a bit too carried away with the fun part, but I think Eddie had a good time!

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I mingled and talked and hugged and posed for pictures and was having such a wonderful time and felt so fortunate to once again be part of such an awesome event. When I looking through the program I was so excited to see that Al Tom was getting the Best Industry Professional Award!! I got up to go find him so I could give him a great big hug! Al is such a great photographer and a good friend to so many of us, and if anyone is deserving of this award it’s him.

The show was going to be starting soon and I was sitting at our table when I saw Laura Espinoza across the room, so I ran over to say hi to her, and we talked for a while. When I went back to the table I noticed my purse was gone. I asked the people at the table if they’d seen it and asked security if it had been turned in, but no one had seen it. I didn’t have time to worry about it because the award Jamie Jameson and I were presenting was the third award, so we had to go backstage before the show started. It was neat to present an award, and I was happy I got to do it with Jamie because I knew her and knew I could get by with not having to talk much. We were announced, which was pretty cool and then we walked out onto the stage, and I managed to do so without tripping, so I was happy and relieved! Jamie did the talking and I just stood there and smiled and clapped and enjoyed the moment. I kind of felt like Vanna White from Wheel of Fortune! After the winner was announced we moved off to the side and then exited after the winners.

I made it back to the table and still no sign of my purse, and that’s when I really started getting worried. And then when I realized I would not be able to fly home if I didn’t have my driver’s license, which was in my purse, I really started stressing out. And without my credit card or identification I wouldn’t have access to any money, and I stressed even more. I asked a friend who also lived in Portland and who had driven to Los Angeles if I could possibly get a ride back with her, and she graciously said yes, so at least I didn’t have to worry about being stranded here. And thankfully I hadn’t left my phone in my purse so at least I had that.

Miran Becca Benz 2017 TEAWhen the nominees for Best Internet Personality were announced it was such a cool moment to hear my name and see my picture, and to be included among such a distinguished group of nominees. I had a feeling I wasn’t going to win this year because I just felt like there were people more deserving than me. It was still a little disappointing not to win, but Miran is a friend and someone I have a great deal of respect for, and I was happy she won. And I have to say she looked stunning in the gorgeous gown she wore, as she always does.

I stayed until the intermission and then checked again with security, and when my purse was still missing I decided to head back to the hotel so I could call my bank and report my card missing, so I got a Lyft and went back to the hotel, where I had to get another key card so I could get in my room. I changed out of my gown and got cleaned up and then called the bank to report my card missing and arranged for a new card to be sent which would be waiting for me when I got back to Portland. Once that was taken care of I took a shower and tried to calm down. I would be leaving early in the morning to go home with my friend, and I still had to get packed, so there wasn’t much point to going to sleep, even if I could have slept, which was doubtful.

After the awards show ended a friend called me and left a message saying my purse had been found and it was in the security office, so I got dressed and drove back to the Avalon, hoping it wasn’t too late to get my purse before everyone left. I got there just as they were closing up and it took a while to find the right person to unlock the door, but when they opened the security office there was my purse on the counter, and my driver’s license and credit card were still in it. I was so so relieved.

When I had walked in I smelled the hot dogs from the street vender and as I was leaving I realized how hungry I was so I was looking forward to grabbing a couple of hot dogs to take home, but of course they were gone by the time I came out. I got home and checked online to see what was still open, but everything was closed or was not delivering, so I finally ended up going through the drive-through at McDonalds and getting two Egg McMuffins, which seemed an appropriate ending to what had been a long, long night. I got to bed just as the sun was coming up, but thankfully my hotel room had blackout curtains so I was able to get some sleep. I was exhausted Monday and didn’t do much beyond getting packed and having one more meal at In N Out. I had an early flight Tuesday morning so I went to bed early. The trip home was uneventful, and I was just thankful to be on the plane. It was good to get home, except for the weather. I had left warm, sunny California and returned to cold, rainy Portland, which was depressing. I got home and unpacked, and as much as I enjoyed my time in Los Angeles it was good to sleep in my own bed again.

My 2017 TEA was filled with lots of wonderful memories, even though it ended on a sour note with my purse having disappeared, but such is life. Last year was magical in every possible way and I will forever have those memories, and this year was special in its own ways. It all worked out in the end, as it invariably does.

It wasn’t until last week that I even looked at any of the pictures from this year’s TEA events, and when I did I was struck by how tired I looked. I was missing the energy and sparkle from previous years, and that was sort of a wakeup call that something was not right with me.

As for TEA 2018, I’m not sure at this point. I have a lot of personal things to sort out and I’m not sure what the future holds for me. I have three years of special memories and so many wonderful friends, and those will stay with me forever, no matter where my life takes me.

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2017 TEA Winners Announced

Congratulations to our 2017 TEA winners! Support our sponsor at theTEAShow.com.

Best DVD sponsored by Gamelink

Real Fucking Girls directed by Mona Wales

Best Photographer sponsored by Lord Morpheous

Bob Maverick

Best Transman Scene

Eddie Wood + Michelle Austin for FTM Hunter

Best Scene sponsored by TGirl Nights

Threesome with Aubrey Kate, Will Havoc, and Phoenix Marie from TS Seduction.
Producer: Madeline Marlowe

Best Scene Producer sponsored by HubStars.dating

Damien Cain

Best Solo Site sponsored by Eros.com

JonelleBrooks.com

Best Internet Personality sponsored by Robbi Racks

Miran

Best Female Performer sponsored by Evil Angel

Amarna Miller

Best Male Performer sponsored by Flirt4Free

Alexander Gustavo

Grooby Girl of the Year sponsored by Grooby

Natalie Mars

Best International Model (West) sponsored by Trans500

Mia Maffia

Best International Model (East)  sponsored by LadyboyGold

Megumi

Transcendence Award sponsored by Dr. Alexander Sinclair

Stefani Special

Bob’s TGirls Model of the Year sponsored by Bob’s TGirls

Miran

Kink’s Kinkiest T-Girl Domme sponsored by Kink 

Honey Foxxx

Best Transman Model

Eddie Wood

Ms. Unique sponsored by Stockroom

Mara Nova

Best Industry Professional sponsored by Shemale Idol

Al Tom from Altomic Visuals.com

Stroker of the Year sponsored by Shemale Strokers

It’s a tie! Casey Kisses and Korra Del Rio

Lifetime Achievement Award sponsored by Grooby

Wendy Williams

Lifetime Achievement Award sponsored by Wicked Sensual Care

Natassia Dreams

Best New Face sponsored by Shemale.com

Chanel Santini

Fan Choice Award sponsored by CameraPrive 

Domino Presley

Best Solo Model sponsored by TS4Rent

Kylie Maria

Best Hardcore Performer sponsored by .XXX

Aubrey Kate

Award-Winning Director Aiden Starr Announces 2017 TEA Gold Sponsorship

AVN award winning and multi-year TEA nominee Aiden Starr announces her first sponsorship of an awards show with her Gold Sponsorship of the 2017 Transgender Erotica Awards, the adult industry’s only trans-specific erotica event.

Los Angeles, CA – Award-winning director Aiden Starr is proud to announce her gold sponsorship of the upcoming 2017 TEAs. Aiden is nominated for Best Scene Producer and for her DVD, Hot for Transsexuals #2.

“This is my very first sponsorship of an awards show!” said Aiden Starr. “I feel very connected to the TEA Show as I’ve been going for years and have seen it grow so much. The show is not only well-produced and glamorous, but very inclusive of all genders and sexual alignments. I’m so happy to support them in any way that I can.”

“Aiden has been very supportive of our show over the years and now she has stepped up as a sponsor to continue her support of our show and the overall community,” added Steven Grooby.  “Our show is reliant on not just the corporate sponsors but individuals like Aiden who work in our niche showing their love and celebrating another year of TS erotica.  We’re all looking forward to celebrating with her over  the weekend as well as showcasing her brand.”

The ‘Hot for TS’ series by Aiden Starr is exclusively available for Evil Angel as a subscription on Hot4TS.com via EvilAngel.com, on VOD at AEBN, Hot Movies, and many others! It can also be purchased on DVD at Adult DVD Empire.

Media inquiries for the TEAs can be directed to kristel@grooby.com.

The TEAs (also known as the Transgender Erotica Awards), now in its ninth year, celebrates the accomplishments of the trans adult industry and its performers. From its humble beginnings as an online competition started by Grooby, the TEAs are now a three-day event that includes a pre-party, fan convention, and awards program.

The 2017 TEAs will be hosted by viral sensation and TEA Lifetime Achievement winner TS Madison at the Avalon in Hollywood. The pre-party will be held on March 3 at the Bardot, the fan convention will be held on March 4 at the Avalon, and the awards will be held at the Avalon on March 5.  The Avalon and its connecting property, the Bardot, are located at 1735 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028. Discounted pre-sale tickets are available for purchase at theTEAShow.com.

Flirt4Free to Sponsor Best Male Performer Award at the TEAs

Los Angeles, CA – Flirt4Free is proud to announce their sponsorship of the Best Male Performer category at the upcoming 2017 TEAs. Last year’s recipient was Robert Axel.

“This is our first time sponsoring TEA and we couldn’t be more excited,” said Flirt4Free’s Director of Product, Jamie Rodriguez. “We’ve made a ton of updates in the last year to give more visibility to trans models on our network and to provide more opportunities for trans fans to engage with them. We’re looking forward to being on the floor meeting new people and seeing who takes home the coveted awards.”

“Flirt4Free is one of the longest running companies in the industry and we’re very excited to have them sponsoring the show this year,” added Steven Grooby. “They have always had transgender models on their cam sites so it’s a great match up and I’d like to thank them for supporting the models by their participation in our awards weekend. I look forward to welcoming them to the show!”

Flirt4Free got its start in 1996 and quickly grew to become a pioneer in the live-camming industry. Now, with over 100 million unique viewers every month and dozens of awards that include “Best Live Cam Site” and “Company of the Year”, Flirt4Free has gained a reputation as one of the best sites for models, studios, and everyone in between.

Media inquires can be directed to kristel@grooby.com.

The TEAs (also known as the Transgender Erotica Awards), now in its ninth year, celebrates the accomplishments of the trans adult industry and its performers. From its humble beginnings as an online competition started by Grooby, the TEAs are now a three-day event that includes a pre-party, fan convention, and awards program.

The 2017 TEAs will be hosted by viral sensation and TEA Lifetime Achievement winner TS Madison at the Avalon in Hollywood. The pre-party will be held on March 3 at the Bardot, the fan convention will be held on March 4 at the Avalon, and the awards will be held at the Avalon on March 5.  The Avalon and its connecting property, the Bardot, are located at 1735 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028. Discounted pre-sale tickets are available for purchase at theTEAShow.com.

Grooby to Host Second Annual ‘TEA Con’ at Avalon on March 4th

Los Angeles, CA – The TEAs are proud to announce their second annual fan convention, TEA Con, to be hosted on March 4th from 1-5pm at the Avalon in Hollywood. Currently the event has over 30 performers and sponsors confirmed to sign and exhibit that day.

TEA Con is part of three-day schedule of events which include the official pre-party on Friday at the Bardot, TEA Con on Saturday at the Avalon, the TEA Show Celebration hosted by TGirl Events at Cheetahs on Saturday night, and rounding out with the Awards on Sunday night at the Avalon.

“Although it’s only our second time hosting TEA Con, I’ve already seen an increase in interest and predicted attendance since last year,” said Grooby’s Marketing and Editorial Director Kristel Penn. “With the craziness of our other events, we thought this would be a great opportunity for fans to meet their favorite performers in a more casual setting.”

For a full list of confirmed performers and companies, visit: https://www.theteashow.com/teashow-convention

TEA Con is free for those who purchase 3-day all-access passes from theTEAShow.com. Otherwise, it is $5 cash at the door. Customers are encouraged to bring cash to the event as many of the performers will be selling headshots and other merchandise.

The TEAs (also known as the Transgender Erotica Awards), now in its ninth year, celebrates the accomplishments of the trans adult industry and its performers. From its humble beginnings as an online competition started by Grooby, the TEAs are now a three-day event that includes a pre-party, fan convention, and awards program.

The 2017 TEAs will be hosted by viral sensation and TEA Lifetime Achievement winner TS Madison at the Avalon in Hollywood. The pre-party will be held on March 3 at the Bardot, the fan convention will be held on March 4 at the Avalon, and the awards will be held at the Avalon on March 5.  The Avalon and its connecting property, the Bardot, are located at 1735 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028. Discounted pre-sale tickets are available for purchase at theTEAShow.com.

FTM.XXX Returns as Sponsor at 2017 TEAs

Los Angeles, CA – FTM.XXX is proud to announce their sponsorship of the 2017 TEAs and their participation at the upcoming TEA Con fan convention during the TEA weekend.

“I have been a part of the of TEA Awards since its third year,” said FTM.XXX owner Michelle Austin. “I never thought I would be here today still involved and seeing it grow. Grooby has been amazing to me, by allowing me to grow with them and help make it bigger. I am so excited to do interviews backstage this year, meet all the new models, and have our annual reunion. Dicky and I are glad that we can sponsor the show again.”

Michelle Austin will also be the official backstage interviewer at the 2017 TEAs. These videos will be available on TGirls.com soon after the TEAs. She and several FTM.XXX performers like TEA nominee Eddie Wood, Johnny Deep,  Tyler St. Syn, Phoenix Savage, and Nico Wolfe will be exhibiting all day at the second annual TEA Con on March 4 from 1-5pm at the Avalon in Hollywood.

“We great appreciate Michelle and Dicky’s continued support of the TEAs,” added Grooby’s Marketing and Editorial Director Kristel Penn. “Michelle, as our interviewer, has also been a staple part of our show and we’re thrilled she’ll be back in action interviewing our winners as they leave the stage.”

Created by Michelle Austin and Dicky Johnson, FTM.XXX is the first trans guy site to feature trans men in solo and hardcore scenes with trans women. They are constantly featuring new guys and updating on regular basis. As they like to say, “revolutionizing FTM Porn, one guy at a time!” FTM.XXX is celebrating three years of bringing porn to the mainstream this year.

The TEAs (also known as the Transgender Erotica Awards), now in its ninth year, celebrates the accomplishments of the trans adult industry and its performers. From its humble beginnings as an online competition started by Grooby, the TEAs are now a three-day event that includes a pre-party, fan convention, and awards program.

The 2017 TEAs will be hosted by viral sensation and TEA Lifetime Achievement winner TS Madison at the Avalon in Hollywood. The pre-party will be held on March 3 at the Bardot, the fan convention will be held on March 4 at the Avalon, and the awards will be held at the Avalon on March 5.  The Avalon and its connecting property, the Bardot, are located at 1735 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028. Discounted pre-sale tickets are available for purchase at theTEAShow.com.

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2017 TEA Schedule of Events

The 2017 TEAs are quickly approaching and we want to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the festivities! Be sure to visit theTEAShow.com for more information!

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Notes: We’ll be updating this page with more information in the coming weeks, so please remember to check back!

FRIDAY

THE OFFICIAL TEA PRE-PARTY | 9pm-2am
Bardot | 1737 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA

SATURDAY

THE OFFICIAL TEA CON (FAN CONVENTION) | 1-5pm
Avalon | 1735 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA
Cover: $5 at the door or free admission when you purchase a 3-day all-access pass

TRANS ALL-STAR TEA SHOW CELEBRATION | 8pm-2am
Cheetahs | 4600 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
More info: TGirlEvents.com

JAMIE’S TGIRL NIGHTS | 9pm-2am
Hamburger Mary’s Long Beach | 330 Pine Avenue, Long Beach, CA
More info: TGirlNights.com

SUNDAY

THE TEA SHOW AWARDS
Avalon | 1735 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA

7:00-8:00pm // Cocktail Hour
8:00pm – 9:45pm // Red Carpet
10pm – 1am // Awards Program

**Red Carpet will close PROMPTLY at 9:45pm, so please come early! 

Gamelink to Sponsor ‘Best DVD’ Award at 2017 TEAs

Los Angeles, CA – Gamelink is proud to announce their returning sponsorship of the Best DVD Award at the upcoming 2017 TEAs to be held in Hollywood, CA, during the first weekend in March. Previous winners of this category include Kaitlyn Gender and MY TS Student in a tie last year,  Shemale Secret Service, and the Tranny Chaser.

“We at GameLink.com are extremely excited to sponsor this amazing award show again for the 3rd year in a row,” said Jeff Dillion, Vice President of Biz Dev and Marketing for eLine, which is providing management services for GameLink.com. “Transsexual content is a major seller in the adult industry and I am glad the Grooby team puts on this award show to recognize all the hard work and creativity of our industry.”

“Gamelink has not only been a multi-year sponsor of the TEAs, but they generously offer free memberships to our judges to view nominated content year after year,” added Grooby’s Marketing and Editorial Director Kristel Penn. “The task of judging is already a long and stressful process, but Gamelink has made it easier for our judges to do their jobs without wanting to rip out their hair. It’s much appreciated.”

Gamelink was founded in San Francisco in 1993 and focuses on the online distribution of adult content through its website. The company has established an industry leading reputation for innovative online retail and eCommerce, as it established many industry firsts, including the online sale of videos and streaming. Visit their website at Gamelink.com and follow them on Twitter @Gamelink.

The TEAs (also known as the Transgender Erotica Awards), now in its ninth year, celebrates the accomplishments of the trans adult industry and its performers. From its humble beginnings as an online competition started by Grooby, the TEAs are now a three-day event that includes a pre-party, fan convention, and awards program.

The 2017 TEAs will be hosted by viral sensation and TEA Lifetime Achievement winner TS Madison at the Avalon in Hollywood. The pre-party will be held on March 3 at the Bardot, the fan convention will be held on March 4 at the Avalon, and the awards will be held at the Avalon on March 5.  The Avalon and its connecting property, the Bardot, are located at 1735 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028. Discounted pre-sale tickets are available for purchase at theTEAShow.com.

Eros.com to Sponsor ‘Best Solo Site’ Award at 2017 TEAs

Los Angeles, CA – Eros.com is proud to announce their sponsorship of the ‘Best Solo Site’ award at the upcoming 2017 TEAs to be held on March 5, 2017, at the Avalon in Hollywood.

“As a proud and long-time sponsor of the Transgender Erotica Awards, Eros.com is honored to once again show our support to the Trans Community,” said a representative from Eros.com. “We are pleased to be able to provide a high class and upscale advertising experience for our transgender entertainers, and are excited for what 2017 will bring!”

“The ‘Best Solo Site’ category is one of my favorites at the TEAs because it gives recognition to performers who run their own sites,” added Steven Grooby. “In recent years we’ve seen an increase in self-produced content and sites, so the competition is very tight for this year’s award!”

Previous winners of the ‘Best Solo Site’ category include Venus-Lux.com, TSJamieFrench.com, and TS-Jesse.com. To see this year’s nominees, visit theTEAShow.com.

Launched in 1997, Eros was the first worldwide advertising site tailored to service transgender entertainers, offering premium advertising, qualified traffic, and world-class customer service. Check out their official website at Eros.com.

The TEAs (also known as the Transgender Erotica Awards), now in its ninth year, celebrates the accomplishments of the trans adult industry and its performers. From its humble beginnings as an online competition started by Grooby, the TEAs are now a three-day event that includes a pre-party, fan convention, and awards program.

The 2017 TEAs will be hosted by viral sensation and TEA Lifetime Achievement winner TS Madison at the Avalon in Hollywood. The pre-party will be held on March 3 at the Bardot, the fan convention will be held on March 4 at the Avalon, and the awards will be held at the Avalon on March 5.  The Avalon and its connecting property, the Bardot, are located at 1735 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA, 90028. Discounted pre-sale tickets are available for purchase at theTEAShow.com.

TEA Time is almost here: the 2017 Transgender Erotica Awards are coming!

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With the Transgender Erotica Awards coming up soon I thought I’d share my perspective about what it’s like to attend the TEA events for those of you who have never gotten the chance to experience it in person. Hopefully this will help convince you that it’s an event that can’t be missed!

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The purpose behind the Transgender Erotica Awards is to recognize those who work in and have excelled in this industry, but it’s so much more than just the awards. While it is nice to be recognized for your accomplishments, the best part of TEA is just getting together with friends to celebrate what we do. And with all the negativity we face because of working in the porn industry, let alone the fact that we’re also trans, it’s nice to be with people where it’s okay to feel good about what we do and who we are. We get a chance to put aside all the negative crap that seems to predominate the news lately and have some fun for a few days. And for me, it’s more than just a gathering of people I work with and the fans who enjoy the product we create, it’s more like a family reunion. I’ve made so many friends in this industry, people who have come to mean the world to me and are like family, and that is what makes this so truly special. I get to dress up in a fancy gown and hang out and party with some pretty amazing people, and it doesn’t get much better than that! And for those new to the industry it’s a great opportunity to learn how the industry works and to meet people and network. But TEA is so much more than just about the awards!

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TEA Con debuted last year and was a rousing success, and it looks to be even better this year with it being held on Saturday March 4th at Avalon, site of the awards show. TEA Con gives fans a chance to meet and hang out with the performers in a more relaxed environment, along with the opportunity to get autographed photos and merchandise, along with a picture with their favorite model. And Grooby will no doubt have some goodies to give away such as their awesome Grooby Girl t-shirts and calendars. I think I spent all of five minutes at my table because I was having too much fun wondering around talking with people and taking pictures. Even though I work in the industry I’m still a fan, and TEA Con gave me the opportunity to hang out with people I hadn’t met before and make new friends.

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The After-party has traditionally been held the night following the awards, but this year it’s been moved up to Friday March 3rd, with the awards being held on Sunday March 5th. The party takes place at Bardot which is a fabulous venue, and the folks at Grooby know how to throw a heck of a party! It’s always fun to see the outfits people wear, which range from elegant to outrageous and everything in between! The music rocks, the alcohol flows, and the party is one of the best! What I notice most are all the smiles and laughter and hugs, and people just happy to be there among friends. You can say with absolute certainty that a good time is had by all!

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And finally, the Awards Show is Sunday March 5th at the Avalon, and is always an amazing event. The Avalon is a beautiful venue and adds to the over-all atmosphere, which is one of excitement, elegance, and celebration. When you first walk in and see the red carpet and then the big staircase and the auditorium beyond that, it literally takes your breath away. And even more breath-taking are the people who attend and all the amazing gowns and dresses you see, along with some pretty snazzy tuxedos and suits! If you like to people watch then TEA will be your dream come true! The awards show begins with walking the red carpet and getting interviewed and photographed, which in itself is quite an experience! Morgan Bailey is the queen of the red carpet and nobody does a better job of interviewing that her! Then we mingle and have a drink or two and socialize with everyone before making our way to our tables for the award show. And then the fun begins, with your friends and coworkers getting recognized for their hard work. It’s always hard to pick who you want to win because most of the nominees are friends, so no matter who wins we’re all happy. It’s quite an evening.

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And the TEA weekend wouldn’t be complete without attending Club Cobra on Thursday night which is the unofficial start to the TEA festivities. Cobra is always a fun night and a good chance to hang out and have a few drinks with your friends, or to make new friends!

And come Monday when all the festivities are done and we’re dead tired and our feet are killing us from wearing heels for the past four days, you’ll look back and have a lifetime of great memories and understand what an amazing experience the Transgender Erotica Awards really are! It’s one of those things that has to be experienced in order to understand it! And then you’ll be counting down the days until next year’s TEA!

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This would not be complete without a big thank you to everyone at Grooby who put in so much time and effort to make this event so special. A lot of work goes into organizing and planning TEA and making sure everything runs smoothly, and it’s a credit to them that these events always seem to come off without a hitch. The Transgender Erotica Awards have come a long way since the first one held in 2008, and it will be exciting to see how it continues to evolve and grow in the coming years.

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And last, but certainly not least, a big thank you to the many talented photographers who cover all the TEA events and never miss capturing all the special moments. You guys are the best! It’s nice to have so many amazing photos to remember these events by, and to use to promote things. TEA photos are always the first ones I go to when looking for images to use for my interviews, so thank you for that!

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For more information about TEA and to purchase tickets, visit the TEA website here: theteashow.com/

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TS Micha Angela to Sponsor 2017 TEAs

 

Los Angeles, CA – Performer TS Micha Angela proudly announced her returning sponsorship of the 2017 TEAs. She will also be attending the 3-day event and is looking forward to meeting her fans in person.

“Totally honored and stoked to be a part of our awesome industry!” said TS Micha Angela. “2017 will be my 3rd TEA and I’m pretty sure they will just keep getting better!  Thanks so much for being the amazing fans that you are and I look forward to giving you more of what you want!  XXX!”

“We’re thrilled to have Micha’s continued support of the TEAs,” said Grooby’s Marketing and Editorial Director Kristel Penn. “She was a great presence at last year’s show and I’m looking forward to seeing her again in March.”

TS Micha Angela is a USA born adult actress/producer who came from the fields of action sports and environmental biology. Originally from the Eastern Shore of Maryland, she’s called South Lake Tahoe, California, home since being kicked out by her family two years ago. She is the development manager for her official website, MichaAngela.com, and is directly involved in all aspects of her production.

In the winter months, she is a freelance writer for Snowshoe Magazine and enjoys being an avid snow conservationist, while tempting the steeps and avalanche prone Sierra Nevadas on her snowboard. During the summer months she once instructed in-line skating at Camp Woodward, but now enjoys kayaking on Lake Tahoe, saltwater fishing, and shooting content for her site. She has collaborated with performers like TS Kelly Clare and photographers like Altomic Visuals.

The TEAs (also known as the Transgender Erotica Awards), now in its ninth year, celebrates the accomplishments of the trans adult industry and its performers. From its humble beginnings as an online competition started by Grooby, the TEAs are now a three-day event that includes a pre-party, fan convention, and awards program.

The 2017 TEAs will be hosted by viral sensation and TEA Lifetime Achievement winner TS Madison at the Avalon in Hollywood. The pre-party will be held on March 3 at the Bardot, the fan convention will be held on March 4 at the Avalon, and the awards will be held at the Avalon on March 5.  The Avalon and its connecting property, the Bardot, are located at 1735 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA, 90028. Discounted pre-sale tickets are available for purchase at theTEAShow.com.

Photographer Altomic Visuals Returns as 2017 TEA Sponsor

Los Angeles, CA – Altomic Visuals is proud to announce their returning sponsorship of the upcoming 2017 TEAs. Company owner Al Tom is also a longtime shooter at the TEAs. 

“Altomic Visuals is proud to sponsor the TEAs,” said owner Al Tom. “It’s the only adult award show that’s open to and recognizes all genders in the adult entertainment industry.”

“Al has been such a loyal supporter of our performers, our industry, and the TEAs,” added Grooby’s Marketing and Editorial Director Kristel Penn. “He does glamour shoots for many of our performers just so they can add to their portfolios and he is captures beautiful photos at the TEAs year after year. He is a true supporter of our industry and the trans community and it shows.”

Los Angeles based photographer, Al Tom, started shooting photos back in high school when he was gifted his first camera from his dad. His work has been featured in Transformation Magazine, for the TEAs, and on the websites of his numerous clients. His main interest is glamour and fetish photography, but he also shoots editorial, events, and cars. Visit his official website at AltomicVisuals.com.

Media inquiries can be sent to kristel@grooby.com directly.

The TEAs (also known as the Transgender Erotica Awards), now in its ninth year, celebrates the accomplishments of the trans adult industry and its performers. From its humble beginnings as an online competition started by Grooby, the TEAs are now a three-day event that includes a pre-party, fan convention, and awards program.

The 2017 TEAs will be hosted by viral sensation and TEA Lifetime Achievement winner TS Madison at the Avalon in Hollywood. The pre-party will be held on March 3 at the Bardot, the fan convention will be held on March 4 at the Avalon, and the awards will be held at the Avalon on March 5.  The Avalon and its connecting property, the Bardot, are located at 1735 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028. Discounted pre-sale tickets are available for purchase at theTEAShow.com.

2017 TEA Fan Choice Award Voting Begins Now


Los Angeles, CA – Voting has now begun for the coveted 2017 TEA Fan Choice Award sponsored by CameraPrive. Previous winners from recent years include Kylie Maria, Aubrey Kate, Khloe Hart, and Jane Marie. Voting closes on February 1, 2017.

“The Fan Choice Award is one of the most exciting and interesting because it’s simply so unpredictable,” said Steven Grooby. “Because we allow votes only from websites, forums, or social media people (and we have people screen them), it’s not a vote for a winner based on clicks, but a winner based on genuine votes from genuine fans.”

Fans can vote directly at http://www.theteashow.com/fan-voting and are only allowed to vote once. Incomplete and spam forms will be disqualified from inclusion and fans must include their website, forum, or social media handle in order for their vote to count.

Companies and performers interested in sponsoring can email kristel@grooby.com directly.

The TEAs (also known as the Transgender Erotica Awards), now in its ninth year, celebrates the accomplishments of the trans adult industry and its performers. From its humble beginnings as an online competition started by Grooby, the TEAs are now a three-day event that includes a pre-party, fan convention, and awards program.

The 2017 TEAs will be hosted by viral sensation and TEA Lifetime Achievement winner TS Madison at the Avalon in Hollywood. The pre-party will be held on March 3 at the Bardot, the fan convention will be held on March 4 at the Avalon, and the awards will be held at the Avalon on March 5.  The Avalon and its connecting property, the Bardot, are located at 1735 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028. Discounted pre-sale tickets are available for purchase at theTEAShow.com.

TS4Rent.com to Sponsor ‘Best Solo Model’ Category at 2017 TEAs

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Los Angeles, CA – Premier trans escort site TS4Rent.com is proud to announce their Platinum Plus sponsorship of the Best Solo Model category at the upcoming 2017 TEAs. Previous winners include Domino Presley, Penny Tyler, and Sarina Valentina, to name a few.

“We’re pleased to announce that we’re Platinum Plus Sponsors at the TEs this year and very excited about it,” said Daniel from TS4Rent.com’s Marketing Team. “We hope to meet up with the best TS performers while we’re in town and are honored to be a part of this wonderful event.”

“This is TS4Rent.com’s first time sponsoring the TEAs and it’s clear their main goal is to show their support of our show and our industry by choosing our highest tiered package,” said Grooby’s Marketing and Editorial Director Kristel Penn. “As the sponsor of our highly competitive Best Solo Model category, I see their brand catching the eye of so many of our top performers.”

TS4Rent.com elevates the TS escorts websites to a whole new level of performance and portability. Their site has a cutting-edge design, high-performance features, powerful mobile site, and innovative visual profile display. Customers will also enjoy the high quality photos, interviews, blog section, TS cover-girls banners, and TS stars page.

The TEAs (also known as the Transgender Erotica Awards), now in its ninth year, celebrates the accomplishments of the trans adult industry and its performers. From its humble beginnings as an online competition started by Grooby, the TEAs are now a three-day event that includes a pre-party, fan convention, and awards program.

The 2017 TEAs will be hosted by viral sensation and TEA Lifetime Achievement winner TS Madison in Hollywood, CA. The pre-party will be held on March 3 at the Bardot, the fan convention will be held on March 4 at the Avalon, and the awards will be held at the Avalon on March 5.  The Avalon and its connecting property, the Bardot, are located at 1735 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028. Discounted pre-sale tickets are available for purchase at theTEAShow.com.