TEA 2017

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!

2017 TEA Pre-Party

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!

2017 TEA Con

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.

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! 

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.

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.

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.

Grooby Network’s Kacy TGirl to Sponsor 2017 TEAs

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Los Angeles, CA –  TS performer Kacy announced her sponsorship and attendance of the upcoming 2017 TEAs. The Awards will be hosted by viral sensation and TEA Lifetime Achievement Winner TS Madison.

“I am excited to once again be a part of the festivities,” said Kacy. “Last year my TEAs debut was a bit of a whirlwind. I look forward to being more in the moment as I meet even more fans and catch up with fellow trans performers. The 2016 TEAs helped my career and I’m hoping this year’s events continue that trajectory.”

“I think it’s fantastic that Kacy has chosen to support our show again,” said Grooby’s Marketing and Editorial Director Kristel Penn. “It was exciting to see her and Jasmeen [Lefleur] make their red carpet debut together.” Porn star Jasmeen Lefleur will accompany Kacy this year as well.

Kacy began her adult video career in 2015 with Pure-TS.com. Her focus in the last year has been promoting and creating content for her official website,  KacyTGirl.com. “In addition to self producing photo shoots and videos, I’ve been fortunate to get assistance from the incredible production team behind UrbanLesbians.com,” said Kacy. “And becoming a part of the Grooby Network of sites has been a huge boost as well.”

Kacy also keeps busy with live cam and phone sex performing as well as modeling for fine art and erotic shoots. Kacy’s exclusive photosets, videos and blog posts can be found at KacyTGirl.com. All media requests and inquiries about engaging her should be directed to sexykacy13@gmail.com.

Companies and performers interested in sponsoring are encouraged to email  kristel@grooby.com for more information.

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 which includes an awards ceremony, pre-party party, and now a daytime fan convention. Visit their official website at theTEAShow.com.

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CameraPrive.com to Sponsor the Fan Choice Award at the Transgender Erotica Awards

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Los Angeles, CACameraPrive.com is proud to announce their sponsorship of the 2017 TEAs and the coveted Fan Choice Award. Previous winners include Kylie Maria, Aubrey Kate, Khloe Hart, and Jane Marie.

“We are very excited to sponsor The TEA Awards this year for the first time and look forward to this cooperation for many years to come,” said CameraPrive.com’s co-founder MikeC.

“We’re thrilled that CameraPrive.com chose the TEAs as their opportunity to cultivate their brand outside of Brazil,” said Grooby’s Marketing and Editorial Director Kristel Penn. “Our Fan Choice Award is a big draw for the evening, so I think this is a great way to introduce the performers and attendees to this quickly growing company.”

Based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, CameraPrive’s team has been deeply involved in the transgender niche for well over 10 years producing content and operating premium  content sites and affiliate programs. In 2013, the company shifted its focus to their live webcam site, CameraPrive.com, which has since become one of the fastest growing website in Brazil and one of the largest live webcam sites in the region.

“Throughout the years we found ourselves consistently working with Grooby and promoting their wonderful lineup of websites and products,” MikeC added. “We have been looking for exciting opportunities to grow our brand outside of Brazil and to bring more exposure to the transgender community of Brazil. We felt there was no better way of accomplishing this than teaming up with Grooby and sponsoring The TEA Show.”

Companies and performers interested in sponsoring are encouraged to email  kristel@grooby.com for more information.

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 which includes an awards ceremony, pre-party party, and now a daytime fan convention. Visit their official website at theTEAShow.com.

TS Dating Returns as Gold Sponsor at 2017 TEAs

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Los Angeles, CA – Premier trans dating site, TS-Dating.com, announced their Gold Sponsorship of the upcoming 2017 Transgender Erotica Awards.

“TS-Dating.com is thrilled to sponsor TEA Awards once again,” said Risto from TS-Dating. “We visited and also sponsored TEA Awards on 2016 and were impressed with the show and its organization. We very much believe in the cause and are happy to renew our sponsorship.”

“I was very excited to hear that TS-Dating wanted to increase their visibility at our upcoming show after attending last year,” added Grooby’s Marketing and Editorial Director Kristel Penn. “It makes me feel good about what we’re producing as an event when we see companies who make great strides to be part of it.”

TS-Dating.com is one of the largest worldwide transgender escort and dating site. In addition to escorts and dating profiles, site also offers a lot of exciting features like a forum, news and articles, photo galleries, video section, photo rating, a selection of transgender events, transgender friendly bars and clubs, and much more. TS-Dating.com started as a small one-man project over 12 years ago and has grown into active substantial community over time.

Companies and performers interested in sponsoring are encouraged to email  kristel@grooby.com for more information.

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 which includes an awards ceremony, pre-party party, and now a daytime fan convention. Visit their official website at theTEAShow.com.

2017 TEA Nominations Announced at theTEAShow.com

Los Angeles, CA – The 2017 TEA nominations were officially announced today at theTEAShow.com. The winners will be announced during the awards show on Sunday, March 5. 2017 at the Avalon in Hollywood. The awards bookend a weekend of events, which kicks off with a pre-party on Friday and day time fan convention on Saturday.

“It seems to get more difficult by the year coming up with shortlists for each category,” said Steven Grooby. “There are so many models working in both solo and hardcore model categories that many don’t get added. In addition to the fan submitted pre-nominations, we look for models who have worked with either a wide range of companies, or have an exceptional body of work each year.  With three first timers appearing in Best Hardcore Model, could a newcomer steal the crown? Our panel of judges have a particularly hard job this year and I can’t wait to see the results.”

Not all categories are voted on by a panel of judges, but all are announced on stage during the awards program, including the coveted Fan Choice Award, the Transcendence Award, Best Industry Professional, Shemale Strokers’ Stroker of the Year, Kink’s Kinkiest T-Girl Domme, Bob’s TGirls Model of the Year, and Grooby Girl of the Year. A full list of nominees and categories can be found at theTEAShow.com along with additional information about the star studded three-day event.

Companies and performers interested in sponsoring are encouraged to email  kristel@grooby.com for more information.

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 which includes an awards ceremony, pre-party party, and now a daytime fan convention. Visit their official website at theTEAShow.com

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Krissy4u.com Returns as a 2017 TEA Sponsor

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Los Angeles, CA – Multi-year TEA nominee performer Krissy Kyung announced her sponsorship of the upcoming 2017 Transgender Erotica Awards. Kyung and her website, Krissy4u.com, have been a longtime supporter of the event and have been nominated in years past in a variety of different categories.

“As the owner of my personal site, Krissy4u – Naughty Asian TGirl, I look forward every year to the Transgender Erotica Awards,” said Krissy Kyung. “Sponsoring the show is a way for me  to be more involved in the industry that has given me so much through the years, as well as serving as a great way to connect on a personal level to my fans, who I adore. I’m looking forward to this year’s celebration of the deep pools of talent that are a part of the Transgender porn industry; and of course, getting down to LA for some sunny weather and getting away from the rain here in Oregon ain’t half bad either.”

“We’ve been very fortunate to have Krissy’s support over the years, especially in the past when we were just finding our footing,” added Grooby’s Marketing and Editorial Director Kristel Penn. “She is one of the loveliest and most hardworking people in the industry you’ll ever meet.”

Companies and performers interested in sponsoring are encouraged to email  kristel@grooby.com for more information.

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 which includes an awards ceremony, pre-party party, and now a daytime fan convention. Visit their official website at theTEAShow.com.

ABOUT KRISSY4U.COM

Krissy4u – Naughty Asian Tgirl is a website owned and operated by Krissy Kyung on the Grooby Network. Krissy is as self-absorbed and narcissistic as they come and collects trophies, awards, and men at every chance she gets. Sadly, to date, she has none. Should you wish to donate any of the above to her, she can be reached through her awesome, talented, and brilliant Public Relations Manager, Kristina Kyung at krissy@krissy4u.com. Donate men. Really. Please.