Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Happy Cybersockets Everyone!




Once again it is time for The Cybersocket Awards! And I am very happy to announce that for the second time I am not only attending but am on the list to walk the red carpet. I first went to the awards last year and had an absolute blast. Everyone had a good time, everyone looked great and all of the guests and nominees were super nice and friendly. This is The Oscars of the gay porn world and it shows.
For those who don't know, the event is an internationally recognized awards ceremony for LGBT websites, stores, performers and personalities associated with gay porn. The winners are chosen online via members of the public and yes, yours truly did vote.
The awards were established in 2000 but Cybersocket first appeared back in 1997 as a print magazine called Cybersocket Directory by Morgan Sommer and Tim Lutz. Sommer and Lutz started Cybersocket as a way to publish an annual printed LGBT internet directory.
Morgan and Tim were actually inducted into the AVN Awards Hall Of Fame in 2010 and that honor is greatly deserved.


Some notable past winners include Chi Chi LaRue, Wolf Hudson, Cody Cummings and Michael Lucas in the Best Personality Category which has been given out since 2008, Johnny Rapid, Dean Monroe, Brent Everett, Brent Corrigan, Pierre Fitch and Zeb Atlas are among the performers who have taken home The Best Porn Star Award while Levi Karter, Derek Parker and Anthony Romero have won The Best New Porn Star Award; a relatively new award which as only been given out since 2012.
This year the awards are being held at Penthouse Nightclub in West Hollywood. The categories are divided into two sections: The Industry Choice Awards and The Surfer's Choice Awards. The Industry Awards includes the categories Best Affiliate Program, Best Billing Company, Best Content Producer, Best new Company, Businessperson Of The Year and Company Of The Year. The Surfer's Choice includes the categories Best Escort Site, Best European Site, Best Massage Site, Best Movie Or Webseries Of The Year, Best New Site, Best Niche Site, Best Porn Review Site (I'm hoping that this blog will be nominated for that next year so fingers crossed) Best Sex Scene and Best Webcam Performer.
Even though I'm rooting for Helix and all the boys who work there since I'm now part of the Helix family some of this year's nominees include: Bait Bus, Cocky Boys, Corbin Fisher, Helix (whoo-whoo to the whoo!) Hot House, Naked Sword, Straight Rent Boys, Bel Ami Chat, CAM4, Flirt 4 Free, Real Live Guys, Euro Boys XXX, Gay Hoopla, Sketchy Sex, UK Hot Jocks, Chronicles Of Pornia, Gay Porn Blog, Give Me Gay Porn, Queer Me Now, Queer Pig, Buck Angel, Chi Chi LaRue, Chris Crocker, Diesel Washington, Topher DiMaggio, 665 Leather, Eros Lube, Eurocreme Store, Hustler Hollywood, Private Toy Box, Sold Out Clothing, Adam Killian, Boomer Banks, Kirk Cummings, Kris Evans, Alpha Males, Broke Straight Boys, Alternadudes, Jet Set Men, C1R On Demand, Dark Alley, Homoactive TV and Juicy Boys.
To see all of the nominees and get more info on the awards including some awesome pics and videos from past red carpets visit www.cybersocketwebawards.com and check out www.cybersocket.com as well.
Congrats and good luck to all the nominees but GO HELIX!!!!!!

XOXO
-JOE-

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