TS Dating Returns as 2017 TEA Sponsor

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

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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.

 

In Preparation of What’s Ahead

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As Steven  mentioned in a previous post here, the process of tallying up the pre-nomination votes are not as simple as it seems. Not only do we have to tally and sort through hundreds of votes, we then have to verify that these submissions fit the criteria of our nomination period (in particular for categories like Best Scene, Best FTM Scene, Best DVD, and Best New Face).


Then comes the next big task – organizing the content for our panel of judges to review. It takes us days to do this because we want to ensure our judges have ample content to make their decisions and it takes a bit to compile everything in a way that’s organized – whether it’s direct links to nominated scenes or noteworthy scenes from nominated performers.

In preparation of announcing our nominees (which will be happening, VERY, VERY soon), we wanted to prep all nominees on the next part of process:

This is extremely important to read if you want our judges to be able to consider you in your nominated categories. We work very hard to ensure our judges have ample content to sift through to make educated choices for each category and give them notes on what to look for so everyone is on the same page. We also employ a diverse group of producers, industry folks, performers, and fans to judge.

If your DVD is available for streaming on TEA sponsored site Gamelink, perfect. They are being kind enough to offer access to nominated content on their site for our judges. However, if your title isn’t listed there, we’ll need some other way for our judges to view it online. Unfortunately we cannot receive physical copies of DVDs because 1) our judges are located around the world, and 2) it would take too long to send to them in a timely manner and it would be too expensive.

If you operate a nominated solo site, we will need (5) 1-month passes to your website. You can email them directly to me at kristel@grooby.com. This is imperative for the Best Solo Site category (for obvious reason) and for performers nominated in categories like Best Solo Model, Best Hardcore Model, Miss Unique, and our Best International Model categories.

As always, Grooby provides memberships to our sites for our judges, as does larger companies like Shemale Strokers, Bob’s TGirls, and UP Network. We please ask that other companies where nominated performers are featured do the same.
(note: GroobyNetwork sites run through ModelCentro will need passes generated by the performer)

Nominated Photographers, please submit (10) pictures of your work from this past TEA season (Nov 2015-present) to kristel@grooby.com for judges’ consideration.

Let’s make the 2017 TEAs our most successful yet! We want all of your nominees to be properly considered for their categories and we can’t do it without you.

Krissy4u.com Returns as Sponsor of the 2017 TEAs

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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.

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A Few Words About the 2017 Nominations from Steven Grooby

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At the moment, Steven Grooby and Kristel Penn are tallying and re-tallying the pre-nomination submissions we’ve received! Believe us, it is no easy task and involves many of the Grooby support staff coming on to double check entries to see if anyone has been missed, to verify DVD and scenes dates, etc.

To tell you a little bit more about the process itself, head on over to Steven Grooby’s blog.

CLICK HERE TO READ STEVEN GROOBY’S FULL POST ON THE TEA 2017 NOMINATIONS!

Nikki Montero’s NikkiLadyboys.com to Sponsor 2017 TEAs

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Los Angeles, CANikkiLadyboys.com is proud to announce their first-time sponsorship of the upcoming 2017 TEAs. The site is run by multi-year TEA nominated performer, Nikki Montero, who has been a longtime sponsor of the event.

“Nikki Montero and the NikkiLadyboys.com team is very happy to announce the re-launch of this Asian Ladyboy website and sponsoring the next Transgender Erotica Awards 2017,” said Nikki Montero. “Our site has sexy ladyboys from Thailand and Phillipines. Lots of fun and porn!”

“We’re so thrilled that Nikki is using the TEAs as a way to promote her new site and to support the show,” added Grooby’s Marketing and Editorial Director Kristel Penn. “She flew all the way from Chile to attend last year and meet her fans, so I hope to see her lovely self again at the show.”

NikkiLadyboys.com is a new project created and starring Nikki Montero and the beautiful asian ladyboys of Thailand and the Philippines. Montero visits the Thai ladyboy bars in Bangkok, Pattaya, and Phuket to bring fans some hot and heavy hardcore action straight from her hotel room.

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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TS Star Jacquie Blu Announces Sponsorship of 2017 TEAs

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Los Angeles, CA  – Performer Jacquie Blu announced her sponsorship of the 2017 TEAs to be held in Hollywood, CA.

“I am extremely happy to sponsor the TEA Awards this year,” said Jacquie Blu. “I was only an attendee in 2016, but I wanted to do more. This year I am making a contribution to help show my appreciation and support for all that you do and for the industry that I love so much.”

“I had the pleasure of meeting Jacquie Blu at the show last year,” added Grooby’s Marketing and Editorial Director Kristel Penn. “I think it’s really amazing that she’s really jumped right into the industry and feels part of that journey involves supporting the TEAs. I have a lot of gratitude for the performers who are going above and beyond in this way.”

Jacquie Blu moved to California from the east coast a few years ago to pursue her dream of model and adult filmmaking. After moving west, she started collaborating with photographer Al Tom (of Altomic Visuals) and thanks to his incredible work was able to launch her official website, JacquieBlu.xxx. The site has nearly a dozen very large photo galleries for fans to enjoy; some are BDSM scenes with Mistress Cyan at the Sanctuary LAX, with more on the horizon.

“I have also had the great pleasure to shoot with Paranormal Perversions, which produced an exceptional scene that I am very proud to have been a part of,” added Jacquie Blu. “I will be working with them again very soon, so rest assured that there is more high quality content on the way.”

Earlier this year Jacquie Blu started working with Dr. Susan Block, who is a well-known sex educator, sex therapist, and author. They produce a weekly talk show, all related to sex, kink, and the Bonobo Way. Their guests consist mainly of porn stars, Doms, Dommes, artists, authors, and more. To learn more about Jacquie Blu, visit her official website at JacquieBlu.xxx.

Companies and performers interested in sponsoring are encouraged to email kristel@grooby.com to be notified.

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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Shemale.com Returns as “Best New Face” Sponsor

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Los Angeles, CA – Longtime sponsor Shemale.com returns to sponsor the coveted “Best New Face” Award at the upcoming 2017 TEAs.  Past winners have included Natalie Mars, Kelly Klamour, Kim Bella, to name a few.

“Shemale.com is honored to be a part of the exclusive Transgender Erotica Awards once again,” said Shay, Shemale.com’s Marketing & BizDev VP. “Partnering with Grooby Productions as a Platinum Plus sponsor in these highly-recognized and successful awards show is an exciting prospect and we look forward to this cooperation, for the fourth year in a row.

“These awards recognize the best of the best in the trans industry while simultaneously empowering them as a group and as individuals, and our aim at Shemale.com is to support this initiative and make sure the transgender community enjoys these industry awards. In fact, we are happy to announce that a Shemale.com representative will, once again, present one of the prizes at the awards ceremony.”

“Shemale.com has been a huge supporter of this event since we started and we are extremely pleased to welcome them back as a Platinum Plus sponsor in the highly coveted ‘Best New Face’ category, which I believe is my personal favorite award of the show,” added Steven Grooby. “I’d like to thank them for working so closely with the whole transgender erotica community.”

“Shemale.com is becoming increasingly popular every year, and we’re excited to tell you that some of the top TS superstar models collaborate with Shemale.com – Bailey Jay, Michelle Austin, Wendy Williams, Nadia, Tyra Scott, and many more,” continued Shay. “These sexy porn stars have regularly appeared live on the site, contribute their personal stories to the Shemale blog pages, and write articles for our magazine!”

The Best New Face Award is one of the big draws of the evening and is often a marking point for the careers of some of the industry’s biggest performers. Scheduled as the Mistress of Ceremonies for the 2017 TEAs is viral star TS Madison. She is also a recipient of the TEA Lifetime Achievement Award.

Companies and performers interested in sponsoring are encouraged to email kristel@grooby.com to be notified.

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 Shemale.com

Shemale.com has garnered a reputation as a trendy, popular and successful site for transgender women and the men who love them. Many exciting features are on offer on Shemale.com, including a wide selection of amazing webcam hosts, a large video- on-demand section, a constantly-updated niche magazine, and a list of trans-friendly bars and clubs around the world.

Shemale.com is also proud to be the home of some of the biggest TS porn stars in the industry, who appear regularly in live video chats and write frequent blog posts and articles. Current TS porn stars include Bailey Jay, Michelle Austin, Wendy Williams, Nadia, Tyra Scott and many more.

Pre-Nominations Now Open for 2017 TEAs

Los Angeles, CA – Pre-nominations are now open for the 2017 TEAs (Transgender Erotica Awards) at vote.theteashow.com.

“This is the integral first stage of the TEAs,” stated Grooby’s Marketing and Editorial Director Kristel Penn. “This is a chance for companies and performers to enlist their fans to vote for them and make their voices heard.”

To note, each person may only submit their entry once. Additional entries will be disqualified. The pre-nomination period will be open from November 1, 2016 – November 20, 2016. Votes will be compiled and an official list of nominees will be announced soon after.

2017 sponsorship packages can be found at theTEAShow.com. Companies and performers interested in sponsoring are encouraged to email kristel@grooby.com to be notified.

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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