Frequently Asked Questions

The most frequently asked questions about the EDI's

Q #1: What are the EDI's?

A: ED Publications, producers of the Annual Gentlemen’s Club Owners EXPO, celebrates the “Return of the Showgirl” by introducing two national, invitation-only feature dance contests.

The “showgirl” is the life’s blood of touring feature entertainment. The best of the best in the exotic showgirls arena are honored each year with the presentation of EXOTIC DANCER’s “Overall Entertainer of the Year” Award at the Annual ED’s Awards in Las Vegas during the Gentlemen’s Club EXPO.

To enhance the prestige of this National Award and to insure that the most qualified applicants all have a shot at the title, ED Publications, producer of the EXPO, the Annual ED’s Awards and the bimonthly Club Bulletin magazine, launched a new national contest series in 2014 - The Annual EXOTIC DANCER Invitationals.

This feature dance contest will be held twice a year — once in the West (EDI—West) and once in the East (EDI—East) — with the winners of each contest filling two of the four nominee slots for the ED’s “Overall Feature Entertainer of the Year” Award. (The official titles they will earn will be EDI’s 2017 Showgirl Champion-East and EDI’s 2017 Showgirl Champion-West.) There will also be a “newcomer” division, vying for the title EDI’s 2017 Showgirl Newcomer (East and West). These “Invitationals” will also provide the top showgirls with an additional asset: The opportunity to earn valuable contest titles from the industry’s trade publication to help enhance their feature entertainer careers. There will be cash prizes for the top three finishers.

View the complete Press Release HERE

Q #2: Where & When are the EDI's being held?

A1: The EDI East competition will be held April 6-8 2016 at The Pony In Indianapolis IN. View more details about this venue HERE.
A2: The EDI West competition will be held June 22-24 2017 at Platinum 84 Club In Denver CO. View more details about this venue HERE.

Q #3: Who is competing?

A: You can view the entertainers oparticipating in the EDI's below

Q #4: Are there prizes?

A: For a complete list of prizes & awards please CLICK HERE

Q #5: Who will be hosting the show?

A: tonybatman theedisBoth competitions will be hosted by Tony Batman from Tonybatman.com and the Planet Platypus Entertainment Network.

Tony Batman has hosted just about every major adult industry competition, contest and pageant in the past 10 years. A well known and respected celebrity emcee, Tony Batman has appeared in several television shows, a dozen or so adult movies, and a hand full of mainstream comedy and horror movies. He currently has a weekly nationally syndicated self titled radio show and appears regularly on Sirius XM as well.

Q #6: Who are this years sponsors?

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Q #7: I want to compete

A: The EDI's are an invitational pagent series and not open to general participants. You must be invited by Exotic Dancer Publications to compete. If you have been invited and would like to fill out your release from, you may do so by CLICKING HERE.
If you would like to be considered for future competitions, please contact us directly.

Q #8: Is there an entry fee?

A: NO, there is not an entry fee for this competition. However you are responsible for your travel expenses and show props.

Q #9: What type of shows can I do?

A: You are expected to do a feature qaulity show of your own design, this can vary greatly depending on the entertainer. In order to maintain a clean stage , a precut tarp must be used for any messy shows involving liquids, confetti, feathers, whipped cream, or any other particle or substance that is not part of  your costume. NO oils or loose glitter is permitted. Even if you use a shower and a baby pool, a tarp must be used. This facilitates the clean up of the stage after your show is over.

Q #10: What about fire, pyro, poles, aerials & other props?

A: The Los Angeles shows do not allow any sort of pyro, there is also no place to hang aerial rigging. The stage measurement are available in this FAQ.

Q #11: Is there any info available about the stages such as size, height, poles etc?

A: East Club stage info:
  • Stage length:
  • Stage width:
  • From center pole to length edge:
  • Left pole to edge:
  • Right pole to edge:
  • Center pole to back edge:
  • Center pole to stairs:
  • Center pole to ceiling:
  • Right & left pole to ceiling:

B: West Club stage info:

  • Stage length:
  • Stage width:
  • From center pole to length edge:
  • Left pole to edge:
  • Right pole to edge:
  • Center pole to back edge:
  • Center pole to stairs:
  • Center pole to ceiling:
  • Right & left pole to ceiling:

 

Q #12: Will there be a stage crew? Can I bring my own people?

A: Stage hands will be provided but you are more than welcome to bring your own assistant.

Q #13: Are hotel accomodations paid for by the event?

A: YES, all invitational competitors will have their hotel accomodations paid for. The hotel info will be sent to you in your welcome package.

Q #14: What about show length and music selection?

A: Shows are to be no more than 15 minutes in length including set up and clean up.

Q #15: I wasnt able to compete this year, how can I be included in future competitions?

A: The EDI's are an invitational pagent series and not open to general participants. You must be invited by Exotic Dancer Publications to compete. If you have been invited and would like to fill out your release from, you may do so by CLICKING HERE
If you would like to be considered for future competitions, please contact us directly.

Q #16: What is The Gentlemens Club EXPO?

A: The Annual Gentlemen's Club EXPO is a tradeshow and convention held every year in Las Vegas to showcase the Adult Night Club Industy's latest products, ideas, entertainers and accomplishments. Anyone who is working in the Adult Night Club Industry may attend, for more information CLICK HERE

Q #17: How do I contact the event coordinator or ED?

A: You may contact members of the EDI staff by CLICKING HERE.

Q #18: What format should my music be in?

A: Music should be on BOTH a CD and USB in high qaulity mp3. You will be required to provide instructions for your music, such as intros and track changes on the stage crew sheet provided to you during registration at the event.

Q #19: Are there any special rules or considerations I should be aware of?

A: Yes, Absolutely NO contact with judges until the completion of the competition on Saturday night.

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