I am bad at traveling. That is why I love Vegas where everyone come to me. But some things are too important to stay-put.
I am flying to Washington DC today to begin covering the John Stagliano trial tomorrow. For years, Stagliano produced the Fashionistas dance show at Planet Hollywood/Aladdin. Stagliano is being charged with obscenity in relation to his day job as a pornographer and owner of the company Evil Angel. This is a jury trial and so dates might move. But I plan to be gone until July 20. If that happens, it will be my longest time away from Vegas in over a decade. I am already panicking about that.
Please excuse the horrible picture of me looking like Andre the Giant (I really am thinner and smaller!). But the people on either side of me are who you should notice. This was taken at AEE/AVN 2009 at Venetian. I am with John Stagliano on one side and Aurora Snow on the other. Snow will be joining me in Washington this weekend to write her own coverage for an adult industry trade publication.
If you are interested in free speech or freedom in general, please look for my coverage of the Stagliano trial next week at Reason Magazine’s site. Otherwise, I will miss you my Vegas readers and look forward to reuniting with you when I get back.
Obviously, If I catch on to big news in Vegas, I can blog here from Washington. But I will not be updating regularly until my return. Be well and play safe everyone! -Richard