Road To The Grabbys 2017 Pt 1: The Parties

As in past years the 2017 Grabby Awards coming up on Memorial Day Weekend in Chicago will be accompanied by tie-in club events and parties. So, in advance of these events we have additional details. There are four parties total in addition to the awards show itself and this total doesn’t include the International Mr Leather (IML) event and related parties also taking place during the weekend (which we’ll talk about later).

SKIN TRADE. Thursday May 25.
This is the official Grabbys Kick-Off party abd it’s going to be BIG. Falcon Studios & have partnered to host this event which celebrates  the release of the studio’s Earthbound: Heaven to Hell 2 as well as the Grabby Awards. DJ Chi Chi LaRue returns as DJ for Skin Trade but is also represented the movie, her return to the studio as director. And as you can see the evening’s entertainment will be provided by the stars of Earthbound and Falcon exclusives. It all begins at 9pm at Hydrate, 3458 N. Halsted in Chicago.

The press release for the event confirms that Falcon Exclusives Brent Corrigan, JJ Knight, Johnny V and Skyy Knox “will appear and perform for guests with fellow ‘Earthbound’ stars Armond Rizzo, Gabriel Alanzo, Arad Winwin and Blake Riley. In addition Falcon Studios Group Exclusives Ryan Rose, Austin Wolf and Rikk York “will also be on hand to meet and greet fans.”

Earthbound director and Skin Trade DJ, Chi Chi LaRue comments, “Where the porn stars play: Skin Trade! So excited to be doing my annual party along with Falcon Studios and This is guaranteed to be the best one yet!”

Tim Valenti, Falcon Studios Group and NakedSword Network President adds “We’re excited to give the fans a little taste of ’Earthbound: Heaven to Hell 2’, and Chi Chi LaRue’s Skin Trade Grabby Weekend Kickoff Party presented by, one of our newest partners, is the perfect event at which to do it. Please come out and join all the naughty and nice we’ll have going on and help us all raise money for an amazing organization like T.P.A.N.”

Douglas Richter of says, “The timing for this party and cooperation could not be better. Having recently released the updated Free Porn Star celeb events on we are bringing fans closer to their heroes through the miracle of live video chat. Partnering with world’s leading producer of the highest quality gay porn could not be more appropriate. Providing the fans with an opportunity to interact with the BIGGEST stars via the highest quality live streams is something very near and dear to me.”

The press release says that “Upon entrance to the party fans will be greeted on the red carpet for a photo op with cast members, as well as, the evening’s hosts Sister Roma & mr. Pam. Each attendee will get a chance to spin the Wheel of Fate and win and Falcon Studios prizes including, sportswear or Free Chat Credits, ‘Earthbound’ t-shirts and DVDs as well as memberships. Additionally, a limited number of complimentary devil horns, angel halos and special heaven and hell cocktails will be given to the first fan arrivals of the evening.”

As mentioned by Valenti, the proceeds accrued from the $10 cover charge goes to  T.P.A.N. – Test Positive Aware Network. ” T.P.A.N. – Test Positive Aware Network empowers everyone living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS to live open, healthy, and productive lives. TPAN innovates to deliver peer-led support programs and collaborative wellness services and to communicate comprehensive information. TPAN will do so until HIV/AIDS is eradicated.

For more information go to the Grabby Events Page or contact or


As we mentioned in our Cocky Boys update the other day Fleshjack is celebrating its 10th Anniversary with a party, co-sponsored by GAYVN and featuring some of the starts who have been “immortalized” by the adult toy company. Scheduled to appear are Brent Corrigan, Boomer Banks, Levi Karter, Liam Riley,Jake Bass, Topher Dimaggio and Cody Cummings. It take place from 6-9PM at Progress Bar 3359 N. Halsted


Following the above event is another party sponsored GAYVN abd co-hosted by Falcon & Naked Sword. It’s a tie-in the recent Hot House movie and more studio exclusives will appear:  Ryan Rose, Austin Wolf, Brent Corrigan, JJ Knight, Johnny V, Skyy Knox and Rikk York!  It’s at Horseshoe Lounge
3169 N. Halsted from 9pm to ???


The official Grabbys after party directly fllowing the Grabbys at 10PM at Charlies – 3726 N. Broadway. 10pm till Close. There may be additional details coming soon. Stay tuned…


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