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Exotic Erotic Ball & Expo Celebrates 29th Year with Best-Ever Travel Values

Downtown & San Francisco-area Hotels starting at $99/Night; FREE Admission to Expo with Ball VIP Ticket
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA (July 18, 2008)
– The 29th annual Exotic Erotic Ball and Expo, the internationally acclaimed Celebration of Flesh, Fantasy, and Freedom has announced its best travel deals ever.  The legendary Halloween extravaganza, which has been called “The World’s #1 Wildest and Sexiest Party,” by E! Entertainment TV, is celebrating its move to the beautiful waterside location of San Francisco’s Treasure Island on October 24 and 25.  It’s going to be our greatest show ever, and an unforgettable experience, says founder Perry Mann, and we want to make it easy for freedom-loving souls from throughout the U.S. to join us for what will be the ultimate celebration of our most important freedom of all - Freedom of Expression. 

Despite the fact that the week before Halloween is a traditionally peak weekend, four major San Francisco hotels have joined with The Ball to welcome travelers at rates well below the market, ranging from $99 to $175 per night depending upon hotel and room type.  The historic Renoir Hotel and the Hotel Whitcomb are two beautiful properties located in the heart of San Francisco’s market district; the 4 Points Sheraton in Emeryville is ideal for those who prefer the East Bay; and the Radisson Hotel in Brisbane, just minutes from the San Francisco International Airport, has blocked an entire floor for Ball guests.  The Renoir, Whitcomb, and 4 Points are 3 miles from Treasure Island, and the Radisson is 10 miles away.  All hotels offer superb amenities, such as secure parking, airport shuttles, and concierge services.  

“About a third of our audience comes from outside California, and we want that number to grow,” says Ball founder Perry Mann.  “This year, we are not only able to deliver great rates, but we are passing along our hotel deals at cost, and if you choose to buy a VIP ticket to the Saturday Night Ball, you’ll get a free admission ticket to the Expo which includes a full Erotic Arts Festival.  If you’re looking for a sexy vacation in a great city at a great price where fun is absolutely guaranteed – you can’t do better than this!”

Added Ball Producer Howard Mauskopf:  “We’re honored that these fine hotels have chosen to partner with us as we bring The Ball to Treasure Island and back to San Francisco proper.  The Radisson with its heated indoor pool, first-rate restaurant, and rooms at $99 per night sells out their block every year.  The Whitcomb hosts the International Leather Event, and the Renoir and Whitcomb are each integral supporters of San Francisco Pride Events.  These are the perfect partner hotels for our show. And Treasure Island, besides being beautiful and spacious, is also best known for hosting the 1939 World’s Fair which featured Sally Rand’s Nude Ranch as one of its highlights. It’s an ideal thematic fit, and we want to put the word out across the country, loud and clear  -  this is the year to make the trip.

“The Ball” is widely considered the world’s #1 adult-themed party event with live headline entertainment on five stages – music, electronic, burlesque, circus, and fetish.  Playboy TV recently featured the Ball in their hit reality program, “69 Sexy Things to do before You Die,” and Art Mann continuously calls it, “The World’s Greatest Party.” 

“The Expo” features over 100 carefully chosen exhibits showcasing the latest in exotic fashion, adult products, games, websites, and novelties, plus panel discussions on First Amendment rights, fashion shows, a spiritual oasis with psychics and massage, erotic poetry, a classic cinema, body painting and a human petting zoo. 

Danny Bonaduce will return to help judge the Ball’s legendary costume contests, whose prizes now total $20,000, accompanied by multitalented vixen Bobbi Billard, and Asian Supermodel Akira Lane.  The Genitorturers will perform, and Mobius8 will be bringing his laser-filled stage show to the Ball’s electronic stage.  Paul Nathan (AKA Unkle Paul) is back as emcee and ringleader.  “He’s perfect for this – smart, talented, and appropriately dysfunctional,” says Mauskopf.  The rest of the entertainment lineup, totaling over 65 acts in all, will be announced in the coming months. 

Over 30,000 are expected to attend from far and wide. The two-day Expo opens Friday, October 24, 2008 from 2PM to 10PM, and on Saturday, October 25, 2008, from Noon to 6PM.  The Ball runs from 8PM to 2AM on the evening of October 25, 2008, and the Expo will also be open during the Ball for Ball attendees. 

The Festival Hotline is: 1-415-567-BALL (2255).  The website is For info and images, visit the Press Page. Consumers can also contact the event’s official travel trollop at


Perry Mann’s Exotic Erotic Ball and Expo


Where:             Treasure Island, San Francisco, Hangar #3.

When:              Friday and Saturday October 24 and 25, 2008.

Expo Hours:     Friday, October 24: 2PM – 10PM: $20

Saturday, October 25: Noon – 6PM: $20

Must be 18 and over to attend the Expo.

Ball Hours:       Saturday 8PM – 2AM: GA Tix from $59; VIP Tix from $125.

Ball prices increase as event gets nearer.

Expo is also open as part of the Ball, to Ball attendees only

Must be 21 and over to attend the Ball.