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My XBiz Awards experience

These were my first X-Biz Awards … I guess to non-porn I should explain what these Awards are about. Porn like some other entertainment outlets honors their “best” in a yearly Awards show extravaganza. Mainstream has their Oscars, music has it’s Grammy’s, Soul Train Awards, CMAs, etc. … shit even Pimps have their Pimp of the Year Awards, (side note) not to be confused with Porn agents.

So us in porn wait every year in serious suspense to see who will be nominated for such acts as anal, or DPs or who can suck the meanest dick. And even who can “act”. But all in all, even with our fake / stage names we are honored to be recognized for our accomplishments whether we suck dick on camera or shoot someone sucking dick on camera. It’s all hand in hand. We want to be recognized for being the best at our chosen professional.

With 2011 approaching we at PUBA headquarters wanted to make sure we had a big presence this year as a company and most importantly with our Puba girls. AVN Awards were a huge success (BLOG later) and it was time for the XBiz version.

X-Biz Awards were on February 9, 2011. Kory and I were just coming off a crazy week of shooting (I shot 22 scenes), prepping and having our LIVE Streaming Super Bowl Puba Party. We were tapped out but the Awards were here and we needed to represent.

The company, myself and the girls had a total of 11 nominations so it was imperative we go in hopes of seeing one of us win.

I wanted to go all in style like my many AVN Award appearances. But I was tired and sleepy and hungry and just not in the Ivan ghettolicious mode. So I threw on my new Puba hat, some bling, my jew start rosary beads and off we went. The plan was to meet Asa Akira and London Keyes outside the Palladium by the Red Carpet. Well as always plans go the direction of kaka. Out front was this group of “Condoms in Porn” protesters. They chanted “Hey Hey what do you say, Condoms Condoms all the way!” Try the chant, it’s actually catchy.

(pause for the chant)

With my handy Slivan vlog camera, I recorded them, chanted with them and took pics of them. These people were cordial and polite in spreading their word of hate for pleasurable sex on camera. At one point some dude drives by and they hand him bunch of condoms, so he yells “I’m going to fuck all night!” And these people cheer him. So I guess they are not really anti-sex just but just anti-pleasurable sex. Okay okay, they are pro safe sex. Kind of.

Then I meet a camera guy for TMZ … so now my mission is to get our girls on the show. Talk about publicity, right? So I quickly call Asa, who says they are eating sushi. “Fuck that nasty raw fish and get over here”, I say with a nice tone and a choice of different words. I spent the next 30 minutes socializing and keeping this dude entertained while waiting for the girls. Then finally here they are walking towards us. The TMZ guy rushes towards the girls and manages to get Asa for a few questions about this event. Boom! Another day, another job well done for our chicas.

I then spent a few minutes behind Ron Jeremy as he was being interviewed by the local Fox Network News. But it was more then just an on camera appearance. I flipped my hat around to let the world see the coolest company logo in porn … our PUBA monkey

Red Carpet time! We were in line for what seemed like forever UNTIL the Spiegler girls get a rush from being Speigler Girls (one of top agencies in porn). Asa is a Spiegler girl as well and was showed to the front. Then my homie Asa hooks a Rigga (Russian N word) up. She yells, hey Ivan is with me. Not sure if her inside voice or wishful thinking projected out but all of a sudden there is security escorting me past mountains of porn peeps towards the red carpet. Thank you Asa my friend, but I think of you as a little sister who has sex in front of me while I record you. Now on the Red Carpet my anti-social shyness goes away and I’m there snapping pictures, shooting video and hugging up for pics with Asa. As usual I socialize with the media which helps in getting covered more. Then we head to the Brazzers TV camera guy, while he interviews Asa I yell behind her … which leads to a double decker of promotion for and on Brazzers TV. As Tommy Gunn would say, “Nice!”

Gia Jordan

Once inside we socialized and ran into old friends. The show was okay but our fun was had outside. We didn’t win anything as expected but it wasn’t the point. We wanted to make an appearance and support our girls. Hopefully TMZ will put Asa on their show and these media pics will keep us in people’s minds.

But the night didn’t conclude until Kory grabbed me and took me to an old friend of mine. Kory was a bit buzzed so I wasn’t sure where or to who he was leading towards. Until … there she was Christy Canyon, my ex of sorts and one of the nicest, coolest, hottest people you can meet. From what I hear she often talks about me on her Playboy Night Calls Radio Show. She immediately introduced me as Slava (my real name) the guy she has a crush on to all her friends. It was flattering and awkward but fun. We chatted about our lives, families, business lives, etc. I even spent a minute or two trying to recruit her to Puba, My job never stops.  I walked her to her car and went searching for my ride. My night concluded around 1:00am as I headed home with a smile after a really good night at the X-Biz Awards.


VIDEO from the SHOW … WATCH!!!!

SLIVAN #79 – 2011 AVN AWARDS Red Carpet – Part 1 of 3

SLIVAN #79 – 2011 AVN AWARDS Red Carpet – Part 1 of 3

My 2011 AVN Awards Red Carpet experience was awesome. And I wanted to share it with all of you who support this VLOG and who approached me at the Convention with your praises. Thank you! This Part #1 of this fun 3 part series is about how I spent my pre-show time putting in my shoe laces, doing my weird looking hair and the journey with a bunch of porn chicas.

AVN 2011 – Day #1 – the trip up

AVN 2011 – Day #1 – the trip up

Leading up to the AEE Convention my schedule became brutal. From trying to get final edits for PUBA to gathering supplies for Vegas to making sure the “Ivan” props and moniker outfits were in place. The plan for Vegas was extensive but here were our major points of the trip: meetings with various business outlets for PUBA and myself, I needed to round up my connections for work and PR … spread the PUBA word … recruit for PUBA family … meet the fans … Award Show craziness … AND most importantly making sure our PUBA girls were taken care of.

Tuesday before the trip I was out editing my Award Show bling monitor reel as well as creating new gear to wear.

By midnight my wardrobe and equipment was all laid out on my couches. I was up at around 5:30am to clean the important parts of the house before our trip.  My biggest concern is dying on a trip. The death part is not as scary as having a messy house upon my death. Kind of embarrassing to have your family clean your crib as you can only watch from above or in some cases from below. Plus as we all have our porn stash, these things should be put in a box labeled “throw away”. Then you tell a trusted sibling or cat, well maybe not the cat … to toss out that labeled box without searching threw it. I lived dangerously without making that type of box for my brother to toss.

I was on my way to pickup Asa Akira, London Keyes and Kory by 1pm.  The goal was to make it to Vegas by 7pm with a quick stop off at Area 51 Alien Jerky.  This is my yearly passion of love and lust. I love Aliens and I lust for Jerky OR maybe I lust for Aliens? Just dem hot Aliens from that beer commercial.

Hopefully my friends weren’t going to be disappointed in their Jerky experience was all that crossed my mind on the trip up.  The trip was filled with some various DJing from every person in the truck. THEN we entered Baker … and there it was! On the dark streets of Baker was a lit up UFO with a waving Alien Cowboy on it’s top. We parked and ran inside, giddy for Jerky. I already have all the wonderful souvenirs the place had to offer. Shirts, mugs, Area 51 dirt, Alien skulls … you name it! I have it! So I just got some pistachios and “Abducted Cow Jerky” Between my three friends they grabbed 10 bags of deliciously smelling and tasting jerky. We sat in the car like a pack of wolves ripping at the carcass we just dragged into our cave. Asa yells out, “oh my god, I’m done with my bag.” And London reminds her that we have more dried meat here. So back to shredding we went.

Once we all entered the Jerky coma, we headed back on the road.

After a two mile hike through The Venetian with our bags, we arrived in our room at The Palazzo. Asa and London had a dinner thing so Kory and I headed for the Cirlcle Bar. I decided to wear my warm beanie, not for it’s practicality but for it’s weird but interesting look. Wrong move. Kory started feeding me drinks. After three my head was on fire and after the fourth I needed some time off from my feet. I sat around meeting new people and socializing with the ADT ( regulars. This is the best part of the Convention. Seeing old friends like a yearly family reunion.

I spent a lot of time with my friend Nicole Ray. Besides her cuteness, she is a very well put together person. We reminisced about the old times. The new times and our futures. Then she went and won a bunch of money on the slots.

At around 2am London joined us and we headed for Denny’s outside the Venetian. Tipsy London had her boobs out as she ran up and down the top floor of the Hotel. The river, the gondolas, the boobs and the London’s verbal jabs with me as I tried to get her to hide her mammaries.

By 3am we were outside the Hotel at 40 degrees, realizing this was a bad move … we headed to our room at the Palazzo. By 3:30am it was bed time. I have been up for around 22 hours and with the trip not really started yet.

DAY #2 … The Convention floor and old friends