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angie-rowntreeLOS ANGELES— founder and owner Angie Rowntree is being inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame, Internet Founders Division, in recognition of her efforts to establish and grow a market for erotica made by women, for women.

“Since its inception, has become a favorite online destination for an extraordinary diversity of women of all ages and from all walks of life, in ways Angie herself never could have imagined,” AVN said in a release announcing its 2014 Hall of Fame inductees. “It is for this singular achievement, as well as for her invaluable contributions to the success of, that Angie’s place as an adult industry original is secure.”

Rowntree said that while it’s an incredible honor to be inducted into AVN’s Hall of Fame in any capacity, she’s particularly gratified to be recognized in connection with, calling it “an honor that seemed unlikely when I first started in 1999.”

“Being the first woman inducted into the Hall of Fame as the owner of porn-for-women website is an amazing feeling, especially given that so many people didn’t think there was a market for this sort of content back when I first launched,” Rowntree said. “I stuck with my goals for Sssh in spite of the skeptics, and it has grown and flourished beyond what even I had expected. This honor from AVN is another indication of just how far has come from its humble beginnings.”

Rowntree added that in the year ahead, will be adding new interactive features for the members that will further enhance the site’s value as a source of both entertainment and information. Sponsors Upcoming Vice is Nice Charity Event

Poker tournament and other entertainments will fund animal rescues in need

LOS ANGELES—, the world’s sexiest and most informative female-friendly website, has joined a list of elite companies giving to an incredible cause this summer, with a special sponsorship for the 2nd Annual VICE IS NICE Event, being held on Saturday, July 23rd, in Southern California.

Hosted by Kelly Holland and Rancho Providencia, VICE IS NICE raises money (and awareness) to help animals in dire need of a home and medical services. Two of Southern California’s biggest animal rescues will be on the receiving end of money raised from the event and sponsorships.

“I have always believed that we should take care of animals that cannot care for themselves,” said founder, Angie R. “As an animal lover, I am honored to give to this worthy cause.” is a unique source of entertainment and information for women, and a safe place where they can explore their sexuality. also encourages women to make the journey at their own pace; each level of the site is clearly annotated according to the degrees of explicitness. is also an online community where women are encouraged to relax, enjoy, learn and feel good about being sexual, sensual human beings who do not have to sacrifice ethics or intelligence in the pursuit of an erotic and fulfilling life.

Other sponsors include AVN, XBIZ, Vivid Entertainment, Wicked Pictures, Ten Channel Canada, Adam & Eve, Hustler, Girlfriend Films, Great Western Printing, Exquisite Pictures, DVD Factory, LA Direct Models, SPF Transfers, with more to be announced.

The event will take place at 10945 Old Santa Susana Pass Road in Chatsworth, California. There is valet parking with limo shuttle service to the event.

Details of the event:

Poker tournament starts at 8:15 pm SHARP

Pre-registration: $55 | $65 at the door (includes general admission)

General Admission Pre-Registration (does not include poker tournament) $15 | $25 day of event

Music / 2 no-host bars / Casino games / Tarot card readings / Red carpet photos / Raffle prizes / Great food – including vegetarian / Prizes for top 3 poker spots

All donations tax deductible

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Wasteland Wins XBiz Awards..

February 16th, 2011: Wasteland wins XBiz Awards..
BOSTON founder Colin Rowntree received the 2011 Free Speech Coalition Leadership Award Feb. 9, at the ninth annual XBIZ Awards held at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. The award follows the induction of the Wasteland founder into the AVN Hall of Fame earlier this year, and the 2010 XBIZ Award for Excellence in Alternative Erotica.. Read Full Story…

We Have Been Nominated For Three Xbiz Awards

BOSTON — Wasteland’s SpiceCash announced Monday they have received three nominations for the 2011 XBiz Awards. The nominations include Progressive Web
Company of the Year (Wasteland, Inc.), Specialty Affiliate Program of the Year ( and Specialty Site of the Year (

“I am delighted that we’ve been recognized with three XBiz Award nominations this year,” said  Wasteland/Spicecash CEO Colin Rowntree. “We have continued to work hard to innovate, and to use Wasteland’s experience in creating evocative content, cutting-edge marketing and technology, and our 16 years of success to continue to be a cornerstone in this ever-changing industry as well as an ongoing standard of excellence.”

“At this point, I’ve pretty much ‘seen it all’ in trends, cookie cutter content and brand creation, gimmicks, and smoke and mirrors in online adult,” Rowntree continued, adding, “I am very happy that Wasteland has ‘stayed the course’ over the years and continues to be where consumers eventually go and stay for compelling content that meets their needs and interests and that our work has garnered the respect of our peers with these nominations.”

Wasteland’s SpiceCash has been delivering world-class BDSM erotica, Asian erotica and womenʼs erotica through a variety of specialty pay sites since 1996. Their program boasts award winning sites and are renowned for their sales-friendly, high-art approach to BDSM, fetish and niche content.

“While it’s always an honor to be recognized, these nominations are particularly exciting for us,” said Andrea Mata, SpiceCash’s Director of Business Development. “To be nominated in areas that span from site to program to company is not only the highest sort of praise but also welcome feedback, that even after 16 years, we continue to be on the right track.”