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Helix Stars Work and Play at Phoenix Forum 2018

Kyle Ross
Written by Kyle Ross

We all had so much fun at the 2018 Phoenix Forum this past March! It’s a porn industry convention held in Tempe, Arizona that is sponsored by CCBill, our preferred payment processor. They rent out the entire Mission Palms hotel for this straight & gay three day forum. Phoenix Forum remains one of my favorite work events and I already can’t wait for next year! We were fortunate to bring a lot of staff this year, including models Joey Mills, Blake Mitchell, Max Carter and yours truly, Kyle Ross.

Blake and I started things off with a road trip! It’s a four hour drive from Las Vegas to Phoenix and it was really nice bonding with Blake and getting to know each other during the drive. I tried to score some road head but Blake slapped me in the face with his dick instead. 

Blake Mitchell (left), Kyle Ross (right)

Here’s a few of us in the courtyard at the Mission Palms Hotel in Tempe. It’s really cool because the entire hotel is reserved for the porn convention so we all can get a little more crazy without upsetting mommies with their children.

Kyle Ross (Administrative Manager), Blake Mitchell (Live Media Director), Keith Miller (Founder, CEO), Deniz Bilgin (Director of Technology).

Keith Miller, the founder and CEO of Helix often speaks on industry panels to share ideas and emphasize the newly emerging professionalization of the industry.

We had quite an army in attendance! From left to right in the black shirts it’s Blake Mitchell, Chad Anderson (Corporate Lawyer), Kyle Ross, Max Carter (8teenBoy Director), Joey Mills (8teenBoy Production Assistant), Emily Irwin (Graphic Design & Marketing), and Deniz Bilgin. Always so exciting to have everyone in one room!

Emily asks about the controversial nature of the gay porn industry:

Rocking our Helix Studios polos 😎

Joey Mills, Max Carter and Kyle Ross

Keith Miller, Kyle Ross and Gary Jackson schmoozing over cocktails. Thank you Gary for a really fun show!!

The forum isn’t all serious panels, shaking babies and kissing hands however, one of my favorite parts of the show is the wet speedo contest. Here’s Max Carter owning the swimsuit competition:

Soooo no one told me the judges would also be getting soaking wet but at least it was nice out and I had a beer!

Joey Mills strikes a pose in the courtyard.

We all have so much fun working together, our little Helix family <3

Meanwhile, back at the AirBnB…yin & yang.

Here’s a look inside the house at 2am, we go hard!

Joey Mills touches his belly while Zach Sire sports his douchey backwards cap.

Getting Crazy with Deniz and Emily at Rula Bula Irish Pub. I’m pretty sure the guy to my right is doing a Trump impression…I think.

Special thanks to Keith Miller, CCBill and everyone who attended! Thanks to the photographers from Jasmin, Traffic Partner and XBIZ. Follow @HelixStudios for more of your favorite updates!

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