I live in tampa. I know folks who know Mr. Alessi, and I know folks who work at CrossGen. He's a decent guy, and he treats his talent well. He keeps them close, and he works them hard, but he doesn't abuse them, or take them for granted. He's taken the time to set up a very nice environment for his company. The fact that he's filthy rich makes some folks very jealous. I have to agree with the home turf comment as far as the "debate" goes. I wouldn't do it either. I'd want a level playing field, and Megacon is NOT that. It doesn't have anything to do with who's coming into the front doors either.
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