It doesn't matter. The venue doesn't affect what comes out of the debaters mouths. Once again, the fact that Alessi's company is based in Florida does not give him an opinion advantage.
As far as the popularity advantage goes, I'm sure if the pair debated in New York Jemas would still get the short end of the popularity stick. There will still be plenty of people who like Marvel there and who see CrossGen's creative contracts as draconian.
I personally believe that Jemas would be battered on a number of topics, but what location his battering takes place at is irrelevant.
[oops, accidentally put Alessi's name in that last paragraph, when I meant to put Jemas]
[This message has been edited by Kimota (edited 12-30-2001).]