Burn wrote:Tight rope? Yeah ... if they were on a tight rope that credit card fiasco should have cost them the rights already.
Not true. If you are right, then I can give you a huge list of companies that Hasbro would not do business with. Point being is that Fun Pub's tightrope is based on their performance with both the TFCC and Botcon. The credit card fiasco happens to virtually every business, and they handled it the way they could handle it. But if they were to pull the same kind of stunt that happened with Anime Expo in 2007, then Hasbro would have a legit reason to take control of everything.
In other words... It is about their professional performances, not some issue that happens to virtually every business, that matters.
Burn wrote:He never said you were. Don't try to turn this into a flame war.
Let me point something out here. Atop of being a moderator for six years, before the forum was shut down, as well as a two-time published writer, I have this being said to me: "It's easy to put yourself on a pedestal when the convention is in your backyard."
When you have something like this said to you, it states that you are being called ignorant, not the fact that the person is being anything but logical. He is clearly implying that I am ignorant because I live in California. I called him ignorant because he dismissed every BotCon from 1994-2007, which the majority were held in the eastern region. However, being ignorant is human nature.
So if you want to believe what you claim is right and everything else is wrong... You might as well tell me to quit Seibertron.com and the entire fandom I was a part of since 1984. I celebrated my first year as a serious collector yesterday and had my friends ignore it. I also had members personally dismiss my compassion, and one having a strong habit of doing it.
My point was simple. One member got it, he didn't. He dismissed it because I live in California, and he wants it to be back in the east coast. He dismissed the fact that all he needs to do is ask why they chose the location, as well as offer any help that would have it return to the east coast in 2014 (which would be plausible since TF4 is coming out by then). And if you think what I said was a flaming or a personal attack... Then tell me to quit being a member here. Ask me to quit being a fan.
Repeated because the point is that not everybody has a chance to attend. But for those, like me, cannot because we cannot afford to take the franchise (and everything tied to it) for granted. It is why my collection is so small - I am on SSI for a reason. Something you ignored. And even if I wanted to attend, I will not hold a grudge if I cannot, especially since it is a 186 mile drive.
I hope I do not have to repeat this, and will say that responses like that is why I can only enjoy Henkei!, All Spark, Alternity, and the 1985-1987 Transformers lines without feeling like some member will see me as being below them.