Events like these also require a steady corps of volunteers ... as well as the support of big time sponsors (like Mattel, Integrity, etc) to anchor the events. If the support weakens, the entire event suffers.
I am sorry that Mario and Gianni felt that their support was no longer strong enough to allow a great event. But I applaud them for their decision to end it on a high note. This last convention was a spectacular event according to all reports I'd read. I am only sad that I never got to participate in one of the Italian gatherings.
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