((Perhaps I ought to elaborate slightly more?
Followers, I am going to tell you a bit of a story.
4th Dimension Entertainment is a publishing company that is based in Northern California. It is run by a man named Eric San Gregorio.
I’m really sorry I do not have a photo other than this one with the bug on his face, but I feel it is important that people know what he looks like. He is usually seen at the 4DE merch table at conventions.
The only information I can really relay is stuff that is (relatively) public knowledge, which includes the fact that they are the ones who have a contract with Hanna is Not a Boy’s Name and Tessa Stone. They distribute the merchandise, the comic books, buttons, etc. And if you ask me, the quality of the products they put out is complete shit and not worth the money you pay for them.
On top of that, Eric is more than a bit of a skeeze ball. I’ve ran into him several times, and he attends most of the same conventions I do. I try to avoid him as much as possible.
The first time I met him was at Yaoi Con in San Francisco a bit more than a year ago at this point… I was walking with friends, who were also in Hanna cosplay, out of the parking structure at night to return to the con when a large, black SUV slowed down near by us. The window rolled down, and he practically barked at us to demand what we were cosplaying.
Keep at mind, this was at night, we were a small group of women in a darkened parking structure, and a strange SVU rolls up and demands to know what you are wearing.
We, hesitantly, elaborated, and he mentioned he was the owner of 4DE. Now at the time, I did not know what caliber of a man he was, and the comic was still sluggishly updating. So we were admittedly a little excited by the prospect of being ‘close’ to Tessa, in some fashion. In hindsight the excitement was not the best reaction, and I partly wished we hadn’t fraternized with him, but so be it.
After the run-in at the parking structure, he continued to on and off follow us for the remainder of the convention, more than once approaching my friend’s table in the artist alley. He would go on and on about ‘big plans’ he had for the comic, and all the merchandise he was going to sell. But never anything about Tessa. Nothing about her well-being. It was all very centered and for personal gain.
On top of that, he would vehemently complain about the ‘gross amounts of butt porn’ he would receive in his email inbox on a daily basis from fans of the comic.
He was complaining about this at Yaoi Con, no less, and seemed legitimately vitriolic about the topic.
I have also seen him at Fanime, Anime Expo, and Anime Los Angeles. He has a highly unprofessional attitude and a tendency to tail women, and use his status as the publisher for a comic with a devoted fanbase to his advantage.
I really gotta urge you guys, please do not approach him. And I would suggest refraining from buying his merchandise as well, considering the low quality of the stuff he sells, but I guess in the end that is your choice.
And that is more or less all I can say on the subject…))
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