I'm trying to get the herd of cats organized, too, with the help of another ML. Unfortunately, we suck at getting in touch, so it's a bit scattered. Hopefully, we'll be able to connect properly, and get things going. But if not, we do have our events divided up, so we can each take care of our own events without too much trouble.
I'm getting excited! In just 99 hours, I'll get to start writing! Squee!