I like the idea of starting off with an easy, informal gathering, sooner rather than later to get the ball rolling. How about CBC this Saturday, 3/3, at 3pm until whenever? Later today, I'll PM my phone number to everyone who's responded to this thread. I will also post it over on the ERE forum.
Maybe later, bicycle or I can host a bigger gathering with Doodle poll scheduling and all that. If you can't make it this time, we can try to schedule around you for next time.