As you know, I definitely wanted to help you out - that is before I moved down south. There's some chatter and I assume pent-up desire for a large meet down here in SoCal. I had to turn down a few folks at the Irvine mini-meet last year (with less than a month's notice and even after I expanded it.) A "big one" next Feb, or maybe even in the fall? The usual suspects are available to help out lots too. Maybe I'll post a feeler thread in the next day or two.
Finally, I would encourage the attendees up there, should they be interested, to break up into smaller mini-meets. This is where you can really listen to equipment and solidify friendships.
If you are that gung-ho maybe try to get Jude to let you lead-organize the next CanJam in southern california (looks like another joint RMAF this year, but maybe June 2013!).