OP here. Sorry for disappearing from this thread for a while. I am still contacting folks for a venue and to participate in our day of fun. I think I can make the 20th and I would be bringing my laptop setup with the JH3A. I may have a DIY DAC based off of the the SB3 to the event as well.
the needle doctor in st Louis park is open to hosting a meet for us. I will start an official thread tonight.