Thanks for the invite! My name is John Grandberg, a lot of you probably know me already. I won't talk about my "real" work because it's not really relevant here... the part that matters is that I contribute reviews around HeadFi, as well as InnerFidelity and - as of today actually - at Confessions of a Part Time Audiophile as well.
I've got kids and work and don't really see myself making it to a meet any time soon (unfortunately). But I might be able to contribute some gear if anyone wants to hear a particular piece. I've done that in the past (was it the very first Bay Area meet?) where CEE TEE picked it up and rroseperry dropped it back off. Or was it the other way around? Anyway, that's an option if anyone wants to take advantage of it. Often times I've got more gear here than I know what to do with so I don't mind sharing.
GREAT to have you hear John. I've admired your reviews for awhile actually. Jude turned me onto your stuff a long time ago.
Keep up the great work.
I write for Scot at Part-Time Audiophile as well actually.
Welcome there too!