Re: Pe2k North American Meet-Up [Pre-Alpha Build]
I would rename this to be the "PE2K USA West Coast Meet-Up."
Chances are pretty good most of the people you'll be getting already live somewhere in California and are within driving distance. Not to mention the fact it would cost anyone who lives on the East Coast around $380 for the flight alone without even counting the cost of the hotel stay and food. So a good estimation would be that anyone on the other side of the country have to blow $1000 in total to do this. That's a lot of money, especially for this kind of economy.
I would say you're setting your sights way too broadly. Target anyone who is around your side of the country, but expecting everyone in the entire continent to try and arrange this trip is a bit much.