there is a significant lack of hype in this area concerning O events. It’s not surprising that we don’t get a lot of new people showing up.
Very, very true. I can understand that things only got planned at the last minute. I've done that. But if I'd gotten an email on September 12 that said "hey, we know it's soon, but we've scheduled the Highlander for October 5, here are the details" I would have totally figured out how to make that happen. And I should have gotten three of those emails. They have my email.
But I never got an email. The only reference to the Highlander was an email from Barb with something about it several lines in that I missed.