I am trying to find a way to make the trip, but it looks as though I may not be able to make it this time... however I hope that we can make this an annual event, possibly rotating the location to different parts of the country in order to give the best chance to every Zendrummer to have the learning experience and camaraderie that this meeting is sure to be.
I believe that if this does become a regular thing, it will create a "snowball effect" in which software developers, studio owners, non-Zen drummers, etc. will show up to experience the Zendrum first hand. The instrument will become better known as a result, and this can only be a good thing.
I am already making plans to block out some time at the end of August 2011... does everyone think this would be the regular weekend?