Right now it is at about 90% that I can attend. If half my gas is paid it goes to 100% per my wife.
I mentioned in the PM about some mystery speakers I might be able to bring. I will be receiving them next week or could have them delivered to KC. Looking at your schedule I guess I better spill the beans if they are going to get on the schedule unless you guys would rather listen to them blind. On impulse I bought them for the GTG even though I don't really plan on keeping them long term. I also have some Bill Fitzmaurice Wedgehorn 6 speakers that I plan to use for surrounds. They don't have to be formally listened to, but I might bring a pair if there is any interest.
I have about a 9.5' wide Seymour AV Center Stage XD screen I could bring for the blind listening. If someone made a simple frame, the screen could be stapled at the top and then hung. I guess the screen could even be stretched on the frame and stapled all around. I want to sell it so don't want to damage it, though. I bought it from MKTheater so it already has staple holes on the edges. The screen is 68-70" high. I also have two 18" strips of AT black backing fabric from Seymour AV that could be used on the sides to extend the width of the speaker placement area. They could also be used as sides to prevent seeing the speakers if mounted angled to the screen.
I have four sealed dual opposed DIY subs with a Face Audio F1200TS ampliifer that I will bring if someone wants to buy them. PM me for more details.
I have mentioned to Archaea in another thread, but JRiver Media Center now lets you create what it calls particles of music and movies. A particle is a virtual duplicate that lets you rename it and put a playback range on it. You can use them to quickly create playlists and demo clips of music and movies. For example, I can create 10 particles of LOTR movies and then put a playback range on each one to create 10 clips from the LOTR movies. It only takes a minute or two and you still using the original video and audio. You can combine audio and video in a playlist and even have each use a different output device. For example, you might want analog output for audio and HDMI output for the video sources. JRiver will also decode and allow output as 7.1 PCM over HDMI. Any HTPC that can output audio over HDMI can use this instead of bitstreaming. The demo is free for 30 days so you could use it just for the GTG if you wanted. I can't believe Archaea hasn't tried EQing with it yet.
If you guys have all movies and audio on an external drive with a list of playback ranges, I can also bring a mini HTPC that will be all setup and ready to go. I would just need a few minutes to create the playlist and connect the HDMI cable to Carp's receiver. Actually, I might be able to even create the playlist ahead of time. The mini HTPC doesn't have a Blu-ray drive.