well, we are planning to bring T9A to a 200.000 people boardgaming convention next month, with demo games and free goodies. so stuff is moving, also outside of the forum life. that could help a lot with friendly outreach.
if you wanna join in and lend a hand, anybody's help will be appreciated!
Also Crisis is a great event, but its next to impossible to get a spot there. Same as Salute, for a mainly unknown company as mine.