All these folks posting here - hope they are also posting here. I mention it only in the fact, although Karen may check here for her numbers, not everyone who hosts an event does. Being new, folks may not realize they should post on the direct GC posting of the event.
It's also nice if you post your potluck - if you know what you are bringing - helps everyone plan. Looking forward to meeting lots of new folks. Last year - this event brought out a bunch of new folks too. This may be becoming the Annual Welcome to Geocaching Event, too!