I’m terrible at head-counts in large rooms, CA :oops:, and each event was attended by only some of the attendees. Noggin, for example, was only there for Sam. At that sitting, I’ll take a stab and guess maybe 300-400? Nogs may be better at guestimating.
The demographic seemed more mature overall—40s, 50s and 60s, mostly, and several in their 70s—with 20-, 30-somethings appearing to be in the minority. There were, I believe only half a dozen minors present at Julia Sweeney’s show on Saturday, and there were also more people in attendance that show, perhaps another 100, because it immediately followed a sit-down dinner.
Sadly, neither of us thought to ask if Sam knew of the champ . Just think, if the answer was yes, then champ might have to start speaking nicely of Sam, knowing he’s being watched by the Master of his playground .
He did reinterate that his strong suit is definitely not in organizing group efforts, but that he has been approached about doing a documentary. Details are entirely cloudy at this stage. He seems realistic, as we are, that this is going to be slow-going in the USA.
Personally, I am more pessimistic than Sam is. The faithful are indeed out-breeding everybody else. . . but on the bright side, we might have achieved time-travel within one more generation. Unfortunately, it will likely involve a one-way trip back into the 14th century for all of us :?.