I like this idea Terry. Thanks for hosting it. Would love to see photos from / short synopsis of game.
It does seem hard for new DMs to get that first game under their belt. And I'm all for "cross-pollination". I've been organizer for a little over a year (I know cause meetup sent me the bill). During that time it seems 1-3 people join the group, some drop out too, but I believe we are over 600 members. I don't see that many games going on.
Looking fwd to Austin's game convention, http://chupacabracon.com/
Very open to any ideas anyone has for the meetup. Email myself [address removed] or other organizers.