I advocated this in 1998-2000 on here, but the fact is...without some sort of 1) official sponsor/event or 2) without at least some JHC/Muppeteers involved in some way, even unoifficially...its going to be like ya said, just a few people meeting at a restaurant to watch dvds in a hotel room. MuppetFest got what, I think 1200 people. And that was before the massive 2002/2003 Muppets everywhere blitz at the stores and on tv. If...IF Disney designated a "Muppet filled weekend" with Muppeteers at either WDW or California Adventure, this may be the closest we'd have to a Muppet fest...and I guarantee youd have alot of fans flying out. LOL! Disney probably would cut the FR and SS guys out if they rereleased it. The post 2004 era has not been kind to us fans. True. Deep down most people have afondness for the Muppets...but the *actual* active Muppet fans/diehard fans are few and far between. That said, if Muppetfest had been properly promoted, ya woulda h ad azillion more people...as ya say, people have a fondness for the Muppets.