When I've contacted various people I've not asked them to do something specially for this project, instead I've asked, "What are you doing for Christmas?" and given them a framework within which we can collectively try to generate as much action and excitement on the internet with as possible! Some have done things specially for the project and some groups have wholeheartedly supported the idea, specifically TrekUnited without whose help and support I could not have done half of what I have.
Others have said, "Thanks but no thanks!", some quite reluctantly. I would be lying if I said I wasn't disappointed but in all cases
It's by far the most ambitious project I've ever undertaken but I'm pretty confident I can get it off the ground. Even when I haven't been able fill a slot, I have ways of faking it since I've got contingency plans in place so that I can make up for any (inevitable!) shortfalls.
Because this is a world-wide project, I have take care over time differences. I'm aiming at releases to come at midnight GMT, which is 7pm & 4pm the previous day in New York & Los Angeles but is 11am & 9am the same day in Sydney & Perth. This means that my "window" for updating the website between Midnight - 6am GMT is before 5pm on the day of the release for me in Sydney and 7pm for JT, my webmaster, in New Zealand. Note that Aus & NZ are both on daylight saving time.