Reader/Staff Meet-ups

I'm not too sure if this has been suggested yet or whether or not it's been considered by the staff, but making this a reality would be pretty awesome.

I attended the (dare I say it?) Engadget reader meet-up this past February in San Francisco and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The opportunity to meet the editors and writers as well as literally go hands on with the newest technology not to mention free swag was downright cool.

I personally would love the chance to have a hangout sesh with the staff, even if there's no free loot or hands-on opportunities. Plus I believe this would be a great way of communicating with the community on a much more intimate level.

What do you all think?