Hey Rick, I haven't forgotten just been a little busy. I have been in touch with Zaca lake and it is a little flakey (just as you would expect from Socal). The guy who answered the phone took my info and said someone would call me. Been over a week now. I will call back today, Even so I don't know if it will be an adequate location.
To those with concerns about "stealing" the fest from N.C.....it will never happen. That location might as well have been designed for the Fest. Could not be better...and they seem to love us Carverites. I believe the Watershed Carverfest is as good as establihed now.
A supplementary west coast fest is what I have in mind. The real problem here (socal) is finding a venue.
I will keep looking.