Pending on the time of the year, I'd be willing to travel to NYC myself to play in a live event and be a representative for the site. It'll be good for the game if we can get a number of players and perhaps raise the level of interest towards Stratego here in the USA. Instead of a 32 or 64 players and lose one match and your out format, there should be a number of matches every player gets to play.
I once went to a live Spades Card game event, and we played 7 matches and if you won at least 4 games you got to be in the playoffs and then it was lose and you are out. Then their could be a consolation event for the players who didn't get to playoffs but, are willing to anti up for a smaller prize.
Maybe sometime next late spring or summertime, we could come up with an event. This would give people plenty of time to make their commitment if they wish to come or not and make plans.