spifflink: A crew that is involved in this should also have the same motivation, the same desire to help get the word out and expose people to this.
This has held true with the ImmInst Book Project.
I agree with the consensus to focus on technology and the people making it happen... I've been fortunate to contact many of the key players that will get us to physical immortality through the book project.
Some who may be interested who have also joined ImmInst as featured chat guests:
Mike Perry - Alcor
Keith Henson - L5 Society
Max More - Extropianism
Natasha Vita-More - Pres. Extropy Inst.
Aubrey de Grey - Anti-aging Research
James Hughes - World Transhumanist Assoc.
Eliezer Yudkowsky - Singularity Institute
Robin Hanson - Economics
Harvey Newstrom - Security Consultant
Ben Goertzel - CEO Biomind
Chris Phoenix - Center for Responsible Nanotechnology
Peter Passaro - Brain-Computer Interfacing
Russell Blackford - Science Fiction Author
Charles Platt - Science Fiction Author, Cryonics
Mike Treder - Center for Responsible Nanotechnology
Simon Smith - Betterhumans.com
George Dvorsky - Betterhumans.com
Anders Sandberg - Swedish Transhumanist Association
Also a list of book project supporters: http://imminst.org/book/#FAR
Over the months, I will remember to ask them if they'd be interested in taking part and then add their names to project webpage.