tom, I gotta be honest.
this project looks great. And the people involved truly have their hearts in a passionate creative place, most of all it is a tribute to the very place so many wonderful creative ideas are originated/explored. It would be a shame if the project didn't exhaust every avenue it could in order to be realized.
there are plenty of folks with NG roots who have some "klout" out there. And a small "nod" from them could draw a healthy dose of attention with potential bucks behind it.
I'm certainly saying to prod and nag, but perhaps a polite nudge in the direction of the project.
I guess there's really no way to say it without sounding like, "GO TELL FAMOUS NEWGROUND PEOPLE TO LIKE THIS!" But support is support, especially for the folks who have supported us...
i dunno, i'm drunk.