Heavens, I hate it that I'm defending him here, but... He'd not admit it, but without a stellar lineup, the first time they were failing to sell many tickets. No tickets, no money to get big guests. The second time he planned to have it the same weekend as a major US event, so was struggling to get top rate guests. With a major promotional company behind him, of course he has the contacts to book 4 Star Trek captains and Scott Bakula. They've all done events for him before.