One thing did bug me about the Diana... game I ran; I had four people sign up to play, plus two who signed up as reserves, had to tell an old friend that the game was full, then only three of the four turned up, and neither reserve. I think that people who commit to things like this should try to remember that if they change their plans they should cross their names off, to give others a chance to play. But the three players who did turn up seemed to have fun, and that's the main thing.
Not sure how the other books went - to be honest I forgot to ask Matt, if I'm feeling a little more lively tomorrow I'll meet him at the pub and ask. Right now I'm pretty dead.