I suspect two East Coast events would be one too many … How many people are we talking about coming up? It sounds crazy, but maybe I could put up 2 or 3 in my place for the night and then you could make a weekend in NYC out of it!
If you are really stuck, and can't make it, let's see how many players we are talking about and think again about two events.
Who knows? Maybe FFG will sanction more than one tournament. While I know that AGoT has a larger player base, they had regionals in NYC, NY state, NJ, DC, and Toronto (and 5 in CA!) If the dates were right and I could manage it, I would certainly go to two CoC regionals. It was unfortunate last year that they decided to put the CoC regionals on the same date as the DC AGoT regionals (which I was organizing), as I would have made the 6th player at Jenkinstown. There are maybe 2 guys in DC/MD that would go. I'll have to see if they want to plan for it.
I did find out that Games and Stuff in Glen Burnie, MD is applying to host CoC regionals this year, so we'll see what happens. Ultimately, if it goes to NY instead, I'll still try hard to go. What date did you apply for?