I know it is too late now but next time wouldn't it make more sense to set a time and have everyone meet on IRC or something similar? Just make sure everyone knows the time and date the draft happens, make a room, the draft could be done in less than an hour that way.
Not complaining here, I greatly appreciate MJB setting this up. Just a thought.
It's easier to do it this way since not everyone is free at the same time. The problem is that people don't check the forum enough or they don't check the thread.