Yes. I think that judging by the age set of modelers on this web site, there are a lot of people who will remember that show. I think, based by the average age set of attendants at any model show, contest, or club meeting, there are a lot of people who will remember that show. Marketing matters.
Yeah, hearing defensive talk right out of the gate will send up red flags in a hobby that is already weighed down with trust issues (thus the "good trader/bad trader" stuff that regularly appears in hobby social media). Think more like a salesman. You need to sell yourself, your skills, and your integrity. You can make, or break it with every word you post.
Good luck to you.