I've managed to create an Ex Community chat place. It seems to be permanent. (We're all learning as we go along.) It also seems that one can come and go as one wishes. Right now there are only 6 in the group. If you'd like to be included, you need a Gmail address and Google Plus account. PM me with your gmail address (or maybe we can do it with your Google Plus name only? - don't know) and I'll send you an invite.
I thought it might be fun to chat in between going to Shawn & Smorgy's Halloween party on here tomorrow night. Two of the group have been able to have a video chat, so that may be possible with up to 10 people. Just haven't experimented with that yet but may give it a go tomorrow night. Wear a costume! I will.