Okay, SF Chowhounds, we're going to try to make this happen.
I've been reading about how they did it in LA (and I'll get in touch with the organizer for more detailed tips/suggestions).
They compiled a list of places they wanted to rate, then people who RSVP'd they were coming were assigned a place off the list in their general geographic area to bring BBQ from. I believe they got both ribs (pork, I assume) and brisket from each place, and medium sauce (or hot, if only hot and mild were offered).
So while the details of time/date/place are being ironed out, we need to compile a master list.
Since will be a contest, limit yourself to *one* place (of course if someone has already suggested your favorite, you can use that as an opportunity to put in a plug for different place).
I thought about doing this by e-mail, but why deprive the board of a really comprehensive list of all the best 'cue in the Bay Area?