Okay, so seriously-- let's find a Sunday somewhere when everyone who's interested can get together, work through the system and the book, and make characters. I.e., let's get this going. As for myself, I think the earliest I could probably come down again is the weekend of the 28th, as I have other stuff going on the weekend of the 21st.
In the meantime, people can start thinking about what kind of character in general might interest them. The three basic Archetypes are Warrior (self-explanatory), Courtier (those whose goal is to win friends and influence people-- or, alternately, crush enemies and control people-- through politics, persuasion, and the Secret Arts of Intrigue), and Scholar (those who seek knowledge of the Secret Arts above all else, including Daoist magic).
I found a fantastic site full of pictures from the Dynasty Warriors video game which is actually quite appropriate for the time and place in which WotG takes place. Take a look through the pictures for inspiration, keeping in mind the Archetypes above, and see what interests you.