EthCC is indeed the next push, as it is far away enough for us to first better organize Operations.
WGs (or Rings) for various EVM-compatible blockchains would be welcome, particularly for ETC!
One thing I will say is that the term “Ethereum Magicians” is open, no restrictions of its use, and all are free to put together a Magicians-style gathering alongside any event.
@anettrolikova and I (mainly, but @timbeiko has helped a lot) have been mapping out how the Operations Ring will support FEM gatherings and community organizing over the next year. A lot of the focus in the near future should move toward funding and communications. We learned a lot holding the boat together for the last couple of gatherings, now we need to make this sustainable.
It would be a very positive development if a certain kind of Ring were to form around nearby systems in the wider Ethereum family, supporting the seeding of our principles toward governing technology in those realms.