Brodee: The MtG audience for Netrunner is a big one, especially when you mention they have the same designer. You're right that you want to emphasize the difference in timing between the two games; after playing MtG for so long, the stack seems natural. A good card to use to explain the lack of interrupts is Tinkering; you can explain that it's not as good as it sounds because it can't be used mid-run (even with Same Old Thing).
Nightmare: I'm glad you enjoyed the article as it was your post that provided the attention needed for me to write it. A playmat can be helpful, that's a good point. Playmats are ideal, but most people, like myself, don't have any. If the playmat is labeled, I would advise teaching the terminology right off the bat.
I will be publishing Part 2 within a couple weeks with decklists and recommendations.