I am going to this one. I have one of the ultra cool VIP tickets (got the first one too, I bought it literaly as they went on sale, because the nice lady at ticketek had her computer purchase thingy ready to buy the ticket just before they went on sale).
I am planing to go as a red mage with artifact armor from final fantasy XI.
going to get a train from canberra to sydney (then another local train to my motel, where I will spend a bit of time lazing around until I need to leave for the friday evening stuff.)
Also, saturday will be fun for me, due to the fact that I will need to pop back to the motel to get into my more formal clothing for the cocktail party (as I dont want to have to carry the formal clothing around in my backpack all day).
But yeah, it is going to be fun. I hope to see you there.
Also, the main things I will be looking for are the boxsets of uncut sailor moon (saw one for sail in a mini con held by the ANU a few years ago but couldnt get it as I had already bought a pikachu plushie and a copy of pokemon green), and the boxset of englishe subtitled japanese episodes of cardcaptor sakura (I know I could get it on ebay, but the postage cost is kinda nasty).