Unfortunately, I got to California a bit too late (and too low on funds) to attend Expo this year, but there's always next year to consider (90% probability that I will go next year)
However, I will be able to attend the San Diego Comicon for one day this year. I just scored a job, so I can spend a little extra cash to go to the Con for one day and not feel it, since I will be getting paid a week after the Con is over. Should be fun. I'll let you know if I hear anything about the status of the English version of FSS (the Kinokuniya people are always there and maybe a rep of Toyspress if we're lucky)
Maybe I'll be able to score Chronicles 2005. When is the AKD-Designs book supposed to come out?