There is a new AU 2008 Buddy Pass: “Economic Stimulus” for New Registrants where you can bring a buddy for discounted price. The first 100 on November 5th get their buddy into AU 2008 for four days free the rest get a discounted rate. See site for specific details.
I just got back from a great trip to Turkey and Kuwait yesterday afternoon after over 24 hours of travel, so far, no jet lag knock on LCD. I will be home for a few days then Sunday take off for Autodesk University China 08 and Autodesk University Japan 08 where I have presentations and customer visits. I am so tired of planes, but meeting new people and seeing new places makes it all worthwhile.