I'm there every year - not sure if I'm working this year or not.
Are you going in on day passes, or are you taking any of the classes?
If you're doing the classes, the one bit of advice I'd give is to *not* overload your schedule. You'll be burned out by the end of the event, & will be scrambling to see things that you haven't been able to. Seriously - we see it every year. Give yourself time (every day) to relax, visit the vendors, and see some of the film festival (Austin Vince does a great job).
Also leave time to hang out and BS with people that you'll run across.
Price is soon forgotten, quality is not.