Aaaand Bandai, in case they feel neglected, sent me a release date change notice: the Wolf's Rain collection will now be released on May 5th, Gundam 00's season 1 part 1 is now due on June 16th, and the Zegapain and Flag collections have been cancelled (eep!).
I just received confirmation from the convention staff that Fanime will be hosting Gainax's Hiroyuki Yamaga (a Fanime regular) as well as Jpop artist Halko Momoi. And I'm gonna be there! *happy dance*