I'm not sure what a pre-announcement is, but it's the language I was given to use. :-) This party is sponsored by a number of companies, so I'll leave it to you to view the mailer to find out who, rather than listing them all here. Thousands of $$ in door prizes, top-notch professional presenters, and some screenings will take place at this event in honor of our favorite software suite.
Seriously though, if you're even just considering attending Vegas this year for NAB, check out the Post Production Conference as well. We're working with the Post Production conference folks to make this the most Sony software-centric NAB ever. For the first time in the NAB conferences, we'll have sessions featuring Vegas, Acid, Sound Forge, and Noise Reduction in addition to the other sessions. This is your chance to get in on the first year of the Vegas and ACID bootcamps, as well as the HDV classes at NAB. There are more than 250 conference sessions to choose from at NAB this year, and there are more than 20 sessions that will show, teach, or demonstrate Vegas, ACID, or Sound Forge in those sessions.