Six hours on a plane is a long time, but is totally worth it. The weather is gorgeous, the vibe is exciting and I have already met a lot of awesome people. We're very lucky to be staying in the Marriott just across the street from the convention center. (I think there are several authors here as well.)
I have yet to plan out by conference schedule, but went to ALSC 101 this evening and now have way possibilities to fill my time. No Internet in the room yet. I'm having to use my phone, more later.