Just curious. If you go, you should take lots of pics and show us so we can ogle all the pretty bettas. I'd LOVE to go, but that's the weekend after AnimeNEXT so I'm going to be broke, to say the least!
It seems like such a cool community to get involved in. They have a place on their site where you can search for betta chapters in your area. Sadly, the one for New York has been inactive since December 2008. :( Just my luck!