After much work and challenge, I have been able to get a VMworld Pass, a Plane Ticket and by the generosity of some wonderful VMware Peeps, a room to crash in. At this point I'm digging into and attempting to find sessions that I'd like to try to go to and getting packed to go. The late entry obviously will make getting into some of these great sessions nearly impossible, and I'll just have to make due.
After it's all said and done, this trip will still be worth it all. I look forward to seeing all the vExperts, Wizards, Stalkers and vEverything folks that I've met and look forward to meeting new ones. See you there.