Why would you believe anything coming out of someone so obviously a zealot. His evangelizing cost himself financial ruin and is closest family significant losses. He's a self-professed IT professional, but kept his life savings in an anonymously run e-wallet. He seems like a genuine person and I don't think he is trying to mislead anyone intentionally, but he's clearly shown the inability to be objective in the Bitcoin world.
I'm struggling to find real data indicating if the conference is going to be half as big Bruce says it will.
If you intend to go, please make a post here saying so. If you're undecided, post what could influence your decision.
To keep this clean, please keep meta-discussion to a minimum.
My own status: Maybe, depending on who else will be there. Hence the post.