Looking at the schedule for Brick Fiesta this year and considering my own schedule and financial situation, I think I might be able to go this year.
Emphasis on might. I've never gone to a LEGO fan event like Brick Fiesta before, so not entirely sure what to expect. It also depends on anything that might come up on the days its open. I have no big trips or anything else scheduled for July 23-26, but just the same, sometimes things come up when you least expect it (like my grandfather's funeral last year, which I think I blogged about here).
It also depends on gas prices. As of this writing, gas is $1.79 a gallon in my area (unbelievable, I know). If gas prices go back up during the summer, I probably won't go (unless they go up only by maybe a couple of cents or something like that).
But I've been thinking about going to Brick Fiesta for years now, with the biggest obstacle being a lack of money and distance. I do have some money now, more than enough to fund a trip to Austin and back, but July is still quite a ways away and six months is more than enough time for something big to come up, so I don't want to make any real commitments to it just yet.
I just wanted to know if any of my fellow BZPers (whether Texan or just visiting) have been to Brick Fiesta and if so, what they thought about it. Interested in hearing y'all's experiences 'cause if Brick Fiesta is no good, I definitely won't go even if gas prices stay this low (or get even lower) and I have the time and transportation to do so.