Marc Mason has a excellent report on Saturday over at The Comics Waiting Room:
This year’s show displayed its ambition not only in becoming a two-day con, but also in its guest list. The previous one-offs had a small, but solid, list of pros on the bill, but 2006 promised far grander things. Arizona fans weren’t just getting one or two out of town guys and all the locals (like Mike Bullock and Raven Gregory); instead, folks like Mike Mayhew, Billy Tan, Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, and Josh Blaylock were going to show. That not only enhanced the con as a destination for future guests, but should also serve to draw a solid attendance number when badges are counted after Sunday closes
That isn’t to say, however, that all things were pulled off smoothly.
More in the link, including good quotes from panels. Mason notes that the show was almost 50/50 boy girl and had a big manga turnout. Sounds like a show that’s developing nicely.