upstate New York
If I remember correctly, In the past if you preordered you received it in Novembersometime and they weren't available in US until early the following year.
That is correct. The limited number of copies at Essen sold out pretty quickly. I decided to wait until January and order from CSI for c. $35 delivered.
Never did manage to get a spot to play a game there. The tables were always surrounded with those waiting to play.