Siggraph Job Fair?


I am based in Seattle and am thinking of heading up to Siggraph for the job fair. I could probably drive up early in the AM and head back that night. I am in sort of a unique situation, I am a professional that decided to switch from being an advertising professional (a client service guy- not creative) to pursue a career as a 3D artist. This is something that I have been working on for some time and this year have actually started to make my living as a contract artist. So my question is whether or not the job fair is worth the trip up? I think that it probably is but I don’t have any experience with this. Further, if I do go up, how should i prepare? I have a site and a reel but should I bring something (resume, USB drive with reel) that I can give to the recruiters at the job fair.