@selfconfessedcynic: hands-on? someone's confirmed the box will be shown?
Well, the post show with Geoff is with Don Mattrick and I believe on multiple occasions the words used for it were "Geoff goes hands on" - but, I am pretty sure they never actually finish that sentence with "with the new XBOX"
I'm filling in the blanks, but you can tell me if that sounds crazy.
ED: Alternatively, he could be doing what Sway did with the 360 launch thing and go into the campus to see the visual design evolution of the box - but either way that sounds hella exciting to me.