I'm presuming that almost everyone who follows this blog has at least one of the Expression design tools on their machine; Expression Blend (formeddrly known as "Sparkle" or Expression Interactive Designer) is an essential part of the arsenal for any WPF developer; Expression Design is a capable graphics tool that can output XAML in either WPF or "WPF/E" dialects; Expression Web is a very worthy web development product for creating standards-compliant markup, and lastly Expression Media combines digital asset management (image and media cataloging and workflow) with media encoding tools.
We've just announced the coming out party in the United States for the tool suite, with events in San Francisco, Chicago and New York during the latter half of January. If you're in or nearby any of these cities, you can register to attend some designer-focused sessions, meet up with a bunch of us and even attend a cool cocktail party. Full details and event registration can be found at the website.
If you're not conveniently placed for these sessions, remember that we have our inaugural WPF online chat taking place this Thursday at 12:30pm Pacific; details in the preceding post.