Invites sent out on Friday for a special Microsoft Australia event on October 26 boldly state that those who attend will "receive a gift enabling them to experience the promise of voice control". No further details are provided, such as a date for regular folk to experience said promise, but I'm sure that will be forthcoming.
TechAU kindly provided a snap of the invite (below), where it's easy enough to read all the Kinect-related words, especially the ones that say "Kinect". While the event will have a broader multimedia focus, attendees will be able to try out Kinect's long sought after voice control functionality, funny accents and all.
I'm guessing Mark and/or Tracey have the invitations sitting in their inboxes waiting to be read, so they should be able to confirm what the official deal is by, well, attending.