I contacted the guy in NorCal and will probably send the camera there when I get back. I'm not sure just how excited I am about photographing the eclipse, I may just enjoy it without worrying about photo things. I brought both the K100 and the K1, just in case though.
I did play around with the solar filters a bit with the K100. Using a fairly wide angle lens it wasn't that hard to line up. I just wasn't all that excited with the results though. We'll see, I still have some time before the big event and will have a chance to talk to some folks who might know some tips and tricks.