The transition from "EF 17 is over" to "EF 18 is coming up" is progressing slowly but surely, and just today, cheetah_spottyannounced the Guest of Honor for this year: Peter S. Beagle, a prolific writer who's penned many other novels and stories and who's perhaps best-known for The Last Unicorn.
Also, the new EF website was launched today! And the theme this year is Ancient Rome, so look forward to a lot of circenses at the con (and hopefully some panem, too). ^.~
Registration isn't open yet, but based on the last years' experiences, it shouldn't be that much longer. As mssithy points out, it actually IS open now at the time of this edit, although you wouldn't be able to tell by looking at the EF website's front page. Be that as it may, though, go ahead and register. :)