Anyone have any word when registration begins?
Nothing that I've seen yet, but I did see from an unconfirmed source that badges will be a little different this year, so I would imagine if that were the case, they may need more time to put everything together to make sure it all works correctly when they launch the site for badges. It may just be a rumor, though.
I highly recommend using their social media to warn you of when registration will go live. You can "like" their Facebook page
, and under the arrow by the "like" button, there is an option to have notifications turned on whenever they make a post. They usually give at least a few day's notice before going live, so you'll have time to see the notification even if you don't check Facebook every day.