Z-man has been really good about having their Essen release games at BGG in the past, and I think Funagain said they were selling z-man options this year as well. So I think that it will be for sale, but who knows how many copies.
I will be bringing my copy, but I am not sure when I plan to play it.
Douglas, if you end up finding some time and need another couple of players, let me know!
Thanks for all the replies everyone!