Hi Stewart. Yep, there will be an announcement pinned to the top of the boards about two weeks prior. If you look, there was an announcement recently regarding the spy27 mule.
I'm super excited for both. I was thinking about getting a medium fixed blade on AEBL, so I'm glad I'll be able to try some out first. Or maybe I won't the mule will end up being it!
As everyone else has said, thanks so much Sal and Spyderco team for your commitment to the knife community!