You would be incorrect about the festivities, but we can't fault you for guessing!Near future, should have just said "some time next year"... Haha.
We're very much around (and will be around tomorrow, too), but we're quite busy behind-the-scenes. We don't have much new information to share at the moment, but the development team is currently working on some content updates for an upcoming patch, and we hope to share more details on that in the near future.
(Note: We'll be releasing 1.0.6a [url="http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7383708519"]tomorrow[/url], but it's just a fastpatch, not a content patch. Sometimes certain issues can't be hotfixed, so we'll need a full patch to address them.)