The new server is live, new certs generated, and we are currently testing the build and starting to document and lock down the server. In the next couple weeks you will see a limited forum server go live. When that happens we will open up registration.
If you used to have an account it should still be active, and avatars have survived.
One note: I plan to simplify the role of the forums, focused more specifically in supporting the hacking aspects. I want it to be the place everyone goes to organize and promote villages, contests, and events while creating a historical record of what has happened in the past. A central interactive place where all information related to the con can be found.
The Dark Tangent