Last year, the list was sent out (I believe) three weeks before the con / contest. Probably not going to get it so soon this year, but I'm sure it's on its way. Matt and Duane always have their work cut out for themselves.
Yes, it's very well done and organized. :D
The initial list consists of SOLELY the names of creators who had videos make it into the contest (so as not to ruin potential surprises to be had at the con, in terms of anime and/or music used).
I don't quite remember for sure, but I think we even got an e-mail listing, in order, who had a video in which overflow screening before the con... but that came later than the main contest e-mail.
So, yeah... we'll know soon. Much excitement for those involved.. can't wait for the contest~~.