The most important bit of information is that after the workshop, Lyubomir has decided not to go forward with the project. William Reynish will be taking his place as Lead Artist.
Next, Ton mentions that Andy and Bassam are preparing a training video DVD - on site at the Blender Institute! I'm really holding my breath for this one as I believe that professional training material is really the key to further increasing Blender's popularity. In the comments, Andy already hints that more information about this project will be available soon.
Finally, there's a video introducing the team. It's well hidden under the post's main thumbnail and I almost missed it. Here's a direct link.
There's more interesting stuff to read, so off you go!