So is shipping better than On the Boat?
It's later in the process. In development -> at the printer -> on the boat -> shipping -> available.
But we already know that every pack in the cycle is "in development", " at the printer ", and " on the boat " together, so all of these packs are already sitting at the warehouse awaiting shipping to the local game shops. What this means though, is that we'll have the pack by mid next week, and that it should be legal for gencon.