Happy New Year to Wing Commander fans everywhere! We hope 2013 has been terrific for everyone so far. The traditional New Year's poll is up, asking what kind of year you think is in store. Wing Commander's sales performance on GOG has been pretty stellar, and hopefully that will result in more titles being released on the service in the months ahead. The WCPedia will continue to grow thanks to volunteers like you, and renewed excitement and interest brought on by Chris Roberts' new endeavors are sure to benefit our community and all the various fan projects. This year will also mark the CIC's 15th birthday, and there will be some fun things in store. Thank you for sticking with the CIC year after year. Let's make our 15th year the best yet!
The last poll asked about your favorite fighter to fly in the original Privateer. The Centurion was a strong winner as expected, and the Galaxy seemed notably more popular than either the Tarsus or Orion.
Mark Hamill To Receive Hollywood Star
Thanks in part to his recent success resuming the role of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars, actor Mark Hamill will soon be getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The ceremony is set for March 8, 2018 at 11:30 am. I'd encourage Wing Commander fans nearby to go check it out, but the crowd will likely be substantial. (2018-02-22)
Banshee Kicks Off Flat Universe's Border Worlds Faction
The first Border Worlds ship for Wing Commander Flat Universe has been announced! The Banshee now joins the battle alongside four Confed and four Kilrathi craft. It's designed to be particularly effective against slower bombers such as the Broadsword or Grikath. (2018-02-21)
New 3D Prints Highlight Gemini Sector Hotness
Sonnich Johannesen has shown off some large scale and beautifully detailed 3D prints from Wing Commander Privateer. The Centurion and (not pictured) Galaxy are from Astrofossil and the Tarsus model was designed by DJFX, who posted some gorgeous pics of his own a while back. The size of each of these is impressive, and Sonnich has posted some neat pictures of these ships coming together on the printer. (2018-02-20)
Paper Cruiser Returns Stronger & Better Armed
Adm_Maverick's Tallahassee papercraft cruiser is back again in a whole new way. This second major iteration improves on the first in a number of ways, including how the main hull fits together. It also has interior components that form the bow-mounted capship missile launcher. (2018-02-19)
Live Wing Commander Jazz Recording A Huge Success!
Origin composer George Oldziey has completed his live recording of Wing Commander jazz music. The event was conducted last week at George's studio in Austin, and pictures from the day make it look like they had a lot of fun! Initial results also sound fantastic, and we're anxious to hear how everything comes together in the finished album. (2018-02-18)