Filler came across this 1997 Strategy Plus article. It talks about the WC Convention survey Chris and LOAF had up on the Wing Commander Home Sector, the CIC's predecessor.
Some fans of the Wing Commander series are looking to drum up interest in a possible Wing Commander convention. The "Wing Commander Home Sector" fan site has put up a questionnaire asking readers a number of questions, including whether they would be interested in attending such a convention, and if so, where.
The link is no longer valid, but we still have that survey up on the CIC. It's one of those forms that is submitted by e-mail, so it may not work for you. The Strategy Plus page also links to a couple of other ancient articles, and this one caught my attention:
[...] Origin decided to delay adding these multiplayer options until the release of another Wing Commander product next year. That product would also include Internet play as well. According to an Origin spokesperson, "Origin guarantees there will be multiplayer Wing Commander down the road."