I wanted to remind everyone that today marks exactly two months until the CIC's Fifth Birthday. If you missed our previous mention, this will be our biggest event yet. Save the evening of Sunday August 10 on your calendars. We'll have cool prizes, special guests and exciting new things to show you. As usual, the event will be held in the irc channel #Wingnut.
One thing is for sure -- the artists who did Wing Commander Academy TV knew what they were doing; the show surprised us all by featuring Wing Commander 1 and 2 era spacecraft years after we assumed they'd been forgotten! So... is anyone out there interested in purchasing some of the cel art used in the making of Academy? Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are -- if there's enough interest, we may be able to make some exciting items available! (And no, I won't be giving away your e-mails away to anyone -- I'm just trying to gauge interest at this point.)
Here's an odd one -- TC points out that XINE, a free Linux media player, supports Wing Commander III video files. Not only that, but they list said capability as one of their features. So... if you've ever needed to watch Wing Commander III cutscenes in Linux, you're all set (in all fairness, they've got ports for other systems, too!).