In just a handful of hours the Wing Commander Combat Information Center will turn five years old. As much as I enjoy writing on the CIC main page each day, I would love it even more to be able to talk directly to you all at the party. The rest of our staff has been working hard to prepare some things for you to see on the site this evening, but hopefully a number of you will attend our live event on irc. We're frantically preparing as you read this, and we hope to see you soon.
Sunday evening, August 10, 2003 or Monday morning, August 11, 2003 depending on where you live. At around 7:00 pm US Eastern (4:00 pm US Pacific, 11:00 pm GMT or 7:00 to 9:00 am in parts of Australia) we will all be formally getting together online at our new IRC server (irc.wcnews.com) online in #Wingnut to begin the celebration.Connect to irc.wcnews.com or use our simple Java Client to join the fun. I'd strongly recommend you drop in an hour or two early to synchronize your times. We've had a couple people visit already and discover they would have arrived late had they not compared time zones beforehand.