It's already that time of the year again. Can you believe it? In just two months the CIC will be celebrating its Seventh Birthday Party. We'd like to invite you to our annual online gathering on Wednesday, August 10, 2005. The party is conducted in #Wingnut on irc.wcnews.com. Our community is growing and there are a lot of new faces this year. People who've never been to the #Wingnut room can easily join through the Java web interface here. Wing Commander fans are welcome any time, but on August 10 we will begin formally counting down at 7:00 pm Eastern US (4:00 pm Pacific US and 11:00 pm GMT). There will be plenty of prizes awarded and other fun events conducted throughout the evening. We hope a couple hundred of you will join us on that special day. The party is a bit early/late for people in some time zones, so plan time off work or school now if you can.
A number of the prizes that will be given away at the Birthday party are items available to purchase from our Merchandise Store. We don't sell the items to make a profit, but we thought it'd be fun to make our own CIC gear available to everyone. I've haven't mentioned it on the front page in a while because there were still a few Birthday presents from last year's party that had not made it out. In some cases I had conflicting addresses, returned-to-sender items and things like that. The last batch of stuff I could resolve myself went out this week, but I believe there are probably a few items remaining. Feel free to email us if there was something you did not receive. All paid merchandise has always shipped out within 48 hours however. Below are some of the neat things we've come up with.
And our newest item is the TCS Eisen memorial hat.
Prices and sizing options are in the Merchandise area. The posted prices include shipping within the US. A lot of people ask about flight suits, and we've been working hard for months to come up with a way to supply them to more people. Hopefully we'll have an announcement on that soon.