The party was a huge success and a lot of fun. We had to restart the server this morning, so if you were dropped from #Wingnut, it's now safe to come back. We held a variety of random drawings, trivia contests and scavenger hunts on Wednesday night. The winners are listed below. Each person should email us with your party name, prize won and complete mailing name/address. If you won a wearable item, include a size. In the past we've gotten a couple requests for items to be autographed by the CIC staff, so we can probably do that too if you want.
If you had your heart set on a CIC item, most of them are still for sale in our Merchandise Store. Prize winners who wish to purchase something can reduce shipping costs as well.
- Game Boy & Prophecy Advance - TheFraix
- CIC Polo Shirt - Quarto
- CIC Eisen Shirt - CFF
- CIC Hat - AdmiralHuang
- CIC Glass - GokuZFH123, Shades, BrynS (->Popsicle Pete), MonsterFurby, Darkpetzi
- CIC Playing Cards - LazyPanda
- CIC Prophecy Style Flight Suit - PopsiclePete
- WC4 DVD - Wedge (->Quarto)
- WC Action Figures (one pair) - Vinco
- WC Movie Poster - Fraix
- WC Movie DVD - CasperXJ
- WC Movie Press Kit - Fatcat
- WC Movie Sound Track - MajorStriker
- WC Novel (submit 1st & 2nd preference) - Fearlessleader, DMJC, Greywolf, Worf
- $25 Prize donated by BLHQ - Climber (buying shirt)
- Confed Patches donated by BLHQ - Vinman
There were a few prizes from last year that had no addresses submitted, were returned to sender or had some other issue. Email us now if you'd like to clear that up.
At around 7:00 pm Eastern Time, the server monitoring software registered what appeared to be every Wingnut hitting the refresh button and downloading Standoff. So far some 400 people have downloaded either Episode 2 or the package that combines Episodes 1 and 2 from our server. With over fifty images displayed, our front page will take a while to load if you are on dial-up. Please bear with us, and remember that things could always be worse. 1 We'll post the party log and get back to regular updates tomorrow.
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Intrepid Enters Spacedock
Spacedock has profiled another Wing Commander vessel! The BWS Intrepid is the star this episode of "Sci-Fi Ships You've Never Heard Of." Daniel, the author, has a huge soft spot for the WC series, and he's especially fond of this one. (2018-09-18)
Sienta la Ciencia y la Ficción
Christian Klein marches ever closer to having a complete set of Wing Commander games translated for Spain. This looks like a pretty thorough job with everything from the box to disc to manuals in Spanish, although no in-game audio has been revamped. The front doesn't have the big Midway flap that opens, but the static front and rearranged rear screenshot collage make it its own unique collectible! (2018-09-17)
Homeworld Mod Locks & Loads
The Homeworld Remastered Mod has gotten another update to more fully implement the fuel & ammunition mechanics that L.I.F. (2018-09-16)
The Edge of The Darkening
We've unearthed a fascinating piece of pre-history: a detailed preview of Privateer 2: The Darkening from the August 1996 issue of Edge magazine... written when the game was still just called 'The Darkening!' The article includes a beautiful two-page gallery of artwork, plenty of pre-release screenshots and a surprising amount of technical detail about the game's development team. (2018-09-15)
Sticker Shock: Cross Promotion
eBay find: as part of the marketing for the Wing Commander movie in 1999, they sent out little promo stickers retailers could add to their existing stock of Wing Commander games... so you know this copy of Prophecy was still on the shelves about 18 months after release! (2018-09-14)