The new year is under way, and it's already been more than five months since our last meeting at DragonCon. New readers since last fall should check out our 2005 DC Gallery to get an idea of what happens each summer when the CIC staff gets together at one of the world's largest science fiction conventions. It's time to start planning for 2006's event, and the first order of business is to think about ordering convention passes. This year's get-together takes place from September 1-4 in Atlanta, Georgia. Tickets for the four days of convention programming are $50 until February 15. They steadily increase throughout the year and are $85 at the door. A few guests, such as Star Trek actress Denise Crosby and author Peter David, have already been announced. If you have any questions about dropping by and hanging out with some of the world's biggest Wing Commander fans for the weekend, the Crius.net DragonCon Forum is a good place to start.