This one is no April Fool's joke: I am proud to announce that the CIC is adding a new staff member! Asher "Frosty" Lawson joins our ranks with a focus on graphics and layout work (but you'll also be seeing his name on update bylines). This is a unique honor: he is the first staff addition in almost eight years -- since KrisV joined the team in 1999. Frosty is an excellent web designer, a dedicated WingNut and an all around good friend. We're lucky to have him, especially now that the Wing Commander community is poised to grow by leaps and bounds. Long live the Confederation and look forward to great new content!