The CIC's birthday is more than just an excuse to give our visitors lots of prizes. It is also when we unveil brand new site content which have consumed many, many hours of our time. This year is no exception. On previous birthdays we have given you CIC Red, CIC Green, CIC Teal, and last year CIC Blue. This year we have a brand new CIC color for you, and while it'd spoil the surprise if I told you what it is, I can tell you that it contains nearly 500MB of files. Of course that's not all - we'll also be updating a number of our existing sections.
Everyone can get involved in the birthday celebrations - each year we get several submissions from fans. Just look at what was sent in last year. We already have a few things from fans, but if you have something you'd like to contribute let us know!
If you want to be among the first to get your hands on the birthday treats, join us on IRC for the birthday countdown. We officially start the party on August 10 at 7:00 pm Eastern US time (4:00 pm Pacific and 11:00 pm GMT). This year's online birthday will be on a Tuesday evening in North/South America and early Wednesday for those in Eastern Europe to Australia. If this is a new event for you, our annual birthday parties are held online on IRC in #Wingnut. Details on joining can be found in our irc section here.