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.