The central WC Saga page is reporting that the Battlegroup Serpent mod is nearing alpha phase. While this is still a ways from a full release, contrary to other projects, it indicates that the mod is on track for actual completion. Their latest news post also indicates they're searching for an IRC server. If you're a Wing Commander mod group or simply a few Wing Commander people who need a place to hang out, irc.wcnews.com is available for this sort of activity. Wing Commander fans can set up their own channels as necessary via chanserv.
Not only is it a home for the CIC's own channel, #WingNut, but it is a community server. Need a place for your fan project crew or Crius.net friends to meet and discuss things in real time? Just connect, join the channel that you want, and talk to ChanServ about registering it in your name.
After this week we'll be half way through our summer trivia game. Although we're ticking down to our Birthday with this one, you can start any time. Answers for Week 3 are due tomorrow, so if you don't have yours in, head over the Trivia Section here.
A waitress was kind enough to snap this shot of a partial group picture while we were waiting for Joe from the Origin Museum and others to arrive. Fortunately everything is built into the hotel complex or connected via air tubes, so we very rarely had to be exposed to fresh air.
Byydo: The stray fibers on this scan make Tye look like he has rabies. Wait, what the hell is he eating? :~(
Weasel: It's a camera, Tye. There's no need to be afraid.
TyeDyeBoy: I look happy there, but that sandwich was a huge damn disappointment.
Monee: Uhh, so Weasel... what're you gonna have this time? Chicken strips?
Weasel: Hey, I happen to like chicken fingers. Leave me alone.
ChrisReid: I think Hades' straw has a lemon stuck in it.
LOAF: Champions: because it's there.
Joe: DEATH: "I'll be there in 15 minutes...save me a seat!"
Death: Die, Joe.
Hades: Joe mocks, but he never showed up for much of the day either.