The middle of the year is fast approaching, and that means one thing here: it's almost time for the CIC Birthday! We now hold the event on a Saturday near to the actual anniversary, and this year we've selected August 13. Most old timers know the drill, and they'll tell you that the party is a blast! If you've never used IRC chat before, it's easy to get started with our simple web interface. Feel free to stop by and get acquainted any time. As usual, we've got some cool site upgrades planned as well some fascinating things to share. We're also cooking up a couple surprises. Everything gets going on irc.wcnews.com channel #Wingnut at 7:00 pm EDT (4:00 pm PDT and 11:00 pm GMT) on the 13th. Mark your calendars and stand by for an awesome night!