Well, perhaps not at 3:00 am while I write this, but since we announced the setup of our own irc network at irc.wcnews.com a few days ago, quite a few new people have dropped by to say hello. IRC is a scary mess for many newcomers, but it is be a great tool for hanging out with other Wing Commander fans once you get the hang of it. There's a couple easy ways to get started. You can download mirc and click this link or follow connection instructions in the #Wingnut section. Although the interface is a little clunkier, our Java client is a very easy way to join us. Click here, type in a name and you'll be automatically connected to us. You do have to be patient at first though. Even with a fast computer and a high speed connection, it can take a minute or two for the program to set up and a minute or two to connect to the network. IRC is where we hold our Birthday Party in August, so you can figure out how the system works now and be all set.