Billed as the last chance for fans to ask questions about the anticipated expansion before it's released, the developer chat is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, February 7 at 4pm PST / 7pm EST (I believe this is Midnight in the UK, but you might want to check for yourself).

You can enter the chat in a number of ways, the level of difficulty varying depending on your previous experience with chat applications:

  • Log on to Stardock Central. Click the "Chat" link on the left-hand side of the screen and then type /join #galciv to enter the chat channel.
  • Log on to with your favorite IRC client and join the #galciv channel to enter the chat.
  • Head to to use the web-based interface. Click on the IRC tab in the upper-left corner, choose a nickname, then type into the HOST:port space. Click on the "galciv" item in the left-hand list and the chat window should open in the middle of your screen.

You can find more information over on the official Galactic Civilizations II website.