New Tshirts are available for the upcoming 'Pygmy' tour! You may remember that we did this last year and the year before, for 'Snuff' and 'Rant' (respectively). We initially held off on making these, due to the fact that Chuck is only doing five stops on this tour. But then three more stops got added to Canada and we suddenly had 8 cities that we could list on the back of the shirt.
So this is the first time we've ever offered tour Tshirts with Canadian dates included! read more »
In a recent audio interview Chuck did with KPBS, while on the road promoting his latest novel "Pygmy", Chuck openly talked about his next novel. In fact, Chuck revealed that, while caring for his mother last year, he actually wrote three novels! The one which is going to drop in 2010 is called "Tell All" and if you thought Chuck couldn't get anymore original and daring... think again.
The plot: The novel will feature Lillian Hellman, a real life playright. She is best known as Dashielle Hammet's lover and the writer of the controversial film "The Children's Hour" which featured Audrey Hepburn and Shirley McClain as lesbians. According to the interview, Chuck wants to reinvent her as a "larger than life Super Hero" and talk about her incredible life and exploits, as she wrote about them in her memoir "An Unfinished Woman".
Pygmy is now out in bookstores across America. Chuck usually doesn't need our help doing this, but let's try and get him in the bestseller list again. In otherwards, don't wait to get your copy. Rush down to your local bookstore and scoop one up today! Or, order a copy from Amazon and get your good friends at The Cult a small commission while you're at it:
I'd like to use this thread as a place to gather reviews that begin appearing online, so if you want to help us out, go ahead and link any reviews you're able to find. We'll then begin updating the actual Pygmy section on the site with them.
For today, check out this awesome article the Baltimore Sun did on Chuck recently. Yours truly was interviewed for the piece, and I think it's a great read.
We're trying something new this year. Besides the normal way of having fans send in photos themselves from the "Pygmy" tour, we have just set up a specific group on Flickr to host even more pics.
If you prefer to directly upload your photos to your own account, just tag them with pygmytour and they'll show up in our group too. read more »
Not quite sure exactly what this is, but Random House is promoting it, and it seems fun. Check out the details from their home page, then get over there and join in.
To celebrate the release of Chuck Palahniuk's new book, Pygmy, we invite you to choose your sparring maneuver and upload your photo today in the the Operation Havoc Photo Challenge.
The top 10 most popular photos will be given to Chuck Palahniuk to judge, and he will crown one of you as the Pygmy Photo Challenge King or Queen. For this, you will get a signed copy of Pygmy to add to your collection.
Last year, Doubleday commissioned a very talented artist by the name of David Dwitt to design a tour poster for 'Snuff'. I was actually not aware of this, but those of you who were at some of the events might have seen it. So I'm happy to report that David has returned this year with a beautiful poster for 'Pygmy'.
David only has 200 of these posters available! So I urge you all to gobble it up before the tour starts by visiting the below link. Poster is only $20! If you're attending any of the stops and have it by then, you can have Chuck sign it in person!
David also have some posters left from the 'Snuff' tour stop in MPLS at the Triple Rock here:
This is the only tour merchandise that David has available this year, so hurry before they all go! I personally can't wait to frame this thing and hang it in my office.
This is becoming more and more a part of our pop culture. So I tend to not always report about it. But then again, every now and then, it's just fun to mention:
I was watching CBS tonight and there were Fight Club references in both CSI and Criminal Minds. In CSI a joke was made referencing the first rule of Fight Club. Three girls are in a diet club and a joke is made saying "the first rule of diet club is you don't talk about diet club". I thought this was pretty funny. In Criminal Minds there was a fight club that the killer belonged to. The FBI goes to this fight club while a fight is going on and breaks it up and interviews one member. This member goes on to say that at Fight Club there are no names only nick names. I thought it was really cool that 2 separates shows both had Fight Club references in them on the same night of television..Feel free to pass this info on
Props to Andy Ponti for the scoop. read more »
I don't do this often enough, but now is a good time to remind you that we are always looking for people to advertise on ChuckPalahniuk.net. Chuck has a new book coming out on May 5th. He's starting his tour that same day. And he's currently doing press in major magazines to promote it all.
What does that all mean? It means that the website is getting a ton of traffic these days! Our stats rose by over 33% in the last month alone. It's the best time to advertise with us. You're maximizing the potential of people seeing your ads. In fact, May is usually the hottest month of the year to advertise for this very reason.
On ChuckPalahniuk.net, we accept ads in three positions, all throughout the site. Everyone from bands, to start-up websites, to independent authors promoting a new book advertise on our site. Our rates are affordable and the exposure you get will be invaluable.
If you're interested in promoting yourself, your brand, your band, your book, whatever...
Here's our actual Advertising page too, with more details about the site: http://chuckpalahniuk.net/advertise
If you're thinking about doing this, don't wait. Pygmy comes out in less then a week! And you'll definitely want your ad on our site once the tour begins.
This may be old news for some of you, but SuicideGirls.com has recently posted a photo tribute to Fight Club. I think this has something to do with the site's anniversary or something. Be careful though. The following link is NSFW. You'll see lots of sweaty, tattooed breasts. So many in fact, that I even had a hard time finding an image I could crop (above) for this news post.
Now, onto the photo tribute... and the... ahem... breasts:
If the link doesn't work, it may be because you need a membership to the site. read more »
The winners of the Doubleday contest to select stickers for 'Operation Havoc' have been selected. To recap, this was a contest hosted on Crowdspring to get designs for stickers for the upcoming Pygmy tour. These stickers will be handed our during readings. Here's a word from Doubleday direct: read more »