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  1. What is ChuckPalahniuk.net?
  2. Who runs the site?
  3. How old is the site?
  4. Where is the site located?

About Chuck Palahniuk and the Site

  1. Does Chuck Palahniuk run the site?
  2. But the site is official, yes?
  3. So then granted, Chuck is not webmastering or editing the site, but you did say he participates in the site?
  4. What if I just want Chuck to sign my book?

Technical Questions

  1. The website is acting wonky.  What’s up?
  2. How do I login?
  3. I forgot my password? What do I do?
  4. I’ve found a bug on the site.  What do I do?
  5. I’ve found some dead links, who do I tell those about?

About ChuckPalahniuk.net

  1. What is ChuckPalahniuk.net?
    ChuckPalahniuk.net is the official fan site of bestselling author Chuck Palahniuk.  Chuck Palahniuk is the author of Fight Club, Survivor, Invisible Monsters, Choke -- Wait.  You know who Chuck is, or else you probably wouldn't be here.
  2. Who runs the site?
    The site is run by Dennis Widmyer (webmaster and creator) and Kirk Clawes (programming, graphic design).
  3. How old is the site?
    Depends on when you're asking.  I can tell you that it was created on September 18th, 1999.
  4. Where is the site located?
    Well, we don't have an official office or anything.  Though we could use a team of assistants some days.  The site was originally run out of Dennis Widmyer's home and office on Long Island, NY.  Dennis now lives in Los Angeles.  Kirk Clawes operates out of Chicago, IL area.  Additional staff are helpful fans who chip in here and there and color the entire globe.

About Chuck Palahniuk and the Site

  1. Does Chuck Palahniuk run the site?
    You weren’t reading closely before were you?  No, Dennis Widmyer runs the site.  Chuck Palahniuk merely endorses the site. He’s been participating with the site in various ways since its creation in 1999.  He doesn’t, however, manage, maintain, edit, or even much view the site really.  Chuck’s a modest guy, and frankly, the idea of coming to a place where his image is plastered all over the place, with a forum where people sometimes discuss things as trivial as his haircuts, tends to have a negative effect on him.  So while he appreciates everything the site has done for him, we think he prefers to pretend it doesn’t exist most days.  For lack of a better phrase: it helps him ‘keep it real’ and just focus on his next novel.
  2. But the site is official, yes?
    Yes, it has been since 2002.  But Chuck has a tendency to sometimes call it an ‘official fansite.’  We’re fine with this title, as it’s probably a little more accurate.  ‘Official’ makes it sound like Chuck is sitting in his home office every night, reading emails from the site, and then posting on the forum and uploading pictures.  An official author site, in my mind, is something like NeilGaiman.com, where Neil himself is posting blogs everyday, and managing most of the content.
  3. So then granted, Chuck is not webmastering or editing the site, but you did say he participates in the site?
    Yes, in many ways.  Besides emailing Dennis with updates on his career, news about upcoming books, and exclusive tour information, Chuck also used to send in monthly essays to our now defunct writer’s workshop where he gave lessons on his craft to would-be writers.  During 2004 through 2005, he even held monthly (and then quarterly) Q&A sessions with members of our site.  In 2014, the 20 best stories from this workshop will be published in Burnt Tongues, an anthology edited by Chuck, Dennis Widmyer and Richard Thomas (Chuck has also provided the introduction). 
  4. What if I just want Chuck to sign my book?
    Chuck used to have a partnership with a Portland bookstore called St. Helen's.  Unfortunately, the store went out of business last year.  So currently, the only way to get a book directly signed by Chuck is to see him on tour.

Technical Questions

  1. The website is acting wonky.  What’s up?
    Well, email us first, and define ‘wonky.’  Before you do though, clear your browser cache by deleting your temporary internet files.  Then, make sure you're running the latest version of said browser, and reload and refresh.  If the problem still persists, email problems@chuckpalahniuk.net. Be sure to explain exactly the problem you’re having.  Also tell us some information about you computer, including: operating system (Windows, OS, Linux), screen resolution and the type of browser you’re using, and what version (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, etc).
  2. How do I login?
    You can login from the top of any page.  Or, you can Register here.
  3. I forgot my password? What do I do?
    Go here and you can request us to email it to you.
  4. I’ve found a bug on the site.  What do I do?
    Let us know about it, quick, so we can squish it!
  5. I’ve found some dead links, who do I tell those about?
    For dead links, email here.  Just be sure to tell us the exact page, where the link is on the page.  And better yet, if you can provide us with an updated URL, that would be splendid.