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I am Sick Today
But there are three cool things I need to tell you about: first, Puzzled Pint Brooklyn got a very nice write-up in The Wall Street Journal ! Second, our friends The Doubleclicks made a very groovy Ghostbusters -inspired music video . Third, there's a fun ne...
But there are three cool things I need to tell you about: first, Puzzled Pint Brooklyn got a very nice write-up in The Wall Street Journal! Second, our friends The Doubleclicks made a very groovy Ghostbusters-inspired music v...
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I Have Some Busy Weekends Coming Up
For the record, I'm not doing this as a #humblebrag or anything douchey like that. I'm writing this down as yet another reminder of all the crap I need to do BECAUSE I'M OLD AND I FORGET THINGS OKAY. This weekend is GameStorm 17 in downtown Vancouver, where...
For the record, I'm not doing this as a #humblebrag or anything douchey like that. I'm writing this down as yet another reminder of all the crap I need to do BECAUSE I'M OLD AND I FORGET THINGS OKAY. This weekend is GameStorm...
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My latest short story got a great review from Apex Magazine!
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I need to work on my being-interviewed skills.
 
Our latest unlikely author interview is live! +Curtis Chen discusses the inspiration behind It's Machine Code, along with 3D printing technology, and the wonderful world of puzzles.

http://www.unlikely-story.com/an-unlikely-interview-with-curtis-c-chen/
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Happy Birthday +Julia Reynolds and many happy returns of the day!
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I Have Not Seen Most of These Movies
But I still have opinions about this year's Best Picture nominees. I'm talking about the Academy Awards , of course. Feel free to stop reading now if you don't care about any of this. I won't say too much about the whole #OscarsSoWhite thing, except this: i...
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A+ costumes, practical FX coming along nicely :)
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I Have Been Married for Ten Years
Our wedding anniversary date is actually tomorrow, but what with leap years and Daylight Saving Time and whatnot, I figure today's close enough to call it. This past weekend, we attended the wedding of our friends Kenna and Ryan (whom I affectionately call ...
Our wedding anniversary date is actually tomorrow, but what with leap years and Daylight Saving Time and whatnot, I figure today's close enough to call it. This past weekend, we attended the wedding of our friends Kenna and R...
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I Have Trouble Asking for Help
I was going to rant and rave today about how badly The Newsroom crashed and burned in its last season, but honestly, that ship has sailed. Do go read Abigail Nussbaum's breakdown , though; she's much more articulate about the situation than I would ever be....
I was going to rant and rave today about how badly The Newsroom crashed and burned in its last season, but honestly, that ship has sailed. Do go read Abigail Nussbaum's breakdown, though; she's much more articulate about the ...
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I Should Be Reading
This is more of a reminder for myself than anything else. I know the usual mantra is "You Should Be Writing," but in my case, I've gotten to the point where the writing itself is not an issue. (I recently told my agent that I could crank out 1,500-2,000 wor...
This is more of a reminder for myself than anything else. I know the usual mantra is "You Should Be Writing," but in my case, I've gotten to the point where the writing itself is not an issue. (I recently told my agent that I...
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Oscar? I Didn't Even Know 'er!
(I never get tired of that joke. Yes, I am that weird uncle you don't like to visit.) DeeAnn and I are almost ready to host our annual Oscar Party tomorrow! In the tradition of my previous posts about this, here are links to some materials you can use for f...
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Basic Information
Gender
Male
Birthday
October 1
Relationship
Married
Other names
Curtis C. Chen, CKL
Story
Tagline
I am not an aardvark.
Introduction
Once a software engineer in Silicon Valley; now a speculative fiction writer and puzzle game maker near Portland, Oregon. Also the "Cat Feeding Robot" Guy from Ignite Portland and JoCo Cruise Crazy.
Bragging rights
Graduate, Clarion West 2014 and Viable Paradise XII; co-founder, Puzzled Pint (2010-present); organizer, OryCon Open Read & Critique sessions (2009-present); winner, Stanford In Entertainment script competition, 30-minute category (2011); three-time Ignite Portland speaker (2009, 2012, 2013).
Work
Occupation
Polymath
Skills
Writing, editing, puzzle creation, event planning, BEING AWESOME.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
As they say: "Why see a movie in coach when you can sit in first class?" I know, it's a bit of schlep to go to Vancouver or Beaverton just for a movie, but it's totally worth it. Look for Groupons to help defray the cost, and definitely try a Living Room or Movie Parlor sometime!
Atmosphere: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Good beer, good food, and plenty of space for friends to gather! We've even hosted TWO Puzzled Pint events here, which is 100% more than 99% of our other venues. :)
Atmosphere: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
When our friends visit Portland, this is one of the places we always take them. Love the decor and the variety of bars; we probably come here once a month anyway, between movies, SFWA events, and just hanging out with friends. (Event staff is also great: in October, 2012, I had a birthday shindig in the Library, and Amanda, Jessica, and Leroy made sure everyone had a fun evening!)
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Can get a bit noisy, but Critical Sip is a great place for adults to meet and game together. Bonus points for always keeping their bathrooms remarkably clean. ;)
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: Very GoodService: Excellent
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reviewed 2 years ago
THE GREATEST BOOKSTORE ON THE PLANET. FULL STOP.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
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