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I applied to Clarion West SIX TIMES
Applications for the Clarion West Summer Six-Week Writers Workshop in Seattle are now open. If you apply before February 10th, the fee is only $30; it goes up to $50 after that date. The last day to apply is March 1st. This year's instructors are Paul Park,...
Applications for the Clarion West Summer Six-Week Writers Workshop in Seattle are now open. If you apply before February 10th, the fee is only $30; it goes up to $50 after that date. The last day to apply is March 1st. This y...
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MEOWY XMAS
This year, D and I switched from hand-writing all our holiday cards to drop-shipping pre-printed postcards. It forced us to write more concisely about the past year, but we're very happy with the results: If you wanted a card from us but didn't get one, we ...
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'Tis the Season
And here's a scientific carol for you: https://youtu.be/J0NXY89WsxY (H/T Andrea Phillips on Twitter )
And here's a scientific carol for you: https://youtu.be/J0NXY89WsxY (H/T Andrea Phillips on Twitter)
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Now with detailed directions to the ORCs room (Salmon, on the 3rd floor of the Marriott)!
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I'll just leave this here.
Today, the fourth post in the MISSION: TOMORROW series of interviews features Alex Shvartsman, Curtis C. Chen, and Mike Resnick
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#42Movies Post-Mortem
It is a testament to the insignificance of this blog that not one reader complained about my film selections over the last few weeks. :) Or maybe I was just very clear at the start of 42 Moves in 21 Days that these were going to be movies that had personal ...
It is a testament to the insignificance of this blog that not one reader complained about my film selections over the last few weeks. :) Or maybe I was just very clear at the start of 42 Moves in 21 Days that these were going...
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I Will Be at Some Conventions This Year
(Wow, has it really been a whole month since my last blog post here? I'm a terrible person.) If you're a SF/F convention-goer, here are some 2016 events I'm definitely attending and which I would recommend to any fan: Norwescon 39 (March) - my kick-ass agen...
(Wow, has it really been a whole month since my last blog post here? I'm a terrible person.) If you're a SF/F convention-goer, here are some 2016 events I'm definitely attending and which I would recommend to any fan: Norwesc...
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Tonight is #DieHardEve
Twelve hours from now, at 9:30 PM Pacific Time, you're invited to our first ever... Christmas Eve DIE HARD livetweet extravaganza! Search for #DieHardEve on Twitter to see commentary from: Mindy Bardon Robin Catesby Curtis Chen DC Drunk Audience ...and you,...
Twelve hours from now, at 9:30 PM Pacific Time, you're invited to our first ever... Christmas Eve DIE HARD livetweet extravaganza! Search for #DieHardEve on Twitter to see commentary from: Mindy Bardon Robin Catesby Curtis Ch...
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I Am Eligible for Some Awards or Something
Hello, readers! I know, it's been a while since I actually wrote one of these Wednesday blog posts. I've been working on other writing projects lately (like my first novel ) and have also started an author newsletter which will eventually be archived on my ...
Hello, readers! I know, it's been a while since I actually wrote one of these Wednesday blog posts. I've been working on other writing projects lately (like my first novel) and have also started an author newsletter which wil...
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My OryCon 37 Schedule
Hey science fiction and fantasy lovers in or near Portland, Oregon! It's that time of year again: time for OryCon ! This Friday through Sunday, hundreds (if not thousands) of fans will gather at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront for a variety of fan...
Hey science fiction and fantasy lovers in or near Portland, Oregon! It's that time of year again: time for OryCon! This Friday through Sunday, hundreds (if not thousands) of fans will gather at the Portland Marriott Downtown ...
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Happy Birthday +Corby Anderson and many happy returns of the day!
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#42Movies, Day 21: Puzzle Hunts
This is not a clue. OR IS IT? No, it's not. Swearsies: Midnight Madness (1980) and The Game (1997) Hints and solution after the trailers. j/k! ;) https://youtu.be/gLusAy-aOJY https://youtu.be/dLauqDChQGs For the record, that trailer for Midnight Madness is ...
This is not a clue. OR IS IT? No, it's not. Swearsies: Midnight Madness (1980) and The Game (1997) Hints and solution after the trailers. j/k! ;) https://youtu.be/gLusAy-aOJY https://youtu.be/dLauqDChQGs For the record, tha...
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October 1
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Married
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Curtis C. Chen, CKL
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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.

Debut novel Waypoint Kangaroo coming June 2016 from Thomas Dunne Books!

Helps run Puzzled Pint on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.

Curtis is not an aardvark.

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).
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Polymath
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Writing, editing, puzzle creation, event planning, BEING AWESOME.
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PO Box 87640 Vancouver, WA 98687-7640
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The Doubleclicks
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We get it, Cumberbatch. You’re perfect.

[conventions|repost] Announcing JayCon XIII – today! |
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ETA: We will be having my living wake, the JayWake on Saturday, July 27th. This will be a celebration of my life and a giant flip of the bir

Next Puzzled Pint: Tuesday, June 11th, 2013. - Google Groups
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Curtis C. Chen, 6/5/13 2:11 PM, Continuing our retrospective of TV shows that were cancelled too soon, join us next week for a "Twin Peaks"

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xkcd: Ten Thousand
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XKCD updates every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. You can get prints, posters, and t-shirts in the store. Ten Thousand. |< · < Prev ·

The Doubleclicks • 2012: The Doubleclicks-en-ing
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2012: The Doubleclicks-en-ing “ The Doubleclicks project has gone from “a thing” to “A THING” over the past 12 months. It’s really weird–as

The Doubleclicks - A Good Game of Cards
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maxistentialist: A Good Game of Cards by The Doubleclicks Here’s the official Cards Against Humanity theme song, written by our friends The

It’s Pi day, which seems like a good reason to...
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It’s Pi day, which seems like a good reason to give you a free download of our children’s song “Uncle Geek’s House.” This is a song I wrote

The Doubleclicks • Fan video for the Impostor song - with footage...
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Fan video for the Impostor song - with footage from NASA things. Pretty! Also: please come see us on tour!

Wall Street Journal Blog: Portland Makes Bid To Become Budding Techlandia
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Thanks to the quirky TV show “Portlandia,” Portland, Ore., is better known for its tattoos and its gluten-free bakeries than for its tech sc

Music vs. Theater » The Tauntaun Song
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Last month I participated in A Musical Emergency, which is a loose collective of theater and music folks in SF that turns popular stories or

xkcd: App
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< Prev · Random; Next >; >|. Permanent link to this comic: http://xkcd.com/1174/ Image URL (for hotlinking/embedding): http://imgs.xkcd.com/

I’ve been bad at keeping up with posting fan art...
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I’ve been bad at keeping up with posting fan art here.. and I’m not sure this qualifies… but we are among ~15 awesome performers on the upco

Paperman by Disney
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I just saw this amazing new short film from Disney Animation float by my steams today. It’s a cute story with some fantastic new animation t

The Doubleclicks • “Imposter,” a new Doubleclicks song about Mars...
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“Imposter,” a new Doubleclicks song about Mars Curiosity (MSL).

Watch the entire Firefly 10 year reunion panel, and try not to cry
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The entire 10-year Firefly reunion at this years San Diego Comic-Con is now online, for your viewing pleasure. So grab a seat and pull up so

"Complaining Is Stupid. Either Act or Forget."
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This quotation comes from graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister and is a good reminder that sometimes we need to stop being angry, shut up, and

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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
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reviewed 2 years ago
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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