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EVENT: Chuck Palahniuk Appearing At The San Francisco Cacophony Society's 'Creating Culture from Mayhem'

Chuck Palahniuk

Tickets are now on sale for an exciting Chuck Palahniuk event hosted by INFORUM.  As part of the celebration, Chuck will be appearing and speaking on his history with The Cacophony Society.


Ever wonder how Chuck Palahniuk came up with the idea for Fight Club’s secret society of recreational fighters? Or how a giant wooden “man” ended up on fire in the desert, inspiring one of the world’s most radical gatherings? Welcome to the Cacophony Society, an underground group of pranksters whose culture-jamming antics have helped shape the contemporary zeitgeist for the past three decades. Now, from flash mobs and SantaCon to groups like Improv Everywhere and the Yes Men, new generations of instigators are taking a page out of the Cacophony book, driving pranks and events with social media tools.

While not exactly part of the Doomed tour, this upcoming event is Chuck's only California appearance this fall.  So pay attention!  

  • When: Monday, September 23rd from 7:30p to 9p.
    Where: The Castro Theater (429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114)
  • The event is hosted by INFORUM at The Commonwealth Club
  • You can purchase tickets here -

More details on Chuck's involvement in the event from INFORUM:

First, Chuck will make an appearance at the pre-reception which goes from 6:30-7:30.  

Then, Chuck will be speaking on-stage as a member of the Cacophony Society, along with John Law and Carrie Galbraith, moderated by Brad Wieners. As you might know, they just released Tales of the San Francisco Cacophony Society—Chuck wrote the forward to the book. They’ll be talking about creating culture from mayhem as seen through the lens of San Francisco, for an hour long conversation. The last 15 minutes of the hour is a Q&A via written questions. He won’t be doing a reading of any sort.

Afterwards, Chuck will participate in the signing of the Cacophony books—his own books aren’t for sale.

In terms of what will allow folks to see the most of him, our Premium tickets are the best bet, ($75 non-members, $65 Commonwealth Club members) which includes the book, seating in the front rows, and the VIP pre-reception with the speakers. The next level is our Priority seating which includes middle section seating and the book ($45 non-members, $35 Commonwealth Club members). General admission seating is $25 for non-members and $15 for members. There is also the option of purchasing a Group Ticket, 6 tickets for $60 which also qualifies as General Admission Seating.

You can find more upcoming events as well as the  rest of the DOOMED tour dates here.  Also, be sure to keep an eye out here and for our Twitter and Facebook, as we'll post more info once we get it.