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The Royal Mystic Order of Chaos Fan-Fiction Contest Official Rules

The Royal Mystic Order of Chaos Fan-Fiction Contest Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

  1. Eligibility

The Royal Mystic Order of Chaos Fan Fiction Contest (the “Promotion”) is open only to legal residents of earth who are at least old enough to write and attend the show. Void in Quebec and where prohibited by law. The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

  1. Entry Period

The Promotion begins February 17th and ends on March 7th (the “Promotion Entry Period”).

  1. How to Enter

To enter the Promotion you must submit one (1) original story inspired by The Rocky Horror Picture Show and/or The Royal Mystic Order of Chaos (the “Submission”). Limit of one thousand (1,000) submissions per person during the Promotion Entry Period.

You retain all right, title, and interest in and to your Submission, including the copyright, provided, however, that by participating in the Promotion, you hereby grant The Royal Mystic Order of Chaos the non-exclusive, royalty-free right and license to publish your Submission, in whole or in part, and your name, image, likeness, and biographical information for publicity, advertising, and promotional purposes, without limitation, and without consideration whether or not such Submission is selected as a winning Submission. You additionally grant sponsors the right, but not the obligation to, edit, amend, or cut your submission for publication, the time and format determined solely by the sponsors as well as all access and rights to your eternal soul.

  1. Submission Requirements
  • Submission must be no less than 400 and no more than 1,200 words.
  • Submission must be an original, spicy work created solely by you, which contains characters primarily based on the cast and crew of The Royal Mystic Order of Chaos and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The work cannot have been previously published or masturbated to.
  • Submission must not be suitable for publication (i.e., must be sexually explicit, obscene or indecent).
  • Submission may contain defamatory statements.
  • Submission must not promote racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm or harassment of any kind against any group or individual, for real though.
  • Submission must not contain any telephone numbers, street addresses or email addresses of any individual.

All Submissions will be reviewed for content eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules before being judged. Submissions containing prohibited material or inappropriate content, as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may be disqualified. The Royal Mystic Order of Chaos makes the final determination as to what Entries are eligible to take part in this Promotion.

  1. Review of Submissions to Determine Grand Prize Winner

The Submissions will be ranked in the following three (3) criteria: (a) quality (33.33%), (b) creativity (33.33%), and (c) smutiness (33.33%). One (1) individual whose entry earns the highest overall score will win the Grand Prize and potentially have their story performed on stage during the show. One (1) individual whose entry earns the second highest overall score will be mocked mercilessly. Judges will appear to be fair and impartial. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible Entries received.

  1. Prizes

One (1) Grand prize will be awarded. Grand prize winner will receive a very cool ROCKY HORROR PURSE. Approximate Retail Value of the Grand Prize is more than a toaster, but not a real expensive toaster. Prize is non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the listed prize for one of equal or greater value for any reason. Or to keep the prize entirely, because we want…. Its nice.  Grand Prize winner must be present at the March 14th show to collect their prize in person.Grand Prize Rocky Horror Purse

One (1) second prize will be awarded. Second prize winner will receive nothing, because second place is a loser. Prize is non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the listed prize for one of equal or greater value for any reason.

  1. Entry Conditions and Release

By entering, each participant agrees to: (a) comply with and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, and/or the Promotion judges which are binding and final in all matters relating to this Promotion; (b) release and hold harmless the Sponsor and its respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliated companies, and anyone who is or is not a large overgrown mammal lacking in fur. My god, how have you read this far? Shit, I don’t even know what to type down here. I mean don’t get me wrong I have entered in plenty of contests in the past and I have this weird neuroticism which makes me compulsively read the rules and agreements before I check off or sign anything, but those contests manage to have like ten to thirty pages of legal stuff, and here I am only managing to barely hit three. … Damn… I guess I can just fill all of this in with legal word I know:  from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to negligence and damages of any kind to persons and property, including but not limited to invasion of privacy (under appropriation, intrusion, public disclosure of private facts, false light in the public eye or other legal theory), defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, infringement of trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights, property damage, or death or personal injury arising out of or relating to a participant’s entry, creation of an entry or submission of an entry, participation in the Promotion, acceptance or use or misuse of prize (including any travel or activity related thereto) and/or the broadcast, exploitation or use of entry; and (c) indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Sponsor from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorneys fees) arising out of or relating to an entrant’s participation in the Promotion, the Submission and/or entrant’s acceptance, use or misuse of prize. (d) No former members or performers from The Royal Mystic Order of Chaos or any other cast that has performed at the River Oaks Theatre may enter or win.

  1. Disputes

Entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion, or any prizes awarded, other than those concerning the administration of the Promotion or the determination of winners, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved in a Thunderdome style fight to the death in the parking lot of the River Oaks theatre under the next blood moon.

CHAOS THEORY: Interview with Author Larry Viezel and Producer of Rocky Horror Saved My Life

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Author and Mr. Freeze Impersonator Larry Viezel

We met first author Larry Viezel back in July 2014 when Rocky Horror Saved My Life filmed CHAOS at the River Oaks Theatre.  We thought it was some sort of mistake when they said they were coming out, but they seemed nice enough.  Anyway, Larry has written a book with Sal Piro, President for Life of the Rocky Horror Fan Club the book is CHOCK full of the kind of crap you dream about seeing one day.

So Foss fired off an email with 11 questions about the book The ROCKY HORROR TREASURY: A TRIBUTE TO THE ULTIMATE CULT CLASSIC and RHSML….

1. How did your obsession with Rocky start?

This is a pretty unique spin on the standard opening question. You aren’t really asking “When did you first see Rocky Horror”. You’re asking when did my *obsession* start. I started going to Rocky Horror just after i graduated High School. I went pretty much every weekend that summer. It was a fun place to be and there were hot girls in lingerie to ogle. I stayed out way later than I did otherwise. We all went to the diner after every show and had a hell of a time being dumb teenagers with nowhere to be. What actually got me obsessed with the movie was taking all that away. When i went to college there was no Rocky Horror around. The local show in Albany had just stopped running and there was no show other than Halloween. Absence makes the heart grow fonder as they say. So I would long for those weekend opportunities to go home and be part of the Rocky scene again.

2. What made Rocky so important in your life?

There is the cliche answer – the friendships. As cliche as the answer is, its true. I’ve made lifelong friends there. I still talk and hang out with people I met at my first show at the theatre.

The not so cliche answer, or at least the answer most people won’t admit, is the attention. Rocky was, and still is, a place where a guy with dumb jokes and great sense of timing can get laughs and swoons. There is no better feeling in the world than an audience eating up what you are throwing at them.

20140930152317-RHSML_-_Roxy_T-Shirt3. How’s the RHSML filming going?

Great. Its pretty fantastic to go all over the country and witness Rocky Horror in different markets. Its not a journey too many people have gotten to make in the 40 year history of the movie. Certainly not this many shows in one year. Its pretty cool to see the similarities and differences between the casts. To see two shows that have sell out crowds, but could not possibly be more different, and yet they are still ostensibly doing the same thing. Its also really cool to meet the people who have kept the cult going for as many years as its been going. I’ve heard some great stories – some really unexpected stuff. I sometimes wish we could stay talking to some of these people for way longer than the short time we have with them.

There is a misconception though about the journey being all peaches and blowjobs. There is a fair amount of suck involved in filming. We hours on end cramming as many interviews as we can into the small time frame we have allotted. Sometimes those hours are spent in dank basements, sometimes in hot rooms where we can’t turn on the air conditioning because it will ruin the sound. Or we spend the days travelling – either cramped in the middle seat of an airplane or driving 10 plus hours to get somewhere. I also spend an inordinate amount of time away from the responsibilities of the rest of my life – my family, my job, my home show. Going away means those things will be twice as much work to tend to when I come back in half the amount of time. But I can’t complain too much because making this movie has given me the opportunity to see all of these shows and that’s a Rocky Horror fan’s dream come true. And in the end I am sure its going to all be worth it because there will be a kick ass finished result.

Larry with Poster.

Larry with Poster.

4. What was the moment that you decided to create a book for the fans of Rocky?

Its not really all that glamorous. I answer emails for the Rocky Horror Picture Show fan Club, as well as handle their social media. An email came across addressed to Sal Piro from a publisher who wanted to put something together. They had Fox on board. They had Richard O’Brien on board. They had Lou Adler on board. The only thing missing was an author. I mentioned it to Sal and he said “Oh yeah – do you want to work on that with me?” This of course was right as documentary filming started and I was completely overwhelmed at work. So of course I said yes.

We were given a very short time to finish the book and not a lot of room to write. We were asked to put 40 years of Rocky Horror history into under 7000 words. That’s the origins of the play, the filming of the movie, the audience participation, the fans, fan events, conventions. They said “write a book about Rocky Horror”. Sounds so simple right? With 40 years to cover, we could have written an encyclopedia.

5. What’s the first item you every collected? 

It was an 8×10 photo, but I have no idea which one. I think it might have been a black and white headshot of Barry Bostwick as Brad. There was a guy on my college campus selling posters and photos. I bought a giant poster of Kurt Cobain, a giant poster from The Lost Boys and whatever Rocky Horror photos they had. I got it in my head that I would collect all the photos that the Criminologist uses in his book. Then I went to the local comic book shot to try and track down the copy of Weird Fantasy that was in there. And then eBay came along right around when I had disposable income from my first *real* job. Thousands of dollars later I have no idea what happened.

6. What is your favorite item that you have collected of the Rocky Horror Picture Show vs. The Rocky Horror Show? 

From the movie its the original costume pieces. I have Columbia’s bustier and Rocky’s floorshow boa. From the play is a bit tougher of a question. I bought two collections just before the 4711 Rocky Horror convention in Atlantic City. First was “The Rocky Horror Scrapbook” collection. I found a guy on craigslist (how many great stories start out that way?) who was looking to sell a bunch of Rocky Horror stuff. He was the guy who originally put together the Rocky Horror scrapbook. He had kept it all for 30+ years in storage. In it were some handwritten lyrics by Richard O’Brien for Science Fiction Double Feature. Scrawled on the back of them were notes for I Can Make You A Man. I’m not sure if this is the “original hand written lyrics” but I am gonna say “Yeah, probably”. Shortly after I bought that collection, another collection came up for auction from Sothebys. It was all of Michael White’s stuff. Mostly notes, and letters. One of the pieces was a framed picture of the famous Rocky Horror Show head logo. It looks like a photograph. I don’t think its an original painting. But its still pretty boss.

The Rocky Horror Treasury7. What’s the one item you can’t part with?

Ooof. All of it. I am somewhat of a hoarder. My wife says I should go through some of it and find some things I can part with that I don’t think are that amazing. But all of it is fascinating to me! I suppose if my house was on fire and I could only save one item – it would probably be the bustier. Its a shame if that was all that would survive though – I have some amazing shit.

8. Interviewee choice:  Create your own question here then answer it.  Make the question and answer clever.  

Q: Besides Rocky Horror, what are you fascinated with? What do you collect?

A: I collect Mayor McCheese memorabilia, statues of Atlas holding the globe and clever interview questions. This one won’t be going in.

9.  What happens to your collection when you die and can we have it?

My guess is that I will die in the fire mentioned in question 7, selfishly trying to go back in to save what was in the house. You can’t have it. No one can.

In all seriousness, I imagine once I am in the ground one of two things will happen to my collection. Either my wife will auction it or it will go to start a Rocky Horror museum.

10.  Has your collection gotten you laid?

I am sure it helped. But it was never like “Oh my god! Is that a Japanese press book signed by everyone in the cast?!? We should totally fuck!”

One time after a show a girl came back home with me. She was cute, but not someone I really wanted around because there were some major crazy alarm bells going off around her. She told me she had nowhere to stay and I totally fell for that because a) I am a genuinely nice guy and b) I am a big dumb male. The next morning one thing led to another and there she was in my bed blowing me. I drove her home later in the day and that was the end of that. I found out later that the reason behind it all was a friend put her up to it in order to steal the Columbia bustier for her. So yeah – I suppose this totally counts.

11. What advice do you have for young aspiring collectors or people looking to get laid?

For collectors – Collect what you are fascinated with. There’s probably half a dozen major Rocky Horror collectors out there – but all of us have different enough tastes for what we collect that its not too often that we overlap and go after the same stuff. EBay is your friend, but some really good stuff pops up at auction houses otherwise. If you go for the standard licensed stuff, buy ten of them, not just one. And stay the hell away from any auction I have my sights on.

For getting laid – any tips you’ve heard, read, paid for or practiced in the pursuit of getting laid is entirely bullshit. There is no magic button. There is no secret password. There is a reason its called “getting lucky”.  Get lucky as often as you can and press your luck when you do. The worst you can hear is “no” and then you are no worse off. You’re in the same spot as you were before that – jerking off to obscure and awkward pornography on the Internet while crying. Cest la vie.

People Like Us….

A long while ago, some wonderful people showed up and took photos of Foss.

For the past four years I’ve been photographing Rocky Horror Picture Show shadow cast players and shows across the country for an eventual book of images documenting this amazing community. So far I’ve visited nine states and photographed over twenty casts and about 130 people.

The photographs are freaking awesome. You should check them out.

People Like UsFossEddie

Merry Christmas Everyone!

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Uncle Charlie is coming to visit!

Guess who is playing Riff June 8th.

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Check this s*&$ out!

http://www.washingtonian.com/blogs/afterhours/theatre/theater-preview-the-gay-mens-chorus-of-washington-takes-on-the-rocky-horror-show.php

 

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More cool found art!

Society 6 has some really awesome Rocky Horror tribute art.  Check it out.

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And….

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And . . . .

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Very cool art. More images can be found here http://www.visualnews.com/2012/12/28/group-shots/

And you can buy the poster here!

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THIS JUST IN! Chaos God Save the Queen – Tim Curry – T-Shirts

Chaos  is super f@#king pleased to be releasing this freaking awesome t-shirt!  They’ll be on sale that the October 26th Halloween shows while supplies last!

The Lovely Mrs. Foss showing off the Chaos design.

Halloween is coming!

We’re planning two great shows for you at the Historic River Oaks Theatre in Houston Texas!  There will be a costume contest so do come in costume!  Plus all the the Chaos you expect from Chaos!