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November 2009 Global Vampire Community Discussion Hosted By Voices of the Vampire Community (VVC) Global Vampire Community Discussion on Sunday, November 29, 2009 @ 7:00 PM Eastern US/ET (11:00 PM GMT). If you need assistance with time conversions refer to: … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Stress of Her Regard by Tim Powers

There are many fans of vampire fiction who have never heard of Tim Powers’ The Stress of Her Regard. Powers, like Stephen King (Salem’s Lot) and Suzy McKee Charnas (The Vampire Tapestry) is not a “vampire author.” His oeuvre is … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Vampire Tapestry by Suzy McKee Charnas

The Vampire Tapestry was first published in 1980, at the end of the Carter recession and the cusp of the Reagan era. Americans were bored with vampires. Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire (1976) and Stephen King’s Dracula Americana, Salem’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: Vampyres of Hollywood by Adrienne Barbeau and Michael Scott

The most obvious bit of satire in Vampyres of Hollywood (St. Martins: July 2008) is the suggestion that the great stars of the Golden Age of Cinema are literally, not just figuratively, “immortal.” But the entire novel, written by actress … Continue reading

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The Lost Boys 2: The Tribe

The website Shock Till You Drop has an interview with Hans Rodionoff, the screenwriter for Lost Boys 2: The Tribe, currently in post-production. Twenty years after Joel Schumacher’s The Lost Boys redefined the cinematic vampire and launched the “punk vampire … Continue reading

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Baby vampires and disturbed grown-ups

I read a number of vampiric community messageboards. Several of them include a forum for “troll baiting.” Posts made by abusive, or clueless, individuals are moved to this forum and other members of the board are given free rein to … Continue reading

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Fun With Search Engines…

For a multiplicity of reasons, I’ve been running a lot of tests on search engine results. Last night, just out of curiosity to see what actually got the best Google rankings (at least at that moment in time), I did … Continue reading

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"Angel"–the story continues:

On the heels of the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” comics (or graphic novel) series, Joss Whedon is producing a comics series picking up the plotline of “Angel” after the television series finale’s cliffhanger ending. I’m tempted to say something … Continue reading

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Blood drinker achieves international fame!

International newswires have been carrying this item: “Vampire” arrested for stealing and drinking blood at hospital I wonder if this fellow even knew what he was drinking, or if he was so drunk, he thought they were shooters of something? … Continue reading

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