The Opening Of Doors…

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As many of you are aware, I took a year off from active involvement in the Vampire Community to focus on personal and professional development, to curb operating costs, and because I was satisfied that I had accomplished the goals of fostering academic and institutional research coupled with tempered public education about the Vampire Community. In other words, I ‘retired’. This sounded like a perfectly reasonable explanation and one that would not be met with skepticism.

Unfortunately this was not entirely accurate… you see I traveled to Moscow in June 2016 ahead of the U.S. election to meet with ***** of the Russian Vampire Community where we discussed and laid the framework… oops wrong audience!

My level of hyper-involvement in this community both visible and unseen gave rise to a profoundly isolating existence. I found myself staring past the rich diversity of participants and collectives and into the depths of the dark underbelly of this subculture. I received death threats, was physically stalked, felt as though I had to look over my shoulder at dinners, asked to consult with attorneys and law enforcement on cases directly and tangentially connected to self-identified vampires and other subcultures, ironically was on the receiving end of targeted hacking attempts, instructed to mind my own business about the affairs of others if I wished to avoid unpleasant consequences, contacted on a weekly basis by the psychologically unhinged who thrived on wallowing in despair and destructive behavior, witnessed numerous persons in positions of influence advocating dangerous viewpoints, pressured by journalists for intimate (and in some cases completely disingenuous) interviews while trying to accurately represent more voices than just my own, and locked in a perpetual state of hyper-vigilance at safeguarding my privacy by censoring my activities and words online and offline. I become intensely conflicted and reached an impasse of what I felt comfortable sharing with even my closest confidants. Nothing about me signaled for others to think;

“Oh I should speak with Merticus, he’s such an approachable and friendly fellow – so warm and fuzzy he is.”

At some point in late 2016 I awoke, had my morning cup of single-origin coffee, and said screw this bullshit. I could either fully deploy my passive aggressive personality and subversive set of skills to tear down certain ‘illusions’ brick-by-brick or simply leave on my terms and reorder my priorities. With this particular community I chose the latter.

As many of you have recently noticed, I’m lurking back around the Vampire Community. I’m not here this time around to implement grand-scale research projects, grant interviews to every journalist who comes knocking, post monthly news recaps, invest countless and precious hours trying to wrangle a bunch of misbehaving bats, or discuss what ‘vampirism’ means ad nauseam. I’m not here to solidify power structures or engage in vampire politics with novices. I’m not here to declare myself ‘Lord Merticus’, demand loyalty, and build a secret harem of followers – that would so be ’99 of me. I’m not here to stand in the way of progress by the younger generation or to scoff at the notion of unity or designs for grand apotheosis. I’m not here to be vindictive against those I know have stood against, spread false rumors, plagiarized, or otherwise been power-obsessed assholes towards me – we can start anew if you’re brave enough to take that step. I’m not here to rail against your narcissism, elitism, or dishonor your traditions – we’re vampires and it comes with the territory. I’m not here find myself, seek enlightenment, make apologies, or enable your fantasies.

I’m simply here to revel in the embrace of friends, bring people together to break bread and focus on what’s important in life, to advocate personal refinement that’s not dependent on one’s identity as a lifestyler, sanguinarian, med-sang, psychic, tantric, magickal, donor, otherkin et al. because you’re all the same to me, to encourage tolerance and not shy away from calling out hypocrisy, and most importantly to have more fun than should be allowed. Our society is changing and so are our established communities – not everyone will be able to come to terms with this and their resistance will only magnify their bitterness. Now’s the time to bring close to you those who matter and who share your vision. You can either join me or ignore me; but know if you intentionally peddle your drama in my direction or attempt to throw shade on the warmth of my happiness you will be met with unpleasant consequences.

I’m back my fellow vampires and misfits – time to begin again!

MERTICUS
Atlanta, GA USA
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1 April 2018
PS: This isn’t an April Fools’ Day joke.

A Discussion On The Prevalence Of Nationalism, Racism, Misogyny & Extremism In The Vampire Community

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VOICES OF THE VAMPIRE COMMUNITY (VVC)
Global Vampire Community Discussion – March 14, 2018

(I.) Nationalism Steeped In White Supremacy, Misogyny & Other Extremist Ideologies Among Participants In The Vampire Community (VC) + Poll:

(a) As a community how do we identify individuals who embrace what the majority of society would consider to be toxic beliefs?
(b) What steps can or should we take to isolate or remove these individuals from participating in our space?
(c) At what point does the acceptance of the right to hold personal beliefs impinge upon our ability to provide support and guidance to those seeking our help or wishing to attend our events?
(d) Does passive tolerance or indifference potentially taint the charitable and philanthropic actions by groups and individuals in the VC?
(e) Does it serve to enable the ‘hidden’ or ‘silent’ spread of these beliefs?
(f) What steps, if any, should Voices of the Vampire Community (VVC), Dark Nations (DN), The Unity Project (Blood Nations), The Sanguinarium, Temple of the Vampire (TOV), Kemetic Order of Aset Ka, New Orleans Vampire Association, Vampire Court of Austin, South African Vampire Association, Temple House Sahjaza, House Kheperu, Iron Garden, Order of the Black Marble, Atlanta Vampire Alliance, the Vampire Courts in the United States or abroad, and all the other established Houses and Orders take to address this issue among their ranks or with those they influence?

Based on your experience and participation in the Vampire Community please answer the following questions. You may choose more than one response.

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See Also:

https://kiwifarms.net/threads/satanic-vampire-neo-nazis-atomwaffen-division-siegeculture.38120/

https://www.thedailybeast.com/satanism-drama-is-tearing-apart-the-murderous-neo-nazi-group-atomwaffen

https://medium.com/@eggfordinner/nazi-satanist-cults-want-your-blood-2a89c1578a65

https://www.propublica.org/article/atomwaffen-division-inside-white-hate-group

https://www.scribd.com/document/69804685/Satanic-Articles-and-Essays-Lucie-Elizabeth-Lovato

 

January 2016 In Review

EmbossedGoldCircleArtVampire Community News (VCN) – January 2016 In Review


2015 Retrospective | A Year Of Movement Within The Real Vampire Community

January 1, 2016
http://merticus.com/vampirenews/2015/12/31/2015-retrospective-a-year-of-movement-within-the-real-vampire-community/

SAVA & The SA VC – A South African Success Story – Octarine Valur
January 1, 2016
https://savampyrenews.wordpress.com/2016/01/01/sava-the-sa-vc-a-south-african-success-story/

Psychic Attack? Eat It – The Amador Vampire
January 2, 2016
https://theamadorvampire.wordpress.com/2016/01/02/psychic-attack-eat-it/

The Thankless Job Of Being A Good Vampire In The VC – The Amador Vampire
January 2, 2016
https://theamadorvampire.wordpress.com/2016/01/02/the-thankless-job-of-being-a-good-vampire-in-the-vc/

An Interview With Kinesia: Looking Into The Sang Medical Research
January 3, 2016
https://damienshadowsage.wordpress.com/2015/12/19/interview-kinesia-sang-medical-research/

Been There Done That Ad Nauseaum – Belfazaar Ashantison
January 6, 2016
https://thegraveyardpress.wordpress.com/2016/01/06/been-there-done-that-ad-nauseaum/

Vampyrism – The Myth, The Fiction And The Truth – A Short Guide By Father Izak
January 6, 2016
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01A70S4PU

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! – Comic Strip – Atlanta Vampire Alliance
January 6, 2016
http://www.gocomics.com/ripleysbelieveitornot/2016/01/03

The Pros Of Finding Baby Psy Vamps – The Amador Vampire
January 6, 2016
https://theamadorvampire.wordpress.com/2016/01/06/the-pros-of-finding-baby-psy-vamps/

Vampire Community Newbie Guide – The Shadow Sage
January 6, 2016
https://damienshadowsage.wordpress.com/2015/12/22/vampire-community-newbie-guide/

Vampirism In Mary’s Words – The Shadow Sage
January 6, 2016
https://damienshadowsage.wordpress.com/2016/01/06/vampirism-in-marys-words/

Psychic Vampire Primer – By Kate Gallwey
January 7, 2016
https://damienshadowsage.wordpress.com/2016/01/07/psychic-vampire-primer/

The Natural Function Of The Psychic Vampire In Daily Life – The Amador Vampire
January 8, 2016
https://theamadorvampire.wordpress.com/2016/01/08/the-natural-function-of-the-psychic-vampire-in-daily-life/

Shielding With A Remote Energy Source – The Singing Tarot
January 10, 2016
https://damienshadowsage.wordpress.com/2016/01/10/shielding-with-a-remote-energy-source/

Feeling Frenzy: Levels & Types Of Self-Reported Empathy In Online Vampire Community – Hesperus (CLAVIS)
January 12, 2016
https://www.academia.edu/20193409/Feeling_Frenzy_Levels_and_Types_of_Self-Reported_Empathy_in_the_Online_Vampire_Community

Police: Man (Justin Case Jacoby) Strangled Cat, Tried To Drink Its Blood
January 12, 2016
http://www.kcci.com/news/police-man-strangled-cat-tried-to-drink-its-blood/37393746

Additives In Blood Analysis And Human Consumption – By Lethenteron
January 13, 2016
http://sanguinarians.com/2016/01/13/additives-in-blood-analysis-and-human-consumption/

Rosemary Ellen Guiley Interview For Vampire World
January 13, 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXVamfsHa3o

The ‘Vampire Girl’ Who Drinks Her Boyfriend’s Blood – Brisbane, Australia
January 13, 2016
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3393074/I-love-taste-texture-look-Inside-bizarre-world-self-proclaimed-vampire-drinks-boyfriend-s-BLOOD-feeds-thinks-s-cheating.html

“Vampire Girl” Drinks Her Boyfriend’s Blood, “Loves The Taste”
January 13, 2016
http://www.cosmopolitan.com/sex-love/news/a52134/vampire-girl-drinks-her-boyfriends-blood-loves-the-taste/

Relatives Dispute Blood Drinking Claim In Cat’s Death (Justin Jacoby)
January 14, 2016
http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/relatives-dispute-blood-drinking-claim-in-cat-s-death/article_33cd9db2-5ec3-5ef8-ac8c-7f27cd2292bd.html

Toxic! – Deacon Gray
January 14, 2016
https://damienshadowsage.wordpress.com/2016/01/14/toxic/

Indicative Sub-Culture Survey Results – Real Vampire Life (RVL)
January 15, 2016
http://realvampirenews.com/interactive-study-programs/

Should We Talk About Turning? – The Amador Vampire
January 15, 2016
https://theamadorvampire.wordpress.com/2016/01/15/should-we-talk-about-turning/

Man Tried To Force His Ex-Girlfriend To Drink Blood From His Wrist
January 15, 2016
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3400820/Man-tried-force-ex-girlfriend-drink-BLOOD-wrist-broke-him.html

Why Are So Many Vampires Silent? – The Amador Vampire
January 17, 2016
https://theamadorvampire.wordpress.com/2016/01/17/why-are-so-many-vampires-silent/

An Interview With Author Kate Gallwey
January 18, 2016
https://katescreation.wordpress.com/2016/01/18/an-interview-with-author-kate-gallwey/

Facebook, The Vampire Community, And Reporting – Alexia Ashford
January 21, 2016
http://sanguinarians.com/2016/01/21/facebook-the-vampire-community-and-reporting/

Psychic Generators… And What Do You Mean That You Can’t Feel It? – The Amador Vampire
January 21, 2016
https://theamadorvampire.wordpress.com/2016/01/21/psychic-generators-and-what-do-you-mean-that-you-cant-feel-it/

Vampires Are Never Too Long In The Tooth – Tony Sokol
January 21, 2016
https://smashpipe.com/article/571

Sydney’s Modern-Day Vampires & Witches No Longer Lurk In The Shadows
January 22, 2016
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/sydneys-modernday-vampires-and-witches-no-longer-lurk-in-the-shadows/news-story/e54817c61710a2f142e44abec5c51cc6

8 Tips For New Donors – Deacon Gray & Jade Oppress
January 22, 2016
https://damienshadowsage.wordpress.com/2016/01/22/8-tips-for-new-donors/

Real Modern Living Vampires… And Our Sub-Groups – The Amador Vampire
January 24, 2016
https://theamadorvampire.wordpress.com/2016/01/24/real-modern-living-vampires-and-our-sub-groups/

Crossroads 2016 – Real Vampire Life (RVL)
January 25, 2016
http://realvampirenews.com/crossroads-2016/

To Forum Or Not To Forum? – Damien & Rei
January 25, 2016
https://damienshadowsage.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/to-forum-or-not-to-forum/

Blood Bonds – Damien Ferguson
January 25, 2016
https://damienshadowsage.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/blood-bonds/

Spirit Servitors – The Singing Tarot
January 27, 2016
https://damienshadowsage.wordpress.com/2016/01/27/spirit-servitors/

The Witches’ Guide To Psychic Vampires – The Amador Vampire
January 31, 2016
https://theamadorvampire.wordpress.com/2016/01/31/the-witches-guide-to-psychic-vampires/

Some Of Lake’s Most Vicious – And Youngest – Killers To Be Resentenced
January 31, 2016
http://www.dailycommercial.com/news/article_8d8c8c02-ea85-5b13-b769-ce391ddf4193.html

On behalf of Vampire Community News (VCN) we’d like to welcome the new inductees of Voices of the Vampire Community (VVC) – Class Of 2016!

Alexia Ashford, Anya Rakoczy, Damien Ferguson, Jezabel DeLuna, Juanie Amador, Kate Gallwey, Kinesia, Lunah Valur Eir, Masticina, Rei Tadashi, Sarya Ingram & Traveler Asura-MacPhee

October 2015 In Review

VisokiDecaniMonastery-Kosovo-14thCVampire Community News (VCN) – October 2015 In Review

Overview Of Vampire Community Web Traffic For Late October 2015
October2015-VampireCommunityWebTraffic
Gay Former Teen Prostitute Shares Life In New Orleans Vampire Cult With Chilling Detail
October 1, 2015
http://www.queerty.com/gay-former-teen-prostitute-shares-life-in-new-orleans-vampire-cult-with-chilling-detail-20151001

Tips To Keep Sang Donors Healthy – Giselle DeCavalier
October 4, 2015
https://damienshadowsage.wordpress.com/2015/10/04/tips-to-keep-sang-donors-healthy/

Meeting Up – Safety Tips For Donors – Giselle DeCavalier
October 4, 2015
https://damienshadowsage.wordpress.com/2015/10/04/meeting-up-safety-tips-for-donors/

Linking It All Together: Building Sanguinarian Hypotheses – VTOC
October 6, 2015
https://vtochicago.wordpress.com/2015/10/06/growing-hypotheses-sangs/

Accused Killer Feared Woman With Vampire-Like Teeth, Court Hears
October 7, 2015
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/accused-killer-feared-woman-with-vampirelike-teeth-court-hears-20151007-gk348h.html

New Study Confirms Existence Of Real-Life ‘Vampires’ – Men’s Health Magazine
October 9, 2015
http://www.menshealth.com/science-of-real-vampires

The Unity Question – Part 2 – Peace For Our Time – Real Vampire Life
October 12, 2015
http://realvampirenews.com/the-unity-question-part-2-peace-for-our-time/

What The Hell Is A Sexual Vampire? – Deacon Gray
October 13, 2015
https://thegraveyardpress.wordpress.com/2015/10/13/what-the-hell-is-a-sexual-vampire/

Sexual Vampire, Or Sex Addict? – Deacon Gray
October 13, 2015
https://thegraveyardpress.wordpress.com/2015/10/13/sexual-vampire-or-sex-addict/

Young Community Leaders: Goals And Expectations – Deacon Gray
October 14, 2015
https://thegraveyardpress.wordpress.com/2015/10/14/young-community-leaders-goals-and-expectations/

‘American Horror Story’ Taught Us All How To Vampire Last Night – MTV
October 15, 2015
http://www.mtv.com/news/2350674/ahs-vampire-guide/

The Day I Went To Work And Met A Real Vampire – Archana Reddy, MD
October 15, 2015
http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2015/10/the-day-i-went-to-work-and-met-a-real-vampire.html

A Question Of Etiquette: Courts/Houses/Etc. – Rei Tadashi
October 17, 2015
https://damienshadowsage.wordpress.com/2015/10/17/question-of-etiquette/

Nocturnal Frequency Radio To Host Talk With House Of The Dreaming Matriarch Madame X
October 18, 2015
http://www.dailyoffbeat.com/articles/12064/20151014/vampire-house-interview-nocturnal-frequency.htm

Hybrid Vampires – Who, What, And Why? – Zero Nightskye
October 18, 2015
https://damienshadowsage.wordpress.com/2015/10/18/hybrid-vampires-who-what-why/

The Beast Inside – Damien ShadowSage
October 18, 2015
https://damienshadowsage.wordpress.com/2015/10/18/the-beast-inside/

Woman Killed Partner And Child ‘To Ward Off Vampires’
October 20, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/oct/20/woman-killed-partner-and-child-to-ward-off-vampires

“Vampire” Slashes Open His Boyfriend’s Throat To Drink His Blood
October 20, 2015
http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2015/10/swedish-vampire-slits-boyfriends-throat-and-drinks-his-blood/

The People Who Drink Human Blood – BBC Future
October 21, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20151021-the-people-who-drink-human-blood

Meet The New-Age Vampires – They Call Themselves Sanguinarians And ‘Need’ To Drink Human Blood
October 23, 2015
http://www.indiatimes.com/news/world/meet-the-new-age-vampires-they-call-themselves-lifestylers-and-need-to-drink-human-blood-246543.html

Inside The Human Blood-Drinking, ‘Real Vampire’ Community Of New Orleans – The Washington Post
October 26, 2015
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/10/26/inside-the-human-blood-drinking-real-vampire-community-of-new-orleans/

‘Real’ Vampires Exist And There Are Over 5,000 Of Them In The United States
October 26, 2015
http://news.nationalpost.com/news/world/real-vampires-exist-and-there-are-over-5000-of-them-in-the-united-states

Sanguinarianism & Me – Countess Alexia
October 26, 2015
https://countessalexia.wordpress.com/articles/sanguinarianism-and-me/

Plain Speaking – Part 3 – Peace For Our Time? – Real Vampire Life
October 26, 2015
http://realvampirenews.com/crossroads-plain-speaking-part-3-peace-for-our-time/

Trans-Murder Trial: Gay ‘Vampire’
October 27, 2015
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/World-news-Trans-murder-trial-amfAR-gay-vampire-Russian-law/53232.html

What New Donors Need To Know – Damien ShadowSage & Rei Tadashi
October 27, 2015
https://damienshadowsage.wordpress.com/2015/10/27/what-new-donors-need-to-know/

The Vampire Craze In Popular Culture Isn’t Dead Yet – TIME Magazine
October 27, 2015
http://time.com/4061384/vampires-twilight-halloween/

I Let My Vampire Boyfriend Drink My Blood (Blut Katzchen) – The Doctors (Television)
October 27, 2015
http://on.aol.com/video/woman-lets-vampire-boyfriend-drink-her-blood-519198771

5,000+ Vampires Live In The U.S., Drink Donors’ Blood For Energy – NY Daily News
October 27, 2015
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/5-000-vampires-live-u-s-drink-blood-energy-article-1.2412910

Buffy Star Juliet Landau Launches Crowdfunding Campaign For Vampire Documentary
October 27, 2015
http://www.ew.com/article/2015/10/27/buffy-vampire-juliet-landau

Vampirologists Are A Thing? – J. Gordon Melton
October 27, 2015
http://starlocalmedia.com/opinion/blogs/blog_5/vampirologists-are-a-thing/article_a3e79714-7cc9-11e5-853f-7f3bcb2b6036.html

Real-Life Vampire Couple – Vanian & Ethereal Dark
October 27, 2015
http://wpor.com/mornings/real-life-vampire-couple/

Are Vampires Real? – John Edgar Browning – GA Tech
October 27, 2015
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69eNk_8Ndb4
http://www.news.gatech.edu/features/frightful-and-insightful

Interview With A Vampire (Merticus): Here’s What Real Vampires Do On Halloween – METRO UK
October 28, 2015
http://metro.co.uk/2015/10/28/interview-with-a-vampire-heres-what-real-vampires-do-on-halloween-5449290/

Real-Life Vampires Drink Blood To Sustain Survival – The Daily Meal
October 28, 2015
http://www.thedailymeal.com/news/drink/real-life-vampires-drink-blood-sustain-survival/102815

Bad Blood – M Dutch
October 28, 2015
https://thegraveyardpress.wordpress.com/2015/10/28/bad-blood/

Why ‘Real Vampires’ Fear Going To The Doctor – Everyday Health
October 28, 2015
http://www.everydayhealth.com/news/why-real-vampires-fear-going-doctor/

Meet The Real Blood-Thirsty Modern Vampires Of 2015
October 28, 2015
http://www.konbini.com/en/lifestyle/meet-blood-thirsty-modern-vampires/

DJ Williams – Self-Identified Vampires And Subtle Human Energy
October 28, 2015
http://www.boiseweekly.com/boise/dj-williams/Content?oid=3634595

Merticus ‘Impersonated’ On Kevin & Bean Radio Show – KROQ; Los Angeles, CA
October 28, 2015
https://www.facebook.com/MerticusX/posts/1087517044591685
http://kroq.cbslocal.com/category/kevin-bean/

How A New Orleans Vampire (Belfazaar Ashantison) And A Cajun Chef Made Blood Sausage Together – Munchies
October 28, 2015
http://munchies.vice.com/articles/how-one-new-orleans-vampire-and-a-cajun-chef-made-blood-sausage-together

Dracula On The Couch: The Psychiatry Of Vampires
Myth, Medical Illness, Madness, & Modern “Real Vampires”
By Joseph M. Pierre M.D.; Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA (Los Angeles, CA)
Psychology Today (Psych Unseen)
Contributions from Merticus of Suscitatio Enterprises, LLC & Examinations of Research from Joseph Laycock, PhD and DJ Williams, PhD
October 29, 2015
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/psych-unseen/201510/dracula-the-couch-the-psychiatry-vampires

Lives Of Real Vampires: More Than A Diet Of Blood
By Merticus – Everyday Health Guest Contributor
October 29, 2015
http://www.everydayhealth.com/columns/hear-me-out/lives-of-real-vampires-seeking-acceptance-from-society-and-medical-professionals/

Interview: Michelle Belanger – Verbicide Magazine
October 29, 2015
http://www.verbicidemagazine.com/2015/10/29/michelle-belanger-interview-psychic-vampire/

What It Means To Be A Real Vampire In Houston
October 29, 2015
http://www.houstonpress.com/video/what-it-means-to-be-a-real-vampire-in-houston-Uf3CKH9z

Inside A ‘Real Vampire’ Community – New Zealand Herald
October 29, 2015
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11536203

6 Facts About Real-Life Vampires – Bustle
October 30, 2015
http://www.bustle.com/articles/120066-6-facts-about-real-life-vampires

Real Life Vampires: Meet A Guy (Merticus) Who Actually Drinks Human Blood – Irish Examiner
October 30, 2015
http://www.irishexaminer.com/examviral/real-life/real-life-vampires-meet-a-guy-who-actually-drinks-human-blood-362351.html

2015 Zombethics Symposium – “Vampires: Exploring Death Through Lens Of The Undead Elite” – Emory University w/Joseph Laycock & John Edgar Browning
October 30, 2015
http://zombethics.com

Iron Garden – October Gathering – Mischief Night
October 30, 2015
https://www.facebook.com/events/1656018171350176/

Life Among The Vampires – John Edgar Browning – The Atlantic
October 31, 2015
http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/10/life-among-the-vampires/413446/

There Are Such Things! Vampire Studies Symposium 2015 – North Central Texas College
October 31, 2015
http://www.nctc.edu/vampiresymposium

Halloween Sur Bayou: L’étrange Communauté De “vampires” Buvant Vraiment Du Sang Humain
October 31, 2015
http://www.atlantico.fr/decryptage/halloween-bayou-etrange-communaute-vampires-buvant-vraiment-sang-humain-nouvelle-orleans-2415514.html

Halloween, Viaggio Tra I Veri Vampiri Di New Orleans
October 31, 2015
http://www.lettera43.it/fatti/halloween-viaggio-tra-i-veri-vampiri-di-new-orleans_43675220839.htm

A Halloween Message To The Vampire Community From The Office Of Merticus
October 31, 2015
http://merticus.com/vampirenews/2015/10/31/a-halloween-message-to-the-vampire-community-from-the-office-of-merticus/

August 2015 In Review

MichelangeloMerisiDaCaravaggio-SanGerolamo-c1606Vampire Community News (VCN) – August 2015 In Review

Real-Life Vampires: We ‘Feed’ During Sex – The Real-Life Vampires Of Atlanta – The Daily Beast
August 4, 2015
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/08/04/i-feed-once-a-week-the-real-life-vampires-of-atlanta.html

Vampirology Poll Ruffles A Few Feathers – Octarine Valur
August 4, 2015
https://savampyrenews.wordpress.com/2015/08/04/vampirology-poll-ruffles-a-few-feathers/

Can We Reverse The Ageing Process By Putting Young Blood Into Older People?
August 4, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/aug/04/can-we-reverse-ageing-process-young-blood-older-people

RIP Sanguinarius (Sangi) | 1970-2015 | Vampire Community Pioneer
http://merticus.com/vampirenews/2015/08/05/rip-sanguinarius-1970-2015-vampire-community-pioneer/

On Second Thought – The Real Vampires w/John Edgar Browning & Merticus – Georgia Public Broadcasting
August 5, 2015
http://www.gpb.org/on-second-thought/episodes/307

Gerçek Vampirler: Haftada Iki çorba Kaşığı Insan Kanı Içiyorlar – Radikal Turkey
August 6, 2015
http://www.radikal.com.tr/hayat/gercek_vampirler_haftada_iki_corba_kasigi_insan_kani_iciyorlar-1409855

PRAVA KRV Priča O Pravim Vampirima Koji Se “Hrane” Tokom Seksa – Blic Online Serbia
August 6, 2015
http://www.blic.rs/Slobodno-vreme/Zanimljivosti/580911/PRAVA-KRV-Prica-o-pravim-vampirima-koji-se-hrane-tokom-seksa

The Daily Beast Podcast: Interview With A Vampire (Merticus)
August 8, 2015
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/08/08/the-daily-beast-podcast-interview-with-a-vampire.html

Seeking Vampires For Cable Network TV Series
August 8, 2015
http://merticus.com/vampirenews/2015/08/08/seeking-vampires-for-cable-network-tv-series/

New Orleans HexFest Forced to Change Ritual Location
August 9, 2015
http://wildhunt.org/2015/08/new-orleans-hexfest-forced-to-change-ritual-location.html

Vampire Evolution: From Myth To Modern Day – By Eric Vernor (Corvis Nocturnum) & L. E. Carruba
http://www.amazon.com/Vampire-Evolution-Myth-Modern-Day/dp/0764348418

Religious Experiences Of Vampires – Research Survey – Dr. Emyr Williams
August 13, 2015
http://merticus.com/vampirenews/2015/08/13/religious-experiences-of-vampires-dr-emyr-williams/

Interview With A Real-Life Vampire (Merticus): Why Drinking Blood Isn’t Like In Hollywood – The Guardian
August 15, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/aug/15/real-life-vampires-interview

Vampyre Academy Reiki Survey – Octarine Valur
August 20, 2015
https://vampyreacademy.wordpress.com/vampyre-academy-formal-surveys/vampyre-academy-reiki-survey-aug-2015/

Blood Rave To Douse Amsterdam Dancers In Gallons Of Blood
August 20, 2015
http://www.nltimes.nl/2015/08/20/blood-rave-to-douse-amsterdam-dancers-in-gallons-of-blood/

Vampires… In A Town Near You? – The Time Traveler’s Dog
August 23, 2015
http://timetravellersdog.com/2015/08/23/vampires-in-a-town-near-you/

Psychic Vampirism: A Trend That Needs To End
August 26, 2015
http://thenephilimrising.com/2015/08/26/psychic-vampirism-a-trend-that-needs-to-end/

Lady Gaga’s “American Horror Story” Character Is Basically A Vampire – Cosmopolitan
August 26, 2015
http://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/tv/news/a45393/lady-gaga-american-horror-story-cover/

There Will Be Bloed: Uncovering Holland’s Halloween Blood Rave – Vamped.org
August 30, 2015
http://vamped.org/2015/08/30/there-will-be-bloed/

Are Goths Really More Depressed Than the Rest of Us ‘Normals’?
August 30, 2015
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/08/30/are-goths-really-more-depressed-than-the-rest-of-us-normals.html

The Vampire In Europe: A Critical Edition – John Edgar Browning

TheVampireInEurope-ACriticalEdition-JohnEdgarBrowningThe Vampire In Europe: A Critical Edition
Edited by John Edgar Browning
http://www.amazon.com/Vampire-Europe-Critical-Montague-Summers/dp/1940671450/

This is yet another excellent work from John Edgar Browning.  Appendices C, D, & E will be of particular interest to the real vampire community (subculture).  I highly encourage everyone to pick up a copy of this book for their collection!

TheVampireInEurope-JohnEdgarBrowning-TableOfContents
Amazon: “THE VAMPIRE, His Kith and Kin examined the reasons for the old belief in Vampirism, its growth and dissemination in many lands, and its crystallization into a permanent and determinate legend. This new volume, The Vampire in Europe, uniform with the other, deals with the subject from a historical point of view and presents the evidence which gave rise to the theories. This evidence, drawn from little-known authors, musty chronicles, and the obscurer occultists, is in many cases derived from official sources, civil and ecclesiastical. The first chapter treats of Vampirism in ancient Greece and Rome. Accounts of the extraordinary outbreaks of Vampirism in England during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries have been gathered from Geoffrey of Monmouth and William of Newburgh. Particular attention is paid to the alleged irritation which gave rise to so much literature in the early eighteenth century, while the curious situation in modern Greece is fully discussed. Included in this critical edition are the authoritative text, rare contextual and source materials, illustrations, criticism, contemporary reviews, and Greek and Latin translations. A biographical note is also included.”

About John Edgar Browning:

http://gatech.academia.edu/JohnEdgarBrowning
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Edgar_Browning