The Closing Of Doors…

RedDoorsParisFranceVampire Community News (VCN) will continue to operate a monthly recap of articles with syndication via Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr through December 31, 2016.  Without the materialization of a MORE CONSISTENT support network it’s unlikely we’ll continue making the daily and monthly postings of vampire community related news and information in 2017.  I (Merticus) have continuously provided this service to the vampire community since 2008 and unfortunately my spare time is increasingly limited due to my professional career expanding on multiple fronts.

In August, the directors of Suscitatio Enterprises, LLC (parent company of VCN, AVA, VEWRS, VDTORS, VVC, etc.) met and discussed our present and future role with respect to the vampire community.  We collectively came to the unanimous decision that unless we’re breaking even on costs to provide websites, resources and other information that the time may have come to officially dissolve our operations.  In terms of the vampire community we believe we have accomplished the goals we set forth beginning in 2006.  It’s my fervent hope that progress is not stifled and that stagnation does not take hold of the community.  How the vampire community evolves has always been and will always be up to you.  Embrace new ideas and newcomers while continually challenging yourself to create and refine your passions!

We’ve no interest in crowdfunding or other revenue driving initiatives (we much prefer simply existing and never having to ask) but based on the level of support we receive between now and December 31st we will evaluate the logistical feasibility (and viability) of appointing vetted and responsible individuals to spearhead our ongoing projects and other initiatives so that they may continue and flourish in our absence.  If at all possible we wish to preserve the framework we’ve established, but we’ll respect the will of the vampire community if this isn’t the direction the majority wish to pursue.

Thank you for your support and it’s been our pleasure serving you throughout the past decade.  We hope all of you have a Happy Halloween | Blessed Samhain!

- Merticus & Zero

Suscitatio Enterprises, LLC
Vampire Community News (VCN)
Atlanta Vampire Alliance [AVA]

28 October 2016

July 2016 In Review

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A Quantitative Investigation Into The Paranormal Beliefs Of The Contemporary Vampire Subculture
By Emyr Williams; Department of Psychology, Glyndwr University
Vol. 7 No. 1 (July 2016); Pages 33-39

‘Vampire’ Truck Driver Accused Of Kidnapping Women
July 2, 2016

15,000 Real Vampires In The UK & They Do More Than Just Suck Your Blood
July 3, 2016

The Sanguinarian Misinformation File #1: Pere Crapaud – By CJ!
July 7, 2016

Vampire Rapist Cut A Cross In His Chest & Made Girl Drink His Blood Before Drinking Hers
July 15, 2016

Reply To “Do We Always Practice What We Preach? Real Vampires’ Fears Of Coming Out Of The Coffin To Social Workers & Helping Professionals” – Dr. Joseph Laycock
July 24, 2016

Vampyrism: Donorship Is Preposterous – By V.K. Jehannum
July 25, 2016

Unexpected Vote Elects Gateway Halo’s New Prince (Madame X)
July 25, 2016

Vampiros Da Vida Real – Nerdice Total
July 27, 2016

Through A Donor’s Eyes – By Michelle West Morrison
July 29, 2016

June 2016 In Review

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Canadian Heir Accused Of Killing Girlfriend, Draining Her Blood
June 1, 2016

Relationships And Donors – By Damien Ferguson & Rei Tadashi
June 1, 2016

The Magenta Dragon – By Christina Engela
June 1, 2016

The Real Story Of Elizabeth Báthory: History’s Most Prolific Woman Serial Killer
June 12, 2016

Auto Feeding – By Damien Ferguson
June 14, 2016

The Subtle Body Project – Gryphon Of House Kheperu
June 15, 2016

Survey: Determining The Needs Of The Vampire Community – Damien Ferguson, Gordon Smith, & Rei Tadashi
June 23, 2016

Jacob Hendershot, Stephanie Pistey: Case Of Werewolf, Vampire Cult Teens – Investigation Discovery (ID)
June 28, 2016

People Can Draw Energy From Other People The Same Way Plants Do
June 30, 2016

May 2016 In Review

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Psychic Vampirism Is Not As Glamorous As Blood Drinking – Amador Vampyre
May 4, 2016

Cannibal (Garth Anderton) Who Bit Off Stranger’s Ear…
May 16, 2016

A Brief History Of Some Of The Many Occult Organizations Affiliated With Vampirism – Hesperus
May 17, 2016

How To Deal With An Energy Vampire
May 18, 2016

Real Life Vampire (Merticus): This Guy Actually Drinks Human Blood – The National Student
May 22, 2016

How And Why To Think Like A Vampire – The Federalist
May 24, 2016

Psychic Vampyrism – By V.K. Jehannum
May 25, 2016

The Chaos Vampire – By Kate Gallwey
May 25, 2016

April 2016 In Review

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Real Benefits Of Being Drained – Singing Tarot
April 3, 2016

Elemental Feeding – OwnedByAlpha
April 4, 2016

Drama Used To Psi-Feed? – By Damien Ferguson
April 4, 2016

Eros Vampire Survey – By Damien Ferguson
April 6, 2016

‘Vampire’ Killer Put To Death In Texas – USA Today
April 6, 2016

Infamous ‘Vampire Killer’ (Rod Ferrell) Speaks Out From Prison
April 11, 2016

Interview With The Vampire: 40 Years Of Remorseful Bloodsuckers – By Tony Sokol For Den Of Geek
April 12, 2016

Gummies! And Other Blood Candy – By Damien Ferguson & Rei Tadashi
Aoril 12, 2016

Slut Shaming, Sexual Vampirism And A Practical Approach To Other Naughty Things – Amador Vampyre
April 15, 2016

Is Mediation Needed In The Vampire Community? – A Poll
April 18, 2016

The New Jersey Iron Garden, Reclaiming The Flame That Flourishes The Seeds – Madame X
April 21, 2016

Coming Out To Others – By Damien Ferguson
April 26, 2016

Real Life Vampires: Separating Fact From Fiction About People Who Like To Drink Blood – Medical Daily
April 26, 2016

March 2016 In Review

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Vampirism – By Damien Ferguson & Rei
March 1, 2016

Coming Out Of The Coffin (An Interview) – Sin City Vampire Alliance
March 1, 2016

Dog ‘Vampire’ Held In Yemen
March 1, 2016

The Red Cellar – An Introduction
March 2, 2016

A Treatise For The Most Of Us: An Argument For Honest Introspection & Mutual Understanding – By CJ!
March 2, 2016

Vampire Community Feeding Methods & Viewpoints – 2016 Snapshot (Poll)

Consider The Med Sang Point Of View – By Syrf
March 4, 2016

We Might Not All Be The Same Kind Of Creature – Amador Vampyre
March 4, 2016

Reflection On Psi And Sang In The Vampire Community – By Becka Wood
March 4, 2016

Satanic Vampirism – Torch Of Jehannum
March 4, 2016

Community Segregation – An Interview With Steve Jones
March 5, 2016

My Awakening – Alyra
March 6, 2016

How Does The Herd Mentality Affect The Vampire Culture? – Madame Mystique
March 7, 2016

Chaos-Eating Psi-Vampire? Or Just An Abrasive Person? – Becka Wood
March 7, 2016

Trio ‘Tried To Turn Their Friend Into A Vampire In Satanic Killing’ At Cafe Called Freak Shop
March 7, 2016

Guilt, Blood And Prana: A Modern Vampire’s Diet – Amador Vampyre
March 7, 2016

Why Are Those Pesky Med Sangs Around, Anyways? – Amador Vampyre
March 8, 2016

Suspected Gang Leader Behind ‘Vampire Murder In Satanic Ceremony’ Arrested
March 8, 2016

Daley Catherine – Queen Of The Vampires – University Of Texas Interview
March 10, 2016

Some Of The VC And Trump Comparison – Becka Wood
March 10, 2016

Psy Vamps: Damaged Goods Or Vampirus Superior? – Amador Vampyre
March 12, 2016

The Dark Side Of The Web: Do Vampires Really Exist? – Laura Connolly
March 14, 2016

The GVC & The Uneducated Comparisons Of Trump & McCarthyism – Belfazaar
March 16, 2016

Gather 2016 Registration – House Kheperu

Interview With The Vampire (A Local Interview)
March 18, 2016

The Beast: From Energy-Feeders’ Perspective
March 18, 2016

Types Of People Within The Vampire Community – Father Sebastiaan
March 18, 2016

Immortal Vampires – Kate Gallwey
March 22, 2016

Fantastic Claims vs. Objective Evidence: The Fun Of The Vampire Community – Amador Vampyre
March 24, 2016

Vampyre – The Dark Corners Of New Orleans – Photography Book By TC Photography Studios
March 25, 2016

Vampires Come Alive At Humanities Conference – The Harvard Crimson
March 28, 2016

Sexual Motivation – Studying Sexual Vampires – CLAVIS
March 30, 2016

Zen For Vampires – Amador Vampyre
March 30, 2016

Reflections – By Damien Ferguson
March 31, 2016

October 2015 In Review

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Overview Of Vampire Community Web Traffic For Late October 2015
Gay Former Teen Prostitute Shares Life In New Orleans Vampire Cult With Chilling Detail
October 1, 2015

Tips To Keep Sang Donors Healthy – Giselle DeCavalier
October 4, 2015

Meeting Up – Safety Tips For Donors – Giselle DeCavalier
October 4, 2015

Linking It All Together: Building Sanguinarian Hypotheses – VTOC
October 6, 2015

Accused Killer Feared Woman With Vampire-Like Teeth, Court Hears
October 7, 2015

New Study Confirms Existence Of Real-Life ‘Vampires’ – Men’s Health Magazine
October 9, 2015

The Unity Question – Part 2 – Peace For Our Time – Real Vampire Life
October 12, 2015

What The Hell Is A Sexual Vampire? – Deacon Gray
October 13, 2015

Sexual Vampire, Or Sex Addict? – Deacon Gray
October 13, 2015

Young Community Leaders: Goals And Expectations – Deacon Gray
October 14, 2015

‘American Horror Story’ Taught Us All How To Vampire Last Night – MTV
October 15, 2015

The Day I Went To Work And Met A Real Vampire – Archana Reddy, MD
October 15, 2015

A Question Of Etiquette: Courts/Houses/Etc. – Rei Tadashi
October 17, 2015

Nocturnal Frequency Radio To Host Talk With House Of The Dreaming Matriarch Madame X
October 18, 2015

Hybrid Vampires – Who, What, And Why? – Zero Nightskye
October 18, 2015

The Beast Inside – Damien ShadowSage
October 18, 2015

Woman Killed Partner And Child ‘To Ward Off Vampires’
October 20, 2015

“Vampire” Slashes Open His Boyfriend’s Throat To Drink His Blood
October 20, 2015

The People Who Drink Human Blood – BBC Future
October 21, 2015

Meet The New-Age Vampires – They Call Themselves Sanguinarians And ‘Need’ To Drink Human Blood
October 23, 2015

Inside The Human Blood-Drinking, ‘Real Vampire’ Community Of New Orleans – The Washington Post
October 26, 2015

‘Real’ Vampires Exist And There Are Over 5,000 Of Them In The United States
October 26, 2015

Sanguinarianism & Me – Countess Alexia
October 26, 2015

Plain Speaking – Part 3 – Peace For Our Time? – Real Vampire Life
October 26, 2015

Trans-Murder Trial: Gay ‘Vampire’
October 27, 2015

What New Donors Need To Know – Damien ShadowSage & Rei Tadashi
October 27, 2015

The Vampire Craze In Popular Culture Isn’t Dead Yet – TIME Magazine
October 27, 2015

I Let My Vampire Boyfriend Drink My Blood (Blut Katzchen) – The Doctors (Television)
October 27, 2015

5,000+ Vampires Live In The U.S., Drink Donors’ Blood For Energy – NY Daily News
October 27, 2015

Buffy Star Juliet Landau Launches Crowdfunding Campaign For Vampire Documentary
October 27, 2015

Vampirologists Are A Thing? – J. Gordon Melton
October 27, 2015

Real-Life Vampire Couple – Vanian & Ethereal Dark
October 27, 2015

Are Vampires Real? – John Edgar Browning – GA Tech
October 27, 2015

Interview With A Vampire (Merticus): Here’s What Real Vampires Do On Halloween – METRO UK
October 28, 2015

Real-Life Vampires Drink Blood To Sustain Survival – The Daily Meal
October 28, 2015

Bad Blood – M Dutch
October 28, 2015

Why ‘Real Vampires’ Fear Going To The Doctor – Everyday Health
October 28, 2015

Meet The Real Blood-Thirsty Modern Vampires Of 2015
October 28, 2015

DJ Williams – Self-Identified Vampires And Subtle Human Energy
October 28, 2015

Merticus ‘Impersonated’ On Kevin & Bean Radio Show – KROQ; Los Angeles, CA
October 28, 2015

How A New Orleans Vampire (Belfazaar Ashantison) And A Cajun Chef Made Blood Sausage Together – Munchies
October 28, 2015

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

Lives Of Real Vampires: More Than A Diet Of Blood
By Merticus – Everyday Health Guest Contributor
October 29, 2015

Interview: Michelle Belanger – Verbicide Magazine
October 29, 2015

What It Means To Be A Real Vampire In Houston
October 29, 2015

Inside A ‘Real Vampire’ Community – New Zealand Herald
October 29, 2015

6 Facts About Real-Life Vampires – Bustle
October 30, 2015

Real Life Vampires: Meet A Guy (Merticus) Who Actually Drinks Human Blood – Irish Examiner
October 30, 2015

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

Iron Garden – October Gathering – Mischief Night
October 30, 2015

Life Among The Vampires – John Edgar Browning – The Atlantic
October 31, 2015

There Are Such Things! Vampire Studies Symposium 2015 – North Central Texas College
October 31, 2015

Halloween Sur Bayou: L’étrange Communauté De “vampires” Buvant Vraiment Du Sang Humain
October 31, 2015

Halloween, Viaggio Tra I Veri Vampiri Di New Orleans
October 31, 2015

A Halloween Message To The Vampire Community From The Office Of Merticus
October 31, 2015