September 2016 In Review


Vampire Community News (VCN) – September 2016 In Review

Vampire Politics Facebook Group
September 8, 2016

The Midnight Market Facebook Group
September 9, 2016

Nightkind Pathways Facebook Group
September 11, 2016

The Eclectic Occultist
September 12, 2016

Please Don’t Call Me Vampire Anymore – Says Anika Smit’s Friend – South Africa
September 19, 2016

Vampire Killer Trial Fails To Kick Off – Bulawayo, Africa
September 19, 2016

Interview With John L. Vellutini, Editor Of The Journal Of Vampirology
September 20, 2016

Interview With A Vampire – The Maroon
September 22, 2016

World Of The Weird (Trailer) – Channel 4 UK
September 22, 2016

‘The Black Swan’ – Meeting America’s Real Life Vampires
September 23, 2016

Med Sangs And My Partition From The Vampire Community And VVC – Alexia
September 27, 2016

Vampire Evolution: From Monster To Seducer – A Documentary By Corvis Nocturnum & Michelle Belanger
September 28, 2016

Vampire Evolution: From Monster To Seducer – Teaser Trailer
September 28, 2016

‘Why I Let My Boyfriend Drink My Blood’: Woman (Blut Katzchen) Cuts Herself With Razors For Thirsty Vampires
September 28, 2016

Woman (Blut Katzchen) Cuts Herself With Razors So Thirsty Vampire Boyfriend Can Suck Her Blood – Daily Star
September 29, 2016

Er Trinkt Gerne Das Blut Von Seiner Freundin – Er Ist Ein Real-Life-Vampir
September 30, 2016

Giving Back To The Night – The Iron Garden – The GraveYard Press
September 30, 2016

Med Sangs, And Their Damn Partition! – Deacon Gray
September 30, 2016

August 2016 In Review


Vampire Community News (VCN) – August 2016 In Review

Predatory Psychic Feeders Vs. Vampires As Ethical, Spiritual Beings – Amador Vampyre
August 2, 2016

‘I Look At A Cloud And I See It As Me’: The People Who Identify As Objects (Otherkin)
August 3, 2016

Glen Race To Appeal U.S. Murder Conviction
August 5, 2016

Syrf Chase: A Tribute (RIP) – By Alexia
August 6, 2016

Abused Teen Who Wrote About Serial Killers & Vampires Online Shot Abusive Stepfather & Stabbed Mum 30 Times
August 7, 2016

Vampires, Jesus Christ, And Parabiosis: Science Meets Blood Mythology In Search For Anti Aging, Longevity And Immortality
August 8, 2016

‘Vampire’ Who Sleeps In Coffin And Drinks Blood Suffers Vile ‘Sophie Lancaster’ Abuse
August 9, 2016

Ask Your Vampire Dentist: Installment 1 – Alaska After Dark
August 12, 2016

Have You Just Tried NOT Being A Vampire? – Amador Vampyre
August 12, 2016

Science Confirms That People Absorb Energy From Others
August 15, 2016

Picture It.. Privacy? – The Problems Of The Anonymous VC Dweller
August 16, 2016

Linking It All Together: Building Sanguinarian Hypotheses
August 20, 2016

15 Shocking Facts About Real Vampires That Are Just Nuts
August 22, 2016

The Iron Garden Gathering (New Jersey)
August 26, 2016

Vampire Man Who Sexually Abused Teen Gets Probation
August 26, 2016

OVC And Daycare?
August 30, 2016

July 2016 In Review

ZodiacMan-Circa15thCenturyVampire Community News (VCN) – July 2016 In Review

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

SovietPalekh-Starikov-ElsnerCollectionVampire Community News (VCN) – June 2016 In Review

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

Krishna-MughalMiniature-VictoriaAlbertMuseumVampire Community News (VCN) – May 2016 In Review

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

IlluminatedManuscript-DemonicGrotesquesVampire Community News (VCN) – April 2016 In Review

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

AmbrogioLorenzetti-EffectsOfGoodGovernmentInTheCity-Circa1338-1340Vampire Community News (VCN) – March 2016 In Review

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

Voices of the Vampire Community (VVC) – Discussions For 2013 On The VC/OVC

LivreDesPassagesd'OutreMer1490Voices of the Vampire Community (VVC)
Public Meeting – November 20, 2013

Transcript PDF:


Abyah – Russian Vampire Community
Acrophobic Pixie – Black Swan Haven (BSH)
Belfazaar – House Of Mystic Echoes & New Orleans Vampire Association (NOVA)
DarkFess – Russian Vampire Community
Gabriel – House Lost Haven
Horus Sat – Italian League Of Real Vampires (ALIRV)
Imon – Les Vampires & Dark Nations Administrator
Heidica Northernlight – Norwegian Vampire Community
Isealdor – House Etherium & New Orleans Vampire Association (NOVA)
Merticus – Atlanta Vampire Alliance (AVA) & Suscitatio Enterprises, LLC
Octarine Valur – House Valur & South African Vampyre Alliance (SAVA)
Reija – Independent Representative
Jeanette – Nexus Noctis German Vampire Community
Scarlet Ravenwing – Blue Ridge Vampyre & Otherkin Alliance
Spurn – Danish Vampire Community
Vyrdolak – By Light Unseen

Discussion Agenda:

a. Examining The Prevailing Dogma Of The Vampire Community – A Three-Part Question: Has the vampire community become too rigidly dogmatic for dialogue? Various groups believe they each know ‘the truth’ or ‘what real vampires are all about’ and react to conflicting views with ridicule, sneering, dismissing contrary views, or instantly claiming that they are being criticized or even victimized.  If yes, why do you believe as a community we have become increasingly intolerant of diverse points of view?  Is it possible to allow for less rigid dogma and discussions while remaining respectful of each other’s beliefs or opinions?

b. Realistic Expectations Of Attempting To Protect The Vulnerable – A Four-Part Question: For many years we have debated whether, and how, to protect new or vulnerable participants of the vampire community from leaders or groups that are perceived (by some) to be unethical, abusive, or disseminating misinformation. Thus far, we have been unable to collectively agree on which leaders or groups are ‘bad’ and what to do about them.  Are we realistically able to protect others from their own naiveté, wishful thinking, or ardent stupidity?  When does trying to ‘police’ such a diverse and unfocused grouping of participants as the vampire community simply create more divisions and negativity?  Is there a more productive use of our time?  If so, what is it and how should we best arrive there?

c. Searching For Answers & Aging Out Of The Vampire Community – A Three-Part Question: Have you noticed a steady decline in individuals searching for guidance about real vampirism since the mid 2000s?  In essence, have organized vampire groups become the gatekeepers of the existing quality information on vampirism rather than pathfinders of new ideas and explorations into real vampirism?  Does anyone ever permanently ‘age out’ of the vampire community or do they merely step into the shadows while tending to personal matters or pursue their personal vampirism in private?

d. Our Evolving Relationship With The Media – A Four-Part Question: What, if any, changes have you noticed by those who are in the public eye as related to what the media is seeking from vampires they interview?  Has television media altered their desire for a particular style of dress, behavior, or backdrop when filming?  Is the media across various mediums beginning to allow review and revision of the footage or articles prior to airing or publication?  How has this changed, or not, in the past several years compared with a decade or more ago?

e. Critically Evaluating How We Appear To The Outside World: A Three-Part Question: Do you believe the vampire community is serious enough about how it appears to the outside world?  Many participants in the vampire community complain about documentaries, interviews and other depictions of real vampires that highlight the melodramatic and colorful participants of our community. However, many of these same individuals embellish their social media profile pages with lurid art, photos of themselves with fangs and bloody mouths, black capes and heavy make-up, and with other macabre or grim materials.  Is it possible for us to be horror-centric, embracing of the fantastical, or Goth theatrical ‘for fun or lifestyle’ and expect the media or the general public to be able to differentiate, understand, or ultimately accept us as harmless?  Is such a notion realistic, or even fair?

Voices of the Vampire Community (VVC) Public Meeting Transcripts:

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