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

Vampirology Poll Ruffles A Few Feathers – Octarine Valur
August 4, 2015

Can We Reverse The Ageing Process By Putting Young Blood Into Older People?
August 4, 2015

RIP Sanguinarius (Sangi) | 1970-2015 | Vampire Community Pioneer

On Second Thought – The Real Vampires w/John Edgar Browning & Merticus – Georgia Public Broadcasting
August 5, 2015

Gerçek Vampirler: Haftada Iki çorba Kaşığı Insan Kanı Içiyorlar – Radikal Turkey
August 6, 2015

PRAVA KRV Priča O Pravim Vampirima Koji Se “Hrane” Tokom Seksa – Blic Online Serbia
August 6, 2015

The Daily Beast Podcast: Interview With A Vampire (Merticus)
August 8, 2015

Seeking Vampires For Cable Network TV Series
August 8, 2015

New Orleans HexFest Forced to Change Ritual Location
August 9, 2015

Vampire Evolution: From Myth To Modern Day – By Eric Vernor (Corvis Nocturnum) & L. E. Carruba

Religious Experiences Of Vampires – Research Survey – Dr. Emyr Williams
August 13, 2015

Interview With A Real-Life Vampire (Merticus): Why Drinking Blood Isn’t Like In Hollywood – The Guardian
August 15, 2015

Vampyre Academy Reiki Survey – Octarine Valur
August 20, 2015

Blood Rave To Douse Amsterdam Dancers In Gallons Of Blood
August 20, 2015

Vampires… In A Town Near You? – The Time Traveler’s Dog
August 23, 2015

Psychic Vampirism: A Trend That Needs To End
August 26, 2015

Lady Gaga’s “American Horror Story” Character Is Basically A Vampire – Cosmopolitan
August 26, 2015

There Will Be Bloed: Uncovering Holland’s Halloween Blood Rave –
August 30, 2015

Are Goths Really More Depressed Than the Rest of Us ‘Normals’?
August 30, 2015

Seeking Vampires For Cable Network TV Series

Vampire Community News (VCN) is passing along this media solicitation to those in the Vampire Community who may be interested in participating:

“Seeking vampires for a major cable network TV series who are ready to come out of the coffin and reveal to the public what life is really like to live with this condition.

We are looking for everyday moms and/or dads and/or families who are trying to live normal lives, in spite of the challenges that vampirism brings.

This reality docu-series seeks to help non-vampires understand what living with Vampirism is all about, while also debunking all of the myths and stereotypes that currently exist.

Has your secret spiraled out of control, leading you to live a double life? And are you exhausted from covering it all up?  Are you willing to share your life and experiences and stand proud of who you are?

If you are interested, please email your story include your age and background and where you are today, photos and any video links you might have to: InterestedVampire  Please put “Merticus” in the subject line of the email.”

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June 2015 In Review

IlluminatedManuscript-MedievalJoustVampire Community News (VCN) – June 2015 In Review

Caitlyn Jenner: Where Our True Self And True Identity Is Found – Vampire Analogy
June 3, 2015

Florida Woman (Josephine Smith) From Elderly ‘Vampire’ Attack Now Accused Of Stabbing Boyfriend
June 3, 2015

Student In Satanic Claims – The Voice
June 3, 2015

4 Tales Of Teens Who Have Taken Occult Practices Too Far, Some To The Point Of Murder
June 3, 2015

Video Shows Florida Man Dancing On Patrol Car To Save Children From Vampires
June 4, 2015

Norfolk ‘Paedophile Ring’ Case: Baby Blood Allegations ‘Nonsensical’
June 4, 2015

Drinking Blood Can Lead To Some Serious Complications: If You’re Not A Vampire Bat, Don’t Do It
June 9, 2015

Vampire Studies Symposium To Be Held In Texas On Halloween
June 10, 2015

Children Of Satan: What Do Their Disturbing Tales Of Bloody Rituals Mean?
June 11, 2015

RIP Sir Christopher Lee :: 1922 – 2015
June 11, 2015

Friends Or Consumer Group? – GraveYard Press
June 12, 2015

Penny’s People: Human Vampires Exist In The Thousands Says Glyndwr University Expert Dr. Emyr Williams
June 13, 2015

Individual Pathways To The ‘Real Vampire Community’ – A Poll
June 16, 2015

Man Facing Charges For Having Sex With Minor & Making 3 Girls Drink Blood
June 30, 2015

April 2015 In Review

Bestiary-Honocrotalus-MuseumMeermanno10B25Folio32rVampire Community News (VCN) – April 2015 In Review

Being A Psychic Vampire – By Kate Gallwey
April 1, 2015

House Rakoczy – Kasey Hill
April 1, 2015

New Orleans Vampire Association Easter Outreach Program
April 5, 2015

U.S. Sociologist Exposes A World Of ‘Real Vampires’
April 7, 2015

All The Pretty Vampires – Michelle Belanger – Upcoming Book; ‘Conspiracy Of Angels’
April 10, 2015

Exorcists Warn Vatican Over ‘Beautiful Young Vampires’ & Satanic Yoga
April 13, 2015

Real Vampire Community Academic Resources – Compiled By Merticus
April 13, 2015

Real Vampires: The Houston Subculture That Drinks Blood And Chases Psychic Energy – Houston Press
April 14, 2015

Houston’s Vampire Court Gathers For A Pagan Sumbel
April 15, 2015

Vampires In New Orleans – Fact Or Fiction?
April 18, 2015

Inside The World Of Real Life Vampires – John Edgar Browning – ABC News Australia
April 20, 2015

Die Positive Energie Hat Einen Dämpfer Erfahren
April 29, 2015

Avoiding Social Vampires: A View of Life From The Doughnut Aisle
April 30, 2015

Real Vampire Community Academic Resources –


“Vampires as an Identity Group: Analyzing Causes and Effects of an Introspective Survey by the Vampire Community,” Nova Religio 14:1 (2010): 4-23.

“Vampires as an Ascriptive Identity Group: Analyzing Causes and Effects of an Introspective Survey by the Vampire Community,” in Adam Possamai, ed., Handbook of Hyper-Real Religions. Boston: Brill, 2012: pp. 141-163.

“‘We Are Spirits of Another Sort’: Ontological Rebellion and Religious Dimensions of the Otherkin Community,” Nova Religio 15:3 (2012): 65-90.

“Vampires Today: The Truth about Modern Vampirism”
Joseph Laycock, PhD – Praeger Publishers – May 30, 2009 – ISBN: 0-313-36472-9


“The real vampires of New Orleans and Buffalo: a research note towards comparative ethnography”

“Vampire and Vampirism,” in Encyclopedia of American Studies (Johns Hopkins University Press)

“The Real Vampire Community: A Concise History,” in The Vampire in Europe: A Critical Edition

“Vampires of the Crescent City: A Case Study,” in The Vampire in Europe: A Critical Edition

“Conversations with Real Vampires [in New Orleans],” in The Vampire in Europe: A Critical Edition

“The Dangerous Dead: Vampire Mythology in the House of Night Series”


Do We Always Practice What We Preach? Real Vampires’ Fears Of Coming Out Of The Coffin To Social Workers And Helping Professionals
Critical Social Work, 2015 Vol. 16, No. 1

Social Work, BDSM, and Vampires: Toward Empowering People with Non-Traditional Identities

Selves, Symbols, and Sexualities: An Interactionist Anthology
Sage Publications, Edited by Thomas Weinberg and Staci Newmahr – 2014
Chapter 20: Intersections of Vampirism & Sexuality – A Narrative Description of a Vampire Feeding

Contemporary Vampires and (Blood-Red) Leisure: Should We Be Afraid of the Dark?
Leisure/Loisir – Volume 32 (2) (2008); Pages 513-539


Vampirism & Energy Work Research Survey (VEWRS)
An Introspective Examination Of The Real Vampire Community

Advanced Vampirism & Energy Work Research Survey (AVEWRS)
Examining The Intricacies Of The Vampiric Condition

Supplemental Vampirism & Energy Work Interview Survey (SVEWIS)
Ethnomethodological & Existential Phenomenological Research From An Emic Perspective

VEWRS & AVEWRS Statistical Research Data & Charts

Diagnosed Physical & Mental Conditions Of Self-Identified Real Vampires

Definition Of Real Vampirism
Vampirism & Energy Work Research Study (VEWRS & AVEWRS)

Identity Groups & Ritualistic Occult Crime
PowerPoint Briefing For Law Enforcement & Academicians

Qualitative Ethnography Of Otherkin, Therianthrope & Non-Human Identifying Subcultures


Boiling Blood: Aggression as a Community Building Tool in the Online Vampire Subculture

From Fictional Footnotes to National News: The Evolving Focus of Public OVC Fora from the Late Nineties to the Present


‘The Beast Within: Anthrozoomorphic Identity and Alternative Spirituality in the Online Therianthropy Movement,’ Nova Religio 16:3 (2013).

‘The Law of the Jungle: Self and Community in the Online Therianthropy Movement’, Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies, 14: 2 (2012)


Alternative Worlds: Metaphysical Questioning and Virtual Community Amongst the Otherkin

February 2015 In Review

MeetingOfDoctors-UniversityOfParis-Circa1550Vampire Community News (VCN) – February 2015 In Review

One Woman’s Story Of Being A Victim Of Subculture Hate Crimes
February 4, 2015

Volume 1 Journal Of Positive Sexuality Goes Live
February 4, 2015

Vampire And Vampirism – Encyclopedia Of American Studies – Johns Hopkins University Press
February 9, 2015

Vampire Mitten Unter Uns – Vampires Among Us – Dr. Mark Benecke
February 14, 2015

‘Vampire Cult Killings’ Profiled On Lifetime – Rod Ferrell
February 16, 2015

Interview With Kindred (Demonic Vampire Kindred)
February 16, 2015

My Mother Thinks She’s A Vampire – The GraveYard Press
February 17, 2015

Warning Signs And ‘Red Flags’ – Real Vampire Life (RVL)
February 17, 2015

Vampire Woman Kills Three Children, Drinks Their Blood & Eats Intestines – Nairobi News
February 18, 2015

Thanks A Latte! Woman Drinks Blood In Vampire Coffee – TNT Magazine
February 18, 2015

House Kheperu Gathering – Presentation & Class Schedule
May 15-17, 2015

The Iron Garden – Open Gathering
February 20, 2015

Vampirët: Historia e Vërtetë – Flurudha (Albanian Blog)
February 23, 2015

Las Columnas De Opinión – Síndrome De Renfield – Vampirismo Clínico
February 23, 2015

How To Recognize An Energy Vampire And What To Do About It
February 25, 2015

Media Vampires
February 26, 2015

One-On-One: A Growing Family – Real Vampire Life (RVL)
February 26, 2015

‘Werewolf’ Allegedly Murders His Vampire Neighbor
February 27, 2015

New Orleans Vampire Association (NOVA) – Easter Outreach To Feed The Homeless
February 28, 2015

Man Who Believes He Is A ‘Werewolf’ Who Killed A ‘Vampire’ Found Guilty Of Murder
February 28, 2015