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

January 2015 In Review

SaintAnthonyTheAbbotInTheWildernessCirca1435Vampire Community News (VCN) – January 2015 In Review

2015, A Year Of Change & Growth For SAVA
January 4, 2015

Crossroads 2015 – The Year Of The… – Real Vampire Life
January 5, 2015

Real Vampires: Realtà Oltre La Leggenda. Il Vampirismo In Italia
January 7, 2015

Regarding SAVA’s Future On Facebook
January 10, 2015

Artist, Musician Brings Final ‘Fang Tour’ To TattooLaPalooza (DNash) – Miami Herald
January 10, 2015

Vampire Houses Bring New Blood To New Jersey Night Life – Tony Sokol
January 12, 2015

10 Religions Spawned By Works Of Fiction – Vampirism #5
January 13, 2015

New Study Links Social Anxiety To Being An Empath

Bizarre Magazine, British Bastion Of Fetish, Freaks, Extreme Tattoos & Porn, Closes After 18 Years
January 16, 2015

No Good Event, Goes Off Without Bitching – The GraveYard Press
January 17, 2015

Community Radicals And Why They Matter – Deacon Gray – The GraveYard Press
January 18, 2015

Vampirekin Is Not The Same As Vampirism – Tumblr Posting

Bubble Gum Vampires Speak – The GraveYard Press
January 18, 2015

The Italiana Vampire Codex
January 21, 2015

The Vampire And My Daughter – The GraveYard Press
January 25, 2015

Analysis Of Non-Human Identity – A Survey For Otherkin, Therians, & Vampires By Amelia Nightside
January 27, 2015

‘Boiling Blood’ – Aggression as a Community Building Tool in the Online Vampire Subculture
Current and Longitudinal Analyses of the Vampire Identifying Subculture (CLAVIS) – By Hesperus
January 28, 2015

One On One – A New Light In The Tunnel (CLAVIS) – Real Vampire Life
January 30, 2015

Words Of Prey – The GraveYard Press
January 31, 2015

London Vampire Magazine – Issue 1
January 31, 2015