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

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

March 2015 In Review

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Energy, Goals And Paths – The GraveYard Press
March 1, 2015

How Kink’s Largest Social-Networking Site (FetLife) Fails Its Users
March 3, 2015

Mom Brainwashed Into Killing Girl, 8 – Obsessed With Vampires & Biting
March 5, 2015

Cannibalism And Vampirism Documentary Film
March 7, 2015

Vampire Donors & Swans Research Survey
March 9, 2015

Vampires Of ATX – Vampire Court Of Austin – Orange Magazine
March 11, 2015

Alaska After Dark Vampyre Radio – Interview With A Fangsmith 1 & 2 – Midnight Custom Fangs
March 14, 2015

Odd Jobs: How To Become A Real-Life Vampire – Raziel Nite – Australia
March 12, 2015

Psychic Vampires, Or Energy Manipulator? – The GraveYard Press
March 15, 2015

The Real Vampires Of New Orleans And Buffalo: A Research Note Towards Comparative Ethnography – John Edgar Browning
March 24, 2015

What They Do In The Shadows: My Encounters With The Real Vampires Of New Orleans – John Edgar Browning
March 25, 2015

There Are Real-Life ‘Vampire’ Tribes Roaming New Orleans – Science Alert
March 31, 2015

There Are Communities Of People Who Call Themselves Vampires – Smithsonian
March 31, 2015

Smoke & Mirrors Public Facebook Group

November 2014 In Review

AbelGrimmerCirca1600Vampire Community News (VCN) – November 2014 In Review

Atlanta No. 9 Best City To Be A Vampire
November 1, 2014

SAVA National Gathering & Awards Ceremony 2014
November 3, 2014 …

The Married British Couple Who Claim To Be Real-Life Vampires
November 6, 2014

Drinking Blood With The Real Vampires Of New Orleans
November 7, 2014

The Swan Society For Vampire Donors – Facebook Group
November 11, 2014

Diagnosed Physical & Mental Conditions Of Real-Life Vampires – A Comparative Analysis – VCN & VEWRS
November 12, 2014

Vampires Donors Get A Voice – Graveyard Press
November 13, 2014

The European Swan Network – Facebook Group
November 14, 2014

Aristos Vampyre International Magazine
November 14, 2014

Hot Topic Turns 25; Remember The Glory Days?
November 14, 2014

The Vampire In Europe: A Critical Edition – Edited By John Edgar Browning
November 17, 2014

Vampyre Community Narrative History
November 26, 2014

Aramond & Lolanthe From Houston Vampire Community (HVC) – 12:00 AM Radio Show
November 30, 2014

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

TheVampireInEurope-ACriticalEdition-JohnEdgarBrowningThe Vampire In Europe: A Critical Edition
Edited by John Edgar Browning

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!

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:

October 2014 In Review

BirthOfVenus-Botticelli-c1486Vampire Community News (VCN) – October 2014 In Review

Virkelighetens Vampyrer – Norway
October 2, 2014

Sang vs Psi: Making A Case For Separation – By Lady CG
October 3, 2014

Satanists (+ Vampires) Call For Rights – Groups Want To Work In Schools
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Vampire: Man With HIV Bites Two Police Officers
October 6, 2014

Lessons From Apartheid – A Cautionary Tale Of Segregation – By Cian Ashling
October 7, 2014

Real Vampirism Through The Lens Of Trichotomic Classification – A Poll For VC Participants
October 9, 2014

Group Slams House Candidate For Writing Vampire Erotica
October 10, 2014

Night Of The Darkness – Italian Vampyre Masquerade Ball – Rimini, Italy
October 11, 2014

I Drink Blood Before Operations – Robbery Suspect Reveals
October 12, 2014

Accused Vic Killer Feared Werewolves & [Vampires]
October 13, 2014

At Murder Trial, Gigi Jordan Testifies About Abuse… Son Suffered
October 15, 2014

South Africa Cops On The Trail Of Zombies, Witches, & [Vampires]
October 15, 2014

Sang Castles, Fangtasies And Other Tales – By Octarine Valur
October 17, 2014

Panic Grips School Over Vampire Claims
October 17, 2014

India’s National Gold Medalist Tortured For Being A Witch
October 18, 2014

Real-Life Vampires & Physical Medical Conditions – A Poll For VC Participants
October 19, 2014

Blood Thirsty? The ONLY Real Vampire Shop In The U.S. Is In New Orleans
October 21, 2014

Sinking His Teeth Into Dracula – John Edgar Browning – Georgia Tech
October 21, 2014

Daily Offbeat Vampire House Profile: House Of The Dreaming, An Exclusive Interview With Madame X
October 23, 2014

The Donor & Vampyre Relationship – By Lunah Valur Eir
October 24, 2014

Book Review: ‘Season Of The Witch: How The Occult Saved Rock & Roll’
October 24, 2014

‘We Actually Like Garlic!’ Real-Life Vampires Of Manchester UK – Vanian & Ethereal
October 27, 2014

Self-Proclaimed Vampire Community In Houston, TX Area – Tarik Rever
October 27, 2014

Interview With A Vampire King – Logan South – Austin, TX Vampire Community
October 27, 2014

Gotham Vampyre Archives 2nd Edition
October 30, 2014

Halloween: “No Agli Show Con I Vampiri Veri O Fasulli” – Italy
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The 10 Best U.S. Cities To Be A Vampire – Huffington Post
October 30, 2014

Witches Fire Back At TIME Magazine And Demand An Apology
October 31, 2014

Vampire Codex – 20th Anniversary Edition – By Michelle Belanger
October 31, 2014

Temple House Sahjaza, An Exclusive Interview With Goddess Rosemary
October 31, 2014

GA Tech’s Vampire Expert Shares Ideas – John Edgar Browning
October 31, 2014

Interview (And Movie) With A Real-Life Vampire – Huffington Post
October 31, 2014

The Bad Things Ball 2014 – New Orleans
October 31, 2014

Taboo Masquerade & Fetish Ball 2014 – New Orleans
November 1, 2014

On Behalf Of Merticus & Vampire Community News (VCN) We’d Like To Wish Everyone A Happy Halloween & A Blessed Samhain!