October 2015 In Review

VisokiDecaniMonastery-Kosovo-14thCVampire Community News (VCN) – October 2015 In Review

Overview Of Vampire Community Web Traffic For Late October 2015
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Gay Former Teen Prostitute Shares Life In New Orleans Vampire Cult With Chilling Detail
October 1, 2015
http://www.queerty.com/gay-former-teen-prostitute-shares-life-in-new-orleans-vampire-cult-with-chilling-detail-20151001

Tips To Keep Sang Donors Healthy – Giselle DeCavalier
October 4, 2015
https://damienshadowsage.wordpress.com/2015/10/04/tips-to-keep-sang-donors-healthy/

Meeting Up – Safety Tips For Donors – Giselle DeCavalier
October 4, 2015
https://damienshadowsage.wordpress.com/2015/10/04/meeting-up-safety-tips-for-donors/

Linking It All Together: Building Sanguinarian Hypotheses – VTOC
October 6, 2015
https://vtochicago.wordpress.com/2015/10/06/growing-hypotheses-sangs/

Accused Killer Feared Woman With Vampire-Like Teeth, Court Hears
October 7, 2015
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/accused-killer-feared-woman-with-vampirelike-teeth-court-hears-20151007-gk348h.html

New Study Confirms Existence Of Real-Life ‘Vampires’ – Men’s Health Magazine
October 9, 2015
http://www.menshealth.com/science-of-real-vampires

The Unity Question – Part 2 – Peace For Our Time – Real Vampire Life
October 12, 2015
http://realvampirenews.com/the-unity-question-part-2-peace-for-our-time/

What The Hell Is A Sexual Vampire? – Deacon Gray
October 13, 2015
https://thegraveyardpress.wordpress.com/2015/10/13/what-the-hell-is-a-sexual-vampire/

Sexual Vampire, Or Sex Addict? – Deacon Gray
October 13, 2015
https://thegraveyardpress.wordpress.com/2015/10/13/sexual-vampire-or-sex-addict/

Young Community Leaders: Goals And Expectations – Deacon Gray
October 14, 2015
https://thegraveyardpress.wordpress.com/2015/10/14/young-community-leaders-goals-and-expectations/

‘American Horror Story’ Taught Us All How To Vampire Last Night – MTV
October 15, 2015
http://www.mtv.com/news/2350674/ahs-vampire-guide/

The Day I Went To Work And Met A Real Vampire – Archana Reddy, MD
October 15, 2015
http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2015/10/the-day-i-went-to-work-and-met-a-real-vampire.html

A Question Of Etiquette: Courts/Houses/Etc. – Rei Tadashi
October 17, 2015
https://damienshadowsage.wordpress.com/2015/10/17/question-of-etiquette/

Nocturnal Frequency Radio To Host Talk With House Of The Dreaming Matriarch Madame X
October 18, 2015
http://www.dailyoffbeat.com/articles/12064/20151014/vampire-house-interview-nocturnal-frequency.htm

Hybrid Vampires – Who, What, And Why? – Zero Nightskye
October 18, 2015
https://damienshadowsage.wordpress.com/2015/10/18/hybrid-vampires-who-what-why/

The Beast Inside – Damien ShadowSage
October 18, 2015
https://damienshadowsage.wordpress.com/2015/10/18/the-beast-inside/

Woman Killed Partner And Child ‘To Ward Off Vampires’
October 20, 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/oct/20/woman-killed-partner-and-child-to-ward-off-vampires

“Vampire” Slashes Open His Boyfriend’s Throat To Drink His Blood
October 20, 2015
http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2015/10/swedish-vampire-slits-boyfriends-throat-and-drinks-his-blood/

The People Who Drink Human Blood – BBC Future
October 21, 2015
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20151021-the-people-who-drink-human-blood

Meet The New-Age Vampires – They Call Themselves Sanguinarians And ‘Need’ To Drink Human Blood
October 23, 2015
http://www.indiatimes.com/news/world/meet-the-new-age-vampires-they-call-themselves-lifestylers-and-need-to-drink-human-blood-246543.html

Inside The Human Blood-Drinking, ‘Real Vampire’ Community Of New Orleans – The Washington Post
October 26, 2015
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/10/26/inside-the-human-blood-drinking-real-vampire-community-of-new-orleans/

‘Real’ Vampires Exist And There Are Over 5,000 Of Them In The United States
October 26, 2015
http://news.nationalpost.com/news/world/real-vampires-exist-and-there-are-over-5000-of-them-in-the-united-states

Sanguinarianism & Me – Countess Alexia
October 26, 2015
https://countessalexia.wordpress.com/articles/sanguinarianism-and-me/

Plain Speaking – Part 3 – Peace For Our Time? – Real Vampire Life
October 26, 2015
http://realvampirenews.com/crossroads-plain-speaking-part-3-peace-for-our-time/

Trans-Murder Trial: Gay ‘Vampire’
October 27, 2015
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/World-news-Trans-murder-trial-amfAR-gay-vampire-Russian-law/53232.html

What New Donors Need To Know – Damien ShadowSage & Rei Tadashi
October 27, 2015
https://damienshadowsage.wordpress.com/2015/10/27/what-new-donors-need-to-know/

The Vampire Craze In Popular Culture Isn’t Dead Yet – TIME Magazine
October 27, 2015
http://time.com/4061384/vampires-twilight-halloween/

I Let My Vampire Boyfriend Drink My Blood (Blut Katzchen) – The Doctors (Television)
October 27, 2015
http://on.aol.com/video/woman-lets-vampire-boyfriend-drink-her-blood-519198771

5,000+ Vampires Live In The U.S., Drink Donors’ Blood For Energy – NY Daily News
October 27, 2015
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/5-000-vampires-live-u-s-drink-blood-energy-article-1.2412910

Buffy Star Juliet Landau Launches Crowdfunding Campaign For Vampire Documentary
October 27, 2015
http://www.ew.com/article/2015/10/27/buffy-vampire-juliet-landau

Vampirologists Are A Thing? – J. Gordon Melton
October 27, 2015
http://starlocalmedia.com/opinion/blogs/blog_5/vampirologists-are-a-thing/article_a3e79714-7cc9-11e5-853f-7f3bcb2b6036.html

Real-Life Vampire Couple – Vanian & Ethereal Dark
October 27, 2015
http://wpor.com/mornings/real-life-vampire-couple/

Are Vampires Real? – John Edgar Browning – GA Tech
October 27, 2015
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69eNk_8Ndb4
http://www.news.gatech.edu/features/frightful-and-insightful

Interview With A Vampire (Merticus): Here’s What Real Vampires Do On Halloween – METRO UK
October 28, 2015
http://metro.co.uk/2015/10/28/interview-with-a-vampire-heres-what-real-vampires-do-on-halloween-5449290/

Real-Life Vampires Drink Blood To Sustain Survival – The Daily Meal
October 28, 2015
http://www.thedailymeal.com/news/drink/real-life-vampires-drink-blood-sustain-survival/102815

Bad Blood – M Dutch
October 28, 2015
https://thegraveyardpress.wordpress.com/2015/10/28/bad-blood/

Why ‘Real Vampires’ Fear Going To The Doctor – Everyday Health
October 28, 2015
http://www.everydayhealth.com/news/why-real-vampires-fear-going-doctor/

Meet The Real Blood-Thirsty Modern Vampires Of 2015
October 28, 2015
http://www.konbini.com/en/lifestyle/meet-blood-thirsty-modern-vampires/

DJ Williams – Self-Identified Vampires And Subtle Human Energy
October 28, 2015
http://www.boiseweekly.com/boise/dj-williams/Content?oid=3634595

Merticus ‘Impersonated’ On Kevin & Bean Radio Show – KROQ; Los Angeles, CA
October 28, 2015
https://www.facebook.com/MerticusX/posts/1087517044591685
http://kroq.cbslocal.com/category/kevin-bean/

How A New Orleans Vampire (Belfazaar Ashantison) And A Cajun Chef Made Blood Sausage Together – Munchies
October 28, 2015
http://munchies.vice.com/articles/how-one-new-orleans-vampire-and-a-cajun-chef-made-blood-sausage-together

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
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/psych-unseen/201510/dracula-the-couch-the-psychiatry-vampires

Lives Of Real Vampires: More Than A Diet Of Blood
By Merticus – Everyday Health Guest Contributor
October 29, 2015
http://www.everydayhealth.com/columns/hear-me-out/lives-of-real-vampires-seeking-acceptance-from-society-and-medical-professionals/

Interview: Michelle Belanger – Verbicide Magazine
October 29, 2015
http://www.verbicidemagazine.com/2015/10/29/michelle-belanger-interview-psychic-vampire/

What It Means To Be A Real Vampire In Houston
October 29, 2015
http://www.houstonpress.com/video/what-it-means-to-be-a-real-vampire-in-houston-Uf3CKH9z

Inside A ‘Real Vampire’ Community – New Zealand Herald
October 29, 2015
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11536203

6 Facts About Real-Life Vampires – Bustle
October 30, 2015
http://www.bustle.com/articles/120066-6-facts-about-real-life-vampires

Real Life Vampires: Meet A Guy (Merticus) Who Actually Drinks Human Blood – Irish Examiner
October 30, 2015
http://www.irishexaminer.com/examviral/real-life/real-life-vampires-meet-a-guy-who-actually-drinks-human-blood-362351.html

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

Iron Garden – October Gathering – Mischief Night
October 30, 2015
https://www.facebook.com/events/1656018171350176/

Life Among The Vampires – John Edgar Browning – The Atlantic
October 31, 2015
http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/10/life-among-the-vampires/413446/

There Are Such Things! Vampire Studies Symposium 2015 – North Central Texas College
October 31, 2015
http://www.nctc.edu/vampiresymposium

Halloween Sur Bayou: L’étrange Communauté De “vampires” Buvant Vraiment Du Sang Humain
October 31, 2015
http://www.atlantico.fr/decryptage/halloween-bayou-etrange-communaute-vampires-buvant-vraiment-sang-humain-nouvelle-orleans-2415514.html

Halloween, Viaggio Tra I Veri Vampiri Di New Orleans
October 31, 2015
http://www.lettera43.it/fatti/halloween-viaggio-tra-i-veri-vampiri-di-new-orleans_43675220839.htm

A Halloween Message To The Vampire Community From The Office Of Merticus
October 31, 2015
http://merticus.com/vampirenews/2015/10/31/a-halloween-message-to-the-vampire-community-from-the-office-of-merticus/

A Halloween Message To The Vampire Community From The Office Of Merticus

OfficeOfMerticus2015This year has turned out to be the most prolific with respect to media coverage for the vampire community since 2011; only eclipsed by television, radio and print media at the height of the ‘vampire craze’ towards the end of the last decade (2008-2009). While we can debate the merits of such exposure, I believe it’s important to note that the narrative has notably shifted and arguably matured. This has resulted in increased emphasis on the specific practices, beliefs, identity politics, challenges and even charitable nature of our participants rather than simply how we contrast with pop cultural depictions of the vampire. I look forward to the continued academic inquiries of Drs. Joseph Laycock, John Edgar Browning, D J Williams, Emyr Williams, Joseph Pierre and others and wish to thank them for their professional and diversified approach to exploring our community and sharing those observations with the world.

Likewise, thank you to those in the vampire community who locally, and within your own specialty niches, work to build a more vibrant and stronger community — from New Orleans to Austin to Atlanta to Manchester to South Africa to New Jersey to Tampa to Germany to Houston to Los Angeles to Philadelphia to London to New York City to Chicago to Cleveland to Melbourne to all points in-between! All too often we’re at each other’s throats over everything from fundamental disagreements and egos run amok to petty nonsense. It’s unrealistic to expect all of us to hold hands and walk in step, however, it’s reassuring to see so many come together to support one another, our various projects and gatherings for the sake of kinship while understanding the importance of maintaining our respective individuality and group autonomies. I’m genuinely excited for what adventures may unfold during the rest of this year and throughout 2016!

I wish everyone a safe and Happy Halloween | Blessed Samhain!

- Merticus

Real Vampire Community Academic Resources – Academia.edu

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JOSEPH LAYCOCK

https://txstate.academia.edu/JosephLaycock
https://sites.google.com/site/joelaycock/

“Vampires as an Identity Group: Analyzing Causes and Effects of an Introspective Survey by the Vampire Community,” Nova Religio 14:1 (2010): 4-23.
http://www.academia.edu/4332137/_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.
http://www.academia.edu/4332414/_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.
http://www.academia.edu/4332109/_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
http://www.amazon.com/Vampires-Today-Truth-Modern-Vampirism/dp/0313364729

JOHN EDGAR BROWNING
https://gatech.academia.edu/JohnEdgarBrowning
http://www.news.gatech.edu/features/john-edgar-browning

“The real vampires of New Orleans and Buffalo: a research note towards comparative ethnography”
http://www.academia.edu/11643020/_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)
http://www.academia.edu/10627145/_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
http://www.academia.edu/9642592/_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
http://www.academia.edu/9642645/_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
http://www.academia.edu/356086/_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”
http://www.academia.edu/4154500/_The_Dangerous_Dead_Vampire_Mythology_in_the_House_of_Night_Series_

DJ WILLIAMS
https://idahostate.academia.edu/DJWilliams
http://positivesexuality.org/meet-the-staff/researchers/

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
http://www1.uwindsor.ca/criticalsocialwork/Vampires
https://www.academia.edu/12761617/Do_We_Always_Practice_What_We_Preach_Real_Vampires_Fears_of_Coming_out_of_the_Coffin_to_Social_Workers_and_Helping_Professionals

Social Work, BDSM, and Vampires: Toward Empowering People with Non-Traditional Identities
http://www.academia.edu/11532033/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

MERTICUS
https://independent.academia.edu/Merticus
http://www.linkedin.com/in/merticus
http://www.merticus.com

Vampirism & Energy Work Research Survey (VEWRS)
An Introspective Examination Of The Real Vampire Community
http://www.academia.edu/10687957/Vampirism_and_Energy_Work_Research_Survey_VEWRS_

Advanced Vampirism & Energy Work Research Survey (AVEWRS)
Examining The Intricacies Of The Vampiric Condition
http://www.academia.edu/10687996/Advanced_Vampirism_and_Energy_Work_Research_Survey_AVEWRS_

Supplemental Vampirism & Energy Work Interview Survey (SVEWIS)
Ethnomethodological & Existential Phenomenological Research From An Emic Perspective
http://www.academia.edu/11398033/Supplemental_Vampirism_and_Energy_Work_Interview_Survey_SVEWIS_

VEWRS & AVEWRS Statistical Research Data & Charts
http://www.academia.edu/10688035/VEWRS_and_AVEWRS_Statistical_Research_Data_and_Charts

Diagnosed Physical & Mental Conditions Of Self-Identified Real Vampires
http://www.academia.edu/10688094/Diagnosed_Physical_and_Mental_Conditions_Of_Self-Identified_Real_Vampires

Definition Of Real Vampirism
Vampirism & Energy Work Research Study (VEWRS & AVEWRS)
http://www.academia.edu/10707092/Definition_Of_Real_Vampirism

Identity Groups & Ritualistic Occult Crime
PowerPoint Briefing For Law Enforcement & Academicians
http://www.academia.edu/11930334/Identity_Groups_and_Ritualistic_Occult_Crime

Qualitative Ethnography Of Otherkin, Therianthrope & Non-Human Identifying Subcultures
http://www.academia.edu/11407422/Qualitative_Ethnography_Of_Otherkin_Therianthrope_and_Non-Human_Identifying_Subcultures

HESPERUS
https://independent.academia.edu/Hesperus
https://www.facebook.com/groups/357086437822568/

Boiling Blood: Aggression as a Community Building Tool in the Online Vampire Subculture
http://www.academia.edu/10849876/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
https://www.academia.edu/19309583/From_Fictional_Footnotes_to_National_News

VENETIA ROBERTSON
https://sydney.academia.edu/VenetiaRobertson
http://www.religiousstudiesproject.com/persons/venetia-robertson/

‘The Beast Within: Anthrozoomorphic Identity and Alternative Spirituality in the Online Therianthropy Movement,’ Nova Religio 16:3 (2013).
http://www.academia.edu/1851789/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)
http://www.academia.edu/5705986/The_Law_of_the_Jungle_Self_and_Community_in_the_Online_Therianthropy_Movement_Pomegranate_The_International_Journal_of_Pagan_Studies_14_2_2012_

DANIELLE KIRBY
https://rmit.academia.edu/DanielleKirby
http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse/About%20RMIT/Contact/All%20contacts/Staff/by%20name/K/;ID=ralssyszuhh7;STATUS=A

Alternative Worlds: Metaphysical Questioning and Virtual Community Amongst the Otherkin
http://www.academia.edu/1962034/Alternative_Worlds_Metaphysical_Questioning_and_Virtual_Community_Amongst_the_Otherkin

April 2014 In Review

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Vampire Community News (VCN) – April 2014 In Review

Satanism Claims Haunt Kuwadzana School – “Our Children Are Turning Into Vampires”
April 1, 2014
http://nehandaradio.com/2014/04/01/satanism-claims-haunt-kuwadzana-school/

Satan, Witchcraft, Role Play, [Vampirism], And Challengers – Erick Erickson – RedState
April 1, 2014
http://www.redstate.com/2014/04/01/satan-witchcraft-role-play-and-challengers/

The Bizarre Double Life Of Conservative Congressional Hopeful Jake Rush – St. Peters Blog
April 1, 2014
http://www.saintpetersblog.com/jake-russ-conservative-congressional-gop-hopefuls-bizarre-double-life

Vampire Role-Playing Is “Recreational,” Says Father Of Congressional Candidate Jake Rush
April 1, 2014
http://www.saintpetersblog.com/vampire-role-playing-is-recreational-says-father-of-gop-candidate-jake-rush

Congressional Candidate Jake Rush Press Statement
April 1, 2014
http://www.saintpetersblog.com/jake-rush-responds

Meet Jake Rush, Florida Congressional Candidate And Vampire – Vanity Fair
April 1, 2014
http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2014/04/meet-jake-rush-florida-congressional-candidate-and-vampire

Official VCN Statement – Jake Rush – A ‘Vampire’ We Can Stand Behind
*April 1, 2014*
http://merticus.com/vampirenews/2014/04/01/jake-rush-a-vampire-we-can-stand-behind/

Florida’s ‘Vampire’ Congressional Candidate Might Be The Future Of American Politics – Business Insider
April 1, 2014
http://www.businessinsider.com/floridas-vampire-candidate-future-of-american-politics-2014-4

Keep These Satanists Out Of Congress! – When Republicans Turn Satanic Panic On Their Own – Joseph Laycock
April 2, 2014
http://www.religiondispatches.org/dispatches/josephlaycock/7750/keep_these_satanists_out_of_congress_/

10 Of The Most Memorable Horror-Inspired Professional Wrestlers – Gangrel; The ‘Real Life Vampire’
April 2, 2014
http://www.fearnet.com/news/list/10-most-memorable-horror-inspired-professional-wrestlers

The Dark Nations – On Eldership
April 2, 2014
https://www.facebook.com/notes/the-dark-nations/on-eldership/832891506726044

Vampires & Batty Behaviour – Irish Medical News
April 4, 2014
http://www.imn.ie/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5579:vampires-and-batty-behaviour&catid=57:clinical-news&Itemid=3

German Satanists With Harry Potter Obsession On Trial For Taxi Killing – Motivated By Satanic Bloodlust
April 11, 2014
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/europe/german-satanists-with-harry-potter-obsession-on-trial-for-taxi-killing-1.1758136

Veneto & Treviso Are Full Of Vampires: Expert – Italy
April 14, 2014
http://www.thelocal.it/20140414/veneto-is-full-of-vampires-expert

Gay Man Murdered, Mutilated In Cape Town – “Vampire Loose In Cape”
April 14, 2014
http://www.mambaonline.com/2014/04/14/gay-man-murdered-mutilated-in-cape-town/

Social Status Of The Gotham Vampyric Community – Lord Shaolin Asura-MacPhee & Others
April 16, 2014
http://www.scribd.com/doc/218647965/Social-Status-of-the-Gotham-Vampyric-Community-What-It-Means-to-Be-Recognized-UPDATED
http://www.scribd.com/doc/219492147/Synopsis-Preview-of-the-Gotham-Vampyre-Archives-2nd-Edition

The 147th Gathering Of The Court Of Lazarus – New York City, NY
April 20, 2014
http://www.facebook.com/CourtofLazarus

Drinking Someone Else’s Blood Doesn’t Make You A Vampire – Pacific Standard
April 21, 2014
http://www.psmag.com/navigation/health-and-behavior/drinking-someone-elses-blood-doesnt-make-vampire-79551/

What The Dreaming Offers The Vampire Community
April 25, 2014
http://www.facebook.com/notes/wulfsunus-house-dreaming/what-the-dreaming-offer-the-community/781700808509862

Jake Rush – A ‘Vampire’ We Can Stand Behind

JakeRushOfficial Vampire Community Press Statement
April 1, 2014

The citizens for the advancement of vampiric philosophy and freedom of expression hereby endorse Jake Rush, Florida Congressional Candidate.  Jake’s strong conservative values of personal responsibility tempered with his admirable position on protecting the rights of others to engage in whatever extracurricular social activity or lifestyle they deem appropriate is in keeping with our ideals.  We wish him all the best with his political aspirations in the coming election and stand cape-to-cape beside him with our fangs sharpened.  It is our hope that his leadership will help steer America back to its constitutionally rooted principles of upholding the rights of private citizens against the tyranny of government and those who seek to oppress our individual freedoms.

Sincerely,

The Vampi(y)re Illuminati Puppet Masters
of the American (Global) Political System

Jake Rush For Congress
http://www.jakerushforcongress.com

Additional Reading For The Common Man
(& Politicians Reading This From Their Desks In Washington, D.C.):

Demystifying ‘Real’ Vampirism For The Rest Of Us
http://merticus.com/vampirenews/2013/02/16/demystifying-real-vampirism-for-the-rest-of-us/

Reference:
http://www.redstate.com/2014/04/01/satan-witchcraft-role-play-and-challengers/
http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2014/04/meet-jake-rush-florida-congressional-candidate-and-vampire
http://gawker.com/florida-man-runs-for-congress-embraces-his-cosplay-rap-1556185389
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/04/01/1288826/-Congressional-Candidate-Jake-Russ-And-Put-On-My-Rape-Face
http://www.saintpetersblog.com/jake-russ-conservative-congressional-gop-hopefuls-bizarre-double-life
http://www.saintpetersblog.com/vampire-role-playing-is-recreational-says-father-of-gop-candidate-jake-rush
http://www.saintpetersblog.com/jake-rush-responds
http://www.gainesville.com/article/20140401/ARTICLES/140409977
http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2014/04/even-by-fl-standards-jake-russ-campaign-is-100-percent-strange.html
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/04/florida-republican-jake-rush-comes-out-as-huge-nerd.html?
http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2014/04/01/vampire_larping_candidate_accuses_his_republican_opponent_of_being_too_liberal.html
http://www.alligator.org/opinion/editorials/article_80e2c6f6-ba17-11e3-af0a-001a4bcf887a.html
http://www.ibtimes.com/meet-jake-rush-republican-candidate-vampire-role-player-1566407
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/blogs/gone-viral/os-florida-congressional-candidate-vampire-20140402,0,929583.post
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2014/04/congressional-campaign-rattled-by-unearthed-vampire-photos/
http://www.cnet.com/news/congressional-candidate-is-proud-to-be-a-vampire/
http://reason.com/blog/2014/04/02/vampire-congressman-coming-soon-to-showt
http://time.com/46000/role-playing-gop-candidate-takes-heat-over-his-occult-fantasies/
http://www.mediaite.com/online/gop-candidate-is-secretly-a-vampire-this-is-not-an-april-fools-joke/
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/04/02/this-republican-candidate-wants-everyone-to-stop-talking-about-his-vampire-costume-good-luck-with-that/

Florida’s ‘Vampire’ Congressional Candidate Might Be The Future Of American Politics
By Hunter Walker – Business Insider – April 1, 2014
http://www.businessinsider.com/floridas-vampire-candidate-future-of-american-politics-2014-4

Keep These Satanists Out Of Congress!
When Republicans Turn Satanic Panic On Their Own
By Joseph Laycock – Religion Dispatches – April 2, 2014
http://www.religiondispatches.org/dispatches/josephlaycock/7750/keep_these_satanists_out_of_congress_/

February 2014 In Review

MichaelPacherr-Devil+StAugustine+BookOfVices-c1480Vampire Community News (VCN) – February 2014 In Review

Editorial – The Vampire Adolescent
Journal Of Child & Adolescent Health – Volume 3 Issue 3
http://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=24320

The Roundtable – Education, Discretion & Decorum – RVL
February 2, 2014
http://realvampirenews.com/the-roundtable-education-discretion-and-decorum/

Interview: Father Izak – Fangsmith, Musician, Vampyre
February 3, 2014
http://savampyrenews.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/interview-father-izak-fang-smith-musician-vampyre/

UFO: Aliens Alleged To Interfere In Human Love Relationships – Psychic Vampires
February 3, 2014
http://www.agoracosmopolitan.com/news/headline_news/2014/02/03/7701.html

The Court Of Lazarus – Closing Doors To The General Public In 2014
February 4, 2014
http://www.facebook.com/CourtofLazarus/posts/736258186385909

Occultist Gets Death For Beheading Baby & Drinking Its Blood – India
February 4, 2014
http://news.oneindia.in/india/occultist-gets-death-for-beheading-baby-1388548.html

43-Year-Old Strangled To Death By Teenage Lover During Sex Game – Vampirefreaks.com  
February 6, 2014
http://www.sundayworld.com/top-stories/crime-desk/donal-macintyre-s-crime-cafe/43-year-old-strangled-to-death-by-teenage-lover-during-sex

Announcements From House Of The Dreaming – Plagiarism & Dishonorable Behavior
February 8, 2014
http://www.facebook.com/groups/vampirecommunitynews/permalink/689322144440721
http://www.facebook.com/groups/vampirecommunitynews/permalink/688300761209526

Second Sight Radio: Joseph Alexander Robicheaux – The Facts & Fantasy Of Vampires
February 10, 2014
http://soundcloud.com/uprn/second-sight-radio-joseph

Carlsbad Mall Security Banishes Steampunk Group + Past Trouble From ‘Vampire Group’
February 11, 2014
http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2014/feb/11/stringers-carlsbad-mall-security-boots-steampunks/

Brutal Killing Of Teenage Girl Tied To Suspects’ Satanic Ritual
February 11, 2014
http://www.chron.com/neighborhood/bayarea/crime-courts/article/Brutal-killing-of-teenage-girl-tied-to-suspects-5226366.php

The Social Role Of Vampires In Mainstream Society
February 12, 2014
http://www.sociology.com/2014/02/vampires/

Solidarity – By Kay Valkir Noctem
February 12, 2014
http://savampyrenews.wordpress.com/2014/02/12/solidarity-by-kay-valkir-noctem/

PA Woman Admits To Craigslist Killing, Says She Killed At Least 22 Others In ‘Satanic Cult’
February 16, 2014
http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2014/02/pa_woman_admits_to_craigslist.html

The Evil Truth About Psychic Vampires – E.A. Koetting
February 17, 2014
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5T6NZ3JrTq8

Satanic Murderer Miranda Barbour – “I’ve Killed Less Than 100″ – TMZ
February 17, 2014
http://www.tmz.com/2014/02/17/satanic-murder-miranda-barbour-jailhouse-interview/

Satanists: Accused Craigslist Killer Not One Of Us – CNN Belief Blog
February 17, 2014
http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2014/02/17/satanist-church-accused-craigslist-killer-not-one-of-us/

The New Manson Family Or Teens At “Play”? – Religion Dispatches Magazine – Joseph Laycock
February 18, 2014
http://www.religiondispatches.org/dispatches/josephlaycock/7608/the_new_manson_family_or_teens_at__play_/

SAVA Adds New Words For ‘Vampyre’, ‘Awakening’ To Local Lexicon
February 19, 2014
http://savampyrenews.wordpress.com/2014/02/19/sava-adds-new-words-for-vampyre-awakening-to-local-lexicon/

Smart Voices On Satanic Stories – Jason Pitzl-Waters – The Wild Hunt
February 19, 2014
http://wildhunt.org/2014/02/smart-voices-on-satanic-stories.html

Pharrell Says He’s Not A Vampire, Which Is EXACTLY What A Vampire Would Say – Time
February 19, 2014
http://newsfeed.time.com/2014/02/19/pharrell-says-hes-not-a-vampire-which-is-exactly-what-a-vampire-would-say/

Occult Unit Investigates Soweto Double Murders – South Africa
February 19, 2014
http://citizen.co.za/130519/occult-unit-investigates-soweto-double-murders/

Two Boys Arrested For Teen Girls’ Murder – Suspected ‘Satanic Ritual’ – South Africa
February 20, 2014
http://www.destinyconnect.com/2014/02/20/two-boys-arrested-for-teen-girls-murder/

Bullying Is Not Just Kids’ Play – Message To The Vampire Community – Madame X
February 21, 2014
http://houseofthedreaming.net/messageboard/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=4702

Miranda Barbour Is A Sad Fantasist Not A Prolific Serial Killer, She Has Played An All Too Eager Media
February 23, 2014
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/martin-newman/miranda-barbour-is-a-sad-_b_4840301.html

Is It Normal To Become Aroused From Consuming My Lovers Blood?
February 26, 2014
http://isitnormal.com/story/is-it-normal-to-become-aroused-from-consuming-my-lovers-blood-173253/

According To The SAPS I Engage In Harmful Occult Practices – Christina Engela
February 27, 2014
http://christinaengela.blogspot.com/2014/02/according-to-saps-i-engage-in-harmful.html

Occult Crimes On The Rise – South African Police Service (SAPS) – Voodoo, Vampirism, Cult Behavior
February 27, 2014
http://news.iafrica.com/sa/905016.html

RIP: Jonathan Barron aka “Lord Othis [Otheis] Barren”
February 27, 2014
http://tbo.com/news/traffic/virginia-pedestrian-killed-near-us-19-in-palm-harbor-20140226/

Chatting With Vampires – Lady Kaia – RVL
February 28, 2014
http://www.realvampirenews.com/chatting-with-vampires-lady-kaia/

Beware Occult Scare-Mongering – South Africa
February 28, 2014
http://citizen.co.za/135221/beware-occult-scare-mongering/

Vampires Are Us: Understanding Our Love Affair With The Immortal Dark Side
By Margot Adler
http://www.amazon.com/Vampires-Are-Us-Understanding-Immortal/dp/1578635608

Odds & Ends – Academic Papers Online & Upcoming Book

NovaReligioLaycockVampireArticleAcademic Papers Now Available Online:

“Vampires as an Identity Group: Analyzing Causes and Effects of an Introspective Survey by the Vampire Community”
Joseph Laycock, PhD – Nova Religio 14:1 (2010): 4-23
http://www.academia.edu/4332137/_Vampires_as_an_Identity_Group_Analyzing_Causes_and_Effects_of_an_Introspective_Survey_by_the_Vampire_Community_Nova_Religio_14_1_2010_4-23
http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/10.1525/nr.2010.14.1.4.pdf

“‘We Are Spirits of Another Sort’: Ontological Rebellion and Religious Dimensions of the Otherkin Community”
Joseph Laycock, PhD – Nova Religio 15:3 (2012): 65-90
http://www.academia.edu/4332109/_We_Are_Spirits_of_Another_Sort_Ontological_Rebellion_and_Religious_Dimensions_of_the_Otherkin_Community_Nova_Religio_15_3_2012_65-90
http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/10.1525/nr.2012.15.3.65.pdf

Upcoming Book:

Banshees, Werewolves, Vampires, & Other Creatures Of The Night: Facts, Fictions, & First-Hand Accounts
By Varla Ventura – October 1, 2013
http://www.amazon.com/dp/1578635470/

Real Vampire Community Discussed On Pages 126-127 & 210-213

BansheesWerewolvesVampires-VarlaVentura-October2013

August 2013 In Review

DulleGriet-PieterBruegelTheElder-1562Vampire Community News (VCN) – August 2013 In Review

Mermaids Are Officially Cooler Than Vampires, & That’s Great For Women – The Atlantic
August 1, 2013
http://www.theatlanticwire.com/entertainment/2013/08/mermaids-are-officially-cooler-vampires-and-s-great-women/67870/

Lawyers, Doctors, Bloodsuckers: The Real Vampires Of New York City… And Their Fangsmith – Vocativ
August 6, 2013
http://www.vocativ.com/08-2013/ra-the-fangsmith-the-court-of-lazarus-and-the-real-vampires-of-new-york-city/

Judge Bans Vampire Voyeurism For Rape Suspect
August 9, 2013
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2013/aug/09/judge-bans-vampire-voyeurism-for-rape-suspect/

City Of Bath College – Vampires Course
August 12, 2013
http://www.nowbath.co.uk/news/college-gears-up-for-new-year-with-new-courses-51791/

Haunted Curiosities’ Guide To Duping Goth Kids And Twilight Fans
August 15, 2013
http://disinfo.com/2013/08/haunted-curiosities-guide-to-duping-goth-kids-and-twilight-fans/

Man Slits Seven-Year-Old Son’s Throat Before Drinking His Blood
August 17, 2013
http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2013/08/17/Crime-Man-Slit-Son-Throat.aspx

Dnash (Fangsmith) On The Road – Real Vampire Life
August 18, 2013
http://realvampirenews.com/dnash-on-the-road-2/

Did Jay-Z And Beyoncé Attend A Bloody Hermann Nitsch-Style ‘Action’ In Cuba?
August 19, 2013
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/did_jay-z_and_beyonce_attend_a_bloody_hermann_nitsch-style_action_in_cuba

Brisbane Court Jails Man For 12 Years Over Internet Sex Offenses – VampireFreaks
August 20, 2013
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-08-20/man-gets-12-year-jail-term-over-internet-sex-offences/4899646

Five Minutes – Vampyrium Blog
August 24, 2013
http://vampyrium.wordpress.com/2013/08/24/five-minutes/

Vampire Ohne Bis(s) – Mark Benecke – Germany
August 25, 2013
http://mark-benecke.squarespace.com/vampyres/2013/8/25/vampire-ohne-biss

Anti-Community Or Anti-C***ola – Vampyrium Blog
August 26, 2013
http://vampyrium.wordpress.com/2013/08/26/anti-community-or-anti-cola/

Ontological Rebellion & Religious Dimensions Of The Otherkin Community – Academic Paper Now Available Online – Joseph Laycock, PhD
http://www.academia.edu/4332109/_We_Are_Spirits_of_Another_Sort_Ontological_Rebellion_and_Religious_Dimensions_of_the_Otherkin_Community_Nova_Religio_15_3_2012_65-90

Vampires As An Identity Group – Academic Paper Now Available Online – Joseph Laycock, PhD
http://www.academia.edu/4332137/_Vampires_as_an_Identity_Group_Analyzing_Causes_and_Effects_of_an_Introspective_Survey_by_the_Vampire_Community_Nova_Religio_14_1_2010_4-23