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
October 4, 2014

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
October 30, 2014

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!

June 2014 In Review

LeonoraCarrington-PaintingVampire Community News (VCN) – June 2014 In Review

Meet The Real-Life Married Vampires Who Drink Each Other’s Blood
June 3, 2014

Real-Life Vampires Pyretta Blaze & Andy Filth – Daily Mail
June 3, 2014

Soweto Youth Chant ‘I Am Not A Vampire!’ – South Africa
June 6, 2014

Harmful Religious Practice And Occult On The Rise In South Africa
June 7, 2014

Vellington’s Vampire Community Divided Over Film; ‘What We Do In The Shadows’
June 11, 2014

Tip Of The ICE-Berg – RVL
June 14, 2014

Self-Styled Russian Vampire Slayer Committed To Asylum – The Moscow Times
June 16, 2014

The Slender Man Trilogy: The Myth, The Fiction & The Reality
June 18, 2014

Friends Of The South African Vampire (FOSAV) Group Removed From Facebook – SAVA “Undeterred”
June 24, 2014

The Vampire Monarchy – Craigslist Post
June 24, 2014

The Blood Is The Life ~ Your Thoughts? – RVL
June 26, 2014

Gotham Vampyre Archives – The Anthology – Second Edition – Open Call For Submissions

Dark Temptations Series – “Thirst For Blood” – Airs July 16, 2014 @ 10 PM ET – Discovery Channel

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:

April 27, 2008http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/images/VVCPublicMeeting04.27.08.pdf
August 9, 2008http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/images/VVCPublicMeeting08.09.08.pdf
December 6, 2008http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/images/VVCPublicMeeting12.06.08.pdf
April 25, 2009http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/images/VVCPublicMeeting04.25.09.pdf
August 30, 2009http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/images/VVCPublicMeeting08.30.09.pdf
December 20, 2009http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/images/VVCPublicMeeting12.20.09.pdf
June 16, 2010http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/images/VVCPublicMeeting06.16.10.pdf
March 22, 2011http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/images/VVCPublicMeeting03.22.11.pdf
March 25, 2012http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/images/VVCPublicMeeting03.25.12.pdf
September 23, 2012http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/images/VVCPublicMeeting09.23.12.pdf
November 20, 2013http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/images/VVCPublicMeeting11.20.13.pdf

March 2013 In Review

L'HorlogeDe SapienceCirca1450Vampire Community News (VCN) – March 2013 In Review

Being The Newbie – Seraphim Vega
March 5, 2013

Purported German Cannibal/Vampire – Seeking Women For Suicide, Blood Drinking, & Eating
March 5, 2013

Modern Living Vampires – Predators Or Not? – Tim
March 6, 2013

They Killed My Sister & Drank Her Blood – South Africa
March 6, 2013

Cops Say Man Lured Teen For Sex Using Vampirefreaks.com
March 8, 2013

American Society ‘Submerged’ In The Occult, Says Ex-Satanist
March 8, 2013

‘Psychic Vampire’ Gets Prison Time For Sexual Abuse Of Relative
March 9, 2013

My Strange Addiction: Addicted To Drinking Blood – Video – TLC
March 13, 2013

The Real-Life Vampire: Woman Admits She Is Hooked On Drinking Blood – My Strange Addiction
March 15, 2013

VVDFGS Preliminary Results Report #1 – SAVA
March 17, 2013

The 134th Court Of Lazarus
March 17, 2013

The Global Vampire & Donor Community Directory
March 17, 2013

‘Vampire’ Shane Chartres-Abbott’s Killer Paid For Alibi, Court Told
March 18, 2013

Witch-Hunts, Moral Panics, And Modern Pagans – Jason Pitzl-Waters – The Wild Hunt
March 19, 2013

Real Female Vampires Of The United Kingdom – Sally Painter Of TopSecretWriters.com
March 19, 2013

Pair Plead Not Guilty Over ‘Vampire’ Gigolo Murder – The Age (Victoria) – Steve Butcher
March 21, 2013

Pagans Lay Complaint Against Barbara Creecy – South Africa
March 21, 2013

My Strange Addiction: Woman Drinks Human And Animal Blood – Huffington Post
March 21, 2013

Spurned Lover Turned To Satan, Violence, & Blood Drinking – Russia
March 22, 2013

Incontro Col Vampiro. Intervsta A Un Real Vampire
March 23, 2013

Naturally The Pagans Are Quite Upset – Andrew Donaldson – South Africa
March 24, 2013

RIP – Sam’mael Draconis
March 27, 2013

Domboshava Man: I Drink Blood – Zimbabwe
March 27, 2013

Mistero: I Real Vampire Che Bevono Sangue Umano – Italy – Horus Sat
March 28, 2013

Il ‘Dracula’ Riminese: “Non Siamo Dei Mostri” – Italy – Horus Sat
March 29, 2013

The Intelligent Reader’s Guide On How To Identify “Satanic Panic” In The Media – Octarine Valur
March 29, 2013

Real Life Vampire? Korean Girl Is Addicted To Drinking Fresh Blood
March 2013

We’re Part Of Witchcraft Group, We Eat Human Flesh From Graves – 2 School Children Confess – Zimbabwe
March 30, 2013

New Orleans Vampire Association (NOVA) – Annual Easter Outreach Program (Photos)
March 31, 2013