January 2016 In Review

EmbossedGoldCircleArtVampire Community News (VCN) – January 2016 In Review


2015 Retrospective | A Year Of Movement Within The Real Vampire Community

January 1, 2016
http://merticus.com/vampirenews/2015/12/31/2015-retrospective-a-year-of-movement-within-the-real-vampire-community/

SAVA & The SA VC – A South African Success Story – Octarine Valur
January 1, 2016
https://savampyrenews.wordpress.com/2016/01/01/sava-the-sa-vc-a-south-african-success-story/

Psychic Attack? Eat It – The Amador Vampire
January 2, 2016
https://theamadorvampire.wordpress.com/2016/01/02/psychic-attack-eat-it/

The Thankless Job Of Being A Good Vampire In The VC – The Amador Vampire
January 2, 2016
https://theamadorvampire.wordpress.com/2016/01/02/the-thankless-job-of-being-a-good-vampire-in-the-vc/

An Interview With Kinesia: Looking Into The Sang Medical Research
January 3, 2016
https://damienshadowsage.wordpress.com/2015/12/19/interview-kinesia-sang-medical-research/

Been There Done That Ad Nauseaum – Belfazaar Ashantison
January 6, 2016
https://thegraveyardpress.wordpress.com/2016/01/06/been-there-done-that-ad-nauseaum/

Vampyrism – The Myth, The Fiction And The Truth – A Short Guide By Father Izak
January 6, 2016
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01A70S4PU

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! – Comic Strip – Atlanta Vampire Alliance
January 6, 2016
http://www.gocomics.com/ripleysbelieveitornot/2016/01/03

The Pros Of Finding Baby Psy Vamps – The Amador Vampire
January 6, 2016
https://theamadorvampire.wordpress.com/2016/01/06/the-pros-of-finding-baby-psy-vamps/

Vampire Community Newbie Guide – The Shadow Sage
January 6, 2016
https://damienshadowsage.wordpress.com/2015/12/22/vampire-community-newbie-guide/

Vampirism In Mary’s Words – The Shadow Sage
January 6, 2016
https://damienshadowsage.wordpress.com/2016/01/06/vampirism-in-marys-words/

Psychic Vampire Primer – By Kate Gallwey
January 7, 2016
https://damienshadowsage.wordpress.com/2016/01/07/psychic-vampire-primer/

The Natural Function Of The Psychic Vampire In Daily Life – The Amador Vampire
January 8, 2016
https://theamadorvampire.wordpress.com/2016/01/08/the-natural-function-of-the-psychic-vampire-in-daily-life/

Shielding With A Remote Energy Source – The Singing Tarot
January 10, 2016
https://damienshadowsage.wordpress.com/2016/01/10/shielding-with-a-remote-energy-source/

Feeling Frenzy: Levels & Types Of Self-Reported Empathy In Online Vampire Community – Hesperus (CLAVIS)
January 12, 2016
https://www.academia.edu/20193409/Feeling_Frenzy_Levels_and_Types_of_Self-Reported_Empathy_in_the_Online_Vampire_Community

Police: Man (Justin Case Jacoby) Strangled Cat, Tried To Drink Its Blood
January 12, 2016
http://www.kcci.com/news/police-man-strangled-cat-tried-to-drink-its-blood/37393746

Additives In Blood Analysis And Human Consumption – By Lethenteron
January 13, 2016
http://sanguinarians.com/2016/01/13/additives-in-blood-analysis-and-human-consumption/

Rosemary Ellen Guiley Interview For Vampire World
January 13, 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXVamfsHa3o

The ‘Vampire Girl’ Who Drinks Her Boyfriend’s Blood – Brisbane, Australia
January 13, 2016
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3393074/I-love-taste-texture-look-Inside-bizarre-world-self-proclaimed-vampire-drinks-boyfriend-s-BLOOD-feeds-thinks-s-cheating.html

“Vampire Girl” Drinks Her Boyfriend’s Blood, “Loves The Taste”
January 13, 2016
http://www.cosmopolitan.com/sex-love/news/a52134/vampire-girl-drinks-her-boyfriends-blood-loves-the-taste/

Relatives Dispute Blood Drinking Claim In Cat’s Death (Justin Jacoby)
January 14, 2016
http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/relatives-dispute-blood-drinking-claim-in-cat-s-death/article_33cd9db2-5ec3-5ef8-ac8c-7f27cd2292bd.html

Toxic! – Deacon Gray
January 14, 2016
https://damienshadowsage.wordpress.com/2016/01/14/toxic/

Indicative Sub-Culture Survey Results – Real Vampire Life (RVL)
January 15, 2016
http://realvampirenews.com/interactive-study-programs/

Should We Talk About Turning? – The Amador Vampire
January 15, 2016
https://theamadorvampire.wordpress.com/2016/01/15/should-we-talk-about-turning/

Man Tried To Force His Ex-Girlfriend To Drink Blood From His Wrist
January 15, 2016
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3400820/Man-tried-force-ex-girlfriend-drink-BLOOD-wrist-broke-him.html

Why Are So Many Vampires Silent? – The Amador Vampire
January 17, 2016
https://theamadorvampire.wordpress.com/2016/01/17/why-are-so-many-vampires-silent/

An Interview With Author Kate Gallwey
January 18, 2016
https://katescreation.wordpress.com/2016/01/18/an-interview-with-author-kate-gallwey/

Facebook, The Vampire Community, And Reporting – Alexia Ashford
January 21, 2016
http://sanguinarians.com/2016/01/21/facebook-the-vampire-community-and-reporting/

Psychic Generators… And What Do You Mean That You Can’t Feel It? – The Amador Vampire
January 21, 2016
https://theamadorvampire.wordpress.com/2016/01/21/psychic-generators-and-what-do-you-mean-that-you-cant-feel-it/

Vampires Are Never Too Long In The Tooth – Tony Sokol
January 21, 2016
https://smashpipe.com/article/571

Sydney’s Modern-Day Vampires & Witches No Longer Lurk In The Shadows
January 22, 2016
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/sydneys-modernday-vampires-and-witches-no-longer-lurk-in-the-shadows/news-story/e54817c61710a2f142e44abec5c51cc6

8 Tips For New Donors – Deacon Gray & Jade Oppress
January 22, 2016
https://damienshadowsage.wordpress.com/2016/01/22/8-tips-for-new-donors/

Real Modern Living Vampires… And Our Sub-Groups – The Amador Vampire
January 24, 2016
https://theamadorvampire.wordpress.com/2016/01/24/real-modern-living-vampires-and-our-sub-groups/

Crossroads 2016 – Real Vampire Life (RVL)
January 25, 2016
http://realvampirenews.com/crossroads-2016/

To Forum Or Not To Forum? – Damien & Rei
January 25, 2016
https://damienshadowsage.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/to-forum-or-not-to-forum/

Blood Bonds – Damien Ferguson
January 25, 2016
https://damienshadowsage.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/blood-bonds/

Spirit Servitors – The Singing Tarot
January 27, 2016
https://damienshadowsage.wordpress.com/2016/01/27/spirit-servitors/

The Witches’ Guide To Psychic Vampires – The Amador Vampire
January 31, 2016
https://theamadorvampire.wordpress.com/2016/01/31/the-witches-guide-to-psychic-vampires/

Some Of Lake’s Most Vicious – And Youngest – Killers To Be Resentenced
January 31, 2016
http://www.dailycommercial.com/news/article_8d8c8c02-ea85-5b13-b769-ce391ddf4193.html

On behalf of Vampire Community News (VCN) we’d like to welcome the new inductees of Voices of the Vampire Community (VVC) – Class Of 2016!

Alexia Ashford, Anya Rakoczy, Damien Ferguson, Jezabel DeLuna, Juanie Amador, Kate Gallwey, Kinesia, Lunah Valur Eir, Masticina, Rei Tadashi, Sarya Ingram & Traveler Asura-MacPhee

December 2015 In Review

Rouffach+Isenburg-Circa1570Vampire Community News (VCN) – December 2015 In Review

From Fictional Footnotes To National News – Public OVC Fora From Late Nineties To Present – By Hesperus
December 1, 2015
https://www.academia.edu/19309583/From_Fictional_Footnotes_to_National_News

Various Vampire Community Media Articles – 2008-2015 Updated Directory
December 1, 2015
https://independent.academia.edu/Merticus

Gaga For Blood: Is AHS: Hotel’s Countess A Real Life Blood-Drinker? – By Alexia Ashford
December 2, 2015
http://vamped.org/2015/12/02/gaga-for-blood-is-ahs-hotels-countess-a-real-life-blood-drinker/

Michelle Belanger, Author & Psychic – Exclusive Interview
December 4, 2015
http://buzzymag.com/michelle-belanger-author-psychic/

Google Is Trying To Patent A Watch Which Can Suck Your Blood
December 5, 2015
http://metro.co.uk/2015/12/05/google-are-trying-to-patented-a-watch-which-can-suck-you-blood-sort-of-5546266/

A ‘Real Life Vampire’ Has Been Jailed For Attacking His Friend To Drink His Blood
December 6, 2015
http://metro.co.uk/2015/12/06/a-real-life-vampire-has-been-jailed-for-attacking-his-friend-to-drink-his-blood-5547531/

Where Did The C In VC Go? – The Shadow Sage
December 11, 2015
https://damienshadowsage.wordpress.com/2015/12/11/where-did-the-c-in-vc-go/

CLAVIS – Subcultural Empathy Survey
December 13, 2015
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1TmS4JtFAf6lkIS0grEBbGSk8PcmAcAwGIDBGR0lETc8/viewform

Core Feeding – The Shadow Sage
December 13, 2015
https://damienshadowsage.wordpress.com/2015/12/13/core-feeding/

Healing Energy – The Shadow Sage
December 14, 2015
https://damienshadowsage.wordpress.com/2015/12/14/healing-energy/

The Beast Part 2 – The Shadow Sage
December 14, 2015
https://damienshadowsage.wordpress.com/2015/12/14/the-beast-part-2/

First Results From Human Young Blood Rejuvenation Trial Expected
December 15, 2015
https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22830522-000-first-results-from-human-young-blood-rejuvenation-trial-expected

Cyber-Feeding 101 – By Hesperus
December 16, 2015
https://damienshadowsage.wordpress.com/2015/12/16/cyber-feeding-101/

State Closes Murder Case Against ‘Vampire’ For Lack Of Witnesses
December 16, 2015
http://www.mediamaxnetwork.co.ke/people-daily/187120/state-closes-murder-case-against-vampire-for-lack-of-witnesses/

Vampires Of Reddit! – Interview Questions
December 17, 2015
https://www.reddit.com/r/vampires/comments/3x5jsh/vampires_of_reddit_some_interview_questions_for/

Expectations And Needs In The Vampire Community – The Amador Vampire
December 18, 2015
https://theamadorvampire.wordpress.com/2015/12/18/expectations-and-needs-in-the-vampire-community/

Is The VC (Vampire Community) Worthy Of Unity? – Lady CG
December 19, 2015
https://www.facebook.com/authorladycg/posts/953038224776560

Sanguinarian FAQ – Ask A Sanguinarian!
December 20, 2015
http://sanguinarians.com/2015/12/20/sanguinarian-faq-ask-a-sanguinarian/

Sanguinarianism And Me
December 20, 2015
http://sanguinarians.com/2015/12/20/sanguinarianism-and-me/

Judge Will Allow Evidence Of ‘Vampire Trucker’ Alleged Assault Of Four Other Women
December 21, 2015
http://www.sltrib.com/home/3336209-155/judge-will-allow-evidence-of-vampire

The Scope Of Our Research – Kinesia – http://Sanguinarians.com
December 22, 2015
http://sanguinarians.com/2015/12/22/the-scope-of-our-research/

I Attended A Vampire Studies Symposium On Halloween, Here’s What I Learned – Erin Chapman Of Vamped
December 23, 2015
http://vamped.org/2015/12/23/i-attended-a-vampire-studies-symposium-on-halloween-heres-what-i-learned/

The Vampire Personality, Emotions And Playing Nice With Others – The Amador Vampire
December 25, 2015
https://theamadorvampire.wordpress.com/2015/12/25/the-vampire-personality-emotions-and-playing-nice-with-others/

What Would It Be Like If There Were No Vampire Community? – The Amador Vampire
December 26, 2015
https://theamadorvampire.wordpress.com/2015/12/26/what-would-it-be-like-if-there-were-no-vampire-community/

Ten Tips For Building A Vampire Group – Deacon Gray
December 27, 2015
https://thegraveyardpress.wordpress.com/2015/12/27/ten-tips-for-building-a-vampire-group/

A Tarnished Swan’s Tale – A Donor’s Tale Of Abuse, Rape Betrayal And Renewal – GraveYard Press
December 27, 2015
https://thegraveyardpress.wordpress.com/2015/12/27/a-tarnished-swans-tale/

From A Dark House – Interview With A Member Of A Vampire House Gone “Dark”
December 27, 2015
https://thegraveyardpress.wordpress.com/2015/12/28/from-a-dark-house/

Sanguinarians Blood-Drinkers Survey (Part 1)
December 28, 2015
http://sanguinarians.com/2015/12/28/sanguinarians-com-blood-drinkers-survey-pt-1/

What Are “Elders” Anyway? – Deacon Gray
December 29, 2015
https://thegraveyardpress.wordpress.com/2015/12/29/what-are-elders-anyway/

November 2015 In Review

Mercury-EvrartDeConty-LeLivreDesEchecsAmoureux-15thCVampire Community News (VCN) – November 2015 In Review

Sanguinarian FAQ – Ask A Sanguinarian!
November 4, 2015
https://countessalexia.wordpress.com/articles/sanguinarian-faq-ask-a-sanguinarian/

Ask A Real Vampire – Facebook Group
November 4, 2015
https://www.facebook.com/groups/AskARealVampire/

Vampire Evolution – From Monster To Seducer – Documentary By Corvis Nocturnum & Michelle Belanger
November 5, 2015
https://www.gofundme.com/9v4rv37k

‘Vampire Man’ In Sweden Convicted Of Killing Gay Lover Then Drinking His Blood
November 6, 2015
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3307227/Vampire-man-Sweden-convicted-killing-gay-lover-drinking-blood-using-draw-pentagram-wall.html

Vampirët: Historia E Vërtetë – Magazine Albania
November 8, 2015
http://magazinealbania.com/vampiret-historia-vertete/

Facts, Speculation, Evidence… Oh My – VTOC
November 12, 2015
https://vtochicago.wordpress.com/2015/11/12/301/

Calling – The Shadow Sage
November 15, 2015
https://damienshadowsage.wordpress.com/2015/11/15/calling/

Real Vampires – FATE Magazine – Issue No. 728
http://merticus.com/vampirenews/2015/11/25/fate-magazine-issue-728-real-vampires/

FATE Magazine – The New Issue – Mysterious Universe
November 17, 2015
http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2015/11/fate-magazine-the-new-issue/

Historian Sinks His Teeth Into Local Ethnography
November 18, 2015
http://tulane.edu/news/newwave/111815_john_edgar_browning.cfm

Why The Goths Left Gotham
November 18, 2015
http://thecsjones.com/2015/11/18/goths-left-gotham/

New Orleans Vampire Association (NOVA) – Thanksgiving Homeless Outreach Program
November 26, 2015
http://www.neworleansvampireassociation.org/donate.html

Entrevista Con Un Vampiro (Real): “Basta Una Cucharada De Sangre A La Semana” – El Mundo (Spain)
November 26, 2015
http://www.elmundo.es/papel/historias/2015/11/26/56559ca946163f81098b4633.html

FATE Magazine – Issue 728 – Real Vampires

FATEMagazine-Issue728-October2015“The Modern-Day Subculture Of Real Vampires”
By Brad Steiger for FATE Magazine
October 2015 – Issue No. 728; Pages 30-38

FATE Magazine – Since 1948
http://fatemag.com/store/product/fate-issue-7278/

“FATE Magazine – The New Issue”
By Nick Redfern for Mysterious Universe – November 17, 2015
http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2015/11/fate-magazine-the-new-issue/

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

September 2015 In Review

TheMasterOfTheFertilityOfTheEggVampire Community News (VCN) – September 2015 In Review

Vampires Exist And They’re Not What You Think – Seeker Daily
September 1, 2015
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJexTE24zcQ

The Unity Question – Real Vampire Life
September 6, 2015
http://realvampirenews.com/the-unity-question/

Skepticism: A Vampire’s Mirror – The Shadow Sage
September 8, 2015
https://damienshadowsage.wordpress.com/2015/09/08/skepticism-a-vampires-mirror/

Interview With A Vampyre – Berinvönn Dærthledd
September 10, 2015
http://www.anchoragepress.com/cover-news/interview-vampyre

Fanger Bangers: The Female Kinksters Who Get Off On Vampires
September 17, 2015
http://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/fanger-bangers-the-female-kinksters-who-get-off-on-vampires

Interview With The Vampire… Expert – The Bengal
September 18, 2015
http://isubengal.com/interview-with-the-vampire-expert/

Anika Inquest: Identity Of ‘Vampire’ Leaked – South Africa
September 19, 2015
http://beta.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/anika-inquest-identity-of-vampire-leaked-1918450

Vampyres Among Us! – Volume III – English Ed. (Limited To 400 Copies) – Dr. Mark Benecke & Ines Fischer
http://www.forensicbox.de/epages/es10551029.sf/de_DE/?ObjectPath=/Shops/es10551029_onlinebox/Products/MB-FS-Vampyres3

Top 10 Questions For Real Vampires – Logan South
September 22, 2015
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ISMcG7jCp4

Dear Real Vampires: Let’s Be Real For Once – VTOC
September 22, 2015
https://vtochicago.wordpress.com/2015/09/22/real-vampires/

North Central Texas College (NCTC) To Host Halloween Symposium On Vampires
September 24, 2015
http://starlocalmedia.com/lewisvilleleader/news/nctc-to-host-halloween-symposium-on-vampires/article_651e8cc8-62e7-11e5-9742-33affc2de966.html

The Pariah Ploy – GraveYard Press
September 25, 2015
https://thegraveyardpress.wordpress.com/2015/09/25/the-pariah-ploy/

Frustration: A Call For Medical Research – VTOC
September 27, 2015
https://vtochicago.wordpress.com/2015/09/27/a-call-for-medical-research/