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

February 2015 In Review

MeetingOfDoctors-UniversityOfParis-Circa1550Vampire Community News (VCN) – February 2015 In Review

One Woman’s Story Of Being A Victim Of Subculture Hate Crimes
February 4, 2015

Volume 1 Journal Of Positive Sexuality Goes Live
February 4, 2015

Vampire And Vampirism – Encyclopedia Of American Studies – Johns Hopkins University Press
February 9, 2015

Vampire Mitten Unter Uns – Vampires Among Us – Dr. Mark Benecke
February 14, 2015

‘Vampire Cult Killings’ Profiled On Lifetime – Rod Ferrell
February 16, 2015

Interview With Kindred (Demonic Vampire Kindred)
February 16, 2015

My Mother Thinks She’s A Vampire – The GraveYard Press
February 17, 2015

Warning Signs And ‘Red Flags’ – Real Vampire Life (RVL)
February 17, 2015

Vampire Woman Kills Three Children, Drinks Their Blood & Eats Intestines – Nairobi News
February 18, 2015

Thanks A Latte! Woman Drinks Blood In Vampire Coffee – TNT Magazine
February 18, 2015

House Kheperu Gathering – Presentation & Class Schedule
May 15-17, 2015

The Iron Garden – Open Gathering
February 20, 2015

Vampirët: Historia e Vërtetë – Flurudha (Albanian Blog)
February 23, 2015

Las Columnas De Opinión – Síndrome De Renfield – Vampirismo Clínico
February 23, 2015

How To Recognize An Energy Vampire And What To Do About It
February 25, 2015

Media Vampires
February 26, 2015

One-On-One: A Growing Family – Real Vampire Life (RVL)
February 26, 2015

‘Werewolf’ Allegedly Murders His Vampire Neighbor
February 27, 2015

New Orleans Vampire Association (NOVA) – Easter Outreach To Feed The Homeless
February 28, 2015

Man Who Believes He Is A ‘Werewolf’ Who Killed A ‘Vampire’ Found Guilty Of Murder
February 28, 2015

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

Diagnosed Physical & Mental Conditions Of Real-Life Vampires

VellumFolioLibraryThe following chart is a comparative analysis of two Vampire Community News (VCN) polls and the Vampirism & Energy Work Research Study (VEWRS & AVEWRS) conducted by Suscitatio Enterprises, LLC.  These data correlations relate to diagnosed physical and mental conditions reported by self-identified real vampires during 2006 to 2014.  Sanguinarian and Psychic feeding vampire responses to the VCN polls and VEWRS study indicated no statistically significant differences in condition reporting and have been combined for purposes of this presentation.  Please note that the condition options that were provided in these polls do not represent an exhaustive list; only a sampling based on longstanding observational and precedent data.  For additional information please refer to the websites and resources linked below.

Diagnosed Physical & Mental Conditions Of Self-Identified Real Vampires

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Original Vampire Community News (VCN) Research Polls:

Real-Life Vampires & Physical Medical Conditions
October 19, 2014

Real-Life Vampires, Vampirism, & Mental Illness
February 9, 2013

Additional Survey & Research Reference:

Vampirism & Energy Work Research Study (VEWRS & AVEWRS)
Statistical Response Chart – Question 037 – Diagnosed Physical & Mental Conditions

VEWRS-037-08.29.09-ChartDemystifying ‘Real’ Vampirism For The Rest Of Us
An overview of modern vampirism for the general public
By Merticus; Atlanta Vampire Alliance [AVA] & Suscitatio Enterprises, LLC
February 10, 2013 – This article may be redistributed, translated, or adopted by other organizations provided there are no content modifications and full citation is included.

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!

August 2014 In Review

IslamicArtworkVampire Community News (VCN) – August 2014 In Review

The Allure Of Cults & Vampirism – Dark Temptations – Dr. Stephen Diamond
August 1, 2014

The Idea Of Vampires Living Among Us Is Not As Batty As You Might Think – Channel 5 UK
August 6, 2014

Emo Culture In The Middle East – Saudi Gazette
August 7, 2014

Vampyres: Is There A Cure? – Octarine Valur
August 11, 2014

Jim Parrack On His True Blood Return, Hoyt’s Dream Girl, & Drinking Blood IRL
August 13, 2014

Yazidi Parents Trapped On Mount Sinjar Are Cutting Their Hands So Children Can Drink Blood To Stay Alive
August 14, 2014

Alzheimer’s Patients Will Be Injected With The Blood Of Young People
August 20, 2014 Official Statement
August 21, 2014

If You Plan To Attend DragonCon In Atlanta, GA – Aug. 29-Sept. 1, 2014 Vote In This Poll

Child Protective Services Violate Public Trust; Ruling Against Child Welfare – [Forced To Drink Blood]
August 22, 2014

Artificial Blood That’s Better Than The Real Thing
August 26, 2014

5 Shows That Capture America’s Weirdest Hobbies
August 28, 2014

Preview To The Gotham Vampyre Archives – 2nd Edition
August 31, 2014

July 2014 In Review

Kabbalistic-AlchemicalAltarpiece-TheCircularGarden-1673Vampire Community News (VCN) – July 2014 In Review

Man Allegedly Cuts Son’s Ear Off, Forces Him To Drink Own Blood
July 1, 2014

Thoughtful Thursday – My Interview With A (Real) Vampire
July 3, 2014

Bizarre Vampire Cafe Serves Drinks In Blood Bags
July 3, 2014

Vampire Community Survey On Self-Esteem Levels – By Róisín Milmoe – College Research Project
July 6, 2014

Melbourne Vampire Case Remains Unsolved
July 11, 2014

Vampire Gigolo’s Girlfriend Opens Up About Losing The Man She Loves
July 12, 2014

Being A Vampire Is Not All It’s Cracked Up To Be
July 18, 2014

Vampire Health Matters… To All Of Us – RVL
July 18, 2014

Vampiri Energetici: Care Sunt Trasaturile Unui Animal–Vampir?
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Up Jumps The Devil! Houston Church Ads Appear On Satanic Web Site
July 23, 2014

Viral Video King Sam Barcroft… Steps Out Of The Shadows
July 24, 2014

Yob Girls Attack Teenagers Wearing Goth Clothing In ‘Hate Crime’ Attack
July 25, 2014

Blood Substitutes For Sanguinarians – Briana Blair
July 26, 2014

Real Vampires – The Hardest Thing About Being Us – Part 3 – RVL
July 27, 2014

Margot Adler, Longtime NPR Journalist, Dies At 68
July 28, 2014

Vampire Fangs, Biting & Blood Drinking – Amy Mah Teenage Vampire
July 29, 2014

Vampire Killer Rod Ferrell Focus Of Investigation Discovery Show
July 30, 2014

House Of The Dreaming Is Coming To London – Event RSVP
August 2, 2014