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

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/

November 2013 In Review

FightingDragonsIlluminatedManuscriptVampire Community News (VCN) – November 2013 In Review

A Romanian Scientist Claims To Have Developed Artificial Blood – Smithsonian Magazine
November 4, 2013
http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/ideas/2013/11/a-romanian-scientist-claims-to-have-developed-artificial-blood/

Vampires In Bloemfontein… South Africa – News24
November 4, 2013
http://www.news24.com/MyNews24/Vampires-in-Bloemfontein-20131104

A Single Vampire Is Mad, Thousands Are A Minority – By Hesperus Rising
November 4, 2013
http://praniphagite.tumblr.com/post/66052167488/a-single-vampire-is-mad-thousands-are-a-minority

The Spirit Of Vampirism – By Hesperus Rising
November 5, 2013
http://praniphagite.tumblr.com/post/66096035025/the-spirit-of-vampirism

Prologue – The Spark – By Samael Anathan
November 5, 2013
http://eveningjournals.wordpress.com/2013/11/05/prologue-the-spark/

The Vampyre Family: Passion, Envy & The Curse Of Byron – Andrew McConnell Stott
November 5, 2013
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/bookreviews/10418486/The-Vampyre-Family-Passion-Envy-and-the-Curse-of-Byron-by-Andrew-McConnell-Stott-review.html

Ask Mr. Scientist: Real-Life Vampires & Death Scares
November 6, 2013
http://host.madison.com/daily-cardinal/science/ask-mr-scientist-real-life-vampires-and-death-scares/article_9b99d930-4686-11e3-bc3f-0019bb2963f4.html?

Interview With A Vampire: The Vampire Court Of Austin – FOX 7 News – Austin, TX
November 6, 2013
http://multimedianewsroom.us/2013/10/30/vampire-court-of-austin-a-role-playing-community/

Patricia MacCormack Talks About Ahuman Theory, Importance Of Non-Speciecist Ways – U.C. Santa Barbara
November 6, 2013
http://dailynexus.com/2013-11-06/patricia-maccormack-talks-about-ahuman-theory-importance-of-non-speciecist-ways/

Paul Sanelle Murder Trial – Testimony On Real Vampires (Blood & Energy) In Washington County, Oregon
November 7, 2013
http://www.oregonlive.com/north-of-26/index.ssf/2013/11/paul_sanelle_murder_trial_defe_1.html

Case Of Man Who Claimed To Be Vampire Killer Creates Challenge For Court – Canada
November 8, 2013
http://www.canada.com/news/Case+claimed+vampire+killer+creates+challenge+court+lawyer/9144215/story.html

Daley Catherine & Logan South – Vampire Court Of Austin – KLBJ Dudley & Bob Morning Show – Austin, TX
November 8, 2013
http://podcast.klbjfm.com/show/dudley-bob#2013-11-08

You Can Still Be A Vampire – A Mirror Made Of Words Blog
November 8, 2013
http://mirrormadeofwords.wordpress.com/2013/11/08/you-can-still-be-a-vampire/

Lutherans, Vampires, And First Communion – By Dawn Duncan Harrell – Patheos
November 8, 2013
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/cultivare/2013/11/lutherans-vampires-and-first-communion/

Oregon Murder Trial Spurs Question On Vampires + Guilty Verdict
November 9, 2013
http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=%2F20131109%2FNEWS%2F311090310%2F-1%2Frss01

Is Republican President Michael Sata A Vampire? – By Peter Adamu – Zambia Reports
November 9, 2013
http://zambiareports.com/2013/11/09/opinion-sata-lack-of-concern-bloodshed/

Chatting With Vampires – Back & Toward The Future – Stefan Resurrectus
November 9, 2013
http://realvampirenews.com/chatting-with-vampires-back-and-toward-the-future/

Why Teenagers Join Cults – By Bulelwa Dayimani – South Africa
November 11, 2013
http://www.destinyconnect.com/2013/11/11/why-teenagers-join-cults/

Lady Gaga Calls Perez Hilton “Fake” On Howard Stern, He Calls Her A “Real-Life Vampire” – US Magazine
November 12, 2013
http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/lady-gaga-calls-perez-hilton-fake-on-howard-stern-he-calls-her-a-real-life-vampire-20131211

A Place Among The Dead – New Vampire Documentary Directed By Juliet Landau & Deverill Weekes
November 13, 2013
http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3264686/anne-rice-featured-in-new-vamp-doc-a-place-among-the-dead/

Vampire Enthusiasts & Subculture In Chicago – WGN9 News – Chicago, IL
November 14, 2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDkQxngac_M

‘Vampire’ Shot As Revenge, Victorian Court Hears – AAP
November 15, 2013
http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/19842715/vampire-shot-as-revenge-vic-court-hears/

The Abode Of The Blood Kitten – Blood Cupping & Bloodplay Scene (NSFW)
November 15, 2013
http://blutkatzchen.blogspot.com/2013/11/blood-cupping-my-first-real-bloodplay.html

The Space Vampires – VampChix Presents Bite Club
November 15, 2013
http://vampchix.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-space-vampires.html

The Truth About Psychic Vampires – By M. ‘Niki’ Fears
November 15, 2013
http://www.examiner.com/article/the-truth-about-psychic-vampires

House Of The Dreaming Yearly Open Chat – Celebrate The Rousing Chimera
November 17, 2013
http://www.facebook.com/events/582972808430089/

The Modern Vampire Sub-Culture – Julia DarkRose
November 20, 2013
http://thedarkrosejournal.wordpress.com/2013/11/20/the-modern-vampire-sub-culture/

Dark Nations Is Looking For More Administrators
November 20, 2013
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Dark-Nations/218515861496948

2013 Public Transcript Meeting – Voices of the Vampire Community (VVC)
November 20, 2013
http://merticus.com/vampirenews/2013/11/26/voices-of-the-vampire-community-vvc-discussions-for-2013-on-the-vcovc

Vampire Community Reformation Questionnaire – The Responses
November 25, 2013
http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/projects/reformationsurvey.html

Annual Thanksgiving Feeding The Homeless & Hungry – New Orleans Vampire Association
November 28, 2013
http://www.neworleansvampireassociation.org/thanksgiving.html

Feeding A Psychic Vampire – By Circe Arcanum
November 29, 2013
http://circearcanum.wordpress.com/2013/11/29/feeding-a-psychic-vampire-by-circe-arcanum/

Pupil Craves For Blood, Stabs Colleague In Lagos
November 30, 2013
http://www.dailytimes.com.ng/article/pupil-craves-blood-stabs-colleague-lagos

Vampire Community Reformation Questionnaire – The Responses

HieronymusBosch-TheLastJudgment1486Vampire Community Reformation Questionnaire
November 14, 2013 – November 24, 2013

Web/Text & PDF Versions Of The Responses:
http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/projects/reformationsurvey.html

The purpose of this questionnaire is to objectively evaluate the current state of the Vampire Community through the process of a candid disclosure of perceived problems and to examine the individual needs of self-identified real vampi(y)res and how to best address them.

The Voices of the Vampire Community (VVC) would like to thank the 169 respondents to this questionnaire and encourage constructive discussions based on the opinions and ideas offered for review. Responses were collected by Merticus of the VVC on November 24, 2013 and made publicly available to the vampire community on November 25, 2013. The responses to this questionnaire were solicited from dozens of ‘real vampire’ related websites, groups, forums, mailing lists, and social media outlets and do not necessarily represent the views of the VVC or its members. The VVC assumes no responsibility over the use, interpretation, or accuracy of responses and claims made by those who chose to participate. This document may be reproduced and transmitted for non-commercial use without permission provided there are no modifications.

Vampire Community Reformation Questionnaire
Voices of the Vampire Community (VVC); Copyright 2013

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:
http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/images/VVCPublicMeeting11.20.13.pdf

Attendees:

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

Global V.D.T.O.R.S. Community Directory – July 12, 2013 Update

GlobalMapMailingListGLOBAL NOTICE TO ALL VISITORS:

If you are reading this post and identify as either a Real Vampi(y)re, Donor, Therian, or Otherkin you are strongly encouraged you join the Global VDTORS Community Directory by completing the Sign-Up Form located at the following link.

Sign-Up Form: http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/projects/globaldirectory.html
Maps & Database: http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/projects/globaldirectorydatabase.html


The Global V.D.T.O.R.S. Community Directory is now 100% updated through July 12, 2013.  More than 1,302 Vampires, Donors, Therians, & Otherkin + Researchers & Supporters have joined from nearly 60 countries!  The next major update will occur in mid-August or early September 2013.  We have fully implemented the Unique Identifier (UID) and Regional Contact System which will provide secure contact options for those who desire such while limiting outward-facing identification risk.  If you’re a VDTORS participant please check your e-mail for the link to the private UID submission portal or contact us at VVCNotification@gmail.com.  The main directory map is best viewed in full screen mode and refer to the symbol legend for more information.  We’ve also streamlined the database chart into PDF format for faster page loading and mobile accessibility for this latest July 2013 update.

One of the benefits of this directory is that it can be ported to virtually any geovisualization platform and once we cross the threshold of approximately 1,750 or so participants we can begin more advanced geovisual analytics and modeling.  We will soon be able to extrapolate average age differences between communities and different areas of the World, highlight regions of greater concentration of sanguinarian versus psychic feeding vampires, overlay existing census data of large population centers onto our own ‘hot-spots’ of activity for comparison, examine geographic pockets of therian and otherkin concentration as compared to Howls, Packs, and established groups, and countess other statistical points of interest.  It should go without saying; but if you know any Vampi(y)res, Donors, Therians, and Otherkin who have yet to sign up for the Directory please point them to the Sign Up Form — for example once we receive approx. 35-50 additional therians/otherkin (exclusive) we’ll be providing split maps exclusively for these groups.  As the Directory grows so shall the amount features we’ll be adding.

Global V.D.T.O.R.S. Community Directory – Geographical Maps & Database:
http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/projects/globaldirectorydatabase.html

Global V.D.T.O.R.S. Community Directory – Sign Up Form:
http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/projects/globaldirectory.html

GLOBAL V.D.T.O.R.S. COMMUNITY DIRECTORY MAP
http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/Directory/GlobalDirectoryMap.html
[Click Link Above For Full Size Map – Legends Are Moveable & Collapsible]


General Statistics – July 2013:

GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION:

48/50 U.S. States + District of Columbia & Puerto Rico
59 Countries

68.6% – U.S. (893)
31.4% – Non-U.S. (409)

Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, & Venezuela

IDENTITY TYPE DISTRIBUTION:

Vampi(y)res:  1,010
Donors:  256
Therians/Therianthropes*:  176
Otherkin*:  283
Researchers/Supporters (Exclusive):  49

* Includes all self-identified (T/O/VT/VO/VTO) Therians, Otherkin, Vampire/Therian, Vampire/Otherkin, & Vampire/Therian/Otherkin combinations.

GENDER DISTRIBUTION:

38.7% – Male (504)
57.2% – Female (745)
4.1% – Transgender/Other (53)

AGE DISTRIBUTION:

1982.63 – 31 Years Of Age