Call for Conference Papers!

Call for Conference Papers!

I don’t usually distribute press releases, due to my preference for original content—but I’m prepared to make an exception in this case, because this one deserves widespread circulation.

Belated Presents

Belated Presents

Whenever someone asks me what I want for Christmas or my birthday, I respond with “Books.” And by “Books”, I of course mean vampire non-fiction.

Overlooked Books #2

Overlooked Books #2

In the previous instalment, I covered Telegraph for Garlic, a Dracula anthology edited by Samia Ounoughi. For those unfamiliar with this segment, I discuss books which appeared in the gaps between my Amazon searches for yet-to-be-released vampire non-fiction.

Upcoming Books #3

Upcoming Books #3

For those unfamiliar with this segment, I trawl through Amazon—Amazon.co.uk, mainly—for forthcoming non-fiction vampire books and share my thoughts on what they might be like.

My Number One Fan

My Number One Fan

In the vampire world, I’m small fry—yet how many people in it can boast about having a blog dedicated to them?

Bats Before Bram

Bats Before Bram

Andy Boylan recently made a discovery that challenged my views on pre-Stoker vampire-into-bat transformations.

My Article Got Published

My Article Got Published

Remember when I said, “I may also have an article published for The Borgo Post‘s next issue. Just waiting confirmation for that one. Wrote it a little while ago. I’ll keep you updated”?

Dracula Does Disco!

Dracula Does Disco!

I came across this clip in Liisa Ladouceur’s “15 Bloody Good Songs About Vampires for Your Halloween Playlist” (2013), and I just had to share it.

Musical Interlude

Musical Interlude

Here’s a little ditty from stoner rock outfit, Monster Magnet. It’s “Heads Explode” from their 2000 album, God Says No. “But Anthony!” you squeal. “What on earth does that have to do with vampires?”

Listmania 2!

Listmania 2!

I’ve just spent a coupla hours trawling through Amazon.com, looking for non-fiction vampire books published in 2012—a follow-up to the lists I created for non-fiction vampire books published in 2013. And lemme tell you dear reader, it’s exhausting.

Last Post of the Year

Last Post of the Year

I couldn’t end the year without a blog entry, but it’s gonna have to be a quick one—gotta get ready for New Years’ Eve tonight!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

To my e-mail subscribers, casual readers, blog followers all, I wish you and your loved ones a safe and Merry Christmas! If you’re stuck with last-minute gift ideas, here’s a some great stocking-fillers.

Realm of the Vampirologists

Realm of the Vampirologists

While writing my latest “Upcoming Books” instalment (Hogg 2013), I went Googling for the full title of a book I mentioned in the post—Daniel J. Wood’s Realm of the Vampire: History and the Undead—and stumbled across an interview he’d conducted for FATE Magazine

Entombed Too Soon

Entombed Too Soon

On October 22, Britain’s Lost Ghosts posted a scan of an intriguing article (above) on its Facebook page, titled “Vampire Superstition in Servia [Serbia]” from the Manchester Courier, February 15, 1888. Here’s my transcript:

Listmania!

Listmania!

Remember when I said the second instalment of “Upcoming Books” had “given me an idea which I’ll share with you later” (Hogg 2013c)? I’m ready to share it now.

Upcoming Books #2

Upcoming Books #2

“Upcoming Books” is series in which I discuss non-fiction vampire books I haven’t read—because they haven’t been released yet.

My Favourite Vampire Books

My Favourite Vampire Books

Leading from my own recommendations, this is the second episode of “Vampire Library”—a series of “guest posts from other writers involved in the vampire field, discussing books they’d recommend” to further studies of the genre.

Building a Vampire Library: Amendment

Building a Vampire Library: Amendment

I’m kicking myself for omitting another must-get book to the “Building a Vampire Library” (Hogg 2013) list: Michael E. Bell’s Food for the Dead: On the Trail of New England’s Vampires (2001). Why’d I omit it?

Building a Vampire Library

Building a Vampire Library

In 2005, I created an Amazon Listmania! called “The Complete Vampirologist’s Library“—an ambitious title for a list 13 books. Nonetheless, I’d still recommend them—even though my tastes have shifted onto works with greater academic emphasis.

Automattic for the People

Automattic for the People

In the wake of my blog post simultaneously exposing Sean Manchester as the person responsible for my current suspension on Facebook and the author of a blog dedicated to stalking me

Suspended from Facebook

Suspended from Facebook

As noted in a recent blog entry (Hogg 2013c), I’ve been temporarily suspended from posting on Facebook due to an intellectual property claim issued against me.

In the Post

In the Post

Members of the Transylvanian Society of Dracula (Canadian chapter) receive a copy of the society’s annual scholarly publication, the Journal of Dracula Studies. Mine arrived in the post today.

Perkowski’s Method

Perkowski’s Method

I’ve been reacquainting myself with one of my all-time favourite vampire books, Jan L. Perkowski’s The Darkling: A Treatise on Slavic Vampirism (1989)—more specifically, its “Slavic Testimony” chapter, which Rob Brautigam says “by itself is well worth the price of the book” (2012).

For Vampire Writers

For Vampire Writers

Crazy Duck Press, publisher of Vampire News vol. 1 (2012) and Vampire News: The (Not So) End Times Edition! vol. 2 (2013), is on the lookout for submissions to its third Vampire News volume. Here’s what they’re after: