Posted in September 2013

The Element Encyclopedia of Plagiarism?

The Element Encyclopedia of Plagiarism?

When I critiqued Theresa Cheung’s The Element Encyclopedia of Vampires (2009), I took issue with her misidentification of the country Arnod Paole was stationed in (it wasn’t Greece) and her susceptibility to claims of by Federal Vampire & Zombie Agency—which, I hasten to add, is not a real a real government organisation

Upcoming Vampire Symposium

Upcoming Vampire Symposium

If you’re in the UK, circle your calendar for March 8, 2014. ASSAP, the Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena, is holding a vampire symposium at Goldsmiths College, London (ASSAP 2013a).

Sleep Paralysis and Vampires

Sleep Paralysis and Vampires

I briefly touched on the connection between sleep paralysis and vampires in a previous post (Hogg 2013b), but I’ve noticed another blog entry seemingly cement the connection further.

The Vampire Expert’s Other Book

The Vampire Expert’s Other Book

István Pivárcsi’s 2012 book, Just a Bite is subtitled “A Transylvania Vampire Expert’s Short History of the Undead.” Yet at the time I profiled the book for an “Upcoming Books” instalment, it was the “First time I’ve heard of him”

Upcoming Books

“Upcoming Books” is a segment I’m carrying over from my Blogger blog. If you’re not familiar with it, every so often, I discuss forthcoming non-fiction vampire books I’ve found mainly through Amazon and Amazon.co.uk.

The Proposition

The Proposition

In the heady days before the Internet, connecting with vampire fans, enthusiasts and scholars meant joining a vampire society.