Vampires and Halloween? Good eeeevening, readers! To celebrate the occasion, I thought I’d share a few treats with you.
It’s been pretty hectic in the last few days, so now that I’ve got a bit of a breather, I’ll take this opportunity to discuss what’s been going on.
I was quite impressed by the following picture posted by Thomas Allen Dixon on the Facebook group, “Count Dracula”, which I co-admin.
Surprise! Yes, this blog now has its own website.
I’ve been doing a bit of digging on “Transylvania vampire expert “István Pivárcsi’s 2011 book, Just a Bite.
On October 27, 2013, The Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia, will be holding a tour titled “The Growth of Stoker’s Dracula” from 3pm–4pm.
In a previous entry (Hogg 2013), I mentioned sourcing out Tekla Dömötör’s Hungarian Folk Beliefs (1982) through interlibrary loan. I picked it up from the library today.
I’ve written quite extensively on supposedly antique Vampire Killing Kits (e.g. Hogg 2011a) and even interviewed a curator responsible for amassing the world’s largest collection (Hogg 2011b). But this may be the first time I’ve come across one intended for use against psychic vampires.
In the wake of a blog entry I wrote about “Transylvania vampire expert”, István Pivárcsi (Hogg 2013), Niels K. Petersen has written a review of Pivárcsi’s 2012 book, Just a Bite (Petersen 2013). And, just as I suspected, the book’s not all it’s cracked up to be:
Sufi Mohamed, Editor-in-Chief of IndieJudge, is on the lookout for contributors to the magazine’s second issue: If you’ve got a 650-800 word never-before-published article on vampire films or TV shows—The Vampire Diaries, Angel, Twilight, or True Blood, preferably—contact him via IndieJudge‘s website.
As mentioned in a previous entry (Hogg 2013), I tend to trawl through Amazon and Amazon.co.uk for upcoming books on vampires. As much as I search, though, I sometimes overlook certain works.