Posted in November 2013

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:

The Vampire Heartland

The Vampire Heartland

James Lyon, author of Kiss of the Butterfly (2011), was interviewed by KABC-TV’s David Ono for a news item discussing the vampire’s Serbian roots

My Reference Collection

My Reference Collection

Many libraries have a section of reference works, set aside from the main collection. They tend to “include dictionaries, thesauruses, encyclopedias, almanacs, bibliographies, and catalogs (e.g. catalogs of libraries, museums or the works of individual artists)” (“Reference Work” 2013). They’re very handy if you want to look up quick information. I recently applied the concept … Continue reading

Another Halloween Treat!

Another Halloween Treat!

I forgot to mention in the previous post, that while I was surfing the ‘net yesterday to help Brian McKinley find vampire fiction vs. folklore material for a Halloween talk he’s going to be giving (see here and here), I stumbled upon M. M. Carlson’s 1977 article, “What Stoker Saw: An Introduction to the History … Continue reading