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Halloween 2018-Dracula News!

10/31/2018
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Happy Halloween! This episode is a short informal look at some of the recent Dracula news, mostly about books and upcoming TV shows. You can find links to everything at http://thevampirehistorian.com

Duration:00:14:33

Conversation with Lawrence Burgess

10/29/2018
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In this episode I speak with Lawrence Burgess, theater and voice actor and host of the Dracula Podcast. You can find Lawrence at https://www.wvactors.com/ http://www.southgatemediagroup.com/Dracula-podcast/

Duration:01:02:50

'Salem's Lot Day 2018 with Jess Peacock

10/17/2018
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It's our now annual episode with 'Salem's Lot scholar Jess Peacock. Back for his third year in a row, this time we tackle the film/mini-series versions of the book. You can find Jess on Facebook at Legacy of the Marsten House.

Duration:01:01:23

Interview with Hans de Roos

10/13/2018
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In this episode, I speak with scholar Hans de Roos, who is responsible tor the 2017 book "Powers of Darkness," and organizing this years "Children of the Night Dracula Congress" in Brasov, Romania. https://dracongress.jimdo.com/

Duration:00:32:37

Interview with Dacre Stoker

10/2/2018
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In this episode, I talk with Dacre Stoker, great-grandnephew of Bram Stoker, and co-author of the new novel "Dracul," in stores today. www.dacrestoker.com thevampirehistorian.com

Duration:00:53:54

Short Interviews with Georges Jeanty and Ben Templesmith

9/26/2018
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Happy National Comic Book Day! Last month, I attended the Dallas Comic Show in Lewisville, TX, where I had the opportunity to speak with Buffy artist Georges Jeanty and 30 Days of Night artist Ben Templesmith.

Duration:00:11:06

Texas Frightmare Weekend 2018

6/4/2018
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On Friday, May 4th, I spent some time walking around Texas Frightmare Weekend, meeting guests, talking to artists and vendors, and picking up some cool artwork. Links to featured guests in this episode: outofmymind.co www.MadlyMadeCreations.com theartoforr.com jimfergusonmakingascene.com horrorartist.com

Duration:00:10:46

TFW 2018 Preview

4/21/2018
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In this episode, I give a little vampire preview of Texas Frightmare Weekend 2018, coming up May 4-6 in DFW. Find out more at texasfrightmareweekend.com

Duration:00:09:11

Texas Frightmare Weekend

5/14/2017
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On Saturday, May 6th, I attended the Texas Frightmare Weekend convention in Dallas. I was able attend the Fright Night panel, and meet director Tom Holland, along with actors William Ragsdale and Amanda Bearse. I also had a chance to speak with Udo Kier and Malcom McDowell. Rounding out the day, I spoke with a convention goer cosplaying as Vlad the Impaler from the 1992 "Bram Stoker's Dracula."

Duration:00:19:39

May in DFW: Texas Frightmare Weekend, World Dracula Day Symposium, and Famous Monsters Convention

4/20/2017
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This May is a busy one for DFW area vampire fans. Join me as I give a run down of Texas Frightmare Weekend's vampire offerings; some more information about the World Dracula Day Symposium that I'm organizing; and a new convention to Dallas, the Famous Monsters Convention. www.texasfrightmareweekend.com www.nctc.edu/dracula www.famousmonsters.com

Duration:00:12:16

Interview with Marv Wolfman

1/29/2017
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Today I interviewed comic author Marv Wolfman at the North Texas Comic Book Show. Marv is the author of The Tomb of Dracula comic series that ran from 1972-1979, and is the creator of Blade, among many other important characters.

Duration:00:17:32

Halloween Announcement

10/31/2016
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A special Halloween announcement about the upcoming World Dracula Day Symposium 2017! More info at http://thevampirehistorian.com/symposium

Duration:00:07:42

Interview with David J. Skal

10/28/2016
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This episode is an interview with author and film historian David J, Skal. His new book "Something in the Blood: The Untold Story of Bram Stoker" is now available - https://www.amazon.com/Something-Blood-Untold-Stoker-Dracula/dp/1631490109/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1477629975&sr=8-1&keywords=something+in+the+blood

Duration:00:54:58

Interview with Jess Peacock

10/25/2016
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This very special episode is an extended interview with Jess Peacock, author of "Such a Dark Thing: Theology of the Vampire Narrative in Popular Culture." I highly suggest you purchase his book now if you are at all interested in the connections between vampires and Christianity in literature, television, and film. https://www.amazon.com/Such-Dark-Thing-Theology-Narrative/dp/1620327198/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1477369279&sr=8-1&keywords=such+a+dark+thing

Duration:01:22:39

October 2016 News & Updates

10/18/2016
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In this episode I talk about some of the current vampire-related news, including new and upcoming books; the World Dracula Congress; the Halloween Bran Castle contest with Airbnb; the new Vampire World Documentary trailer from Father Sebastiaan; and a teaser for another Texas symposium in 2017. thevampirehistorian.com

Duration:00:07:57

Interview with Father Sebastiaan

10/2/2016
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In this episode, I sit down with fangsmith Father Sebastiaan for an extended interview. You can find Father Sebastiaan at www.vampireworld.com, and as always, find the podcast at thevampirehistorian.com

Duration:00:35:39

Space City Comic Con with Michael Welch

6/1/2016
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Memorial Day Weekend I attended the Space City Comic Con in Houston, and had a chance to speak with actor Michael Welch from the Twilight movies, in addition to meeting a few other people.

Duration:00:13:25

The Scholars Meet the Fangsmith

3/7/2016
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Recently, Professor Gordon Melton and I met with fang maker Father Sebastiaan in Dallas. We even attended the Vampire Salon. Here is a little recap of our evening.

Duration:00:06:59

Fan Days Episode

10/17/2015
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Today I went to day one of the Dallas Comic Con Fan Days. I was able to meet James Marsters, some vampire fiction authors, and pick up a Dracula comic that I needed.

Duration:00:08:04

Podcast Day & News

9/30/2015
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In this episode I talk about International Podcast Day; some of the podcasts I like, and some of the upcoming changes to the Vampire Historian podcast.

Duration:00:08:36