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May in Texas 2019

5/1/2019
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As usual in Texas, April showers brings May...conventions! It's con time in Texas, and this May gives us both Texas Frightmare Weekend and Fan Expo Dallas in DFW on the same weekend. Plus, later in the month we have Comicpalooza in Houston and a new Nosferatu Festival in Austin. http://www.texasfrightmareweekend.com http://www.fanexpodallas.com http://www.comicpalooza.com http://nosferatufestival.com

Duration:00:09:32

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

'Salem's Lot Day with Jess Peacock

10/17/2017
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It's 'Salem's Lot Day, so enjoy this conversation with Jess Peacock about this important Stephen King novel.

Duration:00:25:40

Interview with Steve Niles

9/18/2017
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This episode is a short interview with "30 Days of Night" creator Steve Niles, recorded on the floor at the Dallas Comic Show. You an find Steve at www.steveniles.com thevampirehistorian.com

Duration:00:12:48

Interview with Leif Pettersen

6/19/2017
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In this episode, I sit down with travel writer Leif Pettersen to talk about his 2016 book "Backpacking with Dracula: On the Trail of Vlad the Impaler and the Vampire He Inspired." You can order the book at https://www.amazon.com/dp/1533136599/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_dp_T1_70.rzbJTG7FJ1 You can also find Leif at http://leifpettersen.com/ and on Twitter @leifpettersen

Duration:00:48:23

Howl About That Podcast

5/19/2017
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Today we have a crossover episode with the Howl About That Podcast. First, check out their episode about the 1992 film, "Bram Stoker's Dracula," and then listen to this discussion about vampire movies in general. Thanks to Spencer, Riley, and Xander for taking out the time for these episodes. There is one odd cut in the middle where we thought that the weather sirens were going off, so I apologize for the quick edit. You can find them at howlaboutthat.com.

Duration:00:50:01

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