October 2016 News & Updates

A new podcast episode!
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.
Some links:

Interview with Father Sebastiaan


A new episode of The Vampire Historian Podcast is now available.

Listen Here – Interview with Father Sebastiaan

On Sunday, October 2nd, the date of Dallas’ second Vampire World event, I sat down with fangsmith Father Sebastiaan.

You can find his YouTube channel here – Vampire World TV

You can find Father Sebastiaan online here – Father Sebastiaan


Father Sebastiaan puts finishing touches on a set of fangs.

Space City Comic Con with Michael Welch


A new episode of the podcast is up.

Listen Here – Space City Comic Con with Michael Welch

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.

Author Kevin A. Ranson’s Matriarch Vampires series can be found here – http://thinkingskull.com/

Author Elaine Barris’ romance fiction can be found here – http://elainebarris.weebly.com/

Actor Danny Trejo’s twitter feed – http://twitter.com/officialDannyT

Actor Adrian Paul’s twitter feed – http://twitter.com/adrianpaul1
Adrian was actually in the 1991 reboot of Dark Shadows

Actor Michael Welch’s twitter feed – http://twitter.com/MichaelWelchAct


Podcast Episode 7: The Scholars Meet the Fangsmith


Episode 7 of the Vampire Historian Podcast is now available.

Listen Here – The Scholars Meet the Fangsmith

Recently, Professor Gordon Melton and I met with fang maker Father Sebastiaan in Dallas. We even attended the Vampire Salon. This episode is a quick recap of the evening.

One of the things that Father Sebastiaan is working on is a new YouTube show on vampire legends. You can find his channel here – Vampire World TV

You can find Father Sebastiaan online here – Father Sebastiaan



Podcast Day & News


Welcome to International Podcast Day! In this episode I discuss some of my favorite podcasts, as well as some upcoming changes to this podcast.

Podcast Day & News

Also, Dr. Melton’s new bibliography is finally out. Order one today!

The Vampire in Folklore, History, Literature, Film and Television: A Comprehensive Bibliography


And don’t forget about the Vampire Studies Symposium coming up in Texas on Halloween – vampiresymposium.com

Here are the podcasts I mentioned:


The Black Tapes Podcast

Faculty of Horror

Welcome to Night Vale