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.”
On Wednesday, April 26, 2017, I had the pleasure of being the guest on paranormal author Rosemary Ellen Guiley’s weekly radio show Strange Dimensions. We had a wonderful conversation for a full hour about all aspects of vampires. Rosemary has published several books on vampires herself, among her almost 80 published works.
Here is the link to download the archival recording of the radio show. Enjoy!
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.
Texas Frightmare Weekend – May 4-6, 2017
Hyatt Regency DFW Hotel
World Dracula Day Symposium – May 25-26, 2017
North Central Texas College – Flower Mound
Famous Monsters Convention – May 26-28, 2017
Dallas Sheraton Hotel
Today I interviewed comic author Marv Wolfman at the North Texas Comic Book Show. Marv is the author of The Tomb of Dracula Marvel comic series that ran from 1972-1979, and is the creator of Blade, among many other important characters.
You can find Marv at www.marvwolfman.com
Don’t forget about the upcoming World Dracula Day Symposium – www.nctc.edu/dracula
Listen above, or click here – Interview with David J. Skal
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.
Here are some of his books:
Hollywood Gothic: the Tangled World of Dracula from Novel to Stage to Queen The Monster Show: A Cultural History of Horror
Romancing the Vampire: Collector’s Vault Dracula: Norton Critical Edition
Halloween: The History of America’s Darkest Holiday
Something in the Blood: the Untold Story of Bram Stoker, the Man Who Wrote Dracula
Listen above, or click here – Interview with Jess Peacock
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.
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.