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


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

Interview with Marv Wolfman


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

Don’t forget about the upcoming World Dracula Day Symposium –

Interview with David J. Skal


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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.

You can find David online at The Monster Show or on Facebook

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



Interview with Jess Peacock


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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.

Such a Dark Thing: Theology of the Vampire Narrative in Popular Culture


October 2016 News & Updates

A new podcast episode!
Listen above, or click here – October 2016 News & Updates

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.

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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.

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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.

Author Kevin A. Ranson’s Matriarch Vampires series can be found here –

Author Elaine Barris’ romance fiction can be found here –

Actor Danny Trejo’s twitter feed –

Actor Adrian Paul’s twitter feed –
Adrian was actually in the 1991 reboot of Dark Shadows

Actor Michael Welch’s twitter feed –

The Scholars Meet the Fangsmith


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

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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.

Listen above, or click here – 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 –

Here are the podcasts I mentioned:


The Black Tapes Podcast

Faculty of Horror

Welcome to Night Vale