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The Vampire Historian Podcast is a discussion of the vampire in history, folklore, literature, television and film.
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In this special Halloween episode, I talk with Dr. Joseph Laycock, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Texas State University about his new book, the Penguin Book of Exorcisms, as well as his works on vampires, D&D, and other aspects of religious studies. You can find all of his books at Amazon.The Vampire Historian 
In this episode, I talk with prolific author Kevin J. Anderson about his new novel "Stake," as well as his career writing for series like Star Wars, Dune, the X-Files, and more. You can find Kevin's books at https://www.wordfireshop.com/, and find out more at https://www.wordfire.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/KJAauthor.You can always find this podcast at https://thevampirehistorian.com/ 
In this very special episode, I virtually sat down with actor/director Juliet Landau to talk about her new film A Place Among the Dead, which will be released at the end of October. This is a shorter interview due to her busy schedule, so we mainly focus on the new film. Not much time for Buffy-talk in this episode.Be sure to check out the film later this month. All of the dates and links to buy tickets for the shows that Juliet mentions can be found in one place. Right here - https://www.modernfilms.com/aplaceamongthedeadYou can also find her on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/juliet_landau/ and Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/julietlandauofficialDon't forget to follow the podcast wherever you find your podcasts, and on FB and Instagram, and at http://thevampirehistorian.com
Interview with AP Sylvia

Interview with AP Sylvia

2020-10-0801:07:31

Welcome back to the podcast! In this episode, I virtually sit down with AP Sylvia, author of Vampires of Lore: Traits and Modern Misconceptions. You can follow his blog at https://locationsoflore.com/ and grab a copy of his book almost anywhere books are sold, or just go to Amazon.http://thevampirehistorian.com 
May in Texas 2019

May in Texas 2019

2019-05-0109:32

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.comhttp://www.fanexpodallas.comhttp://www.comicpalooza.comhttp://nosferatufestival.com
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
In this episode I speak with Lawrence Burgess, theater and voice actor and host of the Dracula Podcast. You can find Lawrence athttps://www.wvactors.com/http://www.southgatemediagroup.com/Dracula-podcast/
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.
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/
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
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.
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
TFW 2018 Preview

TFW 2018 Preview

2018-04-2109:11

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
It's 'Salem's Lot Day, so enjoy this conversation with Jess Peacock about this important Stephen King novel.
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
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
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.
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."
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
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.
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Stephen Mather

You must remember this

Dec 5th
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