Places to visit

In the Blood Exhibit - Texas

Vampire museum - Paris

Vampire tour, New orleans.


Vampire Courses

A Brief History of Bloodsuckers - Canada, British Columbia

Vampire Symposium - North Texas College USA - 31st October 2015

Vampire Fiction - University of Edinburgh - Jan 2016 for 10 weeks, evening classes.


Lore sites

The Vampirologist

The Vampire Historian

Vampire Studies (Facebook group, 190 members as of May 2015)

Vampire Community News (loads of articles on vampires from many authors, updated frequently)

The Vampire ProjectThis website is here to serve as an online vampire research portal, with resources and information, terminology, folklore and historical writings, and otherkin related materials. All topics covered here deal with vampires or other kin.

The Vampyre Community History project - The Vampyre Community History Project is an ongoing project of the South African Vampyre Academy. It originally began in early 2010 as a project of House Valur, but was passed on to the Academy later. The aim of the project is to compile as complete an historical overview in the form of a Chronology or Timeline of Vampy(i)res in history, myth, folklore and also in terms of the development of real Vampy(i)re culture and Community in the context of both ancient and modern history.

The Doctor Van Helsing Society - 91 members as of Oct 2015.  This is an attempt to create an international network of (serious:) scholars investigating the cultural phenomenon of VAMPIRISM in the fields of literary and cultural studies, history, medicine/psychology, anthropology and religion studies. Maybe one day we will found an academic association in the real world...?

Federal Vampire and Zombie AgencyFrom 1869 to 1975, the Federal Vampire & Zombie Agency (FVZA), also known as the Vampire National Guard (Vanguard), was responsible for controlling the nation's vampire and zombie populations while overseeing scientific research into the undead. This site was created by Hugo Pecos (1923-2015) as a tribute to the men and women who served in the FVZA, especially the over 4000 Agents who lost their lives fighting to keep our country safe. Though Dr. Pecos is gone, we continue to maintain this space in his honor.

Vampirewebsite.netThis is a unique real vampire website for vampires as well as the curious. It has valuable information for any real vampire and is based on scientific evidence. It also leads to other good websites for real vampires. 

The Highgate Vampire - On the trail of Britain's most elusive entity.

The Dracula Museum - 2966 Members as of July 2016 - "Welcome to my house. Come freely. Go safely. And leave something of the happiness you bring."
- "Dracula" by Bram Stoker

With the original museum closing its doors in 2007, this page is intended to be a virtual reminder of it, and its treasures. In 2003, Dracula's Museum opened its doors inside a part of the castle of Laubach in Hesse, Germany. It housed parts of the collections of German "vampyrologist" Hans Meurer, of Ulrike Wyche and Uwe Sommerlad, while original plans to add the huge bat collection of Dr. Klaus Richarz were never realised. The museum attracted visitors from as far as the US, with noted Professor J. Gordon Melton - author of the monumental "The Vampire Book. The Encyclopaedia of the Undead" - being one of the most prominent visitors. Melton thought the museum much better than a similar one which opened in Paris some time later. When the Count zu Solms-Laubach needed the rooms otherwise, the museum re-located to Buseck, where it stayed for another year. Additional exhibition items were lend to the Museum by Dr. Mark Benecke, Sascha Bulheller, Elisabeth Salzmann, and Friedhelm Schneidewind.