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Martin V. Riccardo Featured at Modern Mythology

Noted Chicago Vampirologist Martin V. Riccardo was recently featured at Modern Mythology – read the article HERE.

Win A Trip To Transylvania!

When it comes to digital security threats such as computer viruses, ID-Theft, or cyber criminals BitDefender says “Bring It On”. They invite you, your friends and your family to join them in the fight against online threats by participating in their “Bring It On” Sweepstakes for a chance to win their award-winning BitDefender 2011 software and other great prizes such as:

Grand Prize: 4-night/5-day Trip for two (2) to Dracula’s Castle in Bucharest, Romania

Monthly Prize: Apple iPad 16GB

Weekly Prizes: BitDefender 2011 software with a bundle of three (3) software products/services: Registry Booster, Password Manager and Privacy Armor

Click HERE to enter!
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October 2009 Playboy: VAMPIRE ISSUE!

Playboy’s October 2009 issue will be vampire-centric. Honestly, what else needs to be said??

Video: G TOM MAC’s “Cry Little Sister (Swamp Version)” from TRUE BLOOD

G TOM MACLast month at Vampire-Con in L.A., Fango's Pat Jankiewicz reported on a special presentation (read it here) of a new music video for G TOM MAC's famous LOST BOYS anthem, "Cry Little Sister."

Tonight, Fango heard from Gerard McMann (aka G TOM MAC) with said video in tow. Inspired by (and used for) HBO's hit series TRUE BLOOD, "Cry Little Sister (Swamp Version)" is a fresh and bluesy take on the song, and you can check out the full clip below.

Starting Monday, September 14, the track will be available as a digital single via iTunes and CD Baby. The video was helmed by Anthony Cappello with Paolo Cascio as the Director of Photography, and was edited by Phillip Lindsey & Daniela Pistone.

TRUE BLOOD will air its season finale tonight on HBO. From some fresh comments from the cast, click here!

Vampire Events in New Orleans with real BITE!

Everyone knows that one of the best Halloween destination vacation spots is none other than the sultry city of New Orleans and this years events are shaping up to be simply to die for.  So, go and get some costumes together and get your plane ticket bound for the vampire mecca that is New Orleans, and no…it isn’t all about Anne Rice any more.

To start things off Friday, October 30th check out the Tru Blood and Gold Ball with special guest Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels that HBO’s hit show True Blood is based on.  Charlaine will be at the ball and at a special wine tasting event the evening before and ending her stay with a book signing at the Garden District Bookstore Halloween afternoon. There will also be live entertainment with three bands taking the stage at Republic New Orleans.
Go here for ticket and all event  info for the Tru Blood and Gold Ball.

Then, if that isn’t enough vampire mayhem, be seen at the House of Blues at midnight on Halloween for the Endless Night XII Vampire Ball where you can revel in the night, take in hypnotic Gothic belly dance and dance the night away to the sounds of imported DJs spinning your fave Gothic/industrial/vampire music all leading up to a HUGE costume contest!  So channel your dark side and bring your fetish, steam punk, horror, Gothic or your favorite vampire persona and enter the contest to win.  Each winner of their category gets a HUGE prize bag and the Best In Show gets a prize bag and a cash prize.   Go here for info and tickets for the Endless Night XII Vampire Ball.  VIP packages available for a limited time only.  VIP status gets you into other preand after parties for free along with some special Endless Night swag.

Both of these events are private ticketed events.  You can purchase tickets online via PayPal or buy them at the venue door if available.  BOTH EVENTS ARE 18 and UP!

So, be seen in New Orleans this Halloween weekend!

The Vampire Art of Chad Savage

Dark artist Chad Savage, who has been providing artwork to the vampire subculture since the 1980’s, has opened his own shop, where he will be selling original vampiric artwork that he’s created over the last 20 years. Many of these one of a kind drawings were used on magazines, book covers and as book illustrations over the last two decades.

If you’d like to own a small piece of undead history, head over to Check back daily, as Savage plans to dig up, scan and post drawings that haven’t seen the light of day (appropriately enough) for over 10 years. New artwork will be added every day or so.

Entertainment Weekly This Week: Vampire Issue!

The current issue of Entertainment Weekly features a number of articles about the current cultural vampire craze, as well as some interesting interviews with vampire fiction authors old and new and the EW list of The Top 20 Greatest Vampires of All Time, which is surprisingly comprehensive in its scope (although once again Fright Night’s Jerry Dandridge can’t get no love!)


wizardworld_2062_82131950Peter Facinelli (Carlise Cullen), Cameron Bright (Alec), and Anna Kendrick (Jessica Stanley) from THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON have all been added to the growing lineup of Wizard World Chicago (now being touted as the Chicago Comic-con) which will take place August 6-9, 2009 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

The organizers of the pop-culture heavy event contacted FANGORIA this afternoon to share a host of new additions to the guest list, and to dangle the carrot of something very special to be announced on Monday.

Other Media Guests include:

· Michelle Rodriguez - Resident Evil
· Rhona Mitra - Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
· Ray Park - Darth Maul Star Wars: Episode 1, X-Men
· Edward James Olmos - Actor - Battlestar Galactica, Blade Runner
· Kristanna Loken - Actress - Terminator 3, Painkiller Jane
· Emma Caulfield - Played Anya on Buffy: The Vampire Slayer
· Doug Jones - Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy I & II
· Ernie Hudson - The Crow, Ghostbusters
· Jake Busey - The Frighteners, Starship Troopers
· Luke Goss - Hellboy II & Blade 2
· Cerina Vincent - Cabin Fever
· Rowdy Roddy Piper - They Live

And this is just a sample. Check out the full list here, and here's the additional message direct from Wizard Entertainment:



Reeves Sheds Some Light On His ‘Let The Right One In’ Remake

Earlier today, the LA Times posted their interview with Matt Reeves, director of the upcoming Let The Right One In remake, Let Me In. In it, he shed some light on the new setting and updates everyone on when the film will be hitting theatres.

Reeves recently finished his second draft of the script, which is now set in Reagan-era Colorado, and is currently scouting locations that will maintain the film and book's snowy landscapes. Although he didn't mention when shooting is planned to start (from the sounds of it, it'll probably be this winter if he plans to take advantage of the necessary weather conditions on his location shoots), he stated that the release date is now Fall 2010, as opposed to January 15.

Also, Reeves is working with casting director Avy Kaufman to find the two leads for the film and "vows [the children] will not be aged-up to make the film more of a smoldering 'Twilight'-style romance," so everyone can rest easy tonight.

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