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Vampire Fest Presents a Series of Stimulating Panel to Entertain, Engage, and Inspire.  Discover first hand the lifestyle of Vampirism with Father Sebastian,  Do women own the Vampire Fiction Genre?  From Rice, Meyer and Harris and beyond. Learn about the book the kicked the genre into existence, Dracula as you retrace the footsteps of Bram Stoker by his great, grand nephew, Dacre Stoker.

Friday Oct 29 @ 5pm Shadowbox Theatre

Father Sebastian  Buy Tix

Living Vampirism with Father Sebastiaan, author of "Sanguinomicon: Lexicon of the Living Vampire." He is not a psychic vampire or a blood drinker, but something else, come and discover the secrets of the Strigoi Vii and the Sanguinarium movement.  http://www.fathersebastiaan.com

Saturday Oct 30 @ 3pm Shadowbox Theatre


Why Do Women Write Bloody-Good Vampire Fiction?

Reception Immediately Follows - Meet the Authors - Book Signings

en Essex

Karen is an award-winning novelist and journalist and a screenwriter, born and raised in New Orleans. Her fifth novel, Dracula in Love, re-imagines Bram Stoker’s seminal work.

Sue Dent

Author of NEVER CEESE and FOREVER RICHARD, a werewolf/vampire saga with both a horror and Christian market fan base.

Gabrielle Faust

Acclaimed horror novelist will be treating film conference attendees to a dramatic reading ETERNAL VIGILANCE, entitled BOUND IN BLOOD.

Kristy Tallman

Psychological Thriller/Horror Fiction Author, Kristy Tallman, is a Chester, Virginia based writer whose work is not your usual run of the mill horror. Tallman is determined to bring you the truest most horrific monsters who walk this earth born of your very own loins. .Psychological Thriller/Horror Author of upcoming novels Widow's Blood & Hell's Hollow, along with Indy Bookstore Bestseller The All-Soul's Faire; Crows on the Cross and Dark Poetry.

Panel Moderated by Dr. June Pulliam

June Pulliam teaches horror, gender and popular culture at Louisiana State University and is the author of Hooked on Horror: A Guide to Reading Interests in the Genre.  Additionally, she has published many articles on the horror genre, including “Gothic, Romantic, or Just Sado-Masochistic? Gender and Manipulation in Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga,” 21st Century Gothic: Great Gothic Novels Since 2000, Danel Olsen, ed.; “Blood and Bitches: Sexual Politics and the Female Lycanthrope in Young Adult Fiction,” Speaking of Monsters: A Teratological Anthology (New York: Palgrave, forthcoming 2012), Caroline Picart and John Edgar Browning, ed.; “Our Zombies, Ourselves: Exiting the Foucaldian Universe in George A. Romero’s Land of the Dead,” Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, vol. 20, no. 1, 42-55.

Halloween Exclusive Event - DACRE STOKER

Sunday Oct 31 @ Shadowbox Theatre  Buy Tix

Dacre Stoker

Retrace the Steps of Bram Stoker & the Creation of Dracula with a multi-media presentation for Bram’s great, grand nephew, Dacre Stoker.  Dacre has written the sequel to Dracula entitled, Dracula The Un-Dead.  Now Available.

Halloween Event Hosted By

John Edgar Browning

John Edgar Browning, a Ph.D. Candidate in English-Writing & Culture, teaches composition and monster theory at Louisiana State University. He is the co-author and co-editor of four published and forthcoming books, including Dracula in Visual Media.