From Buzzsaw By Catherine Fisher
Vampire: a preternatural being, commonly believed to be a reanimated corpse, which is said to suck the blood of sleeping people at night.
Obsession: the domination of one’s thoughts or feelings by a persistent idea, image, desire and so on.
If we put these two together we can say teen America has fallen prey to the vampire obsession (the domination of these preternatural beings that suck blood) … again.
This sudden craze has left many people shell-shocked and overwhelmed, yet in actuality this should be no surprise. These undead, blood-sucking creatures have entranced the population for centuries. This time around, however, it is just in the form of glamorous movie stars whose faces are plastered over every gossip magazine in the country.
Does anyone remember Dracula by Bram Stoker? It could be known as the most famous vampire reference in history, containing details that have become Vampire Knowledge 101 (Transylvania, Van Helsing, Count Dracula, etc).
Friday, December 4, 2009
COUNTDOWN TO BLOODLUST
THE BLOODLUST VAMPIRE FESTIVAL
BloodLust is a weekend long party dedicated to the Vampire and Horror genres, featuring major motion picture and television personalities. The exposure to the celebrities will be unprecedented as the weekend will feature Celebrity Q&A Sessions, Celebrity Photo Op Sessions, Celebrity Autograph Sessions, a Banquet and Cocktail Party with the Stars, and a Fangbanger's Ball on Saturday Evening. There will be Concerts, Vampire Panels, film rooms showing Vampire movies, Costume Contests and so much more. There will always be something fun to do during the busy weekend.
A MESSAGE TO ATTENDEES
I'm Kenny, the Promoter of EyeCon's "BloodLust". I would like to welcome you to our first ever weekend long Vampire Festival. We've been overwhelmed with fan interest in the Vampire genre and rather than focus on one particular movie or TV show, we're opening the door to the entire Vampire mythology. This show is for Vampire Lovers, FangBangers, the Gothic community and anyone who is captivated by Vampires and their lore.
As a thank you to our attendees who were present at our September Twilight convention, and in an effort to combat the current economy, we have cut prices drastically. We hope this will allow more fans to indulge in the excitement. Also, for this convention, we are loosening our refund policy to allow for refunds in the event of the cancellation of headlining guests so attendees can purchase their admission tickets with confidence.
We look forward to hosting an exciting, intriguing and perhaps mystifying weekend and hope you will join in the festivities. See you there!
Our greatest vampire hunter? Thousands of books have been written about Abraham Lincoln, but none, until now, has dealt with his skills as a vampire hunter. Say what? Seth Grahame-Smith of "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" fame (written with Jane Austen) is now zeroing in on the vampire craze with the grisly parody Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter to be published March 2 by Grand Central.
Read the whole story: USA Today
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