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In this episode I talk about a recent panel discussion at the West Boylston library and my upcoming trip to Boskone, a science fiction and fantasy convention held annually in Boston, MA. (Charlaine Harris is the guest of honor.)

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News and announcements about vampires, witches, and geeky things. Recorded October 23, 2010.

Links:

http://www.bylightunseenmedia.com/ http://www.podiobooks.com/title/liliths-love http://www.albacon.org/ http://www.broaduniverse.org

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News and announcements about vampires, witches, and geeks Recorded on May 10, 2010.

Links: http://www.draculacon.com/   *** http://suburbanvampire.blogspot.com/ *** http://www.hbo.com/ *** http://www.bylightunseenmedia.com/ *** http://www.podiobooks.com/title/liliths-love

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News and announcements about vampires, witches, and geeks. This episode we have:

Dacre Stoker's book (www.audible.com)

Vampire Anthology (www.Pretty-Scary.net)

Twilight Reviews (www.cinemaknifefight.com - Click the link for November, Scroll down to the bottom to New Moon)

Lilith's Love (www.outofthecoffin.com, www.Liliths-love.com)

This episode's sponsor: www.flyingwitch.biz

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News and announcements about vampires, witches, and geeks.

Web links for this episode:

Smoke and Mirrors Magic Show - www.theatreofthenight.com ~~~ The Vampire Lestat Fan Club - www.vampirelestatfanclub.com ~~~ I Kissed a Vampire -- www.ikissedavampire.com ~~~ Out of the Coffin Podcast - www.outofthecoffin.com ~~~ The Witches' Almanac - www.thewitchesalmanac.com ~~~ WitchTalk - www.blogtalkradio.com/witchtalk ~~~ Wild Hunt - www.wildhunt.org/blog/2009/09/marion-weinstein-1939-2009.html ~~~ Lynda Hilburn - www.lyndahilburnauthor.com ~~~ Being Human - www.bbcamerica.com/content/369/being-human-about-the-show.jsp ~~~ Twilight Tee Shirts - www.vampfangs.com/Official-Stephenie-Meyer-Shirts-s/242.htm

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News and announcements about vampires, vampires, and more vampires. Oh, and some geek stuff, too. And the name of the contest winner!

Topics: Spike (James Marsters), Harry Dresden, True Blood, Northern Haunts anthology, Bitten by Books, Dark Shadows Convention, Vampire Con, Killer Con, Pi-Con, Witchtalk, Vlad the Gothic magician talks about the vampire communty), winner of Tate Hallaway giveaway book contest.

Web sites mentioned in the show:

www.dragoncon.org --  www.jamesmarsters.com --  www.shroudmagazine.com -- www.darkshadowsfestival.com -- www.killercon.org --  www.vampire-con.com -- www.biteclubshow.com -- www.blogtalkradio.com/witchtalk --  www.gothicmagic.com

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Hi, this is Morven, giving you a quick update.

In the next episodes of this podcast, you can expect interviews with authors of vampire fiction Cornelia Amiri, Margaret Carter, and Lynda Hilburn. They'll also be reading short excerpts of their vampire fiction in separate episodes.

But for now, I wasn't able to finish post-production work on Cornelia's interview or to complete my news podcast. Part of it is due to an upcoming vacation and deadlines at the day job, but let me be honest: True Blood just aired the first two episodes of the new season and yeah, I spent time, uh, researching, yeah, that's it, researching reactions on the various forums.

Before I go, let me give a big shout out and thanks to Dan and Michelle of the Out of the Coffin podcast. I totally forgot the one-year anniversary of Vampires, Witches, and Geeks, but they didn't! They gave me a big shout out! Thanks, Dan and Michelle, and thanks, too, for the movie reviews of some of the Dracula movies of the past. I loved remembering them with you.

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News and announcements about the True-Blood.net podcast, Jasmine Galenorn's Otherworld series, and WillowTree Press.  Morven talks about her panel on tech tools at WisCon. Recorded on May 30, 2009.

Don't forget our contest to win a free copy of Tate Hallaway's book, Tall, Dark, and Dead. Contest ends midnight June 5, 2009. Details in this podcast.

Web site info:

True-Blood.net podcast -- http://www.blogtalkradio.com/True-Blood

Jasmine Galenorn, author of The Otherworld series -- http://www.yasminegalenorn.com/

WillowTree Press, "Publishing Books by Witches with Attitude!" -- http://www.willowtreepress.com/

HBO fake blog -- http://www.bloodcopy.com/

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News items on Dark Shadows, True Blood fan podcast, and Angel star Andy Hallett. Contest results. Geek talk. Past & upcoming events. Info on upcoming episodes.  Recorded April 4, 2009.

Links mentioned on the podcast

Bushman's article on Barnabas Collins http://www.paleycenter.org/barnabas-collins-true-blood-sucker

True Blood fan podcast http://www.blogtalkradio.com/True-Blood

ConBust http://sophia.smith.edu/ssffs/conbust/

WisCon http://www.wiscon.info/

The Ghost in the Machine podcast http://www.chroniclesofthenecromancer.com

Just Works: Computers that Just Work http://www.justworksnh.com

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Vampire news.

Show notes:

Happy one year anniversary to Out of the Coffin!

You still have time -- until Feb 28 -- to enter my contest. See http://morvenwestfield.podbean.com/2008/12/23/contest-rules-announced/

The True Blood fan podcast is at http://true-blood.net/  They're fun to listen to and they have interviews with the cast and crew of the HBO hit TV series.

Vampire & Slayers forum:   http://vampiresandslayers.ning.com/ is a forum devoted to the Vampire Genre and Hunters of the Supernatural.

For information on The Horror Writers Association anthology BLOOD LITE, go to http://www.horror.org

DARK SHADOWS: THE PATH OF FATE, by Stephen Mark Rainey, featuring the voices of David Selby (Quentin Collins) and Lara Parker (Angelique):  http://www.bigfinish.com/6-Dark-Shadows-The-Path-of-Fate

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