At the end of the talks by the speakers, there’ll be a panel on which they’ll all feature to table your questions. There’ll also be an additional panelist: me.
If you’re not familiar with me, my name’s Anthony Hogg. I’m a vampirologist and editor-in-chief of Vamped.org. I’m the guy who’s been writing (most of) these posts. I run two blogs, Did a Wampyr Walk in Highgate? and The Vampirologist. I’ve also been collaborating with Dax Stokes and Erin Chapman to turn the symposium from a dream into a reality.
I’ll be flying out to Texas tomorrow morning from Melbourne for the (ugh) 17 hour flight. I’ve never even been to the US before. That’s how much I believe in this event.
Travel time aside, it’ll be worth it to see the speakers and my colleagues, Erin and Dax. Erin is my co-collaborator on Vamped.org. It’ll be the first time we’ve met in person (she lives in Vancouver, Canada).
This is a huge journey for me in more ways than one. You’ll see what I mean, soon enough. In the meantime, looking forward to meeting everyone there. Hope you can make it, too.
In the meantime, here’s something to whet your whistle: a distilled view of my thoughts on vampires in an interview Nadine Moritz conducted with me through her blog, My Addiction. Presenting: “Comprehensive Interview with Anthony Hogg a Vampirologist, on Absolutely Everything Vampire” (May 29, 2015).