Vampires have, in fiction and folklore, terrified, exhilarated, astounded, amused and entertained people since the beginning of the human race. Just about every culture on earth has vampire folklore handed down from generation to generation. In 1047, the first appearance of the written word for vampire, "upir", appears in a document referring to a Russian prince. Imagine, that was almost a thousand years ago. Now we have everything from Lord Ruthwen to Lestat. What a long way we've come.
Vampire Junction was started in 1991 as a non-profit zine devoted to the promotion of the vampire in fiction, fact and art. This web page's contents were gleaned from five years worth of zines, plus a few extras thrown in for good measure. Please, make yourself comfortable. Browse around. If you have any questions on how to submit, or suggestions, please feel free to contact me at the address at the bottom of this page.
FOR THE BLOOD IS THE LIFE, Candy Cosner, Editor
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Wednesday 7 February 2001
I apologize for my laxness in updating the zine. I am currently working on a new and improved version, and will have it up within the next few months. Thanks for your patience.
Submissions: Now would be a good time to send in submissions. Send stories etc... in text format. Pics in any format. Book & movie reviews are especially needed since I really don't enjoy doing them much. Any submissions received in the last year or so will be included in the updated version.
And now I would like to thank the over 100,000- people who have visited the site in the last 6 years. And I would like to specially thank all the people who have e-mail me about Vampire Junction. You have no idea how much it means to me that so many people have enjoyed and appreciated all my work AND that you took the time to tell me. Again, a big thank you!! This is what it's all about.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Articles Updated 3 December 1998
The Reference Section:
Tidbits Press releases, gossip etc...
Short Story List
Vampires: A Chronology by J Gordon Melton
To Die For - Press Kit
Photos, posters, ads etc.
Personal Photos (pics of New Orleans, Anne Rice's Ball etc..) Updated 3 December 1998
The Vampire's Mall:
About the staff of Vampire Junction
It's Swing Time, Baby!!
Art by Kimberlee Traub
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