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Vampires FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about vampires.

This FAQ about vampires was compiled and written by bj@alpha1.csd.uwm.edu with numerous contributions by others.

-01 What is this newsgroup about? (vampires)
-02 Is there some form of netiquette I should follow if I post? (vampires)
-03 Why do you spell "vampyre" with a 'y'?
Vampyre is an older spelling of the word vampire and was used ...
-04 Is there a homepage for the alt.vampyres newsgroup?
There certainly is. The alt.vampyres homepage [http://altvampyres.com]...
-05 This group is full of posers. Stop pretending! (vampires)
-06 Interactive writing looks like fun. Can anyone join in? (vampires)
-07 How do you define "vampire"?
There is no mutually-agreed upon newsgroup definition for vampire. ...
-08 Where did the word "vampire" come from?
Most etymologists (persons who study the origins of words) agree that ...
-09 What is the translation of "nosferatu" into English?
Bram Stoker used the word nosferatu in his novel _Dracula_. Most ...
-10 What types of vampires are in existence?
This is a sampler of vampire legends from around the world. ...
-11 What powers are most commonly ascribed to vampires?
There are many different versions of the vampire myth, both in legend ...
-12 What are the vulnerabilities of vampires?
- Weakened or harmed by sunlight. Although this vulnerability seems ...
-13 How can one kill a vampire?
Vampires in legend and fiction are usually already dead...er...UNdead. ...
-14 What are dhampirs?
In Eastern European and gypsy vampire lore, some vampires are believed ...
-15 What is a "psychic vampire"?
The term psychic vampire was popularized in the mid-1800s when members ...
-16 How does one become a vampire?
There are many possible routes of becoming a vampire. Some of the more ...
-17 What is porphyria, why is it called "The Vampire Disease"?
Porphyria is actually a group of diseases, all pertaining to ...
-18 I've Heard That Vampirism Is REALLY Due To a Vampire Retrovirus. Is This True?
Yes, we've heard all about the DNA-altering vampire retrovirus as well ...
-19 I have a theory about how vampires originated. Care to hear?
Sure. Theorizing about the origin of the vampire is a hot topic here ...
-20 Who was the first vampire? Caine? Lilith? Lord Ruthven?
It could be all of the above or none of the above, depending upon how ...
-21 Is Lilith really mentioned in the Bible? (Vampire)
The Bible is a compilation of many individual books written by ...
-22 Who is Lord Ruthven? (Vampire)
Long before Dracula was even a gleam in Bram Stoker's eye, there was ...
-23 Ever heard of "The Ruthvenian"? (Vampire)
In his book _Monsters_, Donald Glut mentions The Ruthvenian. He writes:...
-24 What is the chupacabra? Is the chupacabra really some type of vampire?
Imagine an animal that looks like a gorilla-reptile-gargoygle with ...
-25 How can I find out more about [name of TV show]? (Vampire)
Forever Knight:...
-26 Where can I get more info about _Interview with a Vampire_ and the rest of Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles?
alt.books.anne-rice - The FAQ for this group can be found [4/01] at: ...
-27 Where can I get more info on White Wolf's "Vampire: The Masquerade"?
alt.games.whitewolf - The FAQ for this group can be found [7/01] at: ...
-28 Where can I get more info on real vampires?
Actually, alt.vampyres *IS* about real vampires--the vampires from the ...
-29 Do you know of any good websites about vampires?
There are hundreds, far too many to include in this faq. A good ...
-30 Where can I get a copy of [this hard-to-find vampire movie]?
Try Tapes of Terror. Write them for a catalog at P. Riggs, 6226 Darnell,...
-31 The creators and subsequent maintainers of the alt.vampyres faq
-Travis S. Casey, who started this whole thing up;...
-32 Special thanks to these contributors (vampires)









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