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2020-02-19: “Transylvania” by Jake Kaufman for the NES DuckTales game.

2020-02-17: Sengir Vampire. Art by Anson Maddocks.

2020-02-17: I was very excited about this week’s Doctor Who. Shelley, Byron, and Polidori really did spend time …

2020-02-14: David Bowie and Catherine Deneuve in 1983’s The Hunger. [I initially mis-typed this as …

2020-02-14: 7. Wallachia Chapter 1: Welcome to Wallachia Chapter 1 of Wallachia: A Penny Dreadful by David Ely. The previous six episodes have comprised the …

2020-02-12: I don’t know how well it works digitally, but The Terrifics 25 is a very fun issue. It lets you make …

2020-02-05: Batman & Dracula: Red Rain is a fun “Elseworlds” Story by Doug Moench. Here’s a collection that …

2020-02-05: Turnu Roșu Pass along the Olt River near the southern Transylvania-northern Wallachia border. 1831 …

2020-01-31: 6. Flowers of Transylvania Chapter 6: Home At Last Corina and Dominic arrive at her village. This marks the end of the Flowers of Transylvania novella. …

2020-01-30: My brain woke me up at 4:00 or so this morning because it had finally figured out the line of …

2020-01-26: John Williams wrote the score for 1979’s Dracula starring Frank Langella.

2020-01-22: A Bit More on Count Von Count Inspired by this letter Children’s Workshop got about Count von Count, here are a few more …

2020-01-22: Naturally, Count von Count has a Twitter account: @CountVonCount. It’s frightfully, …

2020-01-22: In 1989 Children’s Television Workshop received a letter expressing concern that Sesame …

2020-01-19: Ruins of Ravencroft: Dracula №1: Ravencroft Institute for the Criminally Insane appeared to be a …

2020-01-17: 5. Flowers of Transylvania Chapter 5: As the World Falls Down The morning after finding something terrible beneath the chapel in the village, Corina despairs.

2020-01-10: Chapter 9, “Rides in the Rain” is out now. Father Abraham takes a ride in the rain to …

2020-01-07: I’m hoping to have chapter 9 out tomorrow or Thursday. If tomorrow’s a snow day it might slow me …

2020-01-07: BBC One has posted a few short documentaries about its new Dracula series (on Netflix in the US): …

2020-01-07: The count’s ring in the Dracula series is the symbol of the Order of the Dragon. Here’s a shot of …

2020-01-06: In the BBC/Netflix show, Count Dracula has a new trick: learning languages by drinking blood. Here …

2020-01-04: I quite liked the first episode of BBC One/Netflix’s Dracula. It plays with the source well and …

2020-01-03: 4. Flowers of Transylvania Chapter 4: Into the Labyrinth Corina and the girls visit the village, and she makes a startling discovery.

2019-12-29: This was in my Christmas cracker tonight.

2019-12-20: Chapter 8 of Wallachia, “Goings and Comings,” is out now. The Order gets some orders The trouble …

2019-12-20: 3. Flowers of Transylvania Chapter 3: Day and Night in Castle Dracula Corina and Dominic connect; she starts having bad dreams.

2019-12-09: I let myself, somehow, sleep on the first book of Pullman’s new Dark Materials series, “The Book of …

2019-12-06: Vampires in The Green Lantern: Blackstars The second issue of The Green Lantern: Blackstars by Grant Morrison, Xermanico, and Steve Oliff has …

2019-12-06: 2. Flowers of Transylvania Chapter 2: The Lord Who Receives Many Guests Corina awakens in Castle Dracula and discovers that she’s not alone.

2019-11-22: Audiobook chapters of Wallachia are now available as a podcast, starting with the first chapter of …

2019-11-22: Chapter 7, “An Imbalance of Humours,” is out now. 🥖Ion arranges to buy some old bread. …

2019-11-22: Having a nice cup of 🍵green tea while I get chapter seven ready to publish.

2019-11-21: Units of Measurement in Wallachia Throughout Wallachia, whenever I refer to a distance, weight, etc., I try to use the era-appropriate …

2019-11-20: 1. Flowers of Transylvania Chapter 1: The Princess of Springtime Transylvania. The first day of spring, 1741. Corina is the jewel of her village. She’s been …

2019-11-18: Development Log: Fleurons part 2 As discussed previously, I use little fleurons to give the text a little bit of flourish here and …

2019-11-18: Wallachia v1.2.0 Big announcement: Wallachia is now completely free to read or listen to; no subscription required. …

2019-11-18: I fully expected to do a few rounds with app review before this was ready. Big update coming soon.

2019-11-12: Cannot say I agree that “fugly” is a suitable synonym for “homely,” Apple thesaurus.

2019-11-08: Also, Dracula Live has now concluded. Here’s the complete table of contents. I might do a …

2019-11-08: Chapter 6, “The Proud Blood of the Wallachian,” is out now. 🗣Father Abraham overhears some gossip. …

2019-11-08: Suzerainty: a position of control by a sovereign or state over another state that is internally …

2019-11-05: Dracula Live ends tomorrow. Well, most of the action is happening just about right now, but Mina and …

2019-11-02: I made a little teaser and a webpage for my novella, Flowers of Transylvania. It’s only $2.99 …

2019-10-29: iOS 13.2-related emoji follow-up: the 🧄garlic is new, 🧛🏻gender-neutral vampire was already in (news …

2019-10-28: iOS 13.2 includes an important new emoji to protect yourself from digital vampires: 🧄.

2019-10-28: Count Dracula & Vlad the Impaler Q: Is Count Dracula based on Vlad the Impaler? A: In name only. Bram Stoker, writing in the 1890s, …

2019-10-25: To promote the new animated Addams Family movie, MGM has uploaded a number of full episodes of the …

2019-10-24: And (un)naturally, Lord Vampyre and his bride ¹ glow in the dark. She doesn’t have a name, just …

2019-10-24: No Vampyre Castle is complete without a zombie chauffeur-driven hearse.

2019-10-24: Looking for a short vampire book to read before Halloween? Flowers of Transylvania is only $2.99. In …

2019-10-23: Wallachia v1.1.1 A very minor update, 1.1.1, has been approved and will be coming to you shortly. It fixes a bug that …

2019-10-22: Chapter 5, “How to Borrow a Book,” is now available. Alt title: “The Gang Robs the Church.” Also, we …

2019-10-20: The Vampyre and Carmilla Both The Vampyre and Carmilla are in the public domain. You can download ebooks of them for free …

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2019-10-18: Van Helsing and friends are waiting in Varna. The count is retreating to Transylvania aboard the …

2019-10-15: Gay Characters and Homophobia in Wallachia My wording in the video, that I “realized” Ion and Kwasi were gay, is intentional. The …

2019-10-14: A number of the Addams Family strips feature bats and coffins, but this one, from The Charles Addams …

2019-10-14: Book keeping: Most of the events in Dracula Live from here on out move to the Eastern European Time …

2019-10-10: Research question: would coffee have been consumed in 1816 Wallachia? Wikipedia says it got to …

2019-10-08: Out today: Tomb of Dracula: The Complete Collection vol. 3 by Marv Wolfman et al. (Also a new volume …

2019-10-03: This morning’s Dracula Live posts are long, I know, but also have a ton of good action in …

2019-09-30: This evening’s Dracula Live entry is a big one. Van Helsing enumerates a number of the count’s …

2019-09-30: From Cinemassacre: Which film adaptation of Dracula is the most faithful to the book?

2019-09-25: Chatted with Apple support today. TV OS’s new multi-user system requires you to either A) add …

2019-09-24: I made a little video about my favorite set of Heroes of the Storm skins, the “Hallow’s …

2019-09-23: Setting up next week’s Dracula Live posts, I see a few cracks in the epistolary format. The …

2019-09-19: Wallachia v1.1.0 is out now if you have iOS 13. It adds dark mode and fixes a bug where audiobooks …

2019-09-18: “Buffy vs Dracula” vs Dracula This week, the wonderful podcast @BufferingCast covered “Buffy vs. Dracula,” the season …

2019-09-14: Development Log: Dark Mode Website I spent a little time tonight adding some dark mode colors to the website. I did it the slightly …

2019-09-13: Lastly for now, the unoffiicial subtitle of this chapter might as well be, “I read Emily …

2019-09-13: This is the first chapter I’ve published post-launch, so that’s invigorating. It took me a while to …

2019-09-13: Wallachia chapter three, “Rumors, Lamentations, and Werewolves” is out now. You can …

2019-09-12: If all goes well, chapter three of Wallachia will be out tomorrow. It’s called “Rumors, …

2019-09-07: Today in 1893 we have Van Helsing recommending a blood transfusion to help Lucy. The transfusion was …

2019-09-05: When I read all of Dracula and broke it up by dates and times, I was looking forward to the period …

2019-09-05: Dark Mode development wasn’t too hard. I switched to the system semantic colors and put a 90% …

2019-09-02: Development Log: Fleurons Very early on in the design process for Wallachia I decided that I’d be writing the book using a …

2019-09-02: Today over at Dracula Live, we get both our first reference to Van Helsing followed closely by a …

2019-08-29: Wallachia Launch Follow-Through Reading Brent Simmons’s piece about following-through on the launch of the excellent NetNewsWire, I …

2019-08-26: Flowers of Transylvania, the prelude I wrote to Wallachia, is now available on Kindle and Apple …

2019-08-23: Here’s a longer trailer, featuring me! 📚

2019-08-22: Development Log: Wallachia's App Icon I’m not much of a visual designer. I know the basics and think I have an adequate aesthetic …

2019-08-21: Here’s the press kit for Wallachia. I’ll say yes to essentially any podcast or interview …

2019-08-20: Here is the excellent cover that Samantha Lane Fiddy painted for Wallachia. 📚🎨

2019-08-20: Never fear, this account will continue to republish Dracula live, from 1893. If you’ve been …

2019-08-20: Teaser for Wallachia Here’s the teaser trailer for Wallachia, my new serial vampire book.

2019-08-19: Forgetting Sarah Marshall featured a silly but earnest puppetry performance of a Dracula-themed rock …

2019-08-12: Note: today’s letter from Sister Agatha was written 12 August. It’ll take a week for the …

2019-08-02: Happy August! Today, in 1893, sailers aboard the Demeter are falling one-by-one to their unseen …

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2019-07-30: My copy of Dracula Starring Mickey Mouse just arrived!

2019-07-27: I’ve updated the Table of Contents for Dracula Live. I have to do it manually but I’ve …

2019-07-20: Jason Kottke’s Live TV Coverage of the Apollo 11 Landing and Moon Walk using CBS’s footage just went …

2019-07-18: From today’s Dracula Live entry, Backsheesh: n. (in parts of Asia) a small sum of money given as …

2019-07-16: Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the 1992 film by Francis Ford Coppola, is on sale for $4.99 this week on …

2019-06-30: Today’s Dracula Live entry concludes chapter four. We’ve already read from chapter five; Mina and …

2019-05-27: I schedule Dracula Live posts two weeks ahead of time. Today there was only one to do! We have …

2019-05-19: If you’ve been sleeping on starting Dracula, we’re only up to chapter 4 in our live read-along. …

2019-05-16: The Castlevania Anniversary Collection is out now for Nintendo Switch. It has eight games and …

2019-05-10: Next entry will go up later tonight. There’s no date listed but the letter say it’s a Wednesday, and …

2019-05-09: Today we have our first post that comes out of order with respect to the original Dracula novel: a …

2019-05-08: Working out the Dracula Live chronology can be tricky even with dated entries! This morning, Harker …

2019-05-06: So what does it look like? I like the tall, jagged versions depicted in Vampire Hunter D, …

2019-05-06: Castle Dracula With Harker taking a day off today to rest after arriving at his destination, I’ll write a …

2019-05-05: Beware Saint George’s Eve Here’s a bit of history on the superstitions that feature into the …

2019-05-03: Maybe I should have worked out a cross-promotion with @vampireweekend. “Listen to the new record …

2019-05-02: My posts are currently at the top of both /r/dracula and /r/vampires! They’re not big subreddits, …

2019-05-01: Jonathan Harker’s train just left Munich for Vienna, then on to Transylvania.

2019-04-30: Announcing Dracula Live. I’ve taken the text of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, broken each …

2019-04-25: In one week: Dracula Live. 🧛🏻‍♂️🕗