Look beyond the Twilight and True Blood frenzy and there is, and always has been, a serious study of vampires. Seriously Staked brings together a wide variety of subject experts and academics to talk about a range of questions concerning vampires. These include:
- Can science explain vampires?
- Do real vampire hunting kits exist?
- How have vampires impacted western culture?
- What is the crossover between vampires and other anomalous phenomena?
- Was Transylvania vampirism a communist trick to attract tourists?
- What is the London vampire community today?
- Do real vampires exist?
Seriously Staked is taking place at Goldsmiths College on 8 March 2014 and is co-organised by ASSAP (the Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena) and the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit at Goldsmiths College, University of London.
Seriously Staked is the latest is a series of paranormal conferences organised by ASSAP, following in the footsteps of Seriously Strange and Seriously Unidentified. ASSAP is a registered charity and learned society that has been studying the weird seriously (and the seriously weird) since 1981.
Seriously Staked promises a serious but entertaining look at the vampire phenomena.