I'm known to the real vampire community as Merticus. I've been a member of the vampire community since 1997. I'm a founding member of the Atlanta Vampire Alliance [AVA], co-founder of the research company Suscitatio Enterprises, LLC, founder of Vampire Community News (VCN) on Twitter, Facebook, and WordPress, the current administrator for Voices of the Vampire Community (VVC), organizer for the Atlanta Vampire Meetup Group, and a principal contributing author and researcher for the Vampirism & Energy Work Research Study (VEWRS & AVEWRS). I'm a native to Atlanta, GA and am active in both the online and offline community; consulting not only with fellow members of the vampire community but also with academicians, law enforcement, and the media on matters relating to psychic and sanguinarian 'real' vampirism and the vampire subculture. I've contributed to numerous academic and general media articles regarding vampirism and am reachable at the e-mail addresses listed above or through my personal website.
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