Sometimes, I love my job.
A while back, when I was stuck for a title for a conference paper on Vampire: the Masquerade and Vampire: the Requiem, I tweeted out for help with vampire puns.
Enter Justin Achilli, stage right. Senpai noticed me. And he was quite intrigued by the paper, and by what it was going to turn into: an academic textbook chapter on Vampire (for Palgrave’s Handbook of the Gothic: The Modern Age, due out next year, more on this as deets emerge). So we bounced some ideas back and forth, and he courteously agreed to answer some questions, and was incredibly smart and insightful.
He also asked if he could share those ideas on his website, and I couldn’t really say no after all that.