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Horror fans to attempt record vampire gathering

By T.K. Randall
October 18, 2019 · Comment icon 21 comments



How many vampires will attend ? Image Credit: Gustavo Castillo / af.mil
Hundreds of Dracula fans in Ireland are set to attempt the world's largest gathering of vampires next week.
Back on September 30th, 2011, a total of 1,039 people sporting dark cloaks and fangs congregated in Doswell, Virginia to achieve an official world record for the largest ever gathering of vampires.

Now attendees of this year's Big Scream Halloween Community Festival in Dublin, Ireland are hoping to do one better and snatch the record with their own mammoth meet-up of all things vampiric.

The attempt will take place outside the Sean McDermott Street Church at 6:30pm on October 23rd.
"The author of Dracula, Bram Stoker lived near where we'll be gathering," said festival director Yetti Redmond. "He lived here for longer than anywhere else in Dublin. This is a little known fact."

"So we felt that this event would be an interesting way to highlight our famous former resident."

"Hopefully, this is something that will capture people's imaginations and that there will be a big turnout on the night."

Source: Irish Mirror | Comments (21)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #12 Posted by godnodog 3 years ago
No, I mean zero as there are no wampires, 
Comment icon #13 Posted by Captain Risky 3 years ago
What do you call a gathering of vampires ? A murder of Vampires.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Buzz_Light_Year 3 years ago
I think the word you are looking for is a "Congress".
Comment icon #15 Posted by Matt221 3 years ago
I used to go to all the vampire conventions but I don't go anymore ........ I'm a bit long in the tooth 
Comment icon #16 Posted by XenoFish 3 years ago
Somebody had to do it...
Comment icon #17 Posted by freetoroam 3 years ago
This may explain why they are meeting there Lets see if the priest turns the crosses upside down. 
Comment icon #18 Posted by freetoroam 3 years ago
Oh and ps: there are no real vampires. Bet this lot do not mind a bit of garlic from time to time.  But this does look like fun, I would go just for the crack.
Comment icon #19 Posted by Captain Risky 3 years ago
Yeah, but I like ‘murder’ better.
Comment icon #20 Posted by flabbins 3 years ago
What a name!!
Comment icon #21 Posted by RoofGardener 3 years ago
I believe that the actual collective noun for vampires is a "coven" or a "house".  My own preference would be a Lugosi of vampires.


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