I first learned about Bertena Varney through her Examiner sites on vampires. She dubbed herself the vampire professor and coming from an academic background myself, I was immediately curious. This led to the discovery of the Day of Mystical Blood Lust: Conference and Halloween Ball which Varney has organized with pal Michele Mullins. The duo decided since there was absolutely nothing to do in Lexington, KY on Halloween they would create something to share with others studying, discussing, and watching movies about vampires, lycans, and other supernatural creatures.

The event takes place on October 23, where participants will be able to attend lectures, book signings, workshops, and more. At night, don your darkest duds to attend the Halloween Ball where there will be door prizes to win. Most important: I hear there's gonna be booze. Vendors and authors who will be on tap that day include Elizabeth Loraine (author of The Royal Blood Chronicles), Paul Lewis (author of Lifeless), Bill Gray (photographer and owner of Gray Horse Productions), and Serena Gordon (a psychic and metaphysical guru).

Keep in touch with mystical blood lusty goodness on the event's official website, and let us know if you plan on attending.