VVC Public Transcript Meeting - September 23, 2012 - PDF:http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/images/VVCPublicMeeting09.23.12.pdfVVC Public Transcript Meeting - September 23, 2012 - MSWord:http://www.veritasvosliberabit.com/images/VVCPublicMeeting09.23.12.docVoices of the Vampire Community (VVC)
Public Meeting – September 23, 2012Attendees (21):
Belfazaar – House Of Mystic Echoes & New Orleans Vampire Association (NOVA)
Claycat – Independent Representative
DarkFess – Russian Vampire Community
Delores DeMuse – House Of Muses
Heidica Northernlight – Norwegian Vampire Community
Horus Sat – Italian League Of Real Vampires (ALIRV)
Isealdor – House Etherium & Vampire Realm Of Darkness
Ithril – Independent Representative
Lady Slinky – Vampire Community Message Board (VCMB) & Western WA Vampires
Legardored – Dutch Vampire Community & Independent Representative
Lucien von Wolfe – The Nightside Society
Merticus – Atlanta Vampire Alliance (AVA) & Suscitatio Enterprises, LLC
Mistress Mikyla – Vampire Church & Independent Representative
Octarine Valur – House Valur & South African Vampyre Alliance (SAVA)
RavenHarte – Clann Caladvwlch
Sanguinarius – Sanguinarius.org
Spurn – Danish Vampire Community
Sylvere ap Leanan – Gathering Dusk & Vampires-Fetlife
The Pink Lady – Vampirism eList & New River Valley Vampires Meetup
Victoria – Detroit-Area Vampire Meetup
Xeurika – House QuinotaurDiscussion Agenda:
a. Examining The Responses From The Vampire Community Accountability Questionnaire - http://veritasvosliberabit.com/images/
ire-Responses-07.30.12.pdf (PDF) - A Four-Part Question: (1) Grandiosity, Narcissism, and Egotism to name just a few; how are these character traits among some self-identified real vampires advancing and/or hindering 'progress', education, and networking within the vampire community? (2) What responses most alarmed you from the Accountability Questionnaire, and why? (3) Does the vampire community possess the necessary motivation or skill set needed to effectively address the concerns and implement suggestions outlined in some of these responses? (4) If you believe change is needed, where and how should we begin bringing it about?
b. Unintended Consequences Of Facebook & Smartphone Social Networking - A Four-Part Question: (1) What are the pros and cons of Facebook groups for conducting vampire community discussions? (2) Do you believe that Facebook and other smartphone-centered social networking platforms are enabling behaviors and attitudes which would not have otherwise presented in more structured forums, blog, and static website postings? (3) Are self-identified vampires capable of achieving a broad environment of respect, cooperation, and non-combativeness without fragmenting into smaller tribes of like-minded individuals who choose to break off from the broader group? (4) Do you believe the time has come to evolve past the highly subjective distinctions between the OVC (Online Vampire Community) and VC (Vampire Community) now that most of us are connected by technology, smartphones, and blended online/offline interactions? In other words, should we more formally recognize that we are all sociologically part of the same community but share very diverse and sometimes irreconcilable differences in how we interpret our identity and/or practice our personal vampi(y)rism?
c. Donor Integration & Treatment In The Vampire Community - A Three-Part Question: (1) Under what circumstances, if any, should donors be actively involved in vampire community politics or activities? (2) As a vampire, how do you involve your donor(s) in vampire-related matters (albeit House, group, or socially) and how are they treated? (3) As a donor, do you believe your opinions matter within the vampire community and that you are treated fairly?
d. Goodwill & Philanthropy Among Vampires: What are different vampire groups, organizations, and individuals doing to assist their local communities (vampiric and non-vampiric)? What charities, long-term projects, and assistance is being given to others during difficult economic times and natural disasters? How can others help?
e. Other topics you’d like to bring up for discussion?*** SEE LINKED TRANSCRIPT (PDF or MSWord) - 43 PAGES ***