From early 18th century poetry, through the classic Victorian gothic phase and continuing to the modern day, Vampires continue to be arguably the most popular recurring theme in literature. Set in the ancient Transylvanian citadel that was the birthplace to Bram Stoker’s iconic figure, IVFAF provides a forum to discuss classic works, an opportunity to learn from established authors and a platform for emerging literary talent. An intense programme of workshops, seminars, masterclasses and parties that embrace literature, performing art, gaming and academia to make IVFAF the world leading industry event for the vampire genre.
2017 GOLDEN STAKE NOMINATIONS
|The Lament of the Vampire Bride||Rhiannon Frater (USA)|
|Blood Gifted||Tima Maria Lacoba (Australia)|
|The Immortal Chronicles||Sloane Murphy (UK)|
|Night Walker||Aaron Speer (Australia)|
|Children of Ash||Jaye Wells (USA)|
|The Immortal Descendants||April White (USA)|
The IVFAF Literary Programme includes Q&A sessions and readings from all of this years’ Golden Stake Nominees plus sessions with authors Hayleigh Barclay, Katie Ruth Davies, multi Bram Stoker Award Winner Michael Arnzen and USA TODAY bestselling writers, Karpov-Kinrade.