Vampire Society – a better way of uniting the real vampire community.

Can the Vampire Community be united and still allow for individuality?   Quite so!  Welcome to the Vampire Society. 

 

The Vampire Society is the brain child of the Imperator of the Vampire Court of Houston, Michael Vachmiel.   Vachmiel, or Vach, seeing the bullying and trolling culture that was plaguing the global vampire community decided to take his professional management skills and apply it to the world of the vampire.   

A New Veil?

 

Vachmiel has crafted a new set of social rules for the modern real vampire that are the guiding principles of the Vampire Society. 

No trolling
No bullying 
No sexual harassment
No discrimination based on sex, religion, sexual orientation or sexual expression so long it is among consenting adults. 
Black Swans and Vampires are equal in the eyes of the Society. 
There is no one truth path to being a real vampire.  
Respect the right of other Courts, Houses, Orders, Covens and the like to self govern, so long as they do not abuse their members. 

How does the Vampire Society Work?

 

The Vampire Society is an alliance of Courts, Covens, Houses, Orders, Independents, and Ronin who want fellowship, safety in the strength of numbers,  and enjoy being part of a larger whole, BUT STILL WANT TO SELF GOVERN AND NOT BE LORDED OVER!   That is the difference between the Vampire Society and others!  You carry your flag first!   

How much does it cost to be part of the Vampire Society? 

NOTHING!  EVER! 

 

Who is in the Vampire Society Now? 

 

Updated November 21, 2018

 

Vampire Court of Houston

Vampire Court of Chicago 

Vampire Court of Oakridge

Jacksonville Vampire – Hidden City Vampire Court

Vampire Court of Beaumont, Texas 

The House of the Rising Abyss

 

How can I add my group to the Vampire Society as an Ally? 

Just message Vach! 

Vach will be more than happy to discuss an alliance with you! 

 

Do you have a chat page so I can get to know you first? 

 

Of course! 

Vampire Society Fourm

June Events for the Vampire Court of Houston, Vampire Society Forum

Vampire Court of Houston Events for June 2018

 

Reoccurring Weekly!

Darwin’s Pub

  • 33 Waugh Dr, Houston, TX 77007 – Most Mondays from 7PM to 11PM – Informal gatherings to discuss Court and Society events. Monday is also karaoke!

Numbers Nightclub

– 300 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006 – Kinky Tuesdays! 8pm to 12pm – Celebrate the night with like minds at this weekly event!

Reoccurring Monthly!

Stone’s Throw –

1417 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006 – Free Burlesque the First Thursday of Every Month!

Etro’s Lounge –

1424 Westheimer Rd A, Houston, TX 77006 – Free Burlesque the Second Sunday of Every Month! 11PM to 1AM

Thorn & Moon Magickal Market at Avant Garden

– 411 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006 – First Friday of Every Month! A celebration of noir, dark, and alternative spirituality! Very vampire friendly! Free admission!

Lip Sync Battle…and Tassels – Hosted by The House of Dollz

– June 8th at Avant Garden – 411 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006 – It’s the Annual Lip Sync Battle…with a twist! 
We will be competing for a crown and sash! Who will be this year’s Battle Royal???

Featuring: Devils Coco, Midnight Joy, Sandra Double D, Chanel St Sin, Phoenyxx RySing, Stella Peaks, Ginger Kitty, DJ Miko Marie

Vampire Court of Houston Monthly Formal Meeting –

Nouveau Antique Art Bar – 2913 Main St Houston, Texas 77002 – The VCH monthly meeting. We are going to discuss the charter, titles, duties and responsibilities of the formal court. Also, discuss a major future event! 7PM till we get tired! Friday June 15th!

#darwins_pub #numbers_nightclub #stonesthrow #avantgarden#nouveau_antique_art_bar #vch #vsf #vampirecourtofhouston#houstonvampires #nightlife #clubs #innerloop #midtown #downtown#burlesque #thorn_and_moon #houseofdollz #devilscoco #midnightjoy#sandradoubled #chanelstsin #phonenyxxrysing #stellapeaks #gingerkity#mikomarie #michaelvachmiel

Application to the Vampire Court of Houston is up!

Vampire Court of Houston

Application for Admission

 

Welcome fellow darklings!

The Vampire Court of Houston welcomes you and thanks you for your time and consideration during the application process.

The Vampire Court of Houston, under the leadership of Michael Vachmiel, has grown to be the largest vampire court of its nature in the terms of size.  As of January 2017, the VCH has grown to over 10,000 square miles. This is larger than the nation of Belgium.

To ensure a well-functioning organization, we require an application to be submitted.  Then an interview. 

We look forward meeting you!

Sincerely,

Reverend Michael Vachmiel
Imperator
VCH

 

 

 

Vampire Court of Houston

Application for Admission

Please fill out the application completely.   Any omissions can be grounds for disqualification.   The following information will not be disclosed to any third parties.   If you are not approved, all applications will be destroyed within 30 net days upon receipt. 

Thank You.

  

What is your legal / day side name?

What is your night side name?

What is your address?

What is your phone number?

What is your email?

If any, who are you on

Facebook
Twitter
Fetlife
Instagram
Vampire Freaks

Are you primarily a vampire or black swan?

Do you consider yourself otherkin?
If so, what species?

How long have you been in the Vampire sub culture?

Why did you get involved in the Vampire sub culture?
Why do you want to join the VCH?

Additional –

The Vampire Court of Houston takes the protection of its members VERY SERIOUSLY!    

 

As such, there are things that will disqualify you.   If you have a felony criminal record involving a violent sexual offence or a felony involving children, we simply cannot accept you.

 

When you are done, please email your responses to

vampirecourthouston@gmail.com

PhoenyxxRysing – meet the burlesque Imperatrix of the Vampire Court of Houston

PhoenyxxRysing to meet your bloody burlesque needs in Houston and beyond! 

PhoenyxxRysing – Michael Vachmiel photography

Hatched by the skilled hands of   Madame Fantastick’s Burlesque Boot Camp   , PhoenyxxRysing took flight from the dark crypts of the Houston’s Vampire scene onto the bright stage of burlesque  at her debut  at   Madame Fantastick’s Spring 2018 Burlesque Showcase at Fitzgerald’s Houston  on April 7, 2018. 

 

 

PhoenyxxRysing – Remy Saint photography,  

 

Like all birds Phoenyxx did not stop at her debut!  She immediately took flight after hatching to work with Chanel St Sin at the historic Avant Garden on April 20, 2018.  

 

PhoenyxxRysing by Midnight Howl Production .

We look forward to seeing Phoenyxx taking flight again! 

How to handle people with Felonies in the Vampire Community

How to handle people with Felonies in the Vampire Community

A look at the difference between crimes of violence and drug offenses on 420. 

 
Since people seam to be talking about felony records and social acceptance, lets get into it then. I have no problem with people who have been convicted for drug offences.
 

It is my belief that drug laws need a massive overhaul and they are racists and classists! 

 
What I have a problem with are those crimes involving children and sexual assault.
 
They are just about the only reason I wont let you in the group or groups that I help run. There is just to big of a liability issues.
 
All that being said, drugs ARE ILLEGAL.
 
What you do in your own home, that is on you.
 
When your habits bring police attention upon the community, then we are gonna have an issue.
 
Drug use is a personal choice.   Abuse and assault is about harming others. 
 
This should all be petty common sense.
 
#michaelvachmiel #vampirecourtofhouston #vch #vampiresocietyforum #vsf #drugs #420 #druglaws #society #law #culture

Vampire Court of Houston Charter

Houston’s Vampire Court

Operational Charter

 

Revisions

March 12, 2016 
April 28, 2016 – Revision 1.5
May 12, 2016 – Revision 1.75
May 19, 2016 – Revision 2.0
March 22, 2018 – Revision 3.0

 

Section One 
 The key responsibilities of the Vampire Court of Houston 

The goals of the VCH are to provide leadership to the vampire community, promote the arts, to provide education and support to the subcultures and the community, and to provide quality products and services to the community.

 

Section Two
Community Awareness

The VCH  shall seek to expand its influence in the Vampire Community and Online Vampire Community through outreach, blog and video blogging.   

The VCH shall maintain a social media presence on popular outlets as determined by counsel and Imperator / Imperatrix

The VCH shall issue press releases for all major activities in line with standard business practices.   

 

Section Three
Financial Responsibilities

VCH shall maintain funds and revenues to promote, advance, and deliver the educational services, products, and services need to meet the operational costs of the Court.

 

Section Four 
Membership

All members of the VCH must be 18 years of age

All members must have a valid state issued ID

No member can have a felony conviction for sexual assault or rape.

ALL LOCAL INNER MEMBERS MUST attend at least 6 of the 12 yearly court functions.

Members may be members of other courts upon counsel, Imperator and Imperatrix approval.

 ALL MEMBERS MUST have a social media profile, a working phone

ALL LOCAL MEMBERS MUST have a means of transportation, public or private

 

Section Five
Court Duties

 

Imperator and Imperatrix


The current Imperator / Imperatrix  of VCH is Michael Vachmiel and Sonia Spaw

… shall work with the Consorts to assist with the protection and education of the Black Swans of our community

They shall work with the Seneschal to maintain records vital to the court, guide the Seneschal in making decision on behalf of the court in cases in which the Imperator or Imperatrix  is not available.  

The They shall work with the Sheriffs to maintain court security and ensure the safety of the courts members to the best of their civilian capabilities.

They Shall work with the Court Wizards / Priests to further the educational and spiritual aspects of the court.

They shall work with the media to ensure the court is presented in the most professional and positive manner possible.

 

Royal Consorts

close and vetted acquaintances who are the Black Swans of the Imperator and Imperatrix  

The Royal Consort shall promote the public awareness of the court

The Royal Consort shall provide training, advice, guidance and structure of the Swans of the Court

The Royal Consort shall provide advice to the Imperator / Imperatrix  in matters of the care, treatment, training, maintenance, collaring and marking of swans in the courts domain.

The Royal Consort shall work with the Imperator and Imperatrix  in their relations with the media to ensure the court is presented in the best manner possible.

 

Seneschal

the Seneschal shall act as the “Hand of the King”, making decisions in the Imperator/Imperatrix name when they are not able to be present.

 the Seneschal shall maintain the records with the assistance of the Imperator/Imperatrix 

 the Seneschal shall work with the Sheriffs to ensure the safety of the court and its members

 The Seneschal shall work with all of the inner court in maintaining the ban list of individuals who are a threat to the function of the court.

 

Sheriffs

the Sheriffs are to maintain order, safety, and work with the inner court to report any safety problems they encounter.

 

Court Wizards / Priests

 duties of the Court Wizard or Priest  is to provide education, training, and the expansion of skills to members of the court.

Court Wizards or Priest  are to assist the inner court and all members with spiritual issues if trained to do such

 

Ambassadors

Ambassadors shall work to help with communications between the Vampire Court of Houston and other vampire organizations.

 

Heralds

Heralds shall help to promote the court through assisting with social media.

 

Section Six
Titles

Imperator and Imperatrix – Leaders of the VCH – Permanent titles


Count and Countess – Those that told working titles in the VCH


Baron and Baroness –  Those that don’t hold working titles but are recognized for their great works.   Friends of the court. Allies to the Court.


Lords and Ladies – the rank and file members of the VCH

 

Citizens – all members of the inner and outer court

 

Some information about the Vampire Court of Houston

Some information about the Vampire Court of Houston 

 

Good day.    Now that the Vampire Court of Houston is reforming it’s Inner Court we feel it is time to discuss some of the hard data about us.   

What is the actual physical area of your organization? 

 

What major cities do you cover?   How much psychical territory do you represent?   Can you provide more data? 

 

County           County Size in Sq Miles           Major City            Population
Brazoria            1358                                               Angleton                      338,124
Chambers           871                                               Anahuac                          38,145
Fort Bend            885                                               Richmond                    685,345
Galveston           874                                               Galveston                     314,198
Harris                 1777                                               Houston                    4,441,000
Jefferson            876                                                Beaumont                    252,235
Liberty             1,176                                               Liberty                              78,117
Montgomery   1,077                                          Conroe                            518,947
Orange                389                                              Orange                               83,433
Walker                 802                                              Huntsville                         69,789
Waller                  518                                               Hempstead                      83,433
Totals          10,603                                                                                          6,902,766

Vampire News for the Greater Houston Area March 2019

Things to sink your fangs into! 

Vampire News for March 2018! 

 

Alleged Vampire Becomes Mayor of Montrose! 

 

From Free Press Houston 

Mariana Lemesoff , the owner and mistress of Avant Garden,  formally the  Mausoleum, has taken the esteemed political position as Mayor of Montrose!    What the future holds for Montrose  as the “alleged” vampire ascendant political powers take hold remains to be seen! 

A New Horror Zine!  

 

 

Houston’s own Stitched Smile Publications, a local publishing house created by Houston’s own Lisa Vasquez, has launched their own magazine for your horror needs!  The magazine is full of art, articles, interviews and short stories!   Best of all it is FREE with Kindle Unlimited!   You can get this terrifying tomb here! 

 

 

Aurelio Voltaire graces Thorn and Moon Magickal Market with  Louisianna Purchase, The Fiddle Witch and the Demons of Doom

 

Aurelio Voltaire, the legendary Gothic singer and songwriter, graces Houston with his presence at the Thorn & Moon Magickal Market April 6, 2018. 

From the Facebook announcement

“VERY EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE that headlining our April 6th Magickal Market will be Aurelio Voltaire, gothic musical extraordinaire!

Also performing will be the amazing drag vixen, Louisianna Purchase!

Opening for them will be local talent, The Fiddle Witch and the Demons of Doom, with a very special offering of acoustic interludes.

TICKETS ARE $12 IN ADVANCE ON EVENTBRITE
AT THE DOOR $15

This is a night to be remembered…Get your tickets before they’re gone!

The downstairs market activities and vendor area is FREE!” 

 

Vampire Court of Houston Celebrates its 400th member to the Outer Court 

 

The Vampire Court of Houston’s Outer Court, its public town hall, has celebrated its 400th members!   The VCH wishes to thank the global community for its love and support! 

A Real Vampire’s Reading Guide

A Suggested Book List for Real Vampires, Swans, and Energy Workers. 

By Reverend Michael Vachmiel 
March 9th, 2018 

I am often asked by members of the Vampire Court of Houston  for places to start their journey into the world of real vampires.   This list of books are ones that I personally own and recommend to those just starting out in the interesting culture of the real vampire. 

I am posting without any commentary for a purpose.   I want you, the reader and seeker of knowledge, to come to your own conclusion about the value of these books in your journey.

   

 

Allure of the Vampire by Corvis Nocturnum

 

The Psychic Energy Codex by Michelle Belanger 

 

The Psychic Vampire Codex by Michelle Belanger 

 

The Vampire Ritual Book by Michelle Belanger 

 

Vampires, The Occult Truth by Konstantinos 

 

The Psychic Vampire’s Guide to subtle Body Language & Psionics by Lono Vespertillo 

 

And because you should understand every ones point of view even if you don’t agree. 

Vampyre Sanguinomicon  by Father Sebastiaan 

 

 

Why Discipline, Morality, and Vision in Leadership Counts At Every Level.

 

How Undisciplined Leadership is Hurting the Vampire Culture by Destroying Trust in the Brand.   A Lesson For Every Business. 

By Reverend Michael Vachmiel 

(Edit: The article has been update with corrections and expanded material  from the original) 

 

 

As any business person knows, people do not buy products, they buy brand.  People invest in a company, purchasing with their hard earned money, the products and services they need because they believe that the product and service adds value to their lives in align with their social and moral stances. When a consumer feels that their  morality is in line with the company they do business with a bond of trust is established.   This relationship of trust is the foundation for a successful relationship between consumer and business.   

The recent debate on guns is an important example of brand vs product.   Manufacturers are producing products of quality, yet they are loosing sales because the brand is associated with a  situation that is against the morals of the consumer. 

This is Business 101. 

This week in the Vampire Community News ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/vampirecommunitynews/) a discussion of the Unity Organization,  is it positive or negative for the real vampire subculture, occurred. 

Instead of a healthy discussion on customer service, improved messaging and PR, and how best to present a healthy presentation of culture, and other solid conversations, the direct opposite occurred.

The conversation became negative and toxic.   There was libel, slander, and other issues that, under normal circumstance, would have lead to a PR nightmare and termination of employees along with a heavy charm offensive to manage damage control. 

Instead of honest evaluation of the situation there was just acceptance of toxicity and negativity as the status quo.  A  morose acceptance that the culture self destructs every five years and  that this behavior is normal.

 

The challenge is self inflected.

This display of unprofessional behavior demonstrates why it is difficult for any artistic or philosophical movement to re-brand itself into a positive and healthy consumer desired marketable product.   The same for any start up business with a unique concept. 

Failure of leadership to elevate the brand into a desired item in alignment with the morality of its consumer. 

In this case, of the vampire community the item or products, if you will,  is the creation of a stable and functional community that with stand public examination. 

  

Address the issue. 

 

Seeing that the community itself was not able change course, I adapted a business model.  Created a Social Business Plan for my organization along with a Social Vision Statement. 

When you no longer can afford to allow others to define you, you must turn to solid, reliable, and traditional methods to get your message to the public. 

 

Answer Chaos with Order.

 

You can not pretend that things will take care of themselves.  You must respond in a clear and decisive way to demonstrate to the general public that you are not like the rest of your competition.  

My response to libel, slander, insults, and a host of other attacks is as follows

 

“Do you think name calling, insults, and personal attacks further this discussion?

The 300 people who chosen to follow me are not a joke.

The 4000.00 we raised last years is not a joke.

The 300.00 we have raised so far this year is not a joke.

This is where failure in leadership lies.

The “Trumping” of the vampire community.

In normal society making accusations get you sued and fired. In normal society, when you make libel claims, accusations of criminality and mental defect, you get fired.

In vampire culture it is celebrated.

Which is why vampire culture reinvents itself every five years.

Because no one wants to learn the hard lessons of the past.

The vast majority of the people do not tolerate this behavior.

You can not go through the natural maturation process from fringe culture, to sub culture, to general pop culture without a sense of discipline and maturity.

Thus attempts of unification, at unity, at gathering, and all the other grand names and ideals last about 5 years, until they are only memories on video, footnotes on research papers,

Which is why I turned my court into a business.

Run it like a business.

Run it on mature and disciplined principles of “Best Practices”

Have a Business Plan for the court that is updated and reviewed regularly.

They only way to stop the cycle of self destruction is just to remove yourself from that cycle.

I did.

It is working.”

 

The result was an ROI of new members to my organization, The Vampire Court of Houston. 

Success is not passive! 

You must make the best happen for  yourself and your organization! 

Vampire Court of Houston 
https://www.facebook.com/the.vch.official/

Vampire Court of Houston Outer Court 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1971595853129038/