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! 

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! 

Vampire Court of Houston made the radio!

Catch the Vampire Court of Houston on KPFT’s Wide Open Spaces. 

 

The Vampire Court of Houston was given props on Houston Pacifica station KPFT’s show “Wide Open Spaces. 

This is a archive of the events that lead up to the Vjanuary show, the fund raiser for Planned Parenthood! 

The talk about the event is on the Thursday, January 25th show and starts at the 1 hour and 7 minute mark. 

 

The end result was a hell of a great show and money being raised for a great cause!  

Until Next Year! 

The Vampire Court of Houston Kicks off its 2018 Charity Giving at “Vajanuary”

 

 

“Vajanuary” Burlesque performance by Dem Damn Dames to raise money for Planned Parenthood

 

Houston burlesque troupe Dem Damn Dames will be performing January 26th, 2018 at Numbers Night Club  to raise money for Planned Parenthood.  

Reverend Michael Vachmiel and Sonia Spaw , the Imperator and Imperatrix of the Vampire Court of Houston will be making a donation to help out this wonderful event and organization! 

 

From Sonia Spaw 

“Here is the base of the basket being donated by the Vampire Court of Houston, (VCH) along with LMT Sonia Spaw and LMT Michael Vachmiel for the VaJanuary Planned Parenthood show being put on by the Dem Damn Dames at Number’s Houston Night Club on Friday January 26
(Please note the basket will be wrapped up for night of the show and labels will be affixed properly.) 
Basket contains
One Couples Massage Gift Certificate
Four Travel Size Lotions
Four Travel Size Mister Bottles for use in house, car, and body. 
Two Perfume Oils
100 Incense Sticks
Two Incense Burners
Two Bathing Salts
One small Box of Chocolates” 

 

More details about the show from the event Facebook page 

“IT’S VAJANUARY AGAIN!! DEM DAMN DAMES have teamed up with LEGISLATE THIS! PRODUCTIONS for the fourth year in a row for their annual fundraiser for Planned Parenthood. Come and support health care for all and women’s reproductive freedom with a burlesque and sideshow extravaganza! Proceeds go straight to Planned Parenthood Gulfcoast. We will be featuring a raffle with amazing prizes from Emma D’Lemma, Ms YET, tattoo package by Christopher Malice, and MORE! We have high goals this year… last year we raised $10,000 so let’s hustle it up and turn it out for Planned Parenthood!!” 

“Featuring Performances By:

JD Hickcock 
Tifa Tittlywinks
Ms YET
Nick The Vegan
Emily Jesse
Midnight Joy
Chanel St Sin
Dahlia Derringer
Raven Gillespie
Harpy Diem
And Black Orchid from San Antonio, TX

Hosted By:

Al E Cat of the Benefit Betties

Intermission Entertainment By:

Jay Bee Zay

Bake Sale By:

The Benefit Betties

Wares By:

Geoff with a G
Big Top Couture

Sponsored By:

Lone Star Beer
Copy Dot Com
SOK Salon on Kirby

Legislate This! began in Austin, TX as a reaction to the perils of having Rick Perry as our governor. Tired of feeling marginalized and looked down upon for having a vagina, Ginger Snaps decided to fight back the best way she knew how, by hosting a fundraiser!

“I decided that since I couldn’t just follow Rick Perry around flipping him off, this was the next best thing!”

Occasionally creativity wins out above immaturity, and that’s how great events are born! Over the past couple of years Legislate This has raised thousands of dollars for Planned Parenthood chapters across the country and we’re excited to continue this momentum!

-Legislate This! Founder Ginger Snaps

Tickets

$20 Standing Room ONLY

Ticket sales END at 5pm on January 26th

Tickets will be available at the door starting at 7pm

Stick around post show for Classic Numbers – Houston’s BEST 80’s dance party – for FREE!

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

18 and up only, please.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Street parking is available. Please do not park on Avondale.”

You can purchase your tickets here! 

See you at the event! 

Pursuing the Baby Bat. Why the Vampire Community Needs New Blood.

By Xusenru from Pixabay –  Used with permission https://pixabay.com/en/users/xusenru-1829710/

 

Pursuing the Baby Bat.
Why the Vampire Community Needs New Blood.  By Reverend Michael Vachmiel  November 8th, 2017 

 

I wish to dedicate this post to Charlynn Walls and her article “Chasing the Bunny: Why We Should Welcome Newcomers to the Craft” found in Llewellyn’s 2018 Witches Companion, An Almanac for Contemporary Living.

With Samhain 2017 fading into memory and the energy of winter upon us, I take time to reflect on what it is to be a real vampire.   In this instance not so much what the community has accomplished,  but what it still needs to achieve.  

Those who are familiar with the culture of the real vampire, there is a tendency to think of the culture as single, unified group based solely around the real vampire’s impulse drive to feed, gather at balls,  or pursue a type of social status.

However, when more established scene personalities perceive  someone is not a serious or dedicated as they are to the vampire lifestyle and culture as they are, the term “baby bat” is often used in a most hostile and derogatory fashion. 

What is a Baby Bat? 

So let’s define “Baby Bat” as someone new to the  vampire culture.  Someone who does not understand all the social politics, someone who may still be a bit more into the role play or fashion aspect of the culture and may or may not have encountered the spirituality of energy exchange.  

These individuals are exploring a new lifestyle, a new way of thinking, a new way of expressing themselves.   At this time they are not fully dedicated to making a lasting change because they are not sure this is where their heart should be.   This is good, because we should have to EARN THEIR HEARTS AS A COMMUNITY and not expect it out of some sense of social status!  

So why pursue the baby bat?   Because as newcomers to the community these people bring a fresh perspective, enthusiasm, a sense of joy and awe many elders have lost long ago,  and information on the latest styles, musics, and art related to our culture.   Elders tend to get stuck in a rut of what is “real” vampire, goth, industrial and so forth. 

We all were new at one point! 

We all started at the same place!   Every path we are on now began with that single step of courage to try something new.    We often forget the fear, the anxiety, the endless questions that come about with trying something new.    We forget how much time we spent researching,  becoming comfortable with our new friends, social network, and spiritual path before even trying to go to an event the first time out. 

Many newcomers are  solitary for a very good reason.   They don’t feel welcomed.   They are often met with silence, with hostility,  with insults, with demands for sex, service or money.   They are often met demand for allegiance to some house, coven or court before they are even recognized as being a vampire.   

Lets have a moment of honesty.   If our lovers and friends treated us like far to many real life vampire organizations treated newcomers, it would be considered an abusive relationship. 

Many newcomers feel hopeless and frustrated and this shapes their outlook on us as a whole! 

So why do some communities grow?  Those communities that see the awe, the wonder, and the enthusiasm of the baby bat as an asset and use it as a teaching opportunity, as a means to build bridges,  to expand and to become greater than what they were before, harness that vast human potential and energy! 

Community Support 

 

Daily I receive questions.   As my role as a Reverend I answer spiritual questions, as the Vampire  Court of Houston’s Imperator in political matters,  as a tarot reader and occultists more paranormal questions.   

The point is, I spend a lot of time answering questions.   I take these questions as an opportunity to provide solid information that I wish  was there for me at the beginning of my journey on my paths.  Kindness, Honesty, Humility and Mercy  given freely and respectfully have powerful effects upon people.

When I do not have the answers they need, I refer them to books, to videos, to the works of others who have labored long and hard to provide the community of solid insights into the real vampire condition. 

 

Renewing the Elder Soul 

 

The honest truth about this community is how exhausting the drama is at times.   For those of us who have been leaders for any length of time, there are days we want to hang up our wings, put our fangs away, pull the coffin lid over our heads and just sleep forever sleep. 

When we take the time to welcome a new person into our fold, we are reminded of the joy, the wonder, the awe, and just how damn awesome we are!   We are exposed to new books, to new music, to new fashions, new games, new clubs, new experiences!  

For some this is a double edge sword.  For those deep in the vampire politics, being exposed to so much new material can be a reminded of how much they do not know, how out of touch they have become, and that can result in anger and lashing out.   

 

Conclusion  

Community requires new blood to live.  All communities!   The only truth is, change happens!   By embracing it, loving it, seeing change as a means to expand and grow, Elder, Childe, Swan,  and newcomer alike can learn to take every interaction as an opportunity to grow as both individuals and as a greater whole.   

 Once you control ego and pride, you understand that sharing life experience and passions is an opportunity for greater knowledge!

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