Count Dracula Fan Club
Founded in 1965 by Jeanne K. Youngson, with a membership
of individuals interested in the literary and historical aspects
of Bram Stoker’s book Dracula, and related topics of vampire
and horror lore. Youngson became interested in the
historical Dracula in college and, while touring Romania, she
made the decision to start the club. The club disseminates information,
issues newsletters and books to members, and sponsors
movie showings, trips, and meetings. It maintains a large
research library, opened in 1970, which includes books on vampires
and of the horror genre.
The club provides a wide range of services for its members
including assistance in locating hard-to-find books and helping
authors working on books about Count Dracula or vampirism.
The club also sells vampire memorabilia and artifacts.
The club is organized into a number of divisions, including
the Research Referral Centre, Dracula Press, Vampire Bookshop,
Booksearch, the Moldavian Marketplace, Dracula World
Enterprises, the Vampire Institute, Vampire Pen Friends Network,
and the Bram Stoker Memorial Association. Young members
(age 16 and under) are enrolled in Vampires Are Us, the
junior division. There are also Werewolf in Fact, Fiction, and
Fantasy and International Frankenstein Society divisions.
The 5,000-member club publishes four newsletters The
Dracula News-Journal, Bites & Pieces, Leterzine, and Undead Undulations.
Address 29 Washington Square W., Penthouse N.,
New York, NY 10011.
Polidori, John, et al. The Count Dracula Fan Club Book of Vampire
Stories. Chicago Adams Press, 1980.
Youngson, Jeanne, ed. A Child’s Garden of Vampires. Chicago
Adams Press, 1980.
———. The Count Dracula Book of Classic Vampire Tales. Chicago
Adams Press, 1981.
Youngson, Jeanne, and Shelley Leigh Hunt, ed. Do Vampires
Exist A Special Report from Dracula World Enterprises. New York
Dracula World Enterprises, 1993.