My name is Sanguinarius (Sangi). At the time of this writing, I am a 43-year-old female sanguinarian who awakened in her teens (and made quite a fool of herself for a number of years!). I am the founder of Sanguinarius.org for Real Vampires / Sanguinarius: The Vampire Support Page (launched in the spring of 1997) and #Sanguinarius the IRC channel (chat room) on dal.net, among other resources. I’m also the author of
The Dictionary of Vampspeak, Terminology and Lingo in the Vampire Community, 2nd Edition, a contributing author to
Vampires in Their Own Words: An Anthology of Vampire Voices (ed. by Michelle Belanger), and I’ve also written a number of articles and information for my and others’ sites. At one point, I was a member of COVICA (Council Of Vampire International Community Affairs) and also the GVN (Global Vampire Network). I was the Head for the Kansas Branch of ShadowLore, which is a network and group for vampires, donors, otherkin, fae, elves, dragons, therianthropes (were-creatures), and witches, as well as those who are interested, to meet and get to know one another. And I am currently a member of the VVC, or Voices of the Vampiric Community. My site is one of the earliest online vampire resources, and I helped network many groups and individuals early on.
I’m gothic/spooky but also funny as hell sometimes. I love chocolate, coffee, pizza, my two cats (Scooter and Socks) and my guy (Jeff). I like the paranormal, and unexplained mysteries, history, archaeology and science. My favorite holiday is Halloween. My favorite music is old-school Gothic, although I enjoy a variety of different genres, including Reggae, Swing and Oldies. I collect vampire books and Halloween & black cat decorations to pretty up my little lair. (What do you mean, Edvard Munch’s “The Vampire” is not a suitable picture to hang in my breakfast nook???)
I grew up in the Midwest but moved out to Arizona in 2008 to be near my family who had moved there in 2003-4. It’s been a real lifestyle change. I love the environment for most of the year, but hate the heat in the summertime. Adapting or dying, I started wearing lighter clothing much of the time and you probably would not figure me for a Goth, though I still adore the music and aesthetics. And due to lifestyle and health changes, I have not worked on the site as much as I would have liked for a while, though I am now in the process of extensively modernizing and updating it.
Feel free to drop by my personal site, Sangi’s Corner, if you want to know more. It’s home to some of my random scribblings and babblings and my cats’ pages.
You can use this as my avatar:
If you think that isn’t suitable, then feel free to use the one on this bio page. winks