Lisa Lane drops by my blog to announce a special Vampire Tour of San Francisco this coming weekend. Lisa and I met in person for the first time at StokerCon, but we shared a table of contents in the anthology Demon Lovers back in the day.
Q: What’s red and white and wrapped in bell-bottoms?
A: Jane the Hippie Vampire after sucking a degenerate dry.
I was so honored when I received a letter from “Mina” of the Vampire Tours of San Francisco that she wanted Jane the Hippie Vampire featured in the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love tour. The tour is given year-round, with special events also available. For more information on the Vampire Tours of San Francisco, go to http://www.sfvampiretour.com. I’ll be attending the special Summer of Love tour, which starts at 8 pm on June 3rd, dressed in my own hippie-vampire finest.
Jane the Hippie Vampire fell victim during the Summer of Love, and has been trapped in a seventeen-year-old body ever since. Inspired during the hippie revival movement, Jane continues to seek redemption for the lives she’s taken, ever escaping her haunted past and the dark shadows she can’t seem to shake.
I love exploring the hippie-vampire dichotomy in Jane. She’s such a kind, generous, selfless soul, and yet she finds herself capable of such savageness when she “goes red.” A true flower child, Jane just wants peace (cue the fingers), and she can’t seem to pull her head out of the Sixties. She’s watched so much change occur around her, yet she’s incapable of moving on with it all. Perhaps she sees her attire and motivations as a connection to the time when she was still innocent; by clinging to what she must know to be outdated attire — which also makes her stand out no matter where she goes — she’s clinging to the person she wishes she still was. Given what she’s seen of other vampires, she does have much to fear in the monster she could become if she were to allow it.
In anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, Jane the Hippie Vampire is going old school. For the first time ever, Love Beads, Flashbacks, Hair, and Dazed and Confused are available individually in trade paperback.
On June 3rd, Jane will be celebrating in style with the Vampire Tour of San Francisco, where there will be a hippie vampire dress-up contest, along with all sorts of fun and prizes honoring the iconic Summer of Love’s 50th anniversary. Get your tickets here: http://www.sfvampiretour.com/