Stoker on Stoker

Dacre Stoker is the great grand-nephew of Bram Stoker and the international best-selling co-author of Dracula the Un-Dead (Dutton, 2009), the Stoker family endorsed sequel to Dracula. Dacre is also the co-editor (with Dr. Elizabeth Miller) of The Lost Journal of Bram Stoker: The Dublin Years (Robson Press, 2012). His most recent novel, Dracul (October 2018), a prequel to Dracula, was co-authored with J.D. Barker and sold to J.P. Putnam’s Sons in North America, Penguin Random House in the UK, and publishers in France, Spain, Hungary, Serbia, Brazil, Taiwan, and Vietnam, with film rights purchased by Paramount Studios.   

 

A native of Montreal, Canada, Dacre taught Physical Education and Sciences for twenty-two years in both Canada and the U.S. He participated in the sport of modern pentathlon as an athlete and coach at the international and Olympic levels for Canada for 12 years. He is also an avid player and coach of the unique game of court tennis (a.k.a. real tennis or jeu de paume).  In May of 2016, Camden Riviere, an athlete whom Dacre has coached for several years, won the court tennis World Championship. 

 

Dacre lives in Aiken, S.C., with his wife Jenne, and through their Bram Stoker LLC represents the interests of the Bram Stoker Estate.

 

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Stoker on Stoker  

Dacre Stoker’s compelling and informative multimedia presentation, Stoker on Stoker, the Mysteries behind the Writing of Dracula, weaves together the details of Dracula’s history with Bram Stoker’s life in Dublin and London, and Stoker family lore, separating fact from popular fiction and revealing the truth about all things Stoker and Dracula. Illustrated with Dacre’s own collection of never before published, and seldom-seen historic images and customized to appeal to university groups, Gothic scholars, vampire fans, or history buffs, Stoker on Stoker has fascinated audiences around the world, exploring the issues behind the mysteries that have baffled Dracula scholars and fans since the book’s publication in 1897. 

 

Dacre’s presentation has been updated with the source material he and co-author J. D. Barker relied on for their new novel, Dracul (2018), a prequel to Dracula. Included are: Bram Stoker’s own notes; Stoker family genealogical information and oral history; the authors’ own insight into the pages missing from the Dracula typescript; and the recently translated Icelandic and Swedish editions of Dracula.

 

Dacre has consulted on and appeared in recent film documentaries about vampires in literature and popular culture, including: The Real Vampire Files (2010 History Channel), Secrets of the Dead (2016 PBS), and Mysteries at the Museum, (2017 Travel Channel), The Vampire Diaries, (Complete 3rd Season DVD), The Tillinghast Nightmare, Historical Haunts. He also has provided material and consultations for exhibits: Dracula History & Myth, National History Museum, Taipei, Taiwan; and Dracula e in la Triennale, Milan, Italy.

 

Dacre’s promotional work includes hosting Airbnb’s “Night at Dracula’s Castle” in Transylvania, as well as his own privately organized tours to Transylvania exploring the life and times of the historic Vlad Dracula III in addition to real locations appearing in Bram Stoker’s Dracula.  For more information, visit dacrestoker.com.

 

Dacre has become well known, connected, and respected in academic and pop culture worlds alike. To date, he has presented Stoker on Stoker at a variety of events including, in the U.S. at:

 

New York Comic Con, New York, NY

Comic-Con International, San Diego, CA

Vampire-Con, Hollywood, CA

World Horror Convention, both in Salt Lake City, UT and Atlanta, GA

Pensacon, Pensacola, FL

StokerCon, Providence, RI,

Chattacon, Chattanooga, TN                                                                

AnachroCon, Atlanta, GA

AgamaCon, Aiken, SC

Dragon Con, Atlanta, GA

Monsterama, Atlanta, GA

Anne Rice Vampire Lestat Fan Club, New Orleans, LA

Horror Writers Association, Stoker Weekend, Long Island, NY

Spoleto Festival USA, Charleston, SC

The Dracula Festival, Rosenbach Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Sensoria Arts Festival, Charlotte, NC

"The Blood is the Life", Everhart Museum, Scranton, PA

South Carolina Book Festival, Columbia, SC

US Navy Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

Vulcan Industries, Seattle, WA                                              

St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY

Columbia College, Columbia, SC

University of North Georgia (five campuses)

Baylor School, Chattanooga, TN

MENSA Regional Gathering, Greenville, SC

Rotary District Conference, Greenville, SC

Henderson County Library, Hendersonville, NC 

Polk County Library, Saluda, NC

Historical Haunts Tour, New England States

 

In Canada at:

Ottawa International Writers Festival, Ottawa, ON

Bishops College School, Lennoxville, Quebec

                                                                                        

In France, at:

Theatre en Anglais, Paris, France

 

In Ireland at:

Trinity College Dublin, Dublin

National Library of Ireland, Dublin

Irish Writers Centre, Dublin

Underground Film Festival, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

 

In England at:

University of Hull, Kingston upon Hull

University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield   

University of Northumbria, Newcastle upon Tyne

Spooky Isles, London 

Whitby Goth Weekend, Whitby 

HorrorConUK, Sheffield

London Dracula Society, London

Old White Lion Hotel, Haworth

 

In Scotland at:

University of Glasgow, Glasgow

Kilmarnock Arms Hotel, Cruden Bay

Edinburgh Horror Festival, Edinburgh

                                                                                             

In Wales, at:

Cardiff Central Library, Cardiff, 

 

In Romania at:

Bran Castle, Brasov

Hotel Castle Dracula, Borgo Pass

Samuel von Brukenthal High School, Sibiu

International Vampire Film and Arts Festival, Sighisoara

 

In Spain, at:

International Classic Film Festival of Grenada                    

 

In Italy, at                 

Scrittorincitta Literary Festival, Cuneo

Florinas in Giallo Literary Festival, Sardinia

 

In Brazil, at: 

Paracatu Literary Festival, Paracatu

San Paulo International Book Fair, Sao Paulo

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