If you're interested in vampire stories and lore, consider joining an online chat room in this niche. Whether you want to discuss vampires with other people who share your passion, or want to talk to "real life" vampires, these websites can be a source of endless fascination for the bloodthirsty fan.
Sanguinarius.org bills itself as the "original and longest-running" vampire chat site on the internet. The chat rooms feature real vampires and otherkin (people who believe they are something other than human, such as an elf or a dragon). You do not need to register to join the free live chat. Just go the chat page, scroll down, and click on the connect button. You can make a nickname for yourself or use the random one generated for you.
The chat does tend to be more active in the evenings and also is a bit slow, so you may have to wait a few minutes before other members' chats appear. The site also provides a link the Sanguinarius Yahoo group if you prefer an email list for discussions. The Yahoo group has some posts each month but it is not very active and is also restricted so you cannot peruse messages without being approved to join.
Another option is the message forum which is also free to join. If you're looking for immediate interaction, you will have to wait a few days to have your account approved before posting to the forum. The forum is moderately active as of 2017.
This site is run by a vampire and is dedicated to providing information and support to other vampires. Along with pages listing FAQs regarding vampires, there is a free chat room that does require registering to use. There is a waiting period to have your registration approved so this isn't the best option if you want to talk to real vampires right away. However, the chat room does have current and active use by member vampires. This site takes its subject matter very seriously and you are welcome to join to learn but abuse of the site is not tolerated.
You can view profiles of other chat members without registering or signing in to give you a sense of the community. The site is intended for adults 18 or older due to the graphic nature of the vampirism discussions. Discussions are based on understanding vampires and are strictly not fictional role play.
The free chat room service lets you chat with vampires, people interested in vampires, and people looking to date vampires or vampire lovers. The chat room has a definite focus on dating and includes a free membership. View other member profiles, upload your photo, and send up to 30 "flirts."
The premium paid membership, which starts at $6.99 a month for 12 months allows you to send an unlimited amount of messages and "flirts." You can also see full size photos, browse profiles of other members, and check to see who is viewing your profile. Live webcam chatting is also available with a premium membership; you can add users to a private list or block them entirely. If you want to try the premium features before committing, they offer a five-day trial for $1 a day. Simply provide your email, password and some basic information.
The chat is very active and you can see other members' profiles with information on where they live, likes and dislikes, and more. You can also see other members' webcams when you log in to the chat. If you are only interested in the free chat, the constant requests to upgrade to a premium membership may be a turn-off. The site also has a heavy emphasis on dating, which may not be of interest for everyone.
Vampire Singles Chat
Signing up for a free account with Vampire Scene also gives you the option to join Vampire Singles Chat for free. The site is designed for people who want to date vampire enthusiasts or actual vampires. The free membership allows you to look at member profiles and send up to 30 "flirts."
The premium membership allows you to chat with other members, use webcams live, and have featured listings. Premium membership starts at $5.00 per month for 12 months and a 3-day trial is offered at $0.99 per day. You can sign up on the website with the free membership and the paid upgrade options are available after you register.
Vampire Singles Chat is very similar to Vampire Scene with a heavy emphasis on dating. You can join a dating chat group or a global group and the chat usually has several people on at any given time. Webcams are available if you want to see other people or have them see you. Like Vampire Scene, the site does press you to join the paid service often. The chat room is a bit hard to find the first time as you will be redirected to the advertising for the premium membership when you first create an account.
Les Vampires has a free live chat room for people interested in all forms of vampirism. Users must be 18 or older. To visit the vampire chat room, you will need to create a user name, although you can also login as a guest to participate in the discussion. Les Vampires also has many informative articles on vampire lore, artwork, poetry and humor.
The chat room is functional but not very active. There is also a group on Yahoo if you prefer that format to live chatting, although it is not active with only one post per month for the last several years. The Les Vampires website itself has many articles on vampire lore, artwork, poetry and humor which is a good resource even if their chat and group is not bustling with activity.
Goth Chat City
Goth Chat City is dedicated to all things Goth, including movies, clothing, music and culture. While it is not an exclusively vampire-focused chat room, many members live the vampire lifestyle and chat on the forum about vampirism. The chat rooms are free and you can even use a web cam during chat for live video chats. To join, simply register with your chat handle, some basic information (age, sex) and your email address.
This is also very similar to the Vampire Scene and Vampire Singles chat websites. You will receive many advertisements to pay for the premium membership. There is also an emphasis on dating.
Chatting With Real Vampires
It's important to remember that while you may be looking for specific talk about being a vampire, many of these chat rooms feature everyday topics and people just trying to enjoy interacting with each other. Some may also involve more adult-themed topics, such as erotica or blood-letting. If you want to learn more about vampires prior to joining a chat room, the Vampire Database is a good resource site with links to vampire-themed clubs, clothing stores, books, articles, posting boards and more.