The Winners of the 2021 Children of the Night International Dracula Conference

The conference is a celebration of scholarship devoted to that marvelous novel DRACULA and any and all things relating to it, overseen by scholar Hans de Roos.


1. The Golden Bat Award for the Most Original Research: Roberto Cavalcante Rodrigues (Brazil), for “Blood & Couture: Dracula by Eiko Ishioka.”

2. The Golden Bat Award for the Best Visual Presentation: Enrique A. Palafox (Mexico), for “The Transmedia of Dracula.”

3. The Golden Bat Award for the Best Gothic Costume: Magdalena Grabias (Poland), with her Steampunk Costume.

4. The Golden Bat Award for the Best Baby Bat Contribution: Charlize Ayessa Marichu de Roos (Philippines), for “Born to be Bat.”

5. The Golden Bat Award for the Best Educational Documentary: Hans Corneel de Roos (Philippines), for “Philippine Vampires and Other Mythical Creatures.”


1) The Silver Bat Award for the Best Reference to a Vampire Character: Nina Trzaska (Poland)

2) The Silver Bat Award for the Best Classic Gothic Costume: Sharon Spendley (UK)

3) The Silver Bat Award for the Best Vampiric Make-up – Katerina Garcia Walsh (Madrid, Spain)

FURTHER AWARDS (Special Mentions):

Alucard Trophy for the Most Successful Debut: Connor Long-Johnson (UK).

Midnight Clock Award for Night Attendance of the COTN – Sean Rourke (California) and Miguel Munoz (Mexico).

The Carmilla Award for the Sexiest Female Presenter Voice: Victoria Amador (Minneapolis).

The Varney Award for the Sexiest Male Presenter Voice: Matt Croft (UK).

The Batman Award for Consistent Upside-Down Appearance: Timothy Kline (Texas) (if we are not mistaken…)

The Mystery Man Award for Anonymous Participation: Antonio Sanna (Italy)

The Blair Witch Project Award for Mobile Participation: Florin Nechita (Romania) Congrats to all the winners!

By TheCheezman

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS, specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced, and directed (and occasionally acted in) over two dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and True Crime genres. He obtained a doctorate in Occult Studies from Miskatonic University and is an active paranormal investigator. Is frequently told he resembles Anton Lavey. And Ming the Merciless. Denn die totden reiten schnell!

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