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The Bat Room
13 Bourbon Street
New Orleans, Louisiana

Open - Dusk to Dawn Every Night

Come for food, drink, music, dancing, entertainment and information

Fangs required
Capes optional

No Shirt, No Shoes, No Pulse, No Problem

Enter At Your Own Risk

"They are the bars we call the Vampire Connection."
"We come to the vampire bars for information."

The Bat Room



The first message posted to the back wall of a bar in the vampire connection was this

A Declaration in the Form of Graphitti
- written in black felt tip pen on a red wall in the back room of a bar called Dracula's Daughter in San Francisco -

The Latest Big News is this
Anne Answers a Question Regarding Fanfic

Then years later
Statement on Anne's Website

This prompted

Then This

>Widespread reactions

What Used to Be the Ancient Tempest Storypage
What Used to be the VC Spec ArchiveWhere Chez moi Specs used to be
Where Morri's Louis Stories used to be
Where forgottenlore used to be

The Spec Writer's Coterie Webring Deleted

Response from A Spec Writer
DarkAngel's Response
R.I.P Rue Royale Specs, Inc

An explantion for Newbies

A Halloween Declaration of the United Covens


Another Statement From Anne

Anne Rice News:
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Anne Rice's Attorneys Accuse Authors Category Removed by Lawyers

Recently, the Anne Rice Chronicles Section of has been removed. The exact reason? Read on...

The following letter has only been edited for clarity, with the wording unchanged.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Christine Cuddy"

Sent: Friday, May 18, 2001 12:47 PM
Subject: "The Vampire Chronicles" by Anne Rice

We represent Anne Rice, the author of the above series of novels and the creator of all characters contained therein, including, without limitation, Lestat, Louis, Claudia, Marius, Armand, Pandora, Mael, Maharet and Khayman (collectively, the "Property"), and the owner of all copyrights thereto. As the copyright owner, Ms. Rice has the exclusive right to use such characters in literary material.

It has come to our attention that your website makes available over the Internet numerous stories and other literary material which contain the above-listed characters and other material from the Property. Even when done on a nonprofit and/or amateur basis, such use of such characters and material without Ms. Rice's permission constitutes copyright infringement. While Ms. Rice greatly appreciates the interest of her fans in her characters and material, it is her and our responsibility to make sure that her rights are not infringed.

Accordingly, we must insist that immediately refrain from making available over the Internet or otherwise any work based on any element of the Property, including, without limitation, the above-listed characters. It is essential that you confirm immediately by e-mail that has complied with the foregoing. If we do not receive the foregoing reassurance from you by the close of business on Monday, May 21, 2001, we will have no choice but to advise's Internet server of this matter, and to ask such server to take appropriate action. The foregoing is stated without prejudice to the rights and remedies of Ms. Rice and her publisher, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., all of which are hereby expressly reserved.

Very truly yours, Kleinberg Lopez Lange Brisbin & Cuddy LLP.

Corporate Bandwagon at this time invites any, every, and all comments to spew forth about Anne Rice, her copyright policy, her treatment of fans,'s reaction, and/or anything that may pertain to this particular issue. Does Anne have a right to ban all fan 'literary material' (poems, short stories) while lauding other fanworks (drawings, etc.)? Are the lawyers in the wrong about the law?

What do YOU think?

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