Transylvanian Society of Dracula

Canadian Chapter

What is the TSD?

The Transylvanian Society of Dracula (TSD) was formed in Romania in 1991, following the fall of Communism. It is an international, non-profit organization dedicated to the study of both Count Dracula of fiction and Vlad (Tepes) Dracula of history. There are chapters of the TSD throughout Romania and the rest of Europe. There is no active chapter in the U.S. at the present time. Americans are eligible to join the Canadian chapter.

The TSD in Romania hosts an annual Symposium and World Dracula Congresses. Its official travel agency "Company of Mysterious Journeys" offers Dracula tours in Romania. The head office of the TSD is in Bucharest, Romania. TSD members come from all walks of life: scholars, writers, artists, film buffs, tourism officials, students, computer programmers, home-makers, librarians, etc., all united by a common interest in the myth and the history of Dracula. We currently have three honorary members: novelist Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, retired architect Patrick Stoker (Bram's great-nephew), and Noel Dobbs (Bram's great-grandson).

The Canadian Chapter

The Canadian Chapter was formed in July 1995 and is incorporated under Canadian federal law. The president is Dr Elizabeth Miller, Professor (Emerita) of English, Memorial University of Newfoundland, now living in Toronto. Membership in the Canadian Chapter is open to residents of Canada and the U.S., as well as those in other countries that have no active chapter. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

Note: The TSD does not direct its programs at practicing vampires or aspiring vampires.

As a member of the Canadian Chapter, you will receive:

Most important, you will be part of a group that shares your enthusiasm for Dracula.

FOR NEW MEMBERS

There are two ways you can join

1. Postal Mail

Print and complete the form below and return it to the address indicated.

Include the annual cost of membership in the form of a check or money order as follows: $30 (Canada, in Canadian currency); $30 (U.S., in U.S. currency); $30 for international members (all other countries, in U.S. currency).

This covers your first 12 months of membership and becomes due yearly on the month in which you join. Make check or money order payable to "Canadian Chapter, TSD". For more details, or for verification, contact Elizabeth Miller at bloofer@rogers.com

Name: _____________________________________

Mailing address: _____________________________

City: ______________ Province/state: ____________ Postal code/Zip: _____________

e-mail address: _____________________

Occupation: ________________________

Specific interests* (list 3-4): ________________________________________________

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* These can be general or Dracula/vampire-related

Mail to:
Elizabeth Miller, TSD
249 Beatrice St.
Toronto, ON.
Canada M6G 3E9

2. Email

You may e-mail the above information to bloofer@rogers.com and use the PayPal option (below) for payment (or include the above information in the 'special instructions' section in paypal).

FOR CURRENT MEMBERS RENEWING MEMBERSHIP

You will receive by e-mail a reminder when your membership comes due. You may continue paying by sending a check to the address above; or you may use the PayPal option (see below).

PayPal Option

If you choose to pay via paypal, click on the following link and pay wtih either a paypal account or using a credit card. Note that PayPal will charge $30 Canadian converted to your local currency. This is cheaper than paying by cheque.