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INTRODUCTION (Part 2 of 2)

Welcome to part 2 of the Anne Rice FAQ! In this you'll find,
well, everything that wasn't in part 1 quite frankly. Bear
in mind that, though I'm not repeating them, the disclaimers
listed in part 1 still apply.

OUTLINE (aka "Where the heck IS everything?")

The Anne Rice FAQ has currently been split into two parts
(more parts will be added as needed to keep each part under
64K). I'll include a full outline in all parts of the FAQ
to make finding information easier should someone only come
across a single part and want to know what they'll need to
find.

*** = The part you are currently reading.

Part One:

Intro
Outline
Disclaimers
So Who's This Anne Chick?
(background, books written, etc.)
Vampires-o-Rama
(books, movies, msc info.)
Captivating Companions
(VampChron companion book, opinions, Prism
of the Night, AR Trivia book)

***Part Two:

Intro
Outline
Wonderful Witches
(TWH questions, movie, companion book)
Vamps, Witches, Now What?
(The Mummy, future projects, other Rice books)
The Naughty Bits
(Beauty books, Belinda, EtoE)
From One Fan to Another
(Opinions on books, fan club info, book signing
tips, audio tapes, graphic novels and msc.
merchandise info.)
"The Bleeding Edge of Technology"
(AR listserv, newsgroup, web sites)
No Applause, Just Throw Money
(FAQ credits and copyright information)


WONDERFUL WITCHES

**Do I have to read VampChron in order to understand TWH?

No. TWH series, for the most part, stands on its own.
*However* the two series are connected in a very weird way.
Namely, they aren't connected enough that Lestat will be
popping over to the Mayfair house any day now, but they
*are* connected enough that you can get a nasty spoiler
now and then if you're not prepared. Specifically, Lasher
contains a spoiler about what happens to David at the end of
TotBT and MtD has a spoiler about what happens to Aaron
Lightener. So if you don't want to know these facts out of
hand, consider yourself warned.

**In TWH, how could Michael Curry see Lasher?

See "How on earth is Michael Curry related to the Mayfairs
(besides being married to Rowan I mean)?"

**Ok. How on earth is Michael Curry related to the Mayfairs
(besides being married to Rowan I mean)?

For this, I'll quote Lasher himself as he inadvertently
explained it to Rowan:

"And then Julien brought Evelyn to his house and there
conceived Laura Lee, who gave birth to Alicia and Gifford.
And from Julien also the illegitimate child, Michael
O'Brien, born to the girl in St. Margaret's orphanage, who
gave it up and went into the convent to beome Sister Bridget
Marie, and then from that girl, three boys and one girl, and
that girl married Alaister Curry who gave birth to Tim
Curry, who..." [Lasher is interrupted by Rowan].

**How can Julien be a proper Mayfair witch if Lasher said
there were only 13?

Lasher was referring to the 13 female Mayfair witches. He
does admit that Julien was just as much of a witch as they
were.

**Why is it that when a Taltos is pregnant the baby is born
immediately but when a human is pregnant with a Taltos it takes
longer?

According to what Ash says, a Taltos baby grows more quickly in
the womb when its mother recognizes it for what it is. So, when
a Taltos is pregnant, they obviously know it right away and thus
the baby is born but when a human is pregnant with a Taltos baby,
they don't necessarily know what it is until some time later
(Morrigan, for example, only grew rapidly after Mona knew for sure
that she was pregnant).

**Is there going to be a TWH movie?

The latest official word that I have on this is from CS#3:

"I HAVE WRITTEN THE SCREENPLAY FOR THE WITCHING HOUR
FOR DAVID GEFFEN. That means, I did get hired, I did
get paid, they (GEFFEN AND WARNERS) bought the rights
to LASHER (I wasn't going to venture forth without Mona
Mayfair and also without Lasher himself in the flesh).
I have turned in my one and only draft. The draft. The
author's vision. The movie according to Rice. The canonical
version.

What they will do with it is anybody's guess...."

**Is there any companion book for TWH like there is for
VampChron?

Katherine Ramsland has apparently put together a companion
book for TWH. However not much is known about this book as
of right now so I couldn't tell you more about it.

**Help! I just finished Taltos and I'm dying to read the
next TWH book! Will there be one?

Anne does want to put out a new TWH book but right now she's
not sure what exactly it will be about. The latest word from
her was that she wanted to do a book that focused on Mona
(not Morrigan as earlier reports had claimed). There is
no word yet if the events that happened in MtD will have any
effect on the characters and plots of future TWH books.

VAMPS, WITCHES, NOW WHAT?

**Help! I just finished The Mummy and I'm dying to read the
sequel! Please tell me there will be one!

The latest word from Anne is that there won't be. But, as
always, the lastest word form Anne is likely to change at any
moment. So in truth, not even Anne knows the answer to this
question.

**What's this I hear about a movie of The Mummy?

Well, that depends on what you've heard. Originally
The Mummy was written as a TV movie, but then some problems
came up (nothing more than your usual Hollywood difficulties)
and Anne decided to release it as a book instead. However
there are new rumors about a movie version being in the
works, but as yet they're just rumors.

**What future project is Anne working on?

Rumors (and some of Anne's words themselves) say that her
next book will be called Violin and it will be a story
about a ghost.

**I heard this great rumor that Anne's putting together a
book that will bring The Mummy, TWH and VampChron characters
all together. Is this true?

Sadly, no. While it would be an amazing story, Anne has
said that the characters in each series are too strong for
her to be able to bring together in a single book. We fans
will have to make do with the cameo appearances that we've
had thus far.

**Which cameos do you mean?

When I say cameos I mean any time that a character or plot point
from one of Anne's books makes an appearance or is referred to
in another book. Specifically:

David Talbot and Aaron Lightner are referred to in both TWH and
VampChron books.

Ramses is mentioned in TVL.

In TotBT, when Lestat meets David in Amsterdam, David is getting
the Rembrandt portrait of Deborah for Aaron that was mentioned in
TWH.

There *might* be a VampChron cameo in Taltos when Ash refers to
other supernatural creatures that have taken a liking to
the Talamasca (he could be referring to Lestat or Khayman) but
this is uncertain.

**A lot of people focus on TWH and VampChron, doesn't anyone
like Cry to Heaven or The Feast of All Saints?

Yes they do. In fact, some fans *only* like Cry to Heaven
and Feast of All Saints. If you aren't thrilled with TWH
and VampChron you are not alone. The reason why they tend
to get put to the side in conversations is that they were
written so long ago and there are so many new books of
Anne's to talk about. It's not that TWH and VampChron fans
only like those series, it's that they tend to like *all* of
the books and are just talking about the latest one.

**I really don't like the supernatural stuff. Will Anne be
doing any more books like Cry to Heaven and Feast of All
Saints?

Anne says no. She says that she likes the advantages that
come with writing about the supernatural too much to be able
to go back to the non-supernatural writings which now seem a
bit drier in comparison.

**I saw a fiction book by Alice Borchardt that had an
intro by Anne in it. What's that all about?

Alice is Anne's sister. Devoted, which came out in
September of 1995, is Alice's first book.

THE NAUGHTY BITS

**What's a Roquelaure and why did Anne choose that name?

A roquelaure is a type of cloak invented by Count
Roquelaure in the 18th century. Anne choose the name A.N.
Roquelaure because of its meaning ("Anne under a cloak") and
because it had the right sound for erotica.

**Would you think me absolutely crazy if I told you that I
thought Prince Laurent sounded a lot like Lestat?

No I would not. The Beauty books were written before TVL
was. During that time, Anne was continuously working on
changing the way Lestat's character appeared in Interview.
This came out in Anne's writing as both the character of
Prince Laurent and also as Elliott in EtoE so you will see a
lot of similarities in their personalities.

**I think the Beauty books were the best thing that came out
of Anne's mind. Will she be writing more erotica like that?

Again, Anne says no. For now, she's done all she wants to
do with her erotic series and does not think she'll be going
back to it. Any erotica that you'll read from Anne will be
contained in her future supernatural books.

**Someone told me that Belinda was a good book but I really
don't like erotica. Should I still read it?

Although Belinda was written under the Rampling name, it is
not one of her erotic books in the same way that EtoE was.
It is about the romance between an older man and a teen aged
girl. There are some erotic scenes in it, but no more than
can be found in, for example, TWH. (See also "Is such and
such a book by Anne any good?")

**Is there going to be a Belinda movie?

Rumors, as always, abound. Nothing definate yet I'm afraid.

**What was Anne's original reaction to the movie of EtoE?

Last year, Anne said that she felt that the script stayed
very close to the heart of her book and that the movie would
be an accurate telling of the ideas behind it.

**Did that give you a good laugh?

Yes it did.

**What does Anne say now?

Anne now admits that she should have asked more questions
when Garry Marshall approached her about the idea. She does
hope, though, that Garry's "mainstreaming" of the story will
help to bring the idea of S&M as an acceptable lifestyle to
the public eye.

**So the movie is not like the book?

To paraphrase a line from MST3K, EtoE the movie is based on
EtoE the book in that they were both written in English.

**Well, I'd still be interested to know who does what in the
movie, could you tell me that?

Sure!

Exit To Eden
Savoy Pictures
Dana Delany: Lisa Emerson
Paul Mercurio: Elliott Slater
Hector Elizondo: Martin Halifax
Rosie O'Donnell: Sheila (cop)
Dan Ackroyd: Fred (cop)
Screenplay by: Deborah Amelon and Bob Brunner
Directed by: Garry Marshall
Produced by: Garry Marshall and Alexandra Rose

**Wait a minute, I don't remember any cops in EtoE!

I know. See "So the movie is not like the book?"

**Are there any other interesting tidbits about the EtoE movie?

Yes, it made Roger Ebert's list of the Top Ten Worst Movies
of 1994.

**It wasn't <gulp> #1 was it?

No, thank Rob Reiner for creating North and sparing us that fate.

FROM ONE FAN TO ANOTHER

**Is such and such a book by Anne any good?

A common question asked of old Anne Rice fans is if a book
that a new fan has not read yet is any good (meaning, should
they read it). This is not an easy question to ask. There
is no hard and fast rule for what type of fan will like what
type of book. Just because you liked The Mummy doesn't mean
that you'll like TWH and liking Belinda doesn't mean that
you'll like EtoE. Heck, just because you liked Interview
doesn't mean that you're going to like Lestat!

If you really want to read a book but you're not sure if you
should spend the money, take it out of the library. Most
libraries will have all of Anne's books as part of their
collection and, if people in your town respect library
books, you'll even get to see what the original hard cover
versions of the book looked like (but don't expect to see
the original hard cover of Interview, it often gets so much
wear and tear from being taken out so much that most
libraries have had to put new, plain covers on). If you
read it and like it, you can always buy the paperback later.

**Is there a fan club for us Anne Rice fans?

Yes there is. The info about it is as follows:

Anne Rice's Vampire Lestat Fan Club (ARVLFC)
P.O. Box 58277
New Orleans, LA 70158-8277
The annual fee is $13.00 ($18.00 for outside U.S.) and
your membership includes a membership card, newsletters and
a bumper sticker and you also get an order form for t-shirts,
bumper stickers and pins.

**I'm going to one of Anne's book signings and I'm kind of
nervous. What can I expect?

Book signings vary a little from bookstore to bookstore, but
in general, they follow a pattern.

Definately arrive early and go with a friend. You're either
going to be given a number and asked to come back at a
specific time or you will be told to wait directly on line.
Either way a wait is involved (which is why you should bring
a friend to talk to and help pass the time). The wait will be
about the same if you arrive early and wait for it to start or
arrive late and just wait to see Anne, but if you get there
early Anne won't be as tired as she would be after 3 hours
of signing books and she'll be more likely to spend a bit
of time talking with you.

Policies about whether or not you have to buy the book at
the store or if you can just bring any book vary from
bookstore to bookstore so call ahead and ask. Policies
also vary as to how many books you can get signed. One thing
that does *not* vary is that you will be told that Anne
will only sign hardcovers so bring at least one of those.
Take heart, though, if you want something signed in addition
to a hardcover. There *is* a chance for you. I'll get to it
in a bit.

While on line someone (usually someone who works at the
place holding the booksigning) will come around with slips
of paper for you to write down your name. In general, the
rule is that Anne will only personalize a hardcover version
of her latest book (the one she's doing the tour for) and
"personalize" means that she'll write your name (ex.
"For Laura, Anne Rice") *not* any phrase you give her
(ex. "For my light and inspiration, I couldn't have written
any of this if it wasn't for you my darling, dearest fan.
Anne Rice.") The person who gives you the paper is also the
first one who will tell you that anything other than a
hardcover won't be signed. They won't (to my knowledge)
kick you out if you don't have a hardcover, but they have
been known to put pressure on people.

When you get up to the front of the line, someone will take
the book(s) from you and either give the book to someone
else or open the book themselves and place the slip of paper
so that Anne can see what you wanted her to write. I have
*no* idea why you can't give the book right to Anne or why
they occasionally have two people doing this job. It just
*is*. At any rate, this person/two people will be the ones
who weed you out if you don't have a hardcover. They simply
just won't take anything else.

Then the happy moment comes: Anne!

Contrary to what anyone may have told you, Anne is a *very*
*extremely* nice person and she loves talking with her fans.
While she's signing your book, you can ask her or tell her
anything you want. This is the perfect time to ask her about
something you didn't understand in a book or to tell her
how much you love her work or to tell her about a band you
think she should listen to or whatever your heart desires.

This is also the time to - and this is where you can take heart -
ask Anne to sign something other than what the store and
the people working the signing told you Anne would never touch/
do in a million years. If you ask nicely Anne will do anything
from personalize an old hardcover to sign your stomach (This is
true! Someone actually asked her to sign their stomach and
she did it! Don't believe me? Just ask her!)

Once Anne is done signing your book(s) and talking with you,
she hands your books to someone else (again, I've *no* idea
why she can't hand it to you directly) who gives the book
to you. Some places will also allow photography at this point
so it doesn't hurt to take along a camera so you can have a
picture of yourself and Anne.

And that's it. All that's left is to tell all your friends
and get ready for the next signing.

**Where can I get T-shirts, autographed books or other Anne
stuff?

The Garden District Book Shop, is *the* center for Anne
merchandise. You can order things from them thusly:

Garden District Book Shop
2727 Prytania Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 895-2266
Fax: (504) 895-0111

The offer autographed AR books and other merchandise. In
fact, they're starting to offer so much now that Anne's
people now offer an online catalog of what's available.

To find out about the latest offerings from Anne's
merchandise people, Kith and Kin, check out Anne's own
web site at http://www.annerice.com They'll guide you
to all the merchandise they've got in the works, from
T-shirts with MRI scans of Anne's brain to plans to market
Lestat's sperm in a bottle. (Anne's gotten just a tad
overeager about this marketing idea. Just a little. Really.)

**What's the story on the TV documentary about Anne?

It's called "Anne Rice: Birth of the Vampire." It was shown in
America on Lifetime Television and I'm told it was also shown
on the BBC in the UK. It's about an hour long and it gives
a general overview of Anne's life, complete with interviews
with her and close family members.

I've been given the info. about two places that sell this video
so I decided to include them both. The Video Catalog includes a
paperback copy of IWTV, but I don't know if QPBC does the same.

1. Quality Paperback Book Club (QPBC)
Camp Hill, PA 17012-0001
Order # 429535. $19.98 plus S&H

2. The Video Catalog
P.O. Box 64267
St. Paul, MN 55164-0267
1-800-733-2232
Item # 40212. $14.98 plus $3 S&H

**Are there any graphic novels of Anne's books?

Some, yes. From what I understand, IWTV and TVL were made
into 12 part graphic novels by Innovation which also had
plans for QotD, The Mummy and TWH but went out of business
before this could be done. After Innovation went under,
a company called Millenium took up the books and produced
these graphic novels.

The 12 issues of TVL were completed, though, and put into
a book called "Anne Rice's The Vampire Lestat: A Graphic
Novel Based on the novel by Anne Rice. Adapted and designed
by Faye Perozich. Painted by Daerick Gross. ($25, Ballantine
Books, ISBN 0-345-37394-4) which you can buy at some book
stores, in addition to comic shops.

I've read interviews with Anne in which she is asked about the
Innovation novels and she said that she wasn't too fond of them
as they made her vampires look like effeminate British rock stars.
But you can certainly judge for yourself.

**Other than the Ramsland and Beahm books, are there any
other Anne related books?

Yes, two of them actually:

"Anne Rice"
by Bette B. Roberts of Westfield State College
NY: Twayne Publishers, 1994, 173 pages. ISBN 0-8057-3961-0.

I haven't read it myself (nor has anyone I know) but I'm told it
looks like it summarizes each of her works through TOTBT and links
them to the Gothic tradition. For whatever that may be worth.

Conversations With Anne Rice
(an intimate, enlightening portrait of her life and work)
Michael Riley
Ballantine Books, 1996, 320 pages, ISBN: 345-39636-7.

I haven't read this one either but reports on abar from those
who browsed through it in the bookstore have thus far been
favorable. The price is $12.00 US / $16.95 Can.

**Can I get Anne's books on audio tapes?

Most certainly. Random House Audiobooks does most of them, and
they are all abridged versions, but I haven't heard any bad
comments about them other than that. The info is as follows:

IWTV: read by F. Murray Abraham
TVL: Michael York
QOTD: Kate Nelligan (Lestat read by David Purdham)
TOTBT: Richard E. Grant
MtD: Roger Rees

There is also an unabridged audio version of TVL:

The Vampire Lestat, by Anne Rice
Recorded Books, Inc. (1-800-638-1304)
Narrated by Frank Muller
16 casettes/23.5 hours
Recorded by arrangement with Random House Audio Publishing, Inc.
ISBN 0-7887-0098-7.

The unabridged version of TotBT was done with the
same narrator. ISBN 0-7887-0096-0

TWH: Lindsay Crouse
Lasher: Joe Morton
Taltos: Tim Curry

The Mummy: Michael York

SotB: (abridged) Michael Cumpsty
SotB: (unabridged) Michael Pritchard

Exit to Eden: Gillian Anderson and Gil Bellows

(You X-philes will recognize Gillian as Dana Scully)

Belinda: Al Mohrmann

Feast of All Saints: Courtney B. Vance

Cry to Heaven: Tim Curry

These are from Simon & Schuster:
Claiming of Sleeping Beauty: Amy Brenneman
Beauty's Punishment: Elizabeth Montgomery
Beauty's Release: Elizabeth Montgomery
Christian Keiber as Laurent

(Yes, *the* Elizabeth Montgomery from Bewitched.
I had a hard time believing it myself.)

"THE BLEEDING EDGE OF TECHNOLOGY"

**How can I get on the listserv thingy?

Send a message to: list...@psuvm.psu.edu
Don't put anything in the subject.
For the text, put only: SUBSCRIBE ANNERICE firstname lastname
You should get a confirmation request soon after, and can
follow the instructions there.

**Is there a quick-n-dirty version of the abar faq
somewhere around here?

Yes, yes there is. And here it is:

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**So what's alt.books.anne-rice?

Ah, a.b.a-r, where the women are women, the men are occasionally
women (don't ask) and the chickens are frightened. a.b.a-r is
an internet newsgroup that was created for Anne Rice fans to
have a place to get together with other fans and let the mayhem
loose. On a.b.a-r you'll find threads about the books, the movies,
stories, characters and more non-sequiturs than you can shake
a stick at.

**How do I get a.b.a-r?

If you have access to usenet, then you can probably subscribe to
a.b.a-r. Ask the person who knows the most about your specific
computer system (which, btw, isn't me as I'm only barely familiar
with my own specific computer system) to set you up. And if they
refuse, you are well within your legal rights to throw a temper
tantrum.

**Does a.b.a-r have any cool unofficial mottos or member names?

I'm glad you asked. Those on a.b.a-r tackled this very question
themselves and the results were as follows:

Member names:

Ricean Scholars The Great Family Ricecakes
Anne's Children Anne-archists The Outcasts
The a.b.a-r bunch The Weirdos Rice-tafarians
Darling dears a.b.a-r barians
The Vampire Chroniclers Anne Rice Preternatural Patrol

Mottos:

"Bite me."
"Normal? Us?"
"What are we? Trekkers??"
"They are NOT gay!"
"Yes they ARE!"
"Antonio, what's with the hair?"
"There are no such things as vampires."
"The slightly confused gender group."
"We're always looking for new blood."
"I don't know why we need spoilers if nobody is reading the
book."

**Sounds amazingly cool! I'm subscribing right now! Is there
anything I should remember before I start to post?

Aside from normal common courtesy, just remember that not everyone
has read every book (and that includes Interview) so be sure
to include those SPOILER warnings where appropriate.

**What about more information about alt.books.anne-rice?

An abar FAQ is posted on the group on a monthly basis and
the most recent copy can always be found at both
http://www.geocities.com/BourbonStreet/2591 and
http://www.eskimo.com/~talset

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**What about WWW sites?

Web sites, I've found, come in three types. There are
pages which have been put together by people who work with
Anne, pages which have been created for alt.books.anne-rice,
and pages for Anne Rice fans in general. To make it easier
to read, I've listed them in that order as well (just a little
thing I do).

Sites by Anne's people:

http://www.annerice.com
This is *the* Official Anne Rice web site. It's the
best place to go for updates on where Anne will be, what
she's doing, and how can you send more of your money her way.

http://www.randomhouse.com/annerice/annerice.html
This is Random House's offical Servant of the Bones
site. It features a preview of the book, information
about Anne and where to find her books and the audiotapes,
as well as links and a discussion section.

Sites created for alt.books.anne-rice:

http://www.geocities.com/BourbonStreet/2591
http://www.eskimo.com/~talset
These pages were created by yours truly and are the *only*
Offical AR and abar FAQ sites. I know the AR FAQ can be found
at other sites but I've no way of controlling how up to date
their copies are or what they do with the FAQs. But these sites
are all mine so you can trust them to always be recent and
maintained well. I've also included a few other bits of AR and
abar related fun for those of you who are sick to death of the
FAQs but wanted to see my sites anyway ;)

http://www.eskimo.com/~ash
Created by Heather Meloche (aka The Black Roce) of abar fame.
This is *the* site for your favorite abar writings. It also
has copies of the Mayfair family trees and several Anne Rice
interviews. For more information about this site, check out
the abar FAQ.

http://www.xroads.com/pages/gpalmer/gpalmer.html
This one was set up by Greg Palmer of a.b.a-r fame. It not
only includes the FAQ but various things about Anne and a few
things specifically for those who are part of the a.b.a-r group.
However, this page might not exist anymore. If anyone has
information on what happened to it, please let me know.

http://www.geocities.com/BourbonStreet/2587
"Le Chevalier Jazz" or perhaps better known as the home of
The Vampire Connection. TVC is both a place to find a way
to talk with some of your favorite abar writers and a way
to participate in ongoing work of theirs by submitting
questions to their favorite vampires.

Finally, sites for Anne fans in general:

http://www.ee.pdx.edu:80/~caseyh/horror/new/new.html
This one is full of .jpgs and .wavs from the IWTV movie.

http://www.wimsey.com/~bmiddlet/vampyre/
This one had a lot of vampire things in general. I didn't
have time to do more than a quick peek so all I was able
to find in relation to Anne was a picture of Lestat from
the movie, but perhaps someone more familiar with this
site could let me know if there's anything else there.

http://www.singnet.com.sg/~edwinlau/vampire.html
Created by Edwin Lau, this site has, amongst other things,
summaries of the nature of Anne's vampires, summaries
of the history of Anne's vampires, and connections to other
vampire and Anne related sites.

http://206.112.195.50
Created by Mike Ely, this site is dedicated to Anne Rice
and also contains updated copies of this FAQ. (Note that
the address has changed since the Nov. issue of the AR FAQ)

http://ecosys.drdr.virginia.edu/~jsm8f/commotion.html
Created by Shay Mitchell, this page has CS and transcripts
of interviews with Anne from Charlie Rose, the Today Show
and Larry King.

Note that these interviews can also be found at
ftp.cac.psu.edu
dir--> pub/people/lms5/annerice

http://www.gigaplex.com/wow/celebs/rice.html
This site has a 1995 interview with Anne. There's no
discussion of MtD, but the interviewer does ask about TotBT.

http://www.webcom.com/lchamber/ar.html
Created by Lisa Chamberlin, this is the Memnoch Ball Homepage
and it has information about Anne, the Ball and an attendee list.

http://users.aol.com/mishian/nosferatu/TdV.html
Created by Mishian, this site has the AR FAQ on it.

http://www.neosoft.com/~bigeasy/default.html
Created by Mark A. Weitz, this site has a small section
on Anne and an Art poster with Anne's signature on it.

http://www.vampyre.wisnet/vampyre/index.html
This site has all sorts of general information about
vampires, including lists of books and films and various
FAQs.

http://www.sju.edu/~delvalle/vampire.html
Created by Vanessa Delvalle, this site has links to many
other vamp related sites, lots of stuff from a.b.a-r and
even some pictures of some a.b.a-r members (like me! Yikes!)
A copy of the AR FAQ can be found here.

http://users.aol.com/suntide/neworleans.html
Created by abar's very own Suntide, this site has all sorts
of neat pictures of New Orleans and the Memnoch Ball.

http://www.redshift.com/~talisman/Talismanic.html
Created by Ned Barker, this is the "Anne & Friends" page.

http://www.voicenet.com/~memnoch/index.html
Created by Paul Powell, this page contains 35-40 photos of
the Ball, Anne's house on First Street and other New Orleans
sites.

http://www.zilker.net/~kyle/Dave/ARMPG.html
Created by Dave Butts, this page shows the covers of Anne's
books (both US and forgein), related Anne literature and the
graphic novels.

http://users.aol.com/venturello/vampengmain.htm
Created by Juan Miguel Venturello, this site has book
reviews, movie info, the FAQ, movie links and more.

http://www.geocities.com/sunsetstrip/6376/
The Amaranth, created by Claudia Lake who says of it:
"Your regular vamp page: Anne Rice, X-Files, Poetry, Literature,
plus Romeo and Juliet, Les Miserables, the Toadies, many, many
links and it's updated daily."

**How come you didn't list my Anne-related web page?

Basically because I have no idea that your page exists. In the
past I would try to watch abar for posts about web pages but I
found that most of the people posting were talking about pages
that were already in the FAQ and I was making more work for myself
by taking the information down then finding out I already had it.

**So how can I get you to list my Anne/abar page?

If you'd like me to list your web page here, e-mail me with the
information. If you manage to give me the information in the
form of the little blurbs here (URL, the name of the creator,
small summary of what's there that's Anne-relevant) then I'll
love you all the more for it. I reserve the right to edit your
blurbs to keep them on a manageable level, but I won't leave out
any relevant info.

**Is there anything else I can do to help with this list of
web sites?

Yes. If you could send me e-mail to let me know when an
address has changed, a site has disappeared or a new one has
been created, I'd love you forever. I do my best to make sure
that the list of sites is up to date, but I can't check out
each and every site and I really have to rely on others to lend
me a hand. Any information you can give me with this would be
much appreciated.

NO APPLAUSE, JUST THROW MONEY

**Hey, Laura, how did you get all this Anne Rice info.
anyway?

Over the years that I've been an Anne Rice fan I've read all
of her books to the point where I've pretty much memorized them,
numerous articles about Anne or from Anne (such as her newsletter),
seen Anne give a talk and spoken with Anne on several occasions.
All of the information in this FAQ comes from this. When I say
"Anne says/said" I'm referring to the articles, talk, phone
message and times I've spoken with her.

(Note: I'm not claiming that Anne and I are best
friends, when I say I've spoken to her I mean that on a few
occasions I've been lucky enough to ask her some of the
questions that appear in this FAQ.)

I've paraphrased most of what Anne has said since I cannot
remember the exact quotes verbatim. If any of the quotes or
paraphrasing are incorrect, I apologize and will correct them
as soon as the error is brought to my attention.

Please note that often when I quote from Anne's newsletter,
I will cut out parts which do not directly relate to the
immediate question. This is indicated by a "...". I
point this out so it will be understood that I'm not
trying to hide information, only to make the answers more
concise.

Also bear in mind that in her newsletter Anne tends to
switch into all caps for no apparent reason and to go
back and forth between referring to herself as "I" and as
"we." I have no idea why she does either of these things
so I just leave the quotes as she writes them since that's
the way she likes it.

**I have a question that wasn't included here, what should I
do?

Please feel free to e-mail me with your questions and I'll
answer them to the best of my ability (or I'll admit that
you stumped me and offer another avenue of information). If
I'm e-mailed a question often enough I'll include it in the
FAQ.

**How can I get copies of this FAQ?

This FAQ is posted once a month on alt.books.anne-rice,
alt.answers and news.answers. In addition to this, it is
available via ftp to rtfm.mit.edu in the directory /pub/usenet
and the archive name is books/anne-rice-faq/part1 and
books/anne-rice-faq/part2. For those of you who prefer web
sites, the most recent copies of the FAQ can always be found
via http://www.geocities.com/BourbonStreet/2591 and
http://www.eskimo.com/~talset. Copies may also be found at
web sites listed earlier in the FAQ, but they might not
necessarily be the most recent. ones. Check the web site
lists for more detail.

**Hey! You got something wrong! What are you gonna do
about it?

If anything I wrote in this FAQ is incorrect, even if it's
just a spelling error, please bring it to my attention.
I'll correct it immediately and even include your name in
the credits.

**Is there any other way that I can get my name in the credits
of this FAQ?

Certainly! You can tell me information that I was unable to
include, you can offer new information that I didn't know about
or you can offer me suggestions for quotes for me to put at the
end of the FAQ (I change the endquotes with every new version of
the FAQ). All of the above will get your name in the credits
and all the fame that goes along with it.

Keep in mind, however, that this is the *Anne Rice* FAQ so
the information that goes in here has to somehow relate
directly back to her, or to information about the FAQ.
What that means is that sometimes information that people
ask me to include might not be put in here because it was
too far removed (rumors about who will star in upcoming
VampChron movies would be a good example of this). Please
don't take that as a snub, it's just my way of making sure
that when people see the name of this FAQ, they'll know what
they're getting.

Also, since a lot of people have been mailing me about this
lately, please do not insist that because Anne has said
in CS or on her phone that she is working on something
(such as a 6th VampChron) that it is the last word on the
subject. CS and the phone message (the latter of which
is quoted in this FAQ) are the same places where she said
she *wasn't* going to work with Lestat anymore so the fact
that she's saying something different only indicates that any
information she gives out that way is liable to change.
Anne is a human being who's allowed to change her mind. I'm
just trying to make it easier for everyone by only putting
things in this FAQ which are known to be true, not possibilities
for the future.

Don't let that keep you from mailing me with information,
I *do* appreciate and need the help, just don't expect
everything to end up here and please understand why it
didn't if that's the choice that was made.

**What is the copyright info. for this FAQ?

This FAQ was written and copyrighted on Jan. 3, 1997 and
the information in it is, to the best of my knowledge,
accurate as of this date. I will provide updates to the FAQ
as necessary.

I give permission for this FAQ to be quoted and distributed
only if the parts used are quoted in their entirety (ie.
questions and answers) and it is made clear that I am the
one who said these things originally. I say this so that
something of Anne's that I paraphrased will not be taken out
of context and regarded as the Gospel truth of what Anne
believes. You may not distribute this FAQ for your own
monetary gain without contacting me first. You may also not
quote from this FAQ in any article, news show or paper
without contacting me first. By 'contacting me' I mean in
order to get my permission.

If you are going to quote something from the FAQ (for
example, in an Internet newsgroup in order to answer one of
the questions) but not the entire FAQ, please include the
information that you are quoting what Laura Troise said in
the Anne Rice FAQ.

If you are going to use a copy of this FAQ in a WWW site,
please let me know so I can include the name of the site
in the FAQ and so that I can have an idea of who is using my
FAQ for their own sites (if you don't want me to list your
site in the FAQ, that's fine, but please tell me that you
are planning on putting a copy of my FAQ on your site in
the first place).

Do not add your own information to this FAQ. If you wish to
add something, e-mail me with that suggestion and, if it's
relevant, I'll add it in myself and put your name in the
credits.

**What are the credits for this FAQ?

Here they are:

This FAQ was written in its entirety by Laura Troise
(tal...@eskimo.com)

Christopher Harrington (Chr...@sgi-online.com) and
Diane (maxw...@voicenet.com) provided invaluable help
with their suggestions, information and proofreading.

These Talamasca Scholars get my thanks for the sections
that they contributed to the FAQ: Cheryl Suzuki
(csu...@uhunix.uhcc.Hawaii.edu), Ian Wellock
(i...@istld.insignia.com) and Kathryn McGinley
(km88...@sable.adelphi.edu), Mishian (Mis...@aol.com),
Stephanie Buday (s016...@cc.ysu.edu), Britton Trice
(BETb...@aol.com), Roger Ebert (7671...@compuserve.com),
Anne Rice (who contributed via her newsletter and phone
machine) Katherine Ramsland and Anne's publisher (who asked to
remain nameless).

Thanks also to these Child Prodigies of Darkness for sending
me their comments, information, corrections and, most
importantly, for not making fun of my bad spelling: Ralf Muschall
(p...@rz.uni-jena.de), Susan Kretschmer (sx...@po.CWRU.edu),
Tandi Graff (TGR...@hr.house.gov), Kerry Brooke Holmes
(kho...@gladstone.uoregon.edu), Thomas Christian Martinez
(cy...@argo.unm.edu), Keiko (KH...@delphi.com), Cynthia Hoffman
(ho...@violet.berkeley.edu), Liisa Elliott (lse...@CC.UManitoba.edu),
Frank Yao(fy...@csclub.waterloo.ca), Laura Tahja (lt...@ubd.umn.edu),
Barbara Kermeen (avmt...@ix.nextcom.com), Matt Azzara
(AZZ...@UTSW.SWMED.EDU), Sam Volchenboum (vo...@mother.mayo.edu),
William Hsu (bh...@sal.cs.uiuc.edu), Jennifer Williams
(jbo...@us.oracle.com), Thomas Gramstad(tho...@ifi.uio.no),
Angela B. (cdes...@direct.ca), Julie Anne Butler
(butl...@printing.vwex.edu), R. Julia F. Rudden
(jul...@lclark.edu), Mike T. Ely (el...@ucunix.san.uc.edu),
Margot Moulton (stdn...@systema.westark.edu), MA Kribble
(kri...@ux7.csu.uivc), Michelle H. (hick...@hic.net),
Alexa (kcol...@cyberia.com), maria trzcinski (s...@ix.netcom.com),
RubyEuropa (r_eu...@clark.net), Laura Forgey
(edfo...@infinet.com), Candy (vamp...@afn.org), Gail
Pamphion (ga...@melbpc.org.au), Maya Joshi
(jos...@bradman.ph.unimelb.edu.au), and Jellocat
(cath...@mindspring.com).

Credit for the label of "The Bleeding Edge of Technology"
goes to Lisa Hall (ama...@cris.com) and friend ;)

A special thanks goes to Neil (who knows who she is) for
getting me hooked on Anne in the first place.

Once again, unless otherwise stated, all opinions expressed belong
to me and my other personalities only. Any problems that result
from them are solely our responsibility even though we'll
be tempted to blame the others for them.

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"And he is *so* cute! He's like if Tom Cruise and
Brad Pitt had a baby!"

"Wow, I didn't even know they were seeing each other."

--Something So Right

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