Vlad Tepes

November 4, 2011

Matt Brehmer

I recently spent several weeks in Romania. I now know more about Vlad the Impaler, the historical figure who (partially) inspired Bram Stoker’s Dracula character. This talk contains references to holy sects, sibling rivalry, dragons, Leslie Neilson, cheap paraphernalia, and Russell & Norvig’s AIMA. Like one of my earlier [[w/index.php/A_Curious_History_of_Medicinal_Cannibalism]] talks, it’ll also feature gory death and mutilation, and the infamous 16th century “blood countess” Elizabeth Bathory.