I will be attending the American Folklore Society’s conference in Bloomington, Indiana, Oct. 12 to 14. I will be on a panel titled “Fairy Animals, Demonic Beasts, and Fantastic Creatures in International Tradition.” My topic will be “Folklore of the Chupacabra,” based on my New Mexico Book Awards-nominated title Tracking the Chupacabra: The Vampire Beast in Fact, Fiction, and Folklore. Anyone interested in folklore and/or monster traditions should attend!