Company of Wolves 2015

The Company of Wolves Conference (September 3-5, 2015)

Live coverage:

BBC News live from the conference
Werewolf conference: The people seeking ‘the company of wolves’

Live Tweets from the BBC
Werewolf convention at Uni of Herts draws to a close for day one (includes photos of food!)

Ruptley TV video
UK’s first werewolf conference is a howl (Ruptley TV video)

Kathryn Hughes, The Guardian
In our dog-eat-dog world, it’s time for werewolves

Build up to the conference:

BBC West Midlands Radio interview with Bill Hughes

After being awake all night, in suitably vampiric mode, working on conference and other things, I was interviewed by the very likeable Mollie Green of BBC WM 95.6 about the Company of Wolves conference. The interview starts at 7:50 and lasts about 10 minutes.

BBC Three Counties Radio interview with Kaja Franck

Kaja Franck, fellow OGOM researcher and conference coorganiser, responds brilliantly here in an interview for BBC Three Counties Radio on werewolves and the Company of Wolves conference. The interview begins at 1:37:00–just after Duran Duran’s ‘Hungry Like the Wolf’ is played.

The Independent
Werewolf conference will see academics shine a light on folkloric shapeshifter

The Daily Mail
What big teeth you have!’: Monsters invade the classroom at University of Hertfordshire for the UK’s only werewolf conference

Times Higher Education Supplement
Werewolf conference billed as first for UK academy

The Guardian
The howl truth: scholars get packing for UK werewolf conference

Laurence Cawley (BBC News)
University to host international werewolf conference

Werewolf conference to debate ‘complex’ history of mythical creature

Smithsonian Magazine (US)
There’s a Conference in the U.K. All About Werewolves Next Month

South China Morning Post
It’ll be a howler: Werewolf conference aims to transform opinion on mythical shapeshifters

Russia Today
Werewolf conference to debate ‘complex’ history of mythical creature

Britain Weekly (US)
What do we do during a werewolf conference?

University World News
Scholars get packing for UK werewolf conference

The Sun also picked up on the event and asked its readers to ‘share our wolf haul’ and the Daily Star remarked ‘bachelor of barks’ ‘scientists are planning Britain’s first werewolf conference’! There was also a fair amount of radio coverage.