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Background

Cast

Who’s who in the LHF universe? Find out here with an illustrated list of characters along with their relationships, jobs, births, deaths and first appearances. I don’t think there are any spoilers in these summaries.

http://www.oddpla.net/lhfweb/cast/absinthe.jpg Absinthe [Given name: Abigail Wainwright]: Vampire, Will’s ex, person who vamped Will, Ethan’s former “ward.”  Born in 1812, vamped at 13. Formerly affiliated with the Sods clan, now independent. Formerly a student at the Charlestown Convent School, now works at Franklin Food Pantry. Lives in Franklin, Massachusetts. First appeared in 2.2: “Seedling.”

http://www.oddpla.net/lhfweb/cast/alexandra.jpg Alexandra [Given name: Alexandra Richardson]: Mortal, Anneka’s mother, Max’ wife. Born in 1943. Guidance counselor at Ethan Allen Union Middle School. Lives in Maple Corners, Vermont. First appeared in 2.3: “Meet the Richardsons.”

http://www.oddpla.net/lhfweb/cast/andrew.jpg Andrew [Given name: Andrew Grasso]: Mortal, Anneka’s friend. Circulation clerk at Boston Public Library. Lives in Boston, Massachusetts. First appeared in 3.4: “Freaks’ Night Out.”

http://www.oddpla.net/lhfweb/cast/angelie.jpg Angelie [Given name: Angelie Kim]: Vampire. Born in 1965, vamped at 26. First appeared in Fight or Flight 1: “The Weird Jogger.”

http://www.oddpla.net/lhfweb/cast/anneka.jpg Anneka [Given name: Anneka Elizabeth Richardson]: Vampire, Will’s girlfriend. Born in 1978, vamped at 27. Assistant bookseller at La Bibliotheque Souterraine, writer for lesbovamps.com. Lives in Davis Square, Somerville, Massachusetts. First appeared in 1.1: “Domestic Vampires.”

http://www.oddpla.net/lhfweb/cast/baozha.jpg Baozha [Given name: Bang Ping]: Mortal, Chow’s daughter. Born in 1995. Affiliated with the Hun clan. High school student. Lives on Oxford Street, Chinatown, Boston, Massachusetts. First appeared in Meanwhile 10: “You Are What You Eat.”

http://www.oddpla.net/lhfweb/cast/caveat.jpg Caveat [Given name: Robert Jenkins]: Vampire, Dom’s friend. Born in 1985, vamped at 18, died in 2005. Former member of the Bluebloods clan [defunct]. Lived on Marlborough Street, Back Bay, Massachusetts. First appeared in 5.3: “Dead Emo Robin Hood.”

http://www.oddpla.net/lhfweb/cast/chow.jpg Chow [Given name: Bang Chow]: Vampire, Anneka’s friend. Born in 1778, vamped at 19. Leader of the Hun clan. Formerly a sailor when alive, now volunteer for Chinatown Patrol. Lives on Oxford Street, Chinatown, Boston, Massachusetts. First appeared in Meanwhile 1: “Interviewing a Vampire.”

http://www.oddpla.net/lhfweb/cast/cory.jpg Cory [Given name: Corazon]: Vampire. Leader of the Half-and-Halfs clan.

http://www.oddpla.net/lhfweb/cast/davry.jpg Davry [Given name: Davry Wheatgrass]: Vampire, Rori’s friend. Vamped at 35. Member of the Undead Unitarian Universalists clan. Blogger for upcyclists.com. First appeared in Tale of Two Sisters 2: “Fighting the Robot.”

http://www.oddpla.net/lhfweb/cast/dom.jpg Dom [Given name: Dominic Cabot-Lowell]: Vampire, Anneka’s killer, Will’s enemy, Geordie’s uncle. Born in 1981, vamped at 17. Former leader of the Bluebloods clan [defunct]. Lived on Marlborough Street, Back Bay, Massachusetts. First appeared in 5.3: “Dead Emo Robin Hood.”

http://www.oddpla.net/lhfweb/cast/ethan.jpg Ethan [Given name: Ethan Stuart]: Vampire, former guardian of Absinthe, master of Tituba. Born in 1592, vamped at 91. Leader of the Colonials clan and unofficial vampire law enforcement in general. Lives in Salem, Massachusetts. First appeared in Meanwhile 4: “The Vampire FAQ.”

http://www.oddpla.net/lhfweb/cast/gemini.jpg Gemini [Given name: Gemini Beaumont]: Vampire, Velvette’s girlfriend, person who vamped Pippilotta. Born in 1968, vamped at 21. Member of the End of the World clan. Seller of handmade guro crocheted animals. Lives on Commercial Street, Provincetown, Massachusetts. First appeared in 3.5: “Stirrings of Life.”

http://www.oddpla.net/lhfweb/cast/geordie.jpg Geordie [Georgiana Cabot-Lowell Lowell-Cabot]: Mortal, Dom’s niece.

http://www.oddpla.net/lhfweb/cast/janet.jpg Janet Planet [Given name: Janet Simms]: Mortal, Velvette’s half-sister, Viktor’s creator. Born in 1975. Formerly a professor at MIT, now an inventor of robotic sex slaves and other useful things. Lives on Massachusetts Avenue, Porter Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts. First appeared in 1.6: “Frustrated Vampires.”

http://www.oddpla.net/lhfweb/cast/junior.jpg Junior [Given name: John St. Clair II]: Mortal, Margie’s grandson, Absinthe’s sort-of nephew. Lives in Franklin, Massachusetts. First appeared in Dead Girl’s Diary 5: “Cheering Up.”

http://www.oddpla.net/lhfweb/cast/justine.jpg Justine [Given name: Ada Smythe-Havers]: Vampire, person who vamped Marquis, partner of Marquis. Born in 1865, vamped at 18.  Leader of the [defunct] Sods clan. Used to live in Beacon Hill, Boston, Massachusetts. Now lives in Sunnyvale, California. First appeared in Meanwhile 4: “The Vampire FAQ.”

http://www.oddpla.net/lhfweb/cast/leonora.jpg Leonora [Given name: Leonora Ashby Cox]: Mortal, Will’s mother. Born in 1844, died in 1900. Author of eldritch fairy tales. Lived in West Somerville, Massachusetts.

Leonyssus [Given name: Leonyssus]: Merman, imaginary. Anneka’s muse. Lives in Anneka’s head. First appeared in 8.1: “Leonyssus.”

http://www.oddpla.net/lhfweb/cast/maggie.jpg Maggie [Given name: Margaret Lefebvre]: Mortal, Margie’s daughter, Junior’s aunt. Student, tender of the family garden. Lives in Franklin, Massachusetts. First appeared in Dead Girl’s Diary 6: “The Family Tree.”

http://www.oddpla.net/lhfweb/cast/mamie.jpg Mamie [Given name: Mariana Sinquell]: Mortal, Anneka’s sort-of grandmother, Minerva’s partner. Born in 1913. Formerly headmistress of Endless Lake Boarding school, now landscape photographer. Lives on Airport Road, South Burlington, Vermont. First appeared in 1.3: “Offended Vampires.”

http://www.oddpla.net/lhfweb/cast/marabou.jpg Marabou Fandango: Mortal. Drag queen, emcee at karaoke club. First appeared in 4.2: “My Stupid Friends.”

http://www.oddpla.net/lhfweb/cast/margie.jpg Margie [Given name: Marguerite Lafayette]: Mortal, Absinthe’s foster mother, Maggie’s mother, Junior’s grandmother. Part-time hairdresser and volunteer truck driver for Franklin Food Pantry. Lives in Franklin, Massachusetts. First appeared in Dead Girl’s Diary 1: “Irredeemable Mind.”

http://www.oddpla.net/lhfweb/cast/mark.jpg Mark [Given name: Mark Berringer]: Vampire, Anneka’s employer, Will’s friend and ex. Born in 1937, vamped at 43. Member of the South Enders clan. Formerly an insurance clerk at Plymouth Rock Savings & Loan when alive, now proprietor of La Bibliotheque Souterraine. Lives in South End, Boston, Massachusetts. First appeared in 1.2: “Boring Vampires.”

http://www.oddpla.net/lhfweb/cast/marquis.jpg Marquis [Given name: Charlie Innis]: Vampire, Justine’s partner. Born in 1865, vamped at 18. Member of the [defunct] Sods clan. Lived in Beacon Hill, Boston, Massachusetts. First appeared in 2.8: “Deliver Me from Evil.”

http://www.oddpla.net/lhfweb/cast/materyllis.jpg Materyllis [Given name: Amaryllis Whatley]: Vampire, friend of Mark’s, former guardian of Susie. Born in 1909, vamped at 32. Formerly affiliated with the Chocolatiers clan, now independent. Formerly a secretary when alive, now conjure woman and doctor for vampiric illnesses. Lives on Yerxa Road, Porter Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts. First appeared in 1.5: “Exhausted Vampires.”

http://www.oddpla.net/lhfweb/cast/max.jpg Max [Given name: Maximilian Richardson]: Mortal, Anneka’s father, Alexandra’s husband, Minerva’s son. Born in 1955. Professor of colonial American history. Lives in Maple Corners, Vermont. First appeared in 2.3: “Meet the Richardsons.”

http://www.oddpla.net/lhfweb/cast/maybe.jpg Maybe [Given name: Maelynn Bethany Woods]: Mortal. First appeared in 1.2: “Boring Vampires.”


http://www.oddpla.net/lhfweb/cast/michaela.jpg Michaela [Given name: Mary Margaret Geoghan]: Vampire, Anneka’s friend. Born in 1955, vamped at 13. Member of theHosts clan. Formerly a minister of vengeance, currently Catholic affairs columnist for the Metro Moonlight. Lives in the North End, Boston, Massachusetts. First appeared in 5.4: “Michaela the Catholic Vampire.”

http://www.oddpla.net/lhfweb/cast/minerva.jpg Minerva [Given name: Minerva Artemisia Freshkill Richardson]: Mortal, Anneka’s grandmother, Max’ mother, Mamie’s partner. Born in 1922, died in 2008. Latin teacher at Endless Lake Boarding School and environmental conservationist. Lived in Burlington, Vermont. First appeared in 2.5: “Minerva.”

http://www.oddpla.net/lhfweb/cast/pippilotta.jpg Pippilotta [Given name: Stacia Marshall]: Vampire, Anneka’s best friend. Born in 1975, vamped at 26. Formerly affiliated with the End of the World clan, now independent. Crisis counselor for women’s hotline at Somerville Hospital. Lives in Davis Square, Somerville, Massachusetts. First appeared in Meanwhile 3: “Yummy Summer.”

http://www.oddpla.net/lhfweb/cast/qingting.jpg Qingting [Given name: Qingting]: Vampire, Chow’s friend. Born in 1843, vamped at 14. Member of the Hun clan. Childcare provider, clan historian. Lives on Essex Street, Chinatown, Boston, Massachusetts. First appeared in 7.3: “Bang-shi-fu’s Children.”

http://www.oddpla.net/lhfweb/cast/rori.jpg Rori [Given name: Victoria Halsted]: Mortal, Anneka’s friend. Born in 1988. Affiliated with the Plainsfolk clan. Barista at the Nightcrawler, student at Emerson College. Lives on Green Street, Jamaica Plain, Boston, Massachusetts. First appeared in 1.2: “Boring Vampires.”

http://www.oddpla.net/lhfweb/cast/sarah.jpg Sarah [Given name: Sarah Jane Tammany]: Vampire, Susie’s friend. Member of the Chocolatiers clan. Covers her clan’s news for the MeMo. Lives in Lower Mills, Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts. First appeared in 8.4: “Club Members.”

http://www.oddpla.net/lhfweb/cast/sibley.jpg Sibley [Given name: Kenneth Sibley]: Vampire, owner of Viktor, person who vamped Mark. Born in 1930, vamped at 58. Philanthropist, patron of “fine art,” leader of the South Enders clan. Lives in the Leather District, Boston, Massachusetts. First appeared in 1.5: “Exhausted Vampires.”

http://www.oddpla.net/lhfweb/cast/susie.jpg Susie [Given name: Susan Langdon]: Vampire, Materyllis’ former ward, Zinnia Pascale’s friend, Sarah’s friend. Born in 1929, vamped at 11. Member of the Chocolatiers clan. Lives in Lower Mills, Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts. First appeared in Meanwhile 7: “When Zombies Attack!”

http://www.oddpla.net/lhfweb/cast/teodora.jpg Teodora [Given name: Teodora Coelho]: Vampire, Pippilotta’s great-aunt. Born in 1900. Leader of the Irmas de Maria clan. Lives in Union Square, Somerville, Massachusetts. First appeared in 2.7: “Lonely Hour.”

http://www.oddpla.net/lhfweb/cast/thomas.jpg Thomas [Given name: Thomas Shipley Herringford Fell]: Mortal, Anneka’s ex, Zinnia Pascale’s enemy. Born in 1970. Grad student at Harvard in comparative folklore. Lives in Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts. First appeared in Meanwhile 8: “Zombie in the Diner!!”

Captain Thunderpussy [Given name: Thunderpussy]: Kitty pirate nun, imaginary. Will’s muse, captain of the good brig Chastity. Lives in Will’s head. First appeared in 8.2: “Thunderpussy.”

http://www.oddpla.net/lhfweb/cast/tituba.jpg Tituba [Given name: Tituba Salem]: Vampire, servant of Ethan. Born in 1653, vamped at 29. Secretary for the Colonials clan. Lives in Salem, Massachusetts. First appeared in Dead Girl’s Diary 4: “Disputed Redemption.”

http://www.oddpla.net/lhfweb/cast/velvette.jpg Velvette Crush [Given name: Dana Simms]: Mortal, Anneka and Will’s friend, Janet’s half-sister. Born in 1982. Subway busker, fashion designer and fetishwear model. Lives on Massachusetts Avenue, Porter Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts. First appeared in Meanwhile 3: “Yummy Summer.”

http://www.oddpla.net/lhfweb/cast/viktor.jpg Viktor [Given name: Viktor]: Cyborg, Janet’s creation, Sibley’s concubine, Anneka and Will’s friend. Created by Janet in 2005. Affiliated with the South Enders clan. Servant. Lives in the Leather District, Boston, Massachusetts. First appeared in 1.5: “Exhausted Vampires.”

http://www.oddpla.net/lhfweb/cast/waverley.jpg Waverley [Given name: Waverley Parker]: Mortal, Anneka’s friend. Telephone surveyor. Lives in Copley Square, Boston, Massachusetts. First appeared in 8.4: “Club Members.”

http://www.oddpla.net/lhfweb/cast/will.jpg Will [Given name: William Philomel Ashby Cox]: Vampire, Anneka’s boyfriend, the person who vamped Anneka, Mark’s ex, Absinthe’s ex. Born in 1870, vamped at 30. Formerly affiliated with the Sods clan and the South Enders clan, now independent. Webmaster of lesbovamps.com. Lives in Davis Square, Somerville, Massachusetts. First appeared in 1.1: “Domestic Vampires.”

http://www.oddpla.net/lhfweb/cast/zaezae.jpg ZaeZae [Given name: Maria de Sao Jose]: Vampire, Pippilotta’s friend. Born in 1958. Member of the Irmas de Maria clan. Lives on Bow Street, Union Square, Somerville, Massachusetts. First appeared in 5.10: “Disinvited.”

http://www.oddpla.net/lhfweb/cast/zinniapascale.jpg Zinnia Pascale [Given name: Zinnia Pascale Janus]: Zombie, friend of Susie. Freelance wreaker of mayhem. First appeared in Meanwhile 7: “When Zombies Attack!”

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