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The Darkness, Artificial Light, In The Valley of Shadows

Monday, November 7, 2011

The Federal Vampire & Zombie Agency’s (FVZA) legendary Dr. Hugo Pecos

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In his 30-year career with the FVZA, Dr. Hugo Pecos rose from fledgling scientist on the Zozobra Project to directorship of the entire Southwest Region. Dr. Pecos has his done his fair share to rid the country of vampires and zombies. Dr. Pecos agreed to take time out of his very busy schedule to grant me this interview.

Notes From The Author: Thank you Dr. Pecos for taking time out of your busy schedule to speak with us today. There is a plethora of information on your website explaining the purpose of the FZVA and the type of research that is being conduct at the Santa Rosa Institute. Was there one thing that prompted such an aggressive warning and public awareness campaign or was it a series of smaller events that forewarns of an ominous bigger picture?

Dr. Pecos: The main impetus for my site was the relaxing of regulations governing research of vampire and zombie blood and tissue. There was a stricter level of vigilance in the years after the FVZA was disbanded. Now that we’re 35 years away from that, restrictions have been relaxed and I’m concerned that we could have a problem.

NFTA: While you were employed by SRI you developed a vaccine that brought the vampire population down to acceptable levels. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that the populations of both vampire and zombie communities are on the rise. With that being the case do you feel that the FZVA academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico, along with FZVA offices around the country should be reopened?

Dr. Pecos: Yes, I do believe there should be, at the very least, one training and recruitment center for the FVZA. There are very unique challenges in combating vampires and zombies, and neither the military special forces or law enforcement are trained for it.

NFTA: Speaking of your tenure at SRI, Dr. Edward Westhead the current director of SRI was one of your students. Did you feel a sense of betrayal when he ended your employment?

Dr. Pecos: There’s no denying it hurts to get replaced, especially when you believe that you are in the right. Dr. Westhead was a good scientist at one time, but I think he got caught up in the politics of SRI. He put personal ambition above all else.

NFTA: I’m currently working on a story called The Lazarus Antidote, which is base wholly on the information from your websites & Who was the first author or graphic novelist who contacted you in regards to requesting permission to use the information from your websites and how does it feel to know that your work has inspired so many other craftsmen in the genre?

Dr. Pecos: It’s great, I’m very happy to hear about these projects because they build awareness and that’s all I ever wanted with the site. I originally was approached by a movie company called Contrafilm about developing something based on the FVZA. They had partnered with a comic book company called Radical Comics and were looking for a project to team up on. Rather than pitch a story to a studio, they thought it would be better to have a tangible work—in this case a graphic novel—to show the executives. I hope to see more and I’m looking forward to your story. I love the title!

NFTA: Oh my gosh, thank you. I’m really excited (and a little nervous) for you to read my story as well. I was just really inspired when I found your website and just knew that there was a story there. Speaking of which there really is a ton of information on your two websites, how long did it take for you to have enough content to launch the sites?

Dr. Pecos: I believe there were only six pages of material when I launched the site back in April 2001. Over the next six months I kept adding to it and adding to it. I’ve slowed down in recent years, but I could probably keep adding to it for the next 50 years, if I can come up with an antidote to aging.

NFTA: Well I heard that the Santa Rosa Institute is working on that right now, lol just kidding! You have thousands of facebook friends and fans, and your youtube videos are reaching 30, 000 views, and I see at least one FVZA t-shirt or ball cap at every convention I go to. Did you ever image that the FVZA would be so significant in terms of Internet vampire and zombie research?

Dr. Pecos: Initially I wondered if anyone would ever visit the site, but the number of visitors grew steadily over the first year. The Internet has proven to be a great resource for information. Of course, you have to be savvy to separate the wheat from the chaff. It’s amazing to think how far zombie and vampire awareness has spread in just the last 10 years. I like to think I’ve had something to do with that, but there are a lot of people out there who are very thoughtful and diligent in their research.

NFTA: Speaking of conventions do you do the con circuit and if so what horror or zombie conventions do you or will be attending?

Dr. Pecos: I don’t like to travel anymore so I haven’t been to any conventions. I was asked to attend the New York and San Diego conventions. Maybe I will make one in the next year or two. They look like fun!

NFTA: They are! Dr. Pecos I cannot begin to thank you enough for your time today and with all the help you’ve provided me in writing The Lazarus Antidote. Before I let you go is there anything else you would like to add, or say to your fans, your opponents, or to Dr. Westhead?

Dr. Pecos: Thank you for helping to spread the word.

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