It was one of those "only at TCA" moments: An avowed vampire, wearing a black robe that matched his long, black hair, was networking and handing out his business card to amused cable executives. Fresh off his panel hyping Sci Fi’s reality series Mad Mad House, the vampire Don Henrie started making the rounds, looking for new business. One of the cable executives who received the 28-year-old vampire’s business cards was Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau’s Steve Raddock, who was asked out for a networking lunch. Raddock tells us that he declined. Perhaps the vampire’s comments on the panel, when he said he drinks blood occasionally, scared Raddock off. One of the vampire’s on-panel quips: "Not everybody goes for the regular rat race. Some of us are in the bat race." While he said he had an electrical engineering career before diving full time into his role as a vampire, he also admitted that he doesn’t wake until 4 p.m. most days, not a good job search candidate by any measure. "I’ve never networked with a vampire before," Raddock said. "Maybe he has aspirations beyond this show."

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