"A Different Vein"  
Author Harry Turtledove
First Appearance Chicon
Reprinted No
Collected No
Genre(s) Fantasy
Publication date 2000

"A Different Vein" is a short story by Harry Turtledove, originally published at Chicon 2000 in August 2000 in honor of Turtledove being the convention's Toastmaster. The story has never been reprinted.

"A Different Vein" is a story of a comedian named Hal Williams, who tells jokes based on legend and mythology, until he runs into a real vampire.