Isn't that an odd philosophy for a vampire?
Providing a writer isn't put off by conventions - and some are - attending them can be a nice break from the necessary isolation of writing.
I ride horseback - arthritic knees permitting - or listen to opera. Sometimes I cook. I used to do needlework, but it's hard on my hands now, so I only do it occasionally, but I like it. And, of course, I read.
Common folk didn't have last names in the 8th and 9th centuries.
I'm not a good collaborator in general.