SA Vampyre News (SAVN)

SA Vampyre News is a news agency established by House Valur on 6 June 2011 to serve the Vampyre Community in South Africa, to provide news coverage on issues affecting the Community – such as its activity and growth, and the gradual exposure of our subculture to the non-Vampyre world.

It is currently owned by the South African Vampyre Alliance (SAVA), another former project of House Valur.

In the context of the Vampyre Community becoming more known to Shinai (mundane) society, one of the functions of SA Vampyre News was to provide an insight into the world of vampyric people, to explain terminology and also to clarify misconceptions and misunderstandings.

SAVN also posts articles in blog format contributed by community members, providing their own take on vampyrism, Vampyre nature and on issues affecting the local community, and the community itself.

SAVN strove to bring as much original and local content to the attention of the SA VC, and as far as is possible, at least one post per day for weekdays, including esoteric and spiritual issues surrounding vampyrism, fashion, trends and lifestyle articles, and especially news articles on recent local and international events in the VC.

SAVN have conducted interviews with authors, both established and up-and-coming in the vampire genre (such as Nadine Maritz, Lorelei Bell, Nerine Dorman, and Carole Gill), as well as some of the internationally known founders, personalities, and long-term members of the modern international (O)VC (like Michelle Belanger, Deacon Gray, Sanguinarius, Cheri, Mistwolf, and others). Additionally they featured interviews of local personalities who have contributed and featured in the affairs of the local SA VC, including Samael Anathan, Jhenephyr Phoenix Liliam, Lamia Satanei, Psion Valur De Nocte, Kay Valkir Noctem, and Octarine Valur.

SAVN (and it’s Afrikaans counterpart, also SAVN – SA Vampier Nuus) are now wholly an independent body from House Valur, as are other former projects such as “Vampyre Bytes”, which were transferred along with the Regency to SAVA in October 2018.





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