Happy Heritage Day! – A Message From The SAVA

Today is Heritage Day in South Africa, and for many of us it is a public holiday, a time to relax, and to enjoy with friends and family. Some call it “braai day”, but considering the wet weather we are having in some places today, that seems somewhat unlikely. However, everywhere there are people celebrating their heritage openly, and even publicly, whether in large groups, or small. Whether they are celebrating their ethnicity, their religious affiliations, their language, their sexual orientations or even their gender – or permutations of the above, most people will be celebrating their personal identities. But what about participants in the Vampyre subculture? Continue reading


Sign Up Now – And That’s An Order! – by Val

Participants in the South African VC may soon be wondering what the new groups are that are being talked about by SAVA members.  Are they secretive groups, up to dodginess and mystery? Are they involved in *insert scary music here* ‘the occult’? Does “B.Y.O.B” on the group event invitations stand for “Bring Your Own Body”? Oh goodness, no! Anyway, this article will explain EXACTLY what these new groups are about, without any kind of subterfuge or attempt to mislead, for your information and for your peace of mind. Continue reading


Writer’s Challenge Winner Announced – by Dagan Nightalon

1970910_596146997161633_6509684176107189167_nTo the amazing list of writers who agreed to write a short story for this challenge: Thank you so much for sharing your awesome short stories with us! Every nominee did an outstanding job! We all appreciate the time and effort you put into these creations! Prizes for the Best Short Story judged by votes is……..

Chris van der Merwe! Congrats bud! We will be contacting you shortly for details so we can send through your prizes donated by Nadine and myself.

Chris, as the winner, you are now to choose a Topic as well as nominate the next 4 candidates for the next write off.

Dagan.


Interview – Sonja Ruppersberg and Paul Blom Talk – Terminatryx and HorrorFest – by Nadine

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SONJA RUPPERSBERG

What was your vision for Terminatryx when you decided to start the project?

Initially the project was going to be a fun activity for my friend Christina and I.  We wanted to be in a band, like most people, and like most people we did not realize how much went into it  :) Paul agreed to write some material for us and before we even knew what was happening we had material and an invitation to perform live with a touring band from Germany, Diary of Dreams.  The intention was always to get to that point at some stage, but we never thought that it would happen so fast. Continue reading


Read The Competition Entries Today & Vote Tomorrow!

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Here are the links to the posts in the latest Writer’s Challenge writing competition: Read them today and VOTE TOMORROW IN THE AM.

  • http://ow.ly/BmLIo – Hunter – by Serephim Lena Karayan participant in the #WTFWriters Challenge for FOSAV
  • http://ow.ly/BmLNl – Royal Curse – by Chris Van Der Merwe participant in the #WTFWriters Challenge for FOSAV
  • http://ow.ly/BmLRm – The Hunt – by Cian Ashling participant in the #WTFWriters Challenge for FOSAV
  • http://ow.ly/BmLV6 Peace by Samael Anathan participant in the #WTFWriters Challenge for FOSAV

Rules and reg the writers had to work to:
1. It has to be vampire or wolf driven.
2. It has to be 12 pt Font – Times New Roman. Double Spacing.
3. Word count of +/- 1000 words.
4. Has to be in English.
5. Each editorial needs to be submitted together with at least one image that holds relevance to your story.
6. Winners can’t be nominated to participate again for at least 2 rounds after their winning streak.

Voting will take place as per the previous instance on the ‪#‎TJJ‬ blog. Winners will be announced on the SAVN site.

Good luck to all participants – and to our readers, ENJOY!


How I Feel About Being A Vampyre and Dealing With The Hunger – by Lunah Valur Eir

In our culture, when one of us takes a learner or Fledgling Vampyre under our wing, we try to teach them all they need to know to the best of our ability. While we call them Fledglings and Apprentices – and fondly refer to them as “Baby Bat” and other terms of endearment, they remain every bit as much real Vampyres as we are,  with the same needs, the same problems and the same challenges. We as Mentors strive to pass on to them the material and the experiences we have learned for ourselves – the ways of our respective societies and cultures. We do this so that they are better able to fend for themselves in the world of the Shinai, and also among other Nightkind. One of the ways we help them to learn is to ask them to write about various topics relating to the VC and their nature, their thoughts and feelings about certain aspects. By this we gauge what they have learned, and what sort of individual they happen to be. Today I am proud to share an article written by my current Fledgling, Lunah Valur Eir. The topic given to her for her assignment was “How I Feel About Being A Vampyre and Dealing With The Hunger”. Continue reading


Vampyre Erotica Write-Off Steals The Show – by Lunah Valur Eir

Blog BattleVampyric Erotica! Have you ever heard of such a thing? Well, I certainly hadn’t until I logged into my Facebook account, expecting to see the usual banter, pics and posts,  and saw that not only was there vampyric erotica being written by our VC members, but they were having a write-off as well! Continue reading


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