The purpose of the Vampyre Academy is  to support the Vampyre Community by means of gathering all relevant information on the vampyric condition and also about the Vampyre Community in all its forms and presenting it in a manner which can be used to educate.


The focus of our educational efforts is primarily on the members of the emerging South African Vampyre Community, although some of our efforts are aimed at improving the external perception of the VC – which, sad to say, is largely brought down by the efforts of activists in religious fundamentalism, and those working against the Constitutionally guaranteed rights to privacy, anonymity, and of freedom of association, belief and expression.

Our community tends to be the target of those who employ misinformation and disinformation by spreading false information about Vampyres and the VC, exaggeration, mis-association, stereotyping, outright lies, and manufactured “news” – all of which serves as propaganda to perpetuate suspicion, fear and hostility for the Vampyre Community.

Ignorance – on the part of those outside the VC, the people who don’t know what Vampyres are, or what the Vampyre culture is about, and who are duped by propaganda and disinformation – is the biggest obstacle we face as a sub-culture today.

Affiliated Sites & Resources:

As part of our vision, the Vampyre Academy maintains the following other websites, which form part of the SAVCNet:

Friends of the South African Vampyre Facebook Group

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An open meeting place for those drawn to the icon of the vampire, those who enjoy the vampire aesthetic, people who indulge in the vampire lifestyle, people who believe they are vampires, and vampires who believe they are people, to network, discuss and chat about anything relating to vampires and vampirism.

The Real Vampire Forum


A forum for real Vampyres “where the real vamps are”, also catering for the international community.


SA Vampyre News

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SA Vampyre News is a news agency established to serve the Vampyre Community in South Africa, providing news coverage on issues affecting the Community, such as its activity and growth, and the gradual exposure of the subculture to the Shinai world.

The South African Vampyre Community (Portal)

SA VC smallThis site serves as the gateway to the online presence of the SA Vampyre Community. Its aim is to allow quick access to whatever resource the visitor is seeking.

The South African Vampyre Culture Center

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This was founded in order to create and manage an open and public reference to South African Vampyre culture, and features numerous lexicons of names, terms and jargon used within the community, and a comprehensive breakdown of the basics of Vampyre nature, culture, and history.

The SA Vampyre Community page on Facebook.

The Vampyre History Project


This is a broad chronology of Vampyre and Vampyre-related events in history, collected from a variety of sources IRL and via net-trawls online in order to compile as complete a reference guide as possible and to present it for general public use. This is, without argument, the most complete and detailed free-access publicly visible Vampyre history on the Web! (We know – we’ve looked.)

Vampyre Bytes


Vampyre Bytes is an outlet for South African fiction and creativity created by members of the South African Vampyre Community. Although this material and these contributions do not HAVE to be vampcentric, it is preferable. Items are posted on this site under the Creative Commons License and copyright remains with the authors.