Half a century ago, Belgian Zoologist Bernard Heuvelmans first codified cryptozoology in his book On the Track of Unknown Animals.

The Centre for Fortean Zoology (CFZ) are still on the track, and have been since 1992. But as if chasing unknown animals wasn't enough, we are involved in education, conservation, and good old-fashioned natural history! We already have three journals, the largest cryptozoological publishing house in the world, CFZtv, and the largest cryptozoological conference in the English-speaking world, but in January 2009 someone suggested that we started a daily online magazine! The CFZ bloggo is a collaborative effort by a coalition of members, friends, and supporters of the CFZ, and covers all the subjects with which we deal, with a smattering of music, high strangeness and surreal humour to make up the mix.

It is edited by CFZ Director Jon Downes, and subbed by the lovely Lizzy Bitakara'mire (formerly Clancy), scourge of improper syntax. The daily newsblog is edited by Corinna Downes, head administratrix of the CFZ, and the indexing is done by Lee Canty and Kathy Imbriani. There is regular news from the CFZ Mystery Cat study group, and regular fortean bird news from 'The Watcher of the Skies'. Regular bloggers include Dr Karl Shuker, Dale Drinnon, Richard Muirhead and Richard Freeman.The CFZ bloggo is updated daily, and there's nothing quite like it anywhere else. Come and join us...

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Back to work, shoulder to the wheel, time and tide wait for no man, etc etc

While we were away on our M25 misadventure, I had an eMail from Nichola, politely but firmly reminding me that I hadn't posted any piccies from the Weird Weekend. She is right - I hadn't.

Well, coincidentally, last week I received a 22,000 word account of our annual bunfight from our old friend Helen Lester, known to the fortean discussion group as `Helen of Troy`. I saw her scribbling away throughout the conference, and she had told me that she would write up a review, but I never expected anything on this scale.

So, I have been at work this morning, and HERE is the story of the 2007 Weird Weekend in words and pictures...