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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, January 29, 2008

Well, it's that time of year again

I really don't believe that we are coming up to our ninth annual Weird Weekend. It seems only yesterday that we were promoting (in an incredibly half arsed way) the first event. However, we know what we are doing a heck of a lot more now than we did back then, and the 2008 event looks like it is going to be a stonker.

This year's speakers include:

PAUL VELLA: Bigfoot for kids

RONAN COGHLAN: Theology of extraterrestraials

GEOFF WARD: Spirals in nature

JONATHAN DOWNES: TBC

RICHARD FREEMAN et al: Guyana 2007 Expedition report and results

DR KARL SHUKER TBC

JONATHAN MCGOWAN TBC

LEE WALKER: New Ferry after Dark

MIKE HALLOWELL: Invisikids

GAIL NINA ANDERSON: TBC

CHRIS MOISER: Tropiquaria Zoo - tales from a zookeeper

DARREN W RITSON & MIKE HALLOWELL: Tyneside Poltergeist case TBC

MICHAEL WOODLEY: classifying sea serpents

Dr MIKE DASH: Lake Monsters title TBC

TIM MATTHEWS: TBC

NICK REDFERN: Planet of the Ape-Men

PAUL ROSE: A year of monsters

OLL LEWIS: tbc

and more to be confirmed soon.

To give you a taster, here are some videos from last year's event, edited by my beloved nephew David. I really don't know what I would do without him...