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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Thursday, January 22, 2009

General Updates

The new-look CFZ website is finished, and after five or six weeks of work, it is up and running. The more eagle eyed amongst you will have noticed that the www.cfz.org.uk index page actually defaults to www.cfz.org.uk.beta

This is because we need to spend a day or so taking the entire old site down and replacing it with the new one. This is going to be a horrible exercise, and will need some degree of preparation. I also have a cold and am feeling sorry for myself, and it is too horrible a prospect to deal with just now.

On another technical note, Radio CFZ is slightly delayed. It will still happen in the next few weeks but there have been some technical issues. However in the meantime I hope that you enjoy our new, much expanded, and almost ad hoc bloggything...

1 comment:

Michael said...

Can't get on to the Forum ,Jon !