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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Monday, June 15, 2009


You all know Lizzy as that nice Miss Clancy who writes bloggo pieces about chickens and bees. What a sweet girl, you have probably thought as you read how her new book is rapidly being thought of as a classic of its genre (at least by the pundits on the CFZ bloggo).

Well, sadly, we have just discovered that she has another side: a vicious side; a frightening side; frightening if you are the author of bad grammar, that is, because Lizzy ("That's Miss Clare-Elizabeth to you, sonny" she snarls as she weilds her red pen with the sort of viciousness one expects from an avenging angel) has just become the Bloggo sub-editor (or grammar Nazi, as she has been described by those in awe of her spellingly goodness).

It is something that we have needed for ages. The workload of keeping this circus on the road is too much for Jon to do completely single-handedly and his spelling, whilst not as bad as some of the other bloggo people, is pretty horrific so (reluctantly) to quote Artie on The Larry Sanders Show we have opened a box far worse than Pandora's and let loose an avenging syntax angel upon an unsuspecting world.

We just didn't expect her to be so scary!


G L Wilson said...

I nearly offered to help in this department myself, but then I made some terrible typos in some of the comments and didn't think you'd take me seriously. (I blame this keyboard).

fleury said...

I didn't know jobs on the editorial team were up for grabs.. but well done Liz!

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