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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Saturday, July 25, 2009


The following companies are donating (or have promised) goods or services to the Weird Weekend, mostly as raffle prizes. Everyone has been remarkably generous. Thank you guys...

We have come a long way from when the raffle prizes were half a dozen review books we didn't want and some piece of crap from Richard's bedroom.


Tim the Yowie Man said...

The Beast?? Is that a beer?

If so, I can't wait to get stuck into it some.

I dip my hat to all sponsors.

fleury said...

i think you should raffle a night with max (the cfz casanova,) lol.

and of course, due to the exceptionally ace girl selling the tickets it will be marvellous. :D
yay for sponsors.