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, August 25, 2009



Dear Kithra has waxed lyrical on the subject of Oll's new story, and drops charming and ladylike (but very definite) hints that it is time that Mr Matthews provided us with some more episodes of the Cats of Upper Minster.


Kithra said...

Thanks, Jon. But me? Ladylike? ROTFL.

However, I would love to read some more about those "Cats of Upper Minster" whenever Tim Matthews has time to write some more.

And, as I just wrote a few minutes ago, I'd also love to read some more from Oll Lewis.

C-E C said...

Here, here! More from Tim and Oll please! Liz

Chris Clark said...

And here's an idea if you want to raise money for the CFZ: allow people to appear in the stories for a fee (as positive characters obviously). You could auction the rights on eBay. I'm not sure I want to be in myself, but I bet people would pay to see Richard tackle a Nandi bear, or Jon suddenly appear in Upper Minster...