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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Wednesday, August 05, 2009


A number of readers, most notably `Greatbeast`, have asked us for an updated publishing schedule, as the one that we gave you about six months ago has most singularly failed to materialise.
The first out of the starting gate is this one by Andy Roberts, but the next ones are (in vague order):
1. Starseeds and other dreams by Karl Shuker
2. Daintree Diary by Carl Portman
3. Predator Deathmatch by Nick Molloy
4. CFZ Yearbook 2010
These should be out before the end of the year. Maybe some of the next trenche will be as well, but I ain't promising:
5. The Great Yokai Encyclopaedia by Richard Freeman
6. Monstrum by Tony `Doc` Shiels
7. Animals & Men Collected Editions Vol 4
Also definitely appearing at some point are:
8. Lytham and Booze by Tony `Doc` Shiels
9. The Madness of Butterflies by Jonathan Downes
and eight more volumes of the `Mystery Animals of the British Isles` series, as well as more books by Shuker, Downes, Freeman and Redfern, which are still in the planning stage.
However one must remember that we live in an ultimately changeable universe, and things can and will change... I hope this helps

1 comment:

Greatbeast said...

Thanks. I'll shut up now.