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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Friday, August 14, 2009

WEIRD WEEKEND SCRAPBOOK: Oll’s Weird Weekend Scrapbook - Thursday

It is the Weird Weekend cocktail party and unfortunately I have lost my glasses, which, as I am very badly short-sighted, means my vision is impaired, which is a bit embarrassing because although I have had a bit to drink it gives the impession I’m rather more drunk than I am. That aside, I have had a good time meeting up with old friends I haven’t seen since last year and making new ones. Part of the fun of the cocktail party is the children’s games and this year we had the new game of ‘pin the monocle on the sea serpent’, a sort of modified version of pin the tail on the donkey, which was enjoyed by all.

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