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, September 23, 2009


Various people including Lizwiz (who is quite scary when she gets riled) have been bullying me because I have not got around to putting any more of the videos from this year's Weird Weekend up onto CFZtv. "Its been five weeks now, you lazy so and so," she shouted down the telephone to me, making me quake in me boots.

In my defence, although we got them all up within a week last year, there has been an awful lot of other stuff happening this year, but I cheerfully admit that mea culpa.

So I will be spending today trying to format and embed another few talks and get them up for you.

I wont be sitting around reading The Lost Symbol all day. Honest.

1 comment:

Dr Dan Holdsworth said...

On that score, might I apologise for the condition of that segment I filmed. I should have used my camera instead of a phone-cam for the piece, but unfortunately didn't get the camera out in time.

Still, what I did get was rather good; Richard Freeman does do exceedingly good introductions...