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, October 24, 2009


We should have done this months ago, but for some reason never really got around to it. This morning I was on Facebook (yes, Robert Heinlein's advice to aspiring writers comes to mind: "If you must use Facebook, do it in private and wash your hands afterwards") stealing a picture of Derek Grebner to use to illustrate my `thank you` when I was jumped upon by Jessica Taylor asking if I could help with her homework by letting her use the office printer. Well duh! Of course I can, I said.

And then Ruby Lang came online.

I needed to talk to her about some CFZ Australia stuff anyway. One thing led to another, and now she has added the CFZ Australia blog to the network. Hooray!

Welcome aboard, guys.

1 comment:

CFZ Australia said...

Thanks cobber! :-)