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, October 30, 2009


Life is a little complicated at the moment. Various members of my team are undergoing life crises: two people have been made homeless, and another has taken an overdose. I am also unwell at the moment - a benign cyst that I have had for nearly 20 years has just stopped being benign, and although I am on medication for it, it hurts like billy-oh.

However, life continues. We are working on Nick Molloy's Predator Deathmatch at the moment, with several other titles due out of the starting gate in the next few weeks. These include:

The Great Yokai Encyclopaedia by Richard Freeman
Strangely Strange but Oddly Normal by Andy Roberts
Daintree Diaries by Carl Portman

We are also working on issue 47 of Animals & Men, which will be with you by Christmas, and the 2010 Yearbook, which will be on sale at the end of the year.

So forgive us if we appear tardy. Just remember that there are only a handful of us, and that we do our best.


Tilmeeth said...

You all seem to be doing very well considering. Just received my first copy of Animals and Men (Issue 46) and am very pleased :)

I hope everyone finds some peace and happiness before the festive season.

Tabitca said...

*hug* sounds awful but almost glad it is not just me that is having a bad time at the moment. We will just have to try and think that this is just a passing phase and things will improve. thinking about you all xx