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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Sunday, November 15, 2009


Only 3 weeks to go to the Midland Charity Auction on 6th December. Fish are starting to be put on the website. Could I ask all those bringing fish to let me know what you are bringing. This online list really is a great advertisement for your fish or eggs. I can also put photos of your fish on this page.

The webpage as usual contains links to download your booking in forms so you can do the whole booking in thing from your fish house & just drop your boxes off on the day. Or pick up forms on the day & fill out when you get there.
The December do is usually well attended & has over 500 lots of fish on offer.
Could I ask those attending to try & bring a little something for the raffle prize table. This generally brings in over £100 for the charity pot. This is a fundraising event for charity after all. The Yorkshire lads do a great job of organising this.
A film unit will be coming to take some footage which may appear on the BBC later on.
The June (2010) auction will have a marquee to increase floor space. Other things are being worked on for this date.


oryzias said...

This is well worth supporting, and a cracking good day.

tripwire said...

Tim, are you planning to bring back your West African killifish site back? It was a treasure trove of info. Would be sad to see it go.