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, August 08, 2010

WEIRD WEEKEND 2010: The Latest News

* With only a few days left, the influx of people begins today. First due is Max who should be here at tea time today (clutching large amounts of cake for the kids tea party, and a cane toad for Corinna's belated birthday present). Richard arrives tomorrow, and Ronan on Wednesday. Then on thursday the floodgates open....

* Patrick Noble writes:

Morning Jon,

I have a few spare seats in my car travelling from Kent for the WW if you wanted to let people know through the blog. Travelling down Thursday, returning Monday. Will consider reasonable detours on route. I know it’s late notice and most people will have already made arrangements, but the offer is there nonetheless!

Hope you are keeping well, see you soon


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