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, May 25, 2011

CFZ: Help Wanted

For various reasons not entirely unconnected with my failing health, we are looking to take on some employees for a couple of dull, but worthy specific tasks. Now, as anyone who knows the CFZ will attest, we have no money. However, I believe that there are charitable trusts out there to whom one can apply for grants for such things, and as we are a company limited by guarantee, and the aims of these specific projects (having the entire CFZ archives online) is most definitely for the public good and in the public interest, I see no reason why we should not be eligible for said grants.

The sticking point is that I am not terribly good at this stuff. Out of the 3,000 or so people who read the CFZ bloggo, are any of you charity fundraisers, or something like that who could point us in the right direction, and help us along the path?

1 comment:

kjohanni said...

Have a look at Kickstarter


Its a website that gives creative endeavors a place to pair up with those wishing to help with funding.