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, August 13, 2011

Only a week to go

With only a week to go, I am at the "why the bloody hell do I ever organise a conference?" stage, but as this happens to me every year I don't suppose that there is anything to worry about. All sorts of things have gone wrong, but we have fixed them all, or at leased sorted out work-arounds, and the fact that Dave and Jess returned to Devon on wednesday has lifted my spirits no end.

See you next weekend...


Janet Walkey said...

I know that feeling so well Jon, but I'm sure it will be fantastic, as it always is.

See you at the weekend!

Geordie-dave said...

Don't worry mate I've got my plaster of Paris and felt tips at the ready and Mrs Curtis & Rosie are chomping at the bit to get the crafty Kids corner up and running.