Sunday, August 21, 2011
WEIRD WEEKEND SCRAPBOOK: Blue Sunday
Today was the last day of the 2011 Weird Weekend and it kicked off with a fantastic talk by Glen Vaudrey on the Water Horse. The Water Horse has fascinated me for some time and it was very interesting to hear about the Scottish folklore surrounding the beast, which I could compare to the Welsh folklore I grew up with. Ronan was, as ever, the last talk before Jon’s address and produced a fantastically entertaining talk as always, this time recreating the Labours of Hercules.
In Jon’s address he announced publicly that the CFZ are putting together a new pier-reviewed journal on cryptozoology. This should, as all the reviewers of papers for the journal are respected academics, answer critics who think cryptozoology is a waste of time.
The evening saw the dinner at the Farmers Arms and after which Richard, Perry, Nadia, Mark, Darren and John Hare discussed such diverse subjects as serial killers and the Japanese Porygon panic. Same time next year I hope. OLL LEWIS