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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Thursday, November 17, 2011


We had a great time at Uncon, and then at my Mama-in-law. Apparently Rebecca L is gutted at not being able to make it this year so Tania (bless her) made sure that she was included in every picture by brandishing a picture of her.

What a sweetie!

It will take me a couple of days to get back in the swing of things, but I would like to thank Graham and Liz for their sterling work in keeping the bloggo afloat in the abscence of the captain....

I would also like to thank everyone who helped at Uncon, especially Shosh and Gavin, and Tim and Graidi. Wot a bunch of sweeties.

(Yes I have trimmed my beard, and about time too)


RR said...

Bless Tania's cotton socks! It was the only way I was going to make it this year. Hopefully you didn't find my 'company' too one-dimensional :P

Steve Jones said...

and we included Becky as the honourary 6th member of our team that won the inaugural Fortean Times Quiz on the Saturday night!