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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Tuesday, December 13, 2011


This issue of A&M seems to have been jinxed: every conceivable thing that could go wrong with it has gone wrong with it, and now we are in the embarrassing position of having it on sale on Amazon before we have actually received our copies to send out.

I sincerely hope that they will be dispatched before or soon after Christmas and - I PROMISE - regularising its output is the #1 priority for next year.

Issue 50 is half finished and I know what will be in #51....

On a similar subject, The Journal of Cryptozoology is also late. This is because there are not enough hours in the day to do all the things that we want to do, and not enough people to do them.

Karl Shuker and I are both confident that this too will be underway in the New Year, as will Karl's new book, new books from Nick Redfern, Andrew Gable, Mike Hallowell and others, as well as even more new series and imprints from CFZ Press. 2012 really does look like it will be an exciting year....


Ego Ronanus said...

I shall be fascinated to see Karl's new ook.

Carl said...

Fantastic...can't wait!!