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, March 03, 2015

CFZ PRESS: News about Animals & Men

Things always go more slowly than I would have liked, but I am happy to announce that the hard copy and ebook versions of Animals & Men #52 are currently in preparation. Just to reiterate the changes which have recently taken place with the CFZ Flagship Publication. 

Animals & Men is no longer available by subscription. The membership package will now consist of a monthly newsletter, regular publications for members only and a series of discounts on CFZ publications and tickets to the Weird Weekend. All current subscriptions will be migrated to the new format, and a credit note issued for any outstanding monies held by us. That credit note can be redeemed against any of our publications including Animals & Men, so although we are changing the model, subscribers can still stick to what is basically the current plan if they wish. The first newsletter will be going out very soon and from then on will be on the first of each month. Because this is a radical rewrite of the membership structure, all members will be given a free 3 Month subscription on top of what is currently owed to them. For those not aware, the new look Animals & Men can be found for free  on the front page of the website.

However, both hard copy and ebook versions have been uploaded and will be available to purchase in the next week or so. Thank you for your forebearance while the CFZ (and partiocularly this grumpy old bugger) embraces the new cultural mores of the 21st Century.

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