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, March 05, 2015

WEIRD WEEKEND 2015: Lineup changes

It will probably come as no surprise to anyone to hear that, because Richard had to pull out of the Tasmania expedition at the last minute, Lars Thomas will be delivering the Saturday night expedition report.

Richard will be giving his talk on dragons that he did to twelve people at the first Weird Weekend in Exwick village hall fifteen years ago...

I suspect that him, me, Graham and Nichola are the only people who will be at this year's event who were still there then.

1 comment:

Syd said...

It certainly will come as no surprise to anyone who knows the CFZ. Lol:
There are certainly two others (Bob and myself) who clearly remember that first dose of Weird Week-end chaos. Far more staff (most of them drunk), speakers and stall holders than audience members.
To be quite honest, it came as something of a surprise that there was ever a Weird Week-end number two, let alone reach the present number.