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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Monday, October 29, 2012


And so another week begins. The highspot of the next seven days is a 'Fun Day' at Barnstaple Museum featuring quite a few of the gang. Sheri has apparently brought a Catwoman mask with her as it is Hallowe'en, and this year we shall be having a smashing Samhain. In other news I am interviewing Martin Birke from the marvellous 'Genre Peak' tonight at 9 (or it might be 8 because the clocks went back), and Annie Haslam is back in the saddle, albeit wearing a medieval sounding back brace...

We kick off the week with a visit to the home of Thom the World Poet

Next year there will be a mega festival in Australia which features Gonzofolk like Jon Anderson and Roger Hodgson, as well as Robert Plant..

As regular readers will be aware, Annie Haslam has suffered a back injury, but like the trouper she is, she is back on stage again..

A review of Jefferson Starship in Paris the other week..

Eric Burdon is 71 but still one of my favourite singers..

Postman don't bring me no more blues. But bring me a massive parcel of Gonzothings

My favourite magazine 'The Word' ceased publication earlier this year, but David Hepworth is keeping the 'Word in your Ear' gigs alive and kicking..

The Gonzo Daily is a two way process. If you have any news or want to write for us, please contact me at jon@eclipse.co.uk. If you are an artist and want to showcase your work, or even just say hello please write to me at gonzo@cfz.org.uk. Please copy, paste and spread the word about this magazine as widely as possible. We need people to read us in order to grow, and as soon as it is viable we shall be invading more traditional magaziney areas. Join in the fun, spread the word, and maybe if we all chant loud enough we CAN stop it raining. See you tomorrow...
The Gonzo Daily is - as the name implies - a daily online magazine (mostly) about artists connected to the Gonzo Multimedia group of companies. But it also has other stuff as and when the editor feels like it. The Editor is an old hippy of 53 who - together with his orange cat - puts it all together from a converted potato shed in a tumbledown cottage deep in rural Devon. He is ably assisted by his lovely wife Corinna, his bulldog/boxer Prudence, and a motley collection of social malcontents. Plus.. did we mention the orange cat?

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