Friday, March 31, 2017

New Publications of Mine

New "Animals and Men" issue was just released! Excellent articles and interesting ideas. I also had an article included in the issue, titled "Jumping to Conclusions: Could Kangaroos explain the American Dogman Phenomenon?" I was quite happy with how it turned out. Jon even included an accompanying comic strip. You can read it here.
The full table of contents is as follows:
2. Contents
3. Faculty
4. Editorial
9. Newsfile: New and Rediscovered
16. Newsfile: Chupacabras
19. Newsfile: Man Beasts
21. Newsfile: Mystery cats
23. Newsfile: Aquatic monsters
29. Newsfile Xtra (1): The Scottish “Polar Bears”
31. Newsfile Xtra (2): The Philippino“Polar Bears”
36. Watcher of the Skies by Corinna Downes
54. Phantom Black Dogs in the Netherlands by Loes Moddermann
65. Jumping to Conclusions: Could Kangaroos explain the American Dogman Phenomenon? by Colin Schneider
68. Phantom Kangaroos by Scott Kroll
78. Ape Canyon Feature Film seeks Financing by Harrison Demchick
71. Still on the Trail of the Tasmanian Wolf by Richard Freeman
81. Duties for Regional Representatives—A Discussion Document
82. Letters to the Editor
89. Reviews
92. Recent books from CFZ Press

Also, a new issue of the wonderful Cryptid Culture Magazine was released a couple days ago. I recieved mine in the mail and loved it. I had an article in there called "The Monsters of the Fay" about how cryptids and faerie lore could be connected. You can check it out here.
The full table of contents is as follows: 
6: Monsters of the Fay by Colin Schneider
9: The Water Hounds of Ireland by David Weatherly 
13: Dragon Puppet Theater by Jason Ropp
16: Clergy of the Deep: The Sea Monk and the Bishop Fish by John Meszaros
20: The Van Meter Visitor: A Case of High Strangeness by Kevin Nelson
26: A Brief History of SasWhat by Mark Matzke (I was recently featured on that excellent podcast which you can hear here.)
30: Cryptid Poetry by Richard Stevenson
33: Robroy Menzies, Crypto Artist by Robroy Menzies
41: Cryptozoologist: A Documentary
42: Water Monsters by Robert Robinson
46: Disney Cryptids by Scott C. Marlowe
55: The Green River Monster by Zach Bales

Both magazines are excellent and I would recommend them to anyone interested in cryptozoology or the weird. 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Upcoming Event Appearances

I love going to conferences, and I love giving talks at conferences. One of the most frequent questions I get is about what conferences I will be at and what ones I'll be speaking at. So here is a complete list, as of right now, of what events I'll be and/or speaking at.

Kent Paranormal Weekend - April 29-20
The Kent Stage, 175 E Main St, Kent, OH 44240, USA

Pennsylvania Bigfoot Camping Adventure - May 5-7
Benner's Meadow Run Camp Grounds, 315 Nelson Rd, Farmington, PA 15437, USA

Ohio Bigfoot Conference - May 20
Salt Fork State Park Lodge & Conference Center Lore City, Ohio

Kecksburg UFO Festival - July 28-30
5128 Water St, Mt Pleasant, PA 15666, USA
I will be speaking Sunday about the basics of cryptozoology and some regional cryptids.

5th Annual Strange Encounters in Pennsylvania Conference - August 5
403 Donruth Ln, Johnstown, PA 15909, USA
I will be speaking here about cryptid mutilations.

SquatchFest - August 25-27
Mohican-Memorial State Forest, 975 O D N R Mohican Rd 51, Perrysville, OH 44864, USA
I will be speaking here about the "weird" aspects of the Bigfoot phenomenon

Cryptid Con - September 9-10
405 Wilkinson Blvd, Frankfort, KY 40601, USA

Mothman Festival - September 16-17
Point Pleasant, WV, USA

Burr Oak Bigfoot Expo - September 30
Burr Oak Lodge, 10660 Burr Oak Lodge Rd, Glouster, OH 45732, USA

Albatwitch Festival - October 14
21 North 2nd Street, Columbia, PA, United States
I will be speaking here about diminutive humanoids around the world of cryptozoology.

Pittsburgh MUFON Conference - November 4
Bishop Connare Center 900 Seminary Drive Greensburg Pa 15601

Saturday, March 11, 2017

A Happy Announcement

Two weeks ago I announced that I was leaving my old podcast. While I am still saddened by that, I would like to thank everyone who commented on my blog and on Facebook. One of the commenters was Dr. Brian Parsons, a good friend of mine. He said that the network he works for was looking for a new show. We talked about it for a bit, and he set up a call between me and the people in charge.
I know many of you were saying I should go solo, but, at my age, going solo and being taken seriously just won't happen. If I wanted to continue doing a show, I would have to do it through a network.
So, anyways, after some discussions, they liked me and decided to give me a go-ahead for doing a show!
The show is called Crypto-Kid, named after my blog, and is premiering live on WCJV Digital Broadcasting. WCJV is an Internet radio station based in Youngstown, New York. One of the neat things about the show is that since it is live, anyone can call in and share their experiences and opinions on the air.
I'm going to have guests on for most of the episodes, but occasionally I'll go solo for an episode. The show is only an hour long and goes from 8 pm to 9 pm on Monday evenings EST.
You can find the network's website here:
I hope you all listen in! I'm definitely looking forward to the Crypto-Kid radio show!