The event is in it’s tenth year and will take place at the Woolsery Sports and Community Hall in Devon on the weekend of Friday 14th – Sunday 16th August, there is also a cocktail party held at the CFZ headquarters on the Thursday night before the conference kicks off proper. Tickets are priced at a reasonable £20 in advance and are available to buy through eBay, or via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets may also be available on the day but at a higher rate of £25. All profits go to the CFZ’s research programme fund.
The weekend will be compered by CFZ founder and event organiser Jonathan Downes and will comprise of a mixture of lectures, films, music and even theatre.
Speakers at the conference include well known cryptozoologist Nick Redfern, who runs the US branch of CFZ. Other guests include Tim the Yowie Man, who has spent his life researching the Australian Bigfoot known as the Yowie. 18-year-old Max Blake will be lecturing on how animals still unknown to the scientific community often turn up in the pet trade, and will even be bringing some examples to the conference.
“Unlike other conferences on these subjects, the Weird Weekend is aimed at the whole family and at the general public as well as the specialist researcher.” Jonathan Downes told the North Devon Gazette.
“The Weird Weekend has become a real community event over the past few years. Last year, the oldest person through the door was 87 and the youngest only two.”