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Join us in London for the world's first ever Tetrapod Zoology-themed convention, held at the London Wetland Centre on Saturday July 12th, 2014. The day will include a wide-ranging selection of talks (ranging from cryptozoology and speculative zoology to vertebrate palaeontology and conservation biology), a palaeoart workshop event, a quiz, and whatever other events seem appropriate. Signed books and other merchandise will be on sale. We really hope that this will be a great day for anyone interested in the goings-on of the TetZoo-verse, that there will be something for everyone interested in tetrapod zoology, and that the event is successful enough that we'll want this to become a regular thing.

Confirmed speakers include Carole Jahme, Helen Meredith, Darren Naish, Neil Phillips, Mike P. Taylor, Paolo Viscardi and Mark Witton. The palaeoart workshop will be jointly led by John Conway, Bob Nicholls and Mark Witton. Additional speakers to be confirmed.

 Tea and coffee are provided, and lunch can be purchased at the nearby Water's Edge Cafe.

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Speakers

Dr Darren Naish (TetZoo Towers/University of Southampton) on the history of speculative zoology.

Dr Darren Naish (TetZoo Towers/University of Southampton) on the history of speculative zoology.

Neil Phillips (UK Wildlife Blog) on British wildlife and how to photograph it.

Neil Phillips (UK Wildlife Blogon British wildlife and how to photograph it.

Helen Meredith (Zoological Society of London) on amphibians and conservation biology.

Helen Meredith (Zoological Society of London) on amphibians and conservation biology.

Dr Mark Witton (University of Portsmouth) on pterosaurs.

Dr Mark Witton (University of Portsmouth) on pterosaurs.

Carole Jahme FRSA (broadcaster, author and Guardian journalist) on primatology.

Carole Jahme FRSA (broadcaster, author and Guardian journalist) on primatology.

Dr Mike Taylor (University of Bristol) on sauropod dinosaurs.

Dr Mike Taylor (University of Bristol) on sauropod dinosaurs.

Paolo Viscardi (Horniman Museum, London) on mermaids.

Paolo Viscardi (Horniman Museum, London) on mermaids.

A palaeoart workshop with artists John Conway, Bob Nicholls and Mark Witton (UPDATE: sadly, Luis Rey has had to drop out).

A palaeoart workshop with artists John Conway, Bob Nicholls and Mark Witton (UPDATE: sadly, Luis Rey has had to drop out).

Location

 

London Wetland Centre
Queen Elizabeth Walk
Barnes, London SW13 9WT
United Kingdom

 

Schedule

9 - 9:20am Doors open. Coffee
  
9:20 - 9:30am Welcome to TetZooCon — John Conway
9:30 - 10am Darren Naish — “The past, present and future of Speculative Zoology”
10 - 10:30am Mark Witton — “Post-Mesozoic evolution of azhdarchid pterosaurs”
  
10:30 - 11am Morning tea/coffee break
  
11 - 11:30am Paolo Viscardi — “Notes on a newly described species of ‘Feejee’ mermaid”
11:30 - 12 noon Carole Jahme — “Was Caliban an Orang Pendek?”
  
12 - 1pm Lunch break
  
1 - 1:30pm Helen Meredith — “What have amphibians ever done for us?”
1:30 - 2pm Mike Taylor — “Why giraffes have short necks”
2 - 3pm Palaeoart Workshop — John, Bob Nicholls and Mark Witton discuss hot topics of how to draw dead things, an audience participation event and panel discussion
  
3 - 3:30pm Afternoon tea/coffee break
  
3:30 - 4pm Neil Phillips — “In pursuit of British tetrapods – hunting with the camera”
4 - 5pm TetZooCon Quiz
  
5 - 6pm Tour of Wetland Centre
  
6pm Disembark!