Forrest J. Ackerman Autographed Photo & Famous Monster of Filmland Magazine

Forrest J. Ackerman was born November 24, 1916 – died December 4, 2008. Forrest J Ackerman or Mr. Science Fiction, was for over seven decades one of science fiction’s staunchest spokesmen and promoters. Ackerman was a Los Angeles, California-based magazine editor, science fiction writer and literary agent, a founder of science fiction fandom and possibly the world’s most avid collector of genre books and movie memorabilia. He was the editor and principal writer of the American magazine Famous Monsters of Filmland, as well as an actor and producer (Vampirella). Also called “Forry,” “The Ackermonster,” “4e” and “4SJ,” Ackerman was central to the formation, organization, and spread of science fiction fandom, and a key figure in the wider cultural perception of science fiction as a literary, art and film genre. Famous for his word play and neologisms, he coined the genre nickname “sci-fi”. In 1953, he was voted “#1 Fan Personality” by the members of the World Science Fiction Society, a unique Hugo Award never granted to anyone else. He was also among the first and most outspoken advocates of Esperanto in the science fiction community.


Original Forrest J. Ackerman Autograph, signed on a 8 x 10 Inch Black & White Photograph. Hand written: Beast Witches Forrest Ackerman. You will also receive the shown Famous Monster of Filmland Magazine – Just like the one he is holding in the Photograph. Regular Price – $ 365.00 / Sale Price – $ 198.00.

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