R.I.P. Uncle Forry

I never got a chance to meet him, but he was one of those men who I always looked up to.

He’s essentially the godfather of sci-fi geekdom.  Without Forrest J Ackerman, sci-fi and fantasy might still be kitschy little bits of pop culture, lost drive-in films that only the people who originally watched would ever remember.  Forry was one of the legends that put sci-fi, horror, and fantasy into the mainstream.

He helped make it cool to be a geek, and for that he has my thanks.

Uncle Forry, you will be missed.

 

William, the Movie Nerdfighter

who hopes that they will at least keep the Ackermansion open.  He would have wanted it that way.

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