Forrest J. Ackerman dies at 92

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  1. Optimus17

    Optimus17 Well-Known Member

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    I didn't see a topic about this anywhere so I thought I would make one.
    The Associated Press: Sci-fi's grand old man, Forrest J Ackerman, dies

    I was really saddened to hear this. I love the Sci-Fi and Horror genres. I didn't really know much about Uncle Forry until almost 2 years ago when I watched a documentary called "The Sci-Fi Boys". This really taught me who he was and I was interested when I found out that he wrote "Famous Monsters in Filmland". Which my brother has several issues of. He was an awesome guy. The man who coined the term "Sci-Fi". It's a sad year for this genre. First Stan Winston now Forry. It makes me wonder how long Harryhausen and Bradbury have left. We truly have lost one of the best.
     
  2. GW_Freak

    GW_Freak Banned

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    That's really upsetting!
     
  3. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    Rip fja
     
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    Katamari Prime Hassan Chop! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Damn, that is unfortunate news.
     
  5. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    AICN is reeling over it.

    4SJ's world is so different than the world we're in now, that most don't know of him or the media doesn't get his importance.

    but gawd, i respect the geek in him and the king of Geekdom he became. his collection alone puts him in a league you only mention in reverent whispers. :bowdown: 

    goodbye old man. i know you didn't believe it, but i hope you are wrong and get to hang out with Karloff again. RIP.
     
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    Damn. Forrest J Ackerman was a fucking legend. This is such a massive loss. RIP Forrest :( 
     
  7. Foster

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    Never heard of him but he had the same first name as my grandpa. :rip 
     

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