Forrest J Ackerman
|Name:||Forrest J Ackerman|
|Alias(es):||Forry, Dr. Acula|
|Fandoms:||Horror, Science Fiction|
|Other:||collector, historian, literary agent|
|URL:||Forrest J Ackerman on Wikipedia|
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Forrest J Ackerman was an early science fiction fan who remained active in fandom for many decades. He also wrote sf, but is better known as a fan who promoted science fiction and as a literary agent for science fiction authors. He was extremely well connected. He coined the term sci fi and is credited as the originator of costuming by wearing a hall costume at the first Worldcon. He was the founder of Famous Monsters of Filmland Magazine.