Forrest J Ackerman

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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.

Forry Ackerman and friend at WorldCon, 1939, wearing the first known hall costumes.