Forrest J Ackerman

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Name: Forrest J Ackerman
Alias(es): Forry, Dr. Acula
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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 sf and as a literary agent for sf 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. See Wikipedia.

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