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The number one fan of all things science fiction passes away. Forrest J Ackerman, the man who started the Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine and shared his home for years with fellow fans died last week (Dec 4th 2008).

I have very fond memories of a visit to his Ackermansion back in 2000 with my friends while in California (Karloffornia) for a Farscape convention. He welcomed us into his home where we got to see his life in science fiction and hear him tell tales of his life. As Spock says, fascinating. He will be greatly missed.

Both Boing Boing and Time have very touching articles about this great man of sci-fi.

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