My personal autograph collection.
Forrrest J Ackerman
In 2000 a friend of mine and I went to LA to the first ever Farscape
convention. While there I convinced her and another internet buddy
we met up with at the con to head over to tour the Ackermansion.
Mr Ackerman was around at the beginnings of scifi [he coined the
term!] and had amassed a huge collection of science fiction memorabilia.
It was an excellent tour and discussion [you should have seen this
mans autographs -- Bela Lugosi, Vincent Price, Ray Bradbury, and
tons more]. Not only did he coin the term scifi
but he also created Vampirella.
The complete account of the tour with pictures can be found at
The book was purchased and autographed for me at this tour
of Forry's home [which has since been sold and his collection