Forrest J. Ackerman, the king of science fiction fandom passed away today.
To learn more about the publisher of Famous Monsters of Filmland and curator of perhaps the greatest collection of science-fiction memeroabilia ever assembled read this 2003 profile from the Los Angeles Times.
Ackerman's collection was one of legend. And he gratiously shared it with anyone who came calling to his Los Angeles home. One of my great regrets is that I never took a tour of the Ackermansion when Forrest was in good health.