Forrest J Ackerman
When I began contributing to Dread Central, I was eager to reminisce about the never to be forgotten, Forrest J Ackerman and his astounding legacy. But who has time to look backwards when Ack keeps going “forry-ward” in the here and now? Case in point? In a matter of weeks Profiles In History will hold the greatest genre auction in history, offering prized objects from the collection of the Grand-daddy of all collectors. Gosh! Wow! (Dang)! It’s the Forrest J Ackerman Estate Auction!
Hey Acker-monsters! We have got your chance to get your hands on something truly special this week. Something that is guaranteed to be near impossible to find in the near future!
(Note: This story will be "stickied" at the top of our headlines for the day. Being able to host it is an honor beyond words.) It was a Blood-Red-letter day for fandom as pros and fans alike gathered to bid a reluctant “Forry-well” to the late great genre-icon Forrest J Ackerman! Hollywood’s historic Egyptian Theatre served as a temple for the filled-to-capacity ritual sponsored by the American Cinematheque, Profiles in History auction house and the Ackerman estate.
Now's your chance to own some truly one-of-a-kind horror memorabilia that was part of Forrest J. Ackerman's extensive collection. I saw the news on Excite.com today that sometime during the last week of April (the date's still tentative), Profiles in Horror will be putting thousands of Ackerman's items up for bid.
Today is a day we all knew was coming but didn't want to get here. Horror legend and icon Forrest J. Ackerman is no longer with us.
It's never easy to say goodbye to a legend. A man who gave his entire life to the genre that we love. That man is Forrest J Ackerman, and sadly he's slipping away as you read this.