Friday, December 12, 2008

Sad week for fandom

It's been a really sad week for geek fandom. Lots of greats are passing on. First Forest Ackerman, creator of "Famous Monsters of Filmland" magazine. He was a fan's fan, a collector and lover of all things science fiction. He coined the word "sci-fi" and gave Ray Bradbury his start.

A few days later Beverly Garland, a marvelous actress and star of some wonderful B movies, passed. She was lovely and had a great appreciation for all of her fans. She even attended the first MST3K convention :)

And saddest of all, today I found out that Bettie Page has died. She was a pinup queen, and a beautiful free spirit. She'll be greatly missed.

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