Monday, March 23, 2009

Win a Collectible Forrest J. Ackerman Tribute Postcard!


As you may or may not be aware, Forrest J. Ackerman was a beloved horror/sci-fi writer and editor who, among many other landmark achievements, co-founded Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine. "Forry", as his fans had come to call him, passed away at the age of 92 last December. This collectible is an actual tribute invite postcard that was sent out to his friends and fellow industry folks after his death. This will probably be your only opportunity to get your hands on one of these!

Prize : One Forrest J. Ackerman tribute invitation postcard. Four postcards will be awarded to four lucky (and smart) winners.

Where : Dread Central

Deadline : The winner will be announced Monday, March 30th, so get your entries in well before then!

How To Enter : Answer all of the following questions correctly and e-mail them, along with your name and mailing address, to with the subject line 'FORRY'.

The Acker-Quiz

Forry was awarded:
a) The 1st Hugo Award (World Science Fiction Con)
b) The 1st Grimmy Award (Horror Hall of Fame)
c) The 1st 4E Award (Monster Bash Con)
d) The 1st Anne Radcliffe Award (Count Dracula Society)
e) All of the above

Of the 300,000 items in his collection, which was Forry’s favorite?
a) Lon Chaney’s Beaver Hat from the lost film London After Midnight
b) The Metropolis Robotrix
c) Willis O’Brien’s King Kong dinosaurs
d) Lugosi’s Dracula Crest ring
e) A Poster of Madonna

Which was NOT one of Forry’s pseudonyms?
a) Weaver Wright
b) Laura Jean Ermayne
c) Spencer Strong
d) Lanford Childress
e) Karlon Torgosi

Who read Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine?
a) Sammy Davis Jr.
b) John Ritter
c) Caroline Kennedy
d) None of the above
e) All of the above

What did the “J” in Forrest J Ackerman stand for?
a) James
b) Jerome
c) Joseph
d) Johann
e) Julian

Which was Forry’s fave?
a) Horror
b) Science Fiction
c) Fantasy
d) Stamp Collecting
e) Golf

Complete the following Forry-statement: “In 1926 this issue of Amazing Stories magazine jumped off the newsstand, grabbed hold of me and said ...”
a) “Pay for me brat, this ain’t a library!!”
b) “Take me home little boy, you will love me!”
c) “News-flash kid, magazines can’t talk.”
d) “Page 12! Page 12! A naked lady!”
e) “I will rot your little mind…”

Open To : Anyone and everyone.

Don't know any of those answers? This is where Google comes in handy!

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