Forrest J. Ackerman, founder of seminal scifi/horror fan magazine Famous Monsters of Filmland, has been ailing for the past few days and is not expected to recover. The 91-year-old champion of B-movies filled with rubber beasts and flying saucers is a fannish pioneer whose influence is still felt in today's geek culture sites like Ain't It Cool News, as well as in the more mainstream creations of people like Peter Jackson, Stephen King, and Tim Burton. Forry, thanks for everything. It's been a good run. [via AICN]