Science Fiction Chronicle's Andrew I. Porter has posted a ton of amazing photos of fan gatherings going back as far as the 1920s — many of them sent to Porter by super-fan Forrest J. Ackerman.
Author Robert Heinlein took great pride in his military service, having graduated from Annapolis and served in the Navy. In a letter to fandom leader Forrest J. Ackerman, Heinlein condemns science fiction fans who didn't participate in WWII efforts.
Forrest J Ackerman is one of those people that you've probably never heard about unless you're a dyed-in-the-wool fan of all things science fiction. However, the man created science fiction fandom virtually one handed, starting back in 1930. Ackerman just celebrated 91 years of scifi fanatacism, and he doesn't show…