Joss Whedon Wins Forry Award
The Los Angeles Science Fiction Society voted writer/director Joss Whedon the 2008 recipient of the Forry Award. The prize is given to people for “Service to the Science Fiction Community.”
According to LASFS’ minutes, “At the meeting of October 2, Joss Whedon was chosen as the recipient of this year’s Forry Award. Now all we have to do is figure out how to actually give him the award.”
The award is named after Forest J. Ackerman, who turned 92 on November 24 and is considered the West Coast’s first official science fiction fan and a member of First Fandom. Ackerman had a health crisis in November but has rallied and is still holding court at his Ackermansion.