Stan Lee And J.K. Rowling Inducted Into The Science Fiction And Fantasy Hall Of Fame


The Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame have announced their latest set of inductees and they’re sure to please fanbases from several corners of modern geekdom.

Two figures who have continually had their presence felt at the box office these last couple of decades are author J.K. Rowling and Marvel royalty Stan Lee, the latter being the first in the field of comic books to receive this honor since the Hall of Fame was first established in 1996. The Museum of Pop Culture, or MoPOP, had a few words to say about Lee’s considerable legacy, too:

One of the most influential comic book writers of all time, Stan Lee is responsible for the creation of numerous Marvel Comics characters including Spider-Man, Black Panther, and the X-Men…Lee’s characters and storylines have appeared across all types of media including animated series, video games, television shows, and the long-standing Marvel Cinematic Universe. A self-proclaimed frustrated actor, Lee has made a cameo in every Marvel film to date.

And then there’s Rowling, who is of course best known for the hugely popular Harry Potter series, which practically turned a whole generation onto young adult literature before being adapted into one of the highest-grossing film franchises of all time. MoPOP notes how the author “has received five honorary degrees from various institutions including the University of Edinburgh and Harvard University, and has won numerous awards including the Hugo Award and the National Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year.”

Moreover, as of 2016, the museum also inducts works as well as people and Buffy the Vampire Slayer makes this year’s list, with MoPOP praising the supernatural series as “a quintessential example of turn-of-the-century genre television.” Gamers won’t feel left out either, as The Legend of Zelda is among the inductees and commended as “one of the first ‘open world’ video games.”

With the museum continuing to expand the range of people, properties and creations that they seem willing to consider for induction, the question is raised of who else and what else will be worth remembering when we look back on our current pop culture landscape many years from now.

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