Father Geek here with this bit of fun information. I've been fortunate enough to have met with the stop-motion animation legend several times over the last 25 years. He is wonderful in person and usually brings several of his original models and drawings with him to these appearances. Soooo mark your calendars and trek down, over, whatever to experience this master of the fantasy film genre...
Just thought that you might be interested to know that the special guest for the 2001 Fort Worth Film Festival is looking to be the one and only Ray Harryhausen.
Check out their site at fortworthfilmfest.com
The festival is in October... a mere three hours from Geek Headquarters, so I hope to see you there.