From the "Iron Author" production -- a spoof of Iron Chef performed at Boskone 38 in February 2001. The "Iron Authors" (one for each subgenre of speculative fiction) are challenged to write a piece of fiction using the special ingredients. They each have fifteen minutes.
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|Iron Author Fantasy (Josepha Sherman) observing Iron Author Science Fiction (Keith). Photo by Terri Osborne.|
|Iron Author Fantasy reading her entry while Iron Author SF looks on. Photo by Terri Osborne.|
|Iron Author SF reading his entry while the Challenger (James R. Macdonald) looks on. Photo by Terri Osborne.|
|Iron Author Horror (Esther M. Friesner) allows her pet rat to munch on her manuscript. Photo by Terri Osborne.|
|Iron Author Fantasy and Iron Author SF feverishly work on their entries. Photo by Terri Osborne.|
|The judges, seated l.-r.: Amy Goldschlager, Teresa Nielsen Hayden, Shariann Lewitt, and James Hartley. Seated on the end is Chairman Lisa "Kaga" Leutheuser, and standing is Walter "Fuku-San" Stutzman. Photo by Terri Osborne.|
|The Iron Authors and the Challenger work on their entries, with the ingredients in the foreground. Photo by Terri Osborne.|
|Chairman Lisa is shown a Jacob's Ladder of disks of past concoctions by the Challenger. Photo by Terri Osborne.|
|Iron Author Horror, Iron Author Fantasy, and Iron Author SF. Photo by Terri Osborne.|
|Chairman Lisa, Iron Author Fantasy, Iron Author SF, and Iron Author Horror. Photo by Terri Osborne.|
|Iron Author SF, Iron Author Fantasy, Iron Author Horror (having just won the challenge), and the Challenger at the end of the festivities. Photo by Terri Osborne.|
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