Pictures of "Iron Author" at Boskone 38, featuring Keith R.A. DeCandido

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 Authors Fantasy & Science Fiction
Iron Author Fantasy reading her entry while Iron Author SF looks on. Photo by Terri Osborne. Iron Authors Fantasy & Science Fiction
Iron Author SF reading his entry while the Challenger (James R. Macdonald) looks on. Photo by Terri Osborne. Iron Author Science Fiction and Challenger
Iron Author Horror (Esther M. Friesner) allows her pet rat to munch on her manuscript. Photo by Terri Osborne. Iron Author Horror and Pet
Iron Author Fantasy and Iron Author SF feverishly work on their entries. Photo by Terri Osborne. Iron Authors Fantasy & Science Fiction
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 judges, Chairman Lisa, and 'Fuku-San' Stutzman
The Iron Authors and the Challenger work on their entries, with the ingredients in the foreground. Photo by Terri Osborne. The Iron Authors and the Challenger work
Chairman Lisa is shown a Jacob's Ladder of disks of past concoctions by the Challenger. Photo by Terri Osborne. Chairman Lisa and the Challenger
Iron Author Horror, Iron Author Fantasy, and Iron Author SF. Photo by Terri Osborne. The Iron Authors
Chairman Lisa, Iron Author Fantasy, Iron Author SF, and Iron Author Horror. Photo by Terri Osborne. Chairman Lisa and the Iron Authors
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. The Iron Authors and the Challenger


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