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Iron Artist History [Jan. 5th, 2007|09:40 am]
It is almost time for the annual event where, summoned by Chairman Seurat, the great artists of furry fandom gather together in a competition that will decide who gets the title of
"Iron Artist"

This year marks our seventh event at Further Confusion. I, commentator and secretary to the Chairman, have been busy with preparations. But it's always good to pause at this time and look back...

Rules and signup forms will be at the Info Desk, near the registration area. Any and all FC attendees are welcome to sign up as Iron Artist Challengers! Previous participation in the event does not bar you from signing up again. One of the highlights of the event is the drawing of random competitors to have an artistic showdown onstage. We will also be drawing someone to be one of the judges for the event.

Iron Artist Battle Results by Year:
Year/Media Iron Artist Challenger Victor IA Defends Total Wins
I: 2001
Sidewalk Chalk
Jim GroatHedgyIA11
T.K. DyeVince SuzukawaC-1
Marci McAdamK.TurtleIA11
II: 2002
Cake Frosting
Jim GroatAmara/OcelotC-1
Vince SuzukawaT.K. DyeIA12
Marci McAdamBaron EngelIA22
III: 2003
Sharpie Tatoos
Amara/OcelotDusty RhodesIA12
Vince SuzukawaD.C. SimpsonIA23
John Nunnemacher*Valden ValmontIA**
IV: 2004
Balloon Animals
Vince SuzukawaThe GneechC-1
Marci McAdamImmortal PainIA33
V: 2005
Stained Glass
The GneechEzraIA12
Marci McAdamVinciIA44
VI: 2006
Dried Pasta
Amara/OcelotBabs BunnyIA45
The GneechArturo HernandezC11
Marci McAdamVermy FoxIA55
VII: 2007
Mass Leaf Collage
Arturo Hernandez
Marci McAdam

* Elected substitute for Marci McAdam. Does not count towards her statistics.

Iron Artist Career Win Record (year leaders in bold)
Artist (alphabetical) Iron Title 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Dye, Thomas K. Comics 00----
Groat, Jim Violence 11----
Hernandez, Arturo Toony -----1
McAdam, Marci Cute 12-345
Robey, John "The Gneech" Comics ---12-
Suzukawa, Vince Comics 1233--
Telgemeier, Amara "Ocelot" Spotty -12345


[User Picture]From: pacerfox
2007-01-05 06:52 pm (UTC)
WOW! I sounds like an interesting challenge this year :)
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From: ex_kitsuneze588
2007-01-05 06:55 pm (UTC)
Oh dear, I don't even think I know how to operate a leaf blower ^^;

Hmm, if it's not too much trouble could I have my Iron Title changed to Toony instead of Foxy? :)

I had a lot of fun doing this last year, I'm looking forward to doing it again!
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2007-01-05 07:48 pm (UTC)
Absolutely. I didn't ask you what you wanted your title to be, so I put that in as a guess. :)

(I can also list you by real name, if you prefer.)

We'll be delighted to have you back at this year's event. :)
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From: ex_kitsuneze588
2007-01-05 07:53 pm (UTC)
Hehe, actually yea, I'd prefer to be listed by my real name, Arturo Hernandez. :)

Thanks a lot!
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[User Picture]From: rubbertexcooper
2007-01-05 08:16 pm (UTC)
Hey will ya remind me where the Info signup desk is? I think Id like to try my hand at it. Im just curious of the leaf quality. God help us if they choose poison oak. >>;
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2007-01-05 08:25 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry, Shinichiro Siegfried! It was just so much easier to rent the leafblowers.
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[User Picture]From: kigeni
2007-01-05 08:18 pm (UTC)
Need any help with this or Improv? :)
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2007-01-05 08:24 pm (UTC)
I think we've got enough people for Iron Artist (I'll double check), but we could always use an experienced hand over at the improv workshop. That'd be great.
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From: jovino
2007-01-05 08:44 pm (UTC)
You're announcing the medium in advance?!?!?!

Oh noes!
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2007-01-05 08:50 pm (UTC)
Gasp! What have I done? Did I accidentally break a seven-year tradition of keeping the media secret until it's revealed during the show?
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From: jovino
2007-01-05 08:58 pm (UTC)

Guess you need to think of something new.

How about durians?! HEHEHEHE.. perfect LJ icon.
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[User Picture]From: bluerain
2007-01-05 08:50 pm (UTC)
I want another shot. It's on.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2007-01-05 08:53 pm (UTC)
Yay! I think that'd be cool. Given how many entrants we had last year, the odds on the draw aren't too bad, either.

(Whoops... I suppose I should update your name in the history list. My bad.)
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[User Picture]From: marko_the_rat
2007-01-05 11:09 pm (UTC)
Is that Amara, a.k.a. Amy, who's won five years in a row? Small world. Ten years ago we played host to her for a week or two in Quarantine when she was visiting Australia. I remember her hiding behind a corner and scaring me, much to the amusement of the other tenants. (I guess you had to be there.) I still have some commissions she drew for me.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2007-01-05 11:46 pm (UTC)
It's Amara Telgemeier, aka oCeLoT aka Electric Gecko. I've not heard her go by Amy, so I don't know if it's the same person.
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[User Picture]From: bluerain
2007-01-06 12:00 am (UTC)
No, I think you're thinking of Amy Pronovost (amarafox).
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[User Picture]From: marko_the_rat
2007-01-06 03:44 am (UTC)
Ah. I stand corrected. Thank you.
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[User Picture]From: vermillionfox
2007-01-06 12:29 am (UTC)
Whee!! The cosmos will let me put my name in for a rematch! XD

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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2007-01-08 08:48 pm (UTC)
Hey, you're on the chart. That puts you ahead of all but six artists in the fandom!
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[User Picture]From: kinkyturtle
2007-01-06 07:49 am (UTC)
Can I bring my own tree?
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