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Iron Artist VI [Jan. 14th, 2006|07:55 pm]
[Current Mood |Ferrous]
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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 will be our sixth event at Further Confusion and it looks like it will be exciting. I, commentator and assistant to our Chairman, have already purchased the art media. There is, at this very moment, a large pile of the "theme ingredient" sitting in my front hall...

Along with the box for signup forms. This will be at the Info Desk, near the registration area. Any and all FC attendees are welcome to sign up as Iron Artist Challengers! (No, 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 SuzukawaDavid 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
Topiary Trimming
The Gneech
Marci McAdam

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

Last year, all three of the Iron Artists defended their titles. Such a sweep has happened twice. And we've never had more than one challenger win in one year... Will this year's battle unseat multiple Iron Artists? Or will they defend their honorable positions once again?

Iron Artist Career Wins (year leaders in bold)
Artist (alphabetical) Iron Title 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Dye, Thomas K. Comics 00---
Groat, Jim Violence 11---
McAdam, Marci Cute 12-34
Robey, John "The Gneech" Comics ---12
Suzukawa, Vince Comics 1233-
Telgemeier, Amara "Ocelot" Spotty -1234

As you can see, last year's tournament produced a fourth career win for both Marci McAdam and Amara "Ocelot" Telgemeier! This surpasses the earlier highwater mark of three total wins set by Vince Suzukawa.

All three Iron Artists have agreed to return and take on whatever challenging media has been selected by Chairman Seurat... Will you join them?

[User Picture]From: mammallamadevil
2006-01-15 04:43 am (UTC)

topiary trimming...

the mind abounds....and adding "trip to OSH" to my too much to do list....

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[User Picture]From: cyberhorn
2006-01-15 04:49 am (UTC)

Re: topiary trimming...

mirical grow
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[User Picture]From: vermillionfox
2006-01-15 04:44 am (UTC)
Already giving out the secret ingredient there? =o.o=
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[User Picture]From: dour
2006-01-15 08:47 am (UTC)
He did this last year, too. It's a lie. A BALD-FACED LIE!
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[User Picture]From: dour
2006-01-16 12:20 am (UTC)
Didn't you hear? I moved to Sacramento a few months ago. We had to change plans, instead I'll be bringing hubcaps for welding into recycled sculpture.
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[User Picture]From: stormbadger
2006-01-16 01:00 am (UTC)
Thanks for clearing that up * chuckles* I was about to think they wussed out and annouced it early;)
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2006-01-16 01:22 am (UTC)
Of course not! I just like to spread outrageous rumors... And, really, it's a venue to list all the ideas that I SO WISH I could use. :D
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[User Picture]From: mammallamadevil
2006-01-16 07:21 am (UTC)

luckily at Cal Poly SLO...

I attended the 1975 grain of salt symposium....

I'll have the baby hedgetrimmers in the van just in case..(grin)

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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2006-01-16 05:19 pm (UTC)

Re: luckily at Cal Poly SLO...

The famous "Halite and its Uses in Modern Discourse" lecture? Wow, and you were actually there!
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[User Picture]From: mammallamadevil
2006-01-16 06:07 pm (UTC)

Re: luckily at Cal Poly SLO...

heck, I even took notes..but then again, my father accompanied me...(grin)...

looking forward to whatever feat of skill you'll be putting these folks through...MLD
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[User Picture]From: bluerain
2006-01-15 08:50 am (UTC)
I'll be around, but I'll be sitting out this year.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2006-01-16 01:24 am (UTC)
I'm glad you'll be around, even if not signing up for art-under-pressure events. :) I'll keep an eye out for you. Maybe we can do dinner or something?
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