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Chris Shrewsbury

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Durham, North Carolina
Chris has volunteered, paneled, guested, staffed, and been committee at literally dozens of cons along the east coast for 30+ years.

He’s a nationally certified sign language interpreter, working in entertainment, education, medical, and government settings. Following Navy service he taught hearing and hearing-impaired students, pre-K through university.

Recently Chris developed neurological illness affecting strength, balance, and increasing pain, requiring wheelchair use, and resulting in several surgeries, including lower leg amputation. He’s a tireless disability advocate and encourager, especially within the convention community. Still cosplaying, many costumes incorporate his disability, such as building a mobile TARDIS around his wheelchair for NC Comicon.

A busy public speaker, writer, comedian, and costume judge, he’s also Sci-Fi Track Manager (Conapalooza), Fandom & Geek Life Track Manager (ConCarolinas), Accessibility Director (RavenCon), Panelist (everywhere!), and creator of Accessibility Services at Animazement. Chris’ sense of humor and love of all things geek make him a popular convention Guest.