ConCarolinas 2019 / Deep South Con 57  ||  May 31st - June 2nd
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Chris Shrewsbury

Geek Life
Fandom Guest (Because “Hilarious and Sexy Amputee” isn’t a category. Yet.)
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, earning first prize in NC Comicon’s Doctor Who division.
A busy advocate for disability awareness and empowerment, public speaker, writer, comedian, and costume judge, he’s also Programming Co-Director (Conapalooza), Fandom & Geek Life Programming Director (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 welcome addition to any convention.