Episode 249: Chris Shrewsbury

Episode 249!

Our plan was to chat with Chris Shrewsbury for about 25-30 minutes.  Our plan failed.  Brace yourselves for 90 minutes of one of the most off-the-rails podcasts we have ever recorded, as Starneslord and the Giddygeeker roll along with the man, the myth, the legend – Chris Shrewsbury.

About Chris Shrewsbury

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 public speaker, writer, comedian, and costume judge, he’s also a Sci-Fi Programming Manager (Conapalooza), 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.

Find Chris Shrewsbury on the interwebz!

Facebook – Still Standing Cosplay

Originally recorded 12/15/18

Guardians of the Geekery Episode 249

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