Chris Shrewsbury (Rolling Thunder Cosplay) has been panelist, guest, and staff at conventions for thirty years.
Studying at Liberty University, he became a nationally certified sign language interpreter, working in entertainment, education, and public service. He’s also taught hearing and hearing-impaired students at pre-school through university levels.
Recently Chris has developed a severe neurological condition, spending increasing amounts of time wheelchair-bound and requiring amputation and other procedures. As a tirelessly vocal advocate and encourager of the disabled, many of his cosplays incorporate his disability, such as his detailed mobile replica of the TARDIS built around his wheelchair, earning first prize in the Doctor Who division at NC Comicon.
In addition to cosplay, Chris is an avid convention guest, panelist, writer, prop fabricator, costume judge, and is currently volunteer staff at Fayetteville ComicCon and RavenCon, as well as originating Accessibility Services at Animazement. His boundless sense of humor and genuine love for all things geek make him a very popular con guest and panelist.