Frédéric El Maafer

Frédéric El MaaferFrédéric El Maafer hails from the legendary city of Paris, France. He has been a cosplayer since he was but a wee lad of four years old, being raised properly of course in the ancient arts of Geek.

In 2008 he specialized in his love of Warhammer 40k, Star Trek and steampunk. He is one of the founding members of the Parisian cosplay group Paradox Riders (facebook.com/Paradoxriders/).

Monsieur El Maafer shall marry his love, Mademoiselle Jennifer Koutou the week after RavenCon at the Steampunk World’s Fair. He is an avid purveyor of rum, a fierce advocate of cinnamon, and high priest of the color purple.

He is very honored to be a judge for this year’s Masquerade and shall uphold the law of Zantac!

 

Dave Lee

David Lee is the principal artist at Hatton Cross Steampunk, located in Gloucester, VA. David’s steampunk art has been featured in numerous art exhibits such as “Steampunk Bizarre Exhibit” with Dr. Grymm and has had exhibits in steampunk conventions, festivals, and art galleries throughout the US, Europe, and New Zealand. He has received numerous nominations and awards for his costuming and props. David played Steampunk Darth Vader in Trial of the Mask and Mask of Vengeance, two steampunk Star Wars fan films from Unruly Mile Films. In July of 2013 he teamed up with other authors, artists, and professional editors to establish HCS Publishing, a non-profit publishing house dedicated to publishing high-quality, great stories. In 2013, his steampunk western novel, entitled Country in Ruin: 1865, was published and its sequel World in Ruin: 1870 is due out in 2017. David is also a contributing “DIY” author for the Steampunk Chronicle and has been featured in three published books about steampunk fashion and costuming as well as the 2014 summer edition of Victorian Homes.

Chris Shrewsbury

Chris Shrewsbury has been attending conventions and cosplaying for almost thirty years. Growing up in West Virginia, he’s attended, volunteered at, and been staff at literally dozens of cons along the east coast.

While studying Speech Pathology and Deaf Education at Liberty University, he became a nationally certified sign language interpreter and has worked with many notable entertainers, educators, and government officials. He also served a tour in the U.S. Navy as well as teaching both hearing and hearing-impaired students at the pre-school through university levels.

In recent years, Chris has developed a progressive degenerative neurological condition affecting mainly strength, balance, and increasing pain levels, causing him to spend increasing amounts of time wheelchair-bound. Also known as Rolling Thunder Cosplay, he is a vocal advocate and encourager of the disabled, especially within the fandom convention and cosplay communities. Still an active cosplayer, many of his costumes incorporate his disability. For one of his more notable creations, Chris built a detailed mobile replica of the TARDIS around his wheelchair, earning him first prize in the Doctor Who division at North Carolina Comicon 2014.

Chris is a past member of the 105th Squad, the largest costuming organization in North Carolina. In addition to cosplay, he is an avid convention guest, panelist, writer, prop fabricator, costume judge, and is currently volunteer staff at Fayetteville ComicCon and Accessibility Coordinator at Animazement.

 

Angela Pritchett

Angela Pritchett is an actress, author, musician, costumer, and makeup artist. She has been seen in films such as Plan 9, The Porkchop film trilogy, Pig Girl and many others. Angela is the author of Shut Up and Eat! The Unofficial Doctor Who Cookbook Series. She also plays covers of movie, tv, video game, and anime themes on the ukulele. Angela went to UNC Greensboro and has a BS in Music Education and a Masters in Liberal Studies and Ethnomusicology. She does the podcasting segment “A Geek Girls Take” that can be heard weekly on the Earth Station One Network, and when she has free time she spends it sewing or playing with her Pug, Jimmy.

You can find her online at:
youtube.com/c/angelaplaysukulele
angelapritchett.blogspot.com
amazon.com/author/angelapritchett
imdb.com/name/nm4250551/
instagram.com/angalese/