About Terry Chu
Terry Chu, occasionally known to the convention community as Doc Stampede, has been involved with numerous anime conventions for over 20 years without losing his sense of fun and excitement. Wielding camera, good staff and a smart plan, he has been the method to the madness behind many curtains. He has had the pleasure of working with incredibly dedicated fans, skilled artists, and the occasional rabid attendee. Yes, he has in fact been almost crushed to death by Japanese fangirls, which may sound like a dream to many but is truly not.
Terry is happy to have been involved with Otakon for 20 years, including multiple stints on the organizing board and two shifts as Conchair (2004 and 2013). He was also co-chair of the inaugural Otakon Vegas (2014), and the head of anime programming for the first New York Comic Con (2006).
When not working with shows, Terry spends his days commenting on the state of the anime community, photographing the world, and generally eating and oversharing on social media.