I’m so interested in ways people change each other. When you’re with someone, you are not the same person necessarily you are when you’re with someone else. Especially if it’s someone you’re close to… the space between people becomes a person.
In 2016, K-K Bracken launched a Kickstarter for the first-ever Steven Universe fan convention, Beach City Con. After two successful events, she started her own event planning business and created Empire City Con.
After two wonderful years in Virginia Beach, StevenCon moved to Charlotte, North Carolina. A bigger city for the theme, and a more accessible airport for faraway fans!
The Steven Universe fandom is very special and Empire City Con strives to create a space as warm, welcoming, inclusive, and accessible as the show it is based on.
The Mayor | She/They
Hailing from Columbus, Ohio, Mayor K-K is a writer, editor, planner, and lover of all things Steven Universe. She is currently querying the first novel in a young adult fantasy series under the name Bracken Beveridge. Watch for her upcoming Adventure Time Podcast Come Along With Me.
Technology Specialist | He/Him
A Maryland transplant from Rochester, NY, Alex is an engineer by day, and a volunteer EMT by night. He is a lover of all things aquatic, and all things Steven Universe. He frequents a variety of conventions, and has had the pleasure of leading the BronyCon Medical team since 2015.
Vendor Liaison | She/Her
Annie is an artist and nanny located in the city of Chicago. Her hobbies include children, cartoons, and watching cartoons with children. Follow her mysterious nannying adventures on Instagram at @nanny____x
Head of Registration | She/Her
Katherine is a native of Norfolk, VA who loves the world of Steven Universe (especially Lapis) and the impact it’s had on so many people. When she’s not introducing people to the show or working on endless nerdy cross-stitch, you’ll find her fangirling over musicals and volunteering on the board of the Transgender Assistance Program of Virginia.
Volunteer Coordinator | She/Her
Lindsay spends most of her time in Cincinnati, Ohio. By day, she is a project manager, and by night, she likes to cry and sing with her brothers and pup Luna.
Convention Consultant | She/Her
Renee C. is a social media butterfly with a love for fan conventions, casual cosplay, and creating or supporting unique real life experiences. She’s enjoyed conventions at almost every level, from attendee, to press, to director, to panelist, to industry guest. Her mild-mannered secret identity is a social media manager, and her bold broadcast personality loves fashion, singing, cookies, and cartoons. You can follow her @WrenLynette.
Programming Coordinator | She/They
Outside of work in experimental research, Ria spends a lot of time playing the ukulele. Over the course of last year’s convention, she made it her goal to learn every single song on the Steven Universe soundtrack. Now that she’s figured out “Mr. Greg”, there’s no stopping this space train to the cosmos.
Marketing Director | She/Her
Tiara is an Artist, Feminist, Entrepreneur, and Gamer. She loves Steven Universe and most of all, she loves Jasper. A native of the DMV, when she’s not cheering for the Mystics, she’s at Pret a Manger on her computer writing, drawing or developing her blog and e-commerce website gorgeousgirlgamers.com