Special Guest: AJ Michalka, voice of Stevonnie!
Besides her voice acting work, AJ Michalka is an immensely talented actress, musician, and songwriter, with roles in films including Secretariat, Super 8, and The Lovely Bones. She began her acting career as a TV actress, and is currently a regular on ABC’s The Goldbergs. In addition to singing and songwriting, Ms. Michalka is an accomplished musician, playing guitar, piano, and percussion. As a member of Aly & AJ, she released two hit albums with Hollywood Records and has contributed to the soundtracks for movies like The Game Plan and Herbie Fully Loaded. She will be featured in an upcoming webseries, All My Friends are Getting Married, and feature film, And Then There Was Light. She currently resides in Los Angeles.
McKenzie Atwood is a Georgia Tech student who has built an online following of thousands from her multimedia work in fandoms like Steven Universe. Her YouTube channel, MKatwood, and Tumblr, pearl-likes-pi, are the origin of hilarious and beloved memes such as the Pearl’s Secret Rap Career series. She is an intern with CN Games in Atlanta where she worked on games like Steven Universe: Soundtrack Attack and Teeny Titans, and recently has begun a voice acting career.
Grace Kraft is a storyboard, comic, and character artist whose work includes the official Boom! Studios Steven Universe comics and Cartoon Network’s The Powerpuff Girls (2016). She is the creator of the original webcomic Ornithia and has contributed some of the most well-known and beloved art pieces to the Steven Universe fan community to date. She received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and currently resides in the LA area.
Brian Weitz will be handling the Beach City Con Steven Universe ukulele singalong as well as teaching a “Fight Like a Gem” class. A voice actor and fight choreographer based out of New York City, he has trained with the Society of American Fight Directors for nine years, and is now the choreographer and teacher for the Empire Saber Guild, a Lucasfilm-approved lightsaber performance group. He also produced and choreographed the fights for Bait and Switch, an award-winning short action film that placed third in the annual Lightsaber Choreography Contest.