Shelby Rabara, a native of southern California, is the voice of the lovable “Peridot” on Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe. She plays “Heidi” on YouTube Red’s “Me and My Grandma” alongside Rhea Perlman and Eva Gutowski. Her television credits include recurring roles on Amazon’s “Goliath” starring Billy Bob Thornton as well as The Mindy Project, 2 Broke Girls, and Glee.
WasabiCon is thrilled to announce that acclaimed voice actress Kimberly Brooks will be joining us for WasabiCon 2017!
Born and raised in Southern California, Kimberly Brooks is an industry proven voiceover dynamo, gaining recognition for her performances on many respected animated shows and interactive video games. In addition to having one of the more sought after commercial voices, Kimberly is also known for her extensive on-air promo work with networks such as NBC, FOX, SoapNet, Investigation Discovery and is currently “the voice” of E! South Africa.
Kimberly has been performing since she was eight years old. Growing with her craft, she became a theater major in college and ultimately leveraged her years of performance experience and got her start in animation voiceover on the cult-classic Nickelodeon show “Rugrats”. She also voiced LUNA the keyboardist/back-up singer for the HEX GIRLS, the eco-goth rock band, featured in “Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated.” Some more of Kimberly’s more recent animated work can be heard on Disney Jr’s show “Doc McStuffins” playing a dynamic range of characters including Doc’s Mom, Dr. Maisha McStuffins as well as the spunky SURFER GIRL. She can also be heard on Netflix’s reboot of the classic cartoon “Voltron” voicing the brave & honorable PRINCESS ALLURA, on Nickelodeon’s “Winxs Club” voicing the fiendishly wicked STORMY, on Cartoon Network’s show “Steven Universe” as the tough & gritty baddy, JASPER, and on the critically acclaimed Comedy Central show “South Park” as the ethically questionable CLASSI, as well as many other animated shows.
Kimberly’s work in interactive video games includes the “tough-but-fair” ASHLEY WILLIAMS on the beloved “Mass Effect” Series. She can also be heard on the “Batman: Arkham” game series as the ORACLE, as well as the notable roles as DAISY FITZROY in “BioShock Infinte: Burial at Sea” and BAD JUJU in the more recent “Skylanders: Imaginators”.
With a voiceover resume that rounds out with well-known NARRATION performances on shows such as Oxygen’s Killer Couples, Kimberly Brooks is truly a voiceover tour de force.
Kimberly Brooks will be stepping in for AJ Michalka who had to cancel due to unforeseen professional obligations.
Known by their fans as “Bob”, For the Love of Clod has been making waves in the Steven Universe cosplay community since 2016. Their Peridot impression and propensity to cosplay characters immediately after their television debut have propelled For the Love of Clod to the forefront of the Steven Universe fan scene. Bob has hosted events at Wasabicon, Metrocon, Momocon, and more with distinctly interactive panels and quirky cosplays such as “Bob the Builder” and Peridot cosplaying as Percy from Camp Pining Hearts.
With over ten thousand instagram followers and lively YouTube videos in the works, For the Love of Clod loves talking panels, body paint, and together breakfast.
Find for the Love of Clod at patreon.com/clod and as For the Love of Clod on Instagram, YouTube, Tumblr and Facebook!
UPDATE: Sometimes things don’t always work as planned… Due to an unforeseen professional commitment, AJ Michalka will not be able to attend WasabiCon 2017. We wish her the best, and hope she can join us at a future date.
AJ Michalka, 25, has demonstrated her talent and versatility as a successful actress, musician, and songwriter. At her young age, Ms. Michalka carries a reputation as a tremendous actress, developing strong relationships with directors such as J.J. Abrams and Peter Jackson. In 2010 she starred opposite Diane Lane and John Malkovich in the Walt Disney Pictures feature film SECRETARIAT, based on the life story of Penny Chenery, owner of the racehorse Secretariat, who won the Triple Crown in 1973. She then went on to shoot the much anticipated J.J. Abrams film SUPER 8, released in 2011.
Ms. Michalka also co-starred in the Paramount Pictures feature film THE LOVELY BONES alongside Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz and Saoirse Ronan. The film, directed by Academy Award winner Peter Jackson, is an adaptation of the bestselling novel about a young girl who has been murdered and is watching over her family and friends from heaven.
Ms. Michalka began her acting career with several roles in television. She starred in the CBS series THE GUARDIAN for two seasons as well as the Fox series OLIVER BEENE. She also starred in the Disney Channel film COW BELLES, the Disney pilot HAVERSHAM HALL, and the MTV original movie, SUPER SWEET SIXTEEN: THE MOVIE. AJ recently guest starred on HBO’s SILICON VALLEY and can be seen as a series regular on THE GOLDBERGS for ABC.
She starred in the independent feature film ANGELS IN STARDUST and served as a co-producer on the film, which was taken to the Cannes Film Festival. She then starred in Lionsgateʼs GRACE UNPLUGGED, playing the eponymous Grace Trey opposite Kevin Pollak and James Denton.
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, helping Ms. Michalka and her sister Aly become platinum-selling recording artists at a very young age. In 2006, Aly & AJ were nominated for their first American Music Award. They have written all of the songs on their two hit records, and their holiday release ACOUSTIC HEARTS OF WINTER was one of the best-selling Christmas albums of 2006. Their hit single, POTENTIAL BREAKUP SONG, was noted in Time Magazine as one of the Top 10 Songs of the Year for 2007 and has been RIAA certified with sales of more than one million downloads. The music video for the single has scored over 62 million views on Youtube.
The duo contributed to the soundtracks for the films THE GAME PLAN, HERBIE FULLY LOADED, ICE PRINCESS, BANDSLAM, as well as writing the theme song for the CW television drama HELLCATS. Separately, Ms. Michalka recorded ITʼS WHO YOU ARE, the theme song for her film SECRETARIAT, also filming the accompanying music video. She recorded four songs for the GRACE UNPLUGGED soundtrack.
She recently starred in EXPECTING AMISH for Lifetime and recurs as the voice of “Stevonnie” in STEVEN UNIVERSE. One of her most incredible endeavors to date is the film she produced and stars in alongside her sister Aly, called WEEPAH WAY FOR NOW, which follows two 20-something sisters as they spend their last week before their next music tour wandering through the heart of Laurel Canyon. The film was released on June 17th on iTunes.
AJ can currently be seen as ‘Lainey Lewis’ on ABC’s hit comedy, THE GOLDBERGS, opposite Jeff Garlin and Wendi McLendon-Covey.
Ms. Michalka currently resides in Los Angeles.