The general animation convention over in Miami Florida that is looking more like a pony convention as the days roll on has added yet another Friendship is Magic staffer to the already star studded cast of guests. Michelle Creber will be showing up to join Andrea, Nicole, Peter, for the event. Full press release can be found after the break!
Michelle Creber joins My Little Pony Invasion
at Animate! Miami
Voice of Apple Bloom and Sweetie Belle joins MLP cast
for January 18-20, 2013 event
MIAMI, FL. - Michelle Creber joins fellow My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic stars Nicole Oliver, Andrea Libman and Peter New for an MLP invasion of Animate! Miami on January 18-20, 2013. Ms. Creber is best known to fans of the hit animated series as the voice of "Apple Bloom" and as the singing voice of "Sweetie Belle". Animate! Miami is a three day convention and festival dedicated to Anime, Animation and Cosplay that will take place at The Miami Airport Convention Center in Miami, FL. Michelle joins the growing list of anime and animation voice actors set to appear at the event.
Michelle is an actress, singer, dancer and voice artist best known for starring as "Apple Bloom" and "Sweetie Belle" (singing voice) in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Her recent screen credits include a lead role in Smart Cookies, guest star appearances on The Haunting Hour and Supernatural, a principal role on sci-fi series Eureka, "Charlene" in Christmas Lodge, and acting, singing and dancing as "Taylor" in The Search For Santa Paws. As a motion capture actor, Michelle played the role of "Chelsea" in Holiday Barbie. Her other voice acting credits include "Lucy" in Peanuts, "Alice" in Martha Speaks and guest characters on Dinosaur Train. Her musical theatre credits include two acclaimed performances of the title role in Annie, "Brigitta" in The Sound of Music, and "Tiny Tim" in A Christmas Carol. In August 2012, Michelle released her first solo CD entitled Timeless: Songs of a Century. Michelle is a featured singer on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and her solo vocals can also be heard on The Magic of Christmas CD, the soundtrack for The Search For Santa Paws, and PBS Kids' Martha Speaks. She has also recorded background vocals for Kristin Chenoweth's What A Lovely Way To Spend Christmas.
Animate! Miami will feature celebrity guests, artists, writers, filmmakers, bands, vendors, exhibitors, celebrity Q&A's, costume contests, cosplay photo shoots, industry panels, live music, video games and much more! Animate! Miami is organized by the same team that puts on the massive Florida Supercon in Miami each year, and will serve as a second event for fans to enjoy. Attendees will have the chance to meet stars from their favorite cartoons and anime. Ten voice actors have now been announced, including:
- Andrea Libman: Star of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Pumpkin Cake, Daisy), Madeline (Madeline), X-Men: Evolution (X-23), Maison Ikkoku (Ikuko Otonashi), Dragon Ball (Chi-Chi, Penny), Gundam 00 (Mileina Vashti), Monster Buster Club (Cathy).
- Nicole Oliver: Star of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (Princess Celestia, Cheerilee), Death Note (Naomi Misora), X-Men: Evolution (Risty Wilde), He-Man 2002 (Queen Marlena, Sorceress), Maison Ikkoku (Kozue's Mother, Kuroki), Key the Metal Idol (Key), Ranma ½ (Ling-Ling, Lung-Lung), Littlest Pet Shop series (Zoe Trent).
- Michelle Creber: Star of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (Apple Bloom and Sweetie Belle), Peanuts (Lucy) and Martha Speaks (Alice).
- Peter New: Star of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (Big Macintosh, Magnum), Littlest Pet Shop (Sunil Nevla, Angry Motorist, Pet Shop Patron), Mobile Suit Gundam 00 (Ian Vashti), Powerpuff Girls Z (Grubber, Lunk), MegaMan: NT Warrior (AirMan) and InuYasha (Tesso, Chokyukai).
- Monica Rial: Star of High School of the Dead (Shizuka), Soul Eater (Tsubaki), Black Butler (Mei Ren), Fairy Tail (Mirajane), Hetalia (Flying Mint Bunny/Belarus), Negima (Konoka/Kazumi), One Piece (Tashigi/Carue/Kuina), Ouran Host Club (Renge), Panty and Stocking (Stocking), Sergeant Frog (Momoka), Shinchan (Ai), Tsubasa (Sakura), Casshern Sins (Ringo), FMA Brotherhood (May).
- Brittney Karbowski: Star of High School of the Dead (Alice Maresato), Soul Eater (Blackstar), Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Selim Bradley/Pride), Xenosaga (M.O.M.O.), Pani Poni Dash! (Himeko), Coyote Ragtime Show (Franca), Yumeria (Mone), Gilgamesh (Fuko), Ouran High School Host Club (Hinako), Negima!? (Anya), Sasami: Magical Girls Club (Anri Misugi), One Piece (Apis), Claymore (Riful), Hell Girl (Minami Shibuya).
- Leraldo Anzaldua: Star of High School of the Dead (Takashi Komuro), Comic Party Revolution (Kazuki), Gatchaman (Ken), Kiba (Zed), Angel Beats! (Noda), Canaan (Santana), Halo Legends (Ralph-303), Princess Resurrection (Ryu-Ryu), Samurai Girls (Yoshihiko Tokugawa), Starship Troopers: Invasion (Ratzass), Super Dimension Fortress Macross (Kenichi Machizaki, Riber Fruhling), Xenosaga: The Animation (Scott).
- Maggie Flecknoe: Star of High School of the Dead (Saya Takagi), Clanned (Yukine Miyazama), Samurai Girls (Hanzo Hattori), Pani Poni Dash (Ichijo), Best Student Council (Mami Aoki), Clannad (Yukine Miyazawa), Comic Party Revolution (Sawada), Demon King Daimao (Korone), Devil May Cry: The Animated Series (Cindy), Kanon (Shiori Misaka).
- Mark X Laskowski: Star of High School of the Dead (Kōta), Clanned After Story (Tajima), Air Gear (Issa), Angel Beats! (Igarashi), Angelic Layer (Masaharu), Area 88 (Bucksy), Comic Party Revolution (Yosshi), Excel Saga (Norikuni), Godannar (Morimoto), Guyver: The Bio-Boosted Armor (Elegen), Halo Legends (Marine), Super Dimension Fortress Macross (Warera).
- John Swasey: Star of Evangelion (Gendo), Soul Eater (Lord Death), Fullmetal Alchemist (Hoenheim), One Piece (Sir Crocodile), Sgt. Frog (Kogoro), Orphen (Vulcan), Kaleido Star (Ken), Coyote Ragtime Show (Mister).
This will be the largest group of cast members from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic to ever appear together at a convention in the south eastern United States! Bronies, Pegasisters and every day fans of My Little Pony will have the chance to meet and interact with the voices of some of their favorite ponies, such as Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Princess Celestia, Cheerilee, Apple Bloom, Sweetie Belle and Big Macintosh for the first time in Florida!
Some of the amazing events planned for Animate! Miami include:
Q&A's with all of our attending guests
Fan panels for anime, animation, cosplay, My Little Pony and video games.
Industry panels for anime and animation.
Costume Competition with over $1,500 in cash and prizes
Dozens of Cosplay Photo Shoots for cosplayers and photographers
Supercon Championship Wrestling featuring Cobra Commander, The Joker, The Mario Bros., The Geico Caveman and more!
Live Musical Performances
Live Stand Up Comedy
Anime Screenings and Anime Music Videos
Video Game Tournaments
A 50,000 square feet exhibition room with over 200 booths and tables featuring vendors, celebrity guests, artists, filmmakers and exhibits.
Complete information and up to the minute updates can be found at www.animatemiami.com and ww
The convention hours of operation are:
Friday, January 18: 2:00pm - 3:00am
Saturday, January 19: 11:00am - 3:00am
Sunday, January 20: 11:00am - 3:00am
THE MIAMI AIRPORT CONVENTION CENTER is located at 711 NW 72nd Ave, Miami, FL 33126
More information and updates can be found at www.animatemiami.com