Like mentioned before, a stapled tradition of any meal at SacAnime is over at Jim-Denny's, especially during breakfast before the biggest day of the convention. And the meals that we ordered did not disappoint, although we don't recall the prices being that high; then again, it has been awhile since both of us dined over there.
The first order of business for me was to attend Cripsin Freeman's Q&A panel. For me, it's been almost eight years since I last saw Freeman and remembered him going deep on a question.
But even before that happened, I headed over to Kevin Eastman's autograph session. Given the Guests of Honor that were attending and their autograph prices (Sarandon, Page, & Bedard were starting at $30), it was shocking that the first autograph was free. This is the creator of the Teenage Mutant Turtles we were all looking at. Autographs after that were $20 which people were willing to drop to get all their first edition comics, sealed NES video games, and Pop Vinyls signed.
The session went quick and I didn't miss a beat of listening to Freeman speak.
I had to leave early to find a good seat downstairs because his Q&A panel and the Nightmare Before Christmas reunion panel were running back to back. I remember some of my roommates talking about what they would ask the voices of Jack Skellington and Oogie Boogie. Somehow, all of those questions were either talked about by the panel moderator or asked early on, and I mean "early on."
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|Freeman posing at his autograph session|
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