Yes, this actually happened:
I met him briefly, shook his hand and expressed my thanks. His appearance helps put Fantastic Fest on the map more so than ever before and I look forward to exploiting it for sponsorship opportunities for the next year. :) But seriously, he was a prince of a man and I can't begin to describe how grateful we are that he showed. And a big thank you to the Fox Walden team for working with us on this.
I know I've been silent during the fest, but now that my duties are finished I'll have some updates. Stay tuned.