I'd love to see Ewan Mcgregor make an appearance this year (he's coming to Boston MA this year) especially with the buzz of the Obi Wan Series in the works. I'd also love to see the cast from The Rise of Skywalker (Daisy, Oscar, John and Kelly Marie) also with Clone Wars coming back next week might be nice to see the cast of the show as well as some favorites from the OT make an appearance.
I think there is a big difference between who we would like to see "on stage" and who we would like to see in the autograph area. As an autograph collector, I would love to see Hayden Christensen return.
With Ewan and Hayden doing ACE, I think there's a good chance they'll do celebration. Fingers crossed. I got so many OTC signers, but never mind more I don't have. I especially would love to see signers from Solo, RO and Mandalorian. I see that Giancarlo Esposito is doing a con in Canada that same weekend so I guess he's out.
I was very hesitant on how reedpop and topps would handle things last year in Chicago after hearing that Orlando was horrible with them. But I had a overall good experience last year. Ofcourse, I miss official pix!!! You guys were the best. The system topps had for autograph time slots worked well. Not sure about photo ops cause I didn't get one. The celebration app was pretty much a bust and I didn't care much for the lottery system. But I will say it's nice not to have to line up at 4am for a big panel haha. I'm excited for this year!
The Hall ran very smoothly when the signers showed up on time. I know a couple had issues with their planes being delayed but some others were onsite and were 45-60 mins late for signing times which caused their lines to be really long. Otherwise, the lines weren't that bad and I was able to get a lot done and have much more time for the show hall.