To say it was an amazing experience is an understatement. It was a lot so let me just copypasta everything I wrote:
Today was so amazing it felt like it could only happen in a dream… but it was really real! I got to meet the creator of Klonoa, Hideo Yoshizawa, at MAGfest. After his panel discussing Ninja Gaiden, I approached the table he was at and thanked him for Klonoa and the inspiration it’s given me. He smiled and said thank you. As I was about to leave the ballroom, content with that, he came from behind and held out a Klonoa 2 postcard and said “present!” I was almost moved to tears. Soon, the autograph session was held and I got the manual for Door to Phantomile signed and a selfie with him. On top of that I gave him a drawing I made of all of Klonoa’s designs together and said “for you!” He was in awe and thanked me.
The memories made today are nothing short of priceless.
All the stuff I got at MAGfest! I bought the PlayStation logo shirt and the Freedom Planet pins. All the stuff to the left were freebies. And.. you know the Klonoa stuff.
Finally, I recorded the entirety of the panel. It's about Ninja Gaiden but it was so cool to learn about a game I've never tried playing and see the creator of Klonoa in person.