Well, this year they said 'no.' This year, they said that they were given specific instructions NOT to pose for photos with anyone.
So, this year, it was just me and some imaginary Ask Me friends. We were imagining a world where everyone stayed human and believed that a questioning spirit and sense of humor were not incompatible with corporate interests. We imagined a world with space for everyone: the players, the pranksters, the stars, the yet-to-be (or even never-to-be) discovered, the political, the uncontroversial, the bold, and the boring. This was our list, but your list fits here, too.