There will be a FREEDOM panel at Anime Expo on Friday, 6pm at Live Programming Room #1 (the ballroom?). Director Morita (he also worked on Kakurenbo) and series planner Sato (screen writer for Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex, Samurai Champloo) will be there.
It seems that director Morita is very fan-friendly. He's very interested in what the viewers think of his work, and I'm sure he'd love to hear opinions of USA fans.
So please come if you can! I'm studying really hard to make the panel satisfying for the fans and the creators.
I'm assuming there will be an autographing session too, so please stay tuned for more info.