Frank Sanchez, one of the staff at Anime Central made the following post, regarding the 2001 guest list, on ANN's forum.
In addition to:
Kia Asamiya - Character Designer - Nadesico, Silent Moebius
Yoshitoshi ABe - Character Designer for Serial Experiments Lain
We now have for Japanese guests:
Range Murata - Character Designer for Blue Submarine No. 6
Naoko Matsui - seiyuu with large track record in voice acting, some of her credits include Akane from Kimagure Orange Road, Rally Vincent from Riding Bean, and Azusa Shiratori from Ranma ½
Shin Nasagawa - From Squaresoft, Character Designer for Final Fantasy IX and the upcoming Final Fantasy X.
Yoshio Yamakawa - Also from Squaresoft, Monster Designer for Final Fantasy IX and the upcoming Final Fantasy X.
I'm really excited and I sure hope all of you are too. Hope this helps bring you over to Anime Central this year! ^_-