Excerpted from the Otakon ML:
"We are pleased to announce Mr. Toshihiro Kawamoto as a Guest Of Honor for Otakon 2001. Mr. Kawamoto is the character designer for Cowboy Bebop, a show that's probably familiar to most anime fans by now! With the new movie slated for release soon in Japanese theaters, even more people will come to know this truly wonderful story. Toshihiro Kawamoto's other works includ
[sic] character designs for Gundam 08th MS Team, Golden Boy, and the Ghost in the Shell video game for the PSX. Please help us welcome this talented man to his first visit to Otakon!
More information may be found on the Otakon 2001