I think you already know my thoughts on the "guests" for FuyuCon already. Personally I don't go to a convention for guests, but KitaCon's lineup (albeit bless Laura Bailey and Travis Willingham they missed their flight >__<
, even just with Chris Patton (he really added to the convention experience for me), was immense and much enjoyable.
Akemi Solloway is a convention staple these days, I've heard good things about her lectures/talks/panels/etc but I probably won't be going to her lectures or will probably just look in on one if there is one that particularly interests me. Personally I think my head would explode trying to learn serious educations things within the convention atmosphere, but that's just me.
Helen Mcarthy I probably wouldn't bat an eyelid about. I have published poetry, but I don't attend poetry conventions as a guest, so I don't feel the need to meet her. I guess it would be interesting to hear how she got into writing about manga and presenting classic manga and anime and why she chose Tezuka and Miyazaki out of everyone (probably because they're big names), but in honesty I wouldn't be bothered if she does or doesn't show up.
Steve Kyte... Well there can't be any more disinterest for a guest than this I think. I appreciate what he does, but none of it amounts to anything that I admire or want to know more about.
I won't be attending the guest panel.
I shall probably ignore the event of guests there completely because FuyuCon proves to be more of a "WHEY COSPLAY FRIENDS LETS PARTY" convention to me, I look forward to seeing my friends there more than anything else, plus there will be some awesome costumes there for me to look at. Guests are never high on my list of priorities anyway, though I think FuyuCon could have poured a bit more budget/love/effort into getting guests... I guess it's hard ><