After plenty of attempts, the Dragon*Con drama is finally ending with a cash-out merger. Dragon*Con is finally free of former co-owner and founder, Edward Kramer.
What am I talking about?
Edward Kramer is one of the original founders of Dragon*Con and a popular science fiction and fantasy writer and editor. Oh, and he’s also an all-around creep.
For more than a decade Kramer has been successfully eluding standing trial on charges of child molestation… like, a ton of charges, by claiming that he has not been healthy enough to stand trial.
Once this surfaced, the public was not too pleased. Numerous guests, including actors, authors, etc., and members of the con started boycotting the beloved convention. The sad part was that Kramer hadn’t been apart of Dragon*Con for years. Twelve years to be exact…since he was arrested in 2000. He has had no say in the company but was allowing it to take the fall for his…pleasures – shivers in disgust.
Dragon*Con announced today, July 8, Kramer’s shares have been bought out. The con is now officially Dragon*Con, Inc. They are officially free of the Kramer name and the old Dragon*Con, which will hopefully ease some of the tension between the Con and their followers.