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DragonCon Co-Founder Ed Kramer Charged With Child Molestation Avoids Further Prison Time With Plea Deal

Ed Kramer

DragonCon co-founder Ed Kramer will not be going to prison on the six counts of child molestation for which he was arrested in August 2000. Instead, he'll serve 34 months under house arrest, pay a $100,000 fine to each of the three victims involved, and be forbidden from interacting with anyone younger than the age of 16.

Those are the terms of a plea agreement Kramer's attorneys and Gwinnett County, Ga., District Attorney Danny Porter have hammered out. Kramer pleaded guilty to three of the counts; prosecutors aren't pursuing the other three.

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The Most Euphoric Cosplay Footage You Will See This Year [Video]


While cosplayers are present at virtually every major convention celebrating comics, gaming, fantasy and science fiction, it's Atlanta's Dragon*Con that has become a a kind of Mecca to which most of the scene's most dedicated hobbyists and professionals pilgrimage every year. Lately I've been comparing the cosplay phenomena to that of b-boying, where the primary inspiration is expressing creativity, performing and earning props from other people like you. The dance comparison is made explicit in this jubilant new video that conveys in a simple but really emotional way just how much fun the Dragon*Con cosplayers are having without us.

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Link Ink: Dragon Ball KFC, Explaining Hentei And The ‘One Piece’ Pen


Awesome: Hey, it's Colonel Sanders cosplaying Dragon Ball Z style in Japan.

Fans: If a camera crew approaches you and asks what "Hentei" is, your best bet is probably to just turn and walk the other way...

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Parting Shot: Cosplayers Get Married In ‘Astonishing X-Men’ Cover Recreation [Video]


Awww. A couple of comic fans took advantage of the Marvel Universe cosplayer gathering at last weekend's Dragon*Con in Atlanta to recreate the famous Dustin Weaver cover for Astonishing X-Men #51, depicting the marriage between Northstar and his boyfriend Kyle Jindau...

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Marvel Cosplay Goes Mod At Dragon*Con!


I'm a total sucker for mod fashon, especially when mixed with a healthy dose of comic books, so I kind of freaked out when I came across this Mod Marvel cosplay group. These talented ladies gave some of Marvel's finest a mod makeover at last month's Dragon*Con in Atlanta, Georgia, creating some incredibly cute and wearable looks...

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Parting Shot: Adorable Flying Spaghetti Monster Cosplay


From this roundup of Dragon*Con cosplay, the cutest take on the religion-parodying Flying Spaghetti Monster that we've seen. (So far.)

Link Ink: Sinestro Sweats ‘Green Lantern #1′ Printing Error, ‘Pinocchio: Vampire Slayer’ Statues And Daleks Aplenty


Printing: Sinestro is sporting something like an anime sweat bead on certain Green Lantern #1 covers thanks to a printing error. Somebody on eBay is trying to sell one as a variant for $10. Cool speculation, bro...

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Best Cosplay Ever (This Week) – Dragon*Con 2011 Edition


Although cosplay has been present for decades within the comics, anime, and sci-fi/fantasy fandoms, social media has played an integral role in the thriving community of costuming that exists today and cosplay communities such as Cosplay...

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Stan Lee Poses With Cosplayers Senior Picture Style at DragonCon


There is no question Stan Lee has been a busy man these days. He's teaming with pop star Ne-Yo and Japanese rocker Yoshiki, creating 30 superheroes to coincide with all thirty NHL teams, and that's just to name a couple of recently announced endeavors...

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Spider-Sense… Tingling… for Dragon*Con Cosplayer


If you missed Dragon*Con, as I did, you can still enjoy the cosplay antics of attendees who clearly put a lot of time and effort into their costumes thanks to this Flickr pool of photos. My favorite? Spider-sense Spider-Man...

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