Kramer Pretrial Hearing Today

Ed Kramer was scheduled for a pretrial hearing in Connecticut on September 21. He was arrested in Milford last week on charges of reckless endangerment of a child. Bond has been set at $50,000 for those charges.

However, at the time of his arrest Kramer was free on bond pending trial on child molestation charges in Georgia. After the events in Milford a judge revoked that bond and the Gwinett County District Attorney is seeking to have Kramer extradited.

The continuing investigation in Milford may determine the outcome of the extradition request. The Gwinett Daily Post reported five days ago:

Kevin Russo of the Milford Prosecutor’s Office said Kramer is next scheduled to appear in court Wednesday. Whether Connecticut will allow his extradition back to Georgia hinges, in part, on what the investigation uncovers about Kramer’s relationship with the boy.

The boy was in the area acting in a low-budget horror movie. Witnesses told Gwinnett District Attorney Danny Porter this week that Kramer had referred to himself as the boy’s guardian, and that the boy had answered the motel door in a bathrobe as Kramer sat on the bed.

Russo said he wasn’t sure Friday if information has surfaced that Kramer had sexual involvement with the boy or not.

“I don’t know the answer, and if I did, I wouldn’t comment, due to the ongoing investigation,” Russo said.

Kramer is the founder of Dragon*Con. Dragon*Con chair Pat Henry responded to news of latest Kramer’s arrest on the convention website

Edward Kramer resigned from the Dragon Con Convention in the year 2000 after being indicted on felony charges in Gwinnett County.  He has not had any role in Dragon Con planning or activities since that time. 

Since 2000 the convention has been managed by three of the other founders.  These men have been involved with the convention since the beginning.   They are chairman Pat Henry, and board members Dave Cody and Robert Dennis.

However, Kramer remains a minority shareholder in the corporation that owns the con, according to a lawsuit he filed in 2009 against Henry and the other directors of Dragon*Con.

[Thanks to Andrew Porter for the story.]