Former Dragon Con Owner, Edward Kramer, Charged For Possessing Child Porn
Ed Kramer

Former owner and co-founder of Dragon Con, Edward E. Kramer, was charged with possession of child pornography again. This comes after an investigation into Kramer et al for attempting to hack the court’s computers.

According to WSB-TV Atlanta, Kramer had a warrant issued against him on Monday, September 30th, 2019 for having multiple pictures of child pornography.

The warrant was issued after investigators began scouring Kramer’s computer and found that he and a private investigator, TJ Ward, attempted to hack into a county’s computers because another judge – Kathryn Schrader – suspected a prosecutor of monitoring her computer. Kramer, Ward, and Schrader were apparently all working together to hack into the county’s systems, but the trio’s plot was foiled when a wiretap and additional investigators began investigating Kramer, Ward, and Schrader, as detailed in a separate report by WSB-TV from back in mid-September.

The explanation in the most recent article of how it all came about is somewhat surreal, with WSB-TV writing…

“’We will be here, we will be at every court appearance. He is not going to reoffend,’ defense attorney Stephen Reba said.

 

“But just after Kramer’s lawyer offered that promise, prosecutors dropped a new charge — more child pornography.

 

“Authorities said they found five more images on the computers they say they seized as they investigated Kramer’s role in the hacking of the Gwinnett County courthouse computer system.

 

“’I was not surprised when I was notified that there was child pornography on his computer,’ Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter told Thomas.”

Kramer is due back in court on October 3rd, 2019, and the investigation into the hacking issue is still ongoing.

The significance of this news is that Kramer was previously in court back in 2013 for child molestation. He was sentenced to five years house arrest, but then ended back up in court again in February of 2019 when he took pictures of a 7-year-old boy in a doctor’s office, which is illegal in the state of Georgia for registered sex offenders.

Kramer has been accused and/or arrested multiple times in relation to child molestation or child pornography, dating back to 1997.

In 2013 he ended up leaving Dragon Con behind during a cash-out merger while he was dealing with a court case involving the molestation of three boys dating back to 2000, as reported by The Mary Sue.

The significance of all of this is that for all that time that Kramer was in and out of court leading up to 2013, the rest of the Dragon Con staff didn’t seem to put much effort into ousting him for unlawful conduct.

However, according to YouTuber SGSAMI, voice actor Vic Mignogna was apparently banned from Dragon Con this year.

There doesn’t appear to be any hard evidence that Dragon Con actually banned Mignogna, since they weren’t on the list of conventions that openly canceled his appearance, which you can check out over on Animecons.com.

We do know that the Dragon Con 2019 event took place between August 29th and September 5th, as noted on the official website, but there’s no mention of Mignogna being on the guest list. The notable guests were listed in an article by WSB-TV, and the anime voice actor was no where to be seen.

Now if you were thinking “Well, maybe Mignogna just doesn’t attend Dragon Con!” he’s been publicly mentioning his attendance at Dragon Con since 2013.

His latest tweet about the event was from back on September 1st, 2018.

This means he either didn’t show up due to scheduling… or he wasn’t invited.

In any case, the original co-founder and former owner of Dragon Con is about to end back up in jail for possession of child pornography after a failed attempt at allegedly helping a judge hack into the county computers.

(Thanks for the news tip ThyBonesConsumed and Antonio)

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