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Dragon*Con Removes Ed Kramer; Relaunches Company

Dragon Con LogoFollowing years of growing concern over the exact role suspected child molester Ed Kramer had within the company, principles involved with Dragon*Con have announced Kramer has been bought out and Dragon*Con/ACE Inc. is no more. In it’s place Dragon Con Inc. has been formed as the entity controlling Atlanta’s major fantasy convention.

This past year saw more and more attendees and exhibitors become very vocal in stating they would not attend Dragon*Con if Kramer had any involvement whatsoever – even as a silent share holder simply pocketing profits. Granted, we do live in a country where “suspected” doesn’t mean “convicted” but it’s good to see the folks at Dragon Con (the new name) take action to clear the air of what was an even increasing foul stink to the proceedings.

The announcement:

DRAGON CON, INC. REPLACES DRAGON CON / ACE, INC.

Dragon Con will Continue the Agreements With Hotels, Guests and Performers.

ATLANTA, July 8, 2013 – The Board of Directors and Shareholders of Dragon Con / ACE, Inc., producer of Dragon*Con, Atlanta’s internationally known pop culture, fantasy and sci-fi convention, have agreed to merge the company into Dragon Con, Inc. (Dragon Con) in a cash-out merger.

Led by Pat Henry, David Cody and Robert Dennis, ownership of Dragon Con includes five of the six founding owners of Dragon Con / ACE (the old Dragon Con). The effective date of the merger is July 8, 2013.

Edward Kramer, who has not had any role in managing or organizing the convention since 2000, was offered cash for his shares in the old company. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“This decision only affects the ownership of the old Dragon Con,” said Pat Henry, President and Chief Executive Officer of Dragon Con. “Our members and others who attend Dragon*Con 2013 will experience the same fantastic convention they have come to expect from us.”

Dragon Con will continue the agreements with each of the host and overflow hotels associated with the convention as well as all of the guests and performers scheduled to appear at this year’s event, either as is or with amendments recognizing Dragon Con as owner.

Jeff McAleer

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