ATLANTA -- The board of directors and shareholders of parent company that produces Dragon*Con annually, Dragon Con/Ace, Inc., have merged with Dragon Con, Inc.
As part of the deal, Ed Kramer, the embattled co-founder of the annual science fiction and fantasy convention, was offered cash for his shares in the old company. Kramer, who is the subject of a long-running criminal inquiry relating to allegations of child molestation, has not had an active role with the convention since 2000.
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"This decision only affects the ownership of the old Dragon Con," Pat Henry, Dragon Con president and CEO said in a release Monday. "Our members and others who attend Dragon*Con 2013 will experience the same fantastic convention they have come to expect from us."
Dragon*Con takes place the first weekend in September each year in downtown Atlanta, attracting more than 50,000 attendees.