Trial may be nearing for Dragon*Con co-founder

Ed Kramer

Ed Kramer

LAWRENCEVILLE — Don’t hold your breath, but the long-delayed child molestation case against Dragon*Con co-founder Ed Kramer may soon be placed on a Gwinnett County trial calendar.

According to court documents, a hearing to address District Attorney Danny Porter’s recent motion to schedule a trial date has been scheduled for Aug. 26, four days before the sci-fi convention Kramer helped start begins in Atlanta. The hearing in front of Judge Karen Beyers is also slated to address a habeas corpus (wrongful imprisonment) complaint filed last month by Kramer and his attorneys.

The charges against Kramer were filed more than 13 years ago after a pair of teenage boys came forward claiming he had molested them. A third boy made similar claims in 2003.

Amid medical and religious requests galore, a trial for Kramer has been repeatedly delayed. In the first six months after being extradited back to the Gwinnett County jail in January, Kramer filed more than 370 requests or complaints. His bond was denied during an April 26 hearing, during which Porter said he was awaiting a re-evaluation of Kramer’s physical fitness for trial.

Porter’s recent motion is the second time this year that the county has tried to schedule a trial in the case.

Though Kramer helped found Dragon*Con, he has not had input with the convention since his original arrest. He was recently bought out of his financial stake altogether.