Edward E. Kramer
|Born||Edward Eliot Kramer
March 20, 1961
Brooklyn, New York
|Genres||Science fiction, fantasy, horror, Historical Fiction, Nonfiction|
|Notable work(s)||The Sandman: Book of Dreams, The Crow: Shattered Lives and Broken Dreams, Elric: Tales of the White Wolf, Free Space|
Edward E. Kramer (born on March 20, 1961) is an American editor of numerous science fiction, fantasy, and horror works, and co-founder and part-owner of the Dragon Con commercial media convention in Atlanta, Georgia. He lives in Duluth, Georgia, and has worked as a clinical and educational consultant. He is the former program director of the Metropolitan Atlanta Council on Alcohol and Drugs. Kramer is the subject of a long-running legal battle alleging child molestation.
Early life and education 
Kramer, who was born in Brooklyn, New York, holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Emory College and a Master of Public Health in health administration and planning from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University School of Medicine.
Kramer is the editor of the anthologies Dark Love and Grails published by Roc Books; The Sandman: Book of Dreams by Neil Gaiman (HarperPrism); The Crow, by James O'Barr (Random House); Free Space (Tor Books); Forbidden Acts (Avon Books); Elric: Tales of the White Wolf and Pawn of Chaos: Tales of the Eternal Champion (based on the works and characters of Michael Moorcock), Dante's Disciples, Tombs, and the Dark Destiny trilogy (White Wolf); and Strange Attraction: Turns of the Midnight Carnival Wheel (Bereshith Publishing). He has also worked for over a decade as a music critic and photojournalist.
Dragon Con and other events 
In 1987, he co-founded Dragon Con, a for-profit convention dedicated to science fiction, fantasy, comics, gaming, and the popular arts. He has not been involved with Dragon Con planning or activities since 2000; but still owns 34% of the business.
He has also chaired the 1990 Atlanta Origins convention, the 1992 Georgia World Fantasy Convention, and the Nebula Awards Weekend, and both the Atlanta World Horror Convention, and the North American Science Fiction Convention (NASFiC) in 1995.
Criminal allegations 
Kramer was arrested in August 2000 following an anonymous tip, and charged with molesting three teenage boys. The trial was still pending as of late 2010, and Kramer continues to protest his innocence. In the ten years since his arrest, he has been placed in pre-trial detention, claims to have been injured in a disturbance at the jail, and been released from detention, placed under house arrest and released. Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter said in September 2010 that Kramer had "done nothing but delay and blame everyone else but himself." The Georgia Court of Appeals agreed, and in September 2007 placed most of the blame on Kramer himself. Kramer and his lawyers dispute this, stating that he has serious health issues that prevent him from sitting through a long trial.
In September 2011, Kramer was arrested after Connecticut police found him in a motel room, unsupervised, with a 14-year-old boy.  and Kramer was arrested on a "felony charge of risk of injury to a child."
As of September 2012, he was being held at the MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution, a maximum security facility in Suffield, Connecticut, awaiting extradition to Georgia. He was extradited to Georgia in January 2013. On April 26, 2013, he was denied the chance to post bail, as the presiding judge concluded that (based on his past behavior) he was too much a risk of not adhering to the conditions of his bond.
- Tales of Riverworld (1992)
- Grails: Quests, Visitations and Other Occurrences (1992), a World Fantasy Award nominee for Best Anthology
- Quest to Riverworld (1993)
- Confederacy of the Dead (1993)
- Phobias (1994)
- Michael Moorcock's Elric: Tales of the White Wolf (1994)
- Grails: Visitations of the Night (1994)
- The Dark Destiny trilogy is set in White Wolf publishing's World of Darkness:
- Dark Destiny (1994)
- Dark Destiny II: Proprietors of Fate (1995)
- Dark Destiny III: Children of Dracula (1996)
- Dante's Disciples (1998)
- Excalibur (1995)
- Tombs (1995)
- More Phobias (1995)
- Forbidden Acts (1995)
- Dark Love (1996), a World Fantasy Award and International Horror Guild Award nominee for Best Anthology
- The Sandman: Book of Dreams (1996), a British Fantasy Award nominee for Best Anthology
- Michael Moorcock's Pawn of Chaos: Tales of the Eternal Champion (1997)
- Free Space (1997), recipient of the first Prometheus Special Award
- The Crow: Shattered Lives and Broken Dreams (1998)
- Strange Attraction: Turns of the Midnight Carnival's Wheel (2000)
- Grails: Quests of the Dawn (2004)
- "Aussiecon Three Biographies". Aussiecon Three. Retrieved 2011-02-21.
- "Cocaine No. 1 concern at drug council". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 1986-08-21.
- "Philanthropy: Donor Report 1997-1998". Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. Fall 1998. Retrieved 2011-10-09.
- Cohen, Benyamin (September/October 2004). "Truth, Justice, and Ed Kramer". The Atlanta Jewish Times.
- "LAWRENCEVILLE: DragonCon founder arrested in Connecticut". WXIA-TV. 2011-09-15. Retrieved 2011-10-09.
- Simmons, Andria. "DragonCon faces appeal; Co-founder fights dismissal of case against event" Atlanta Journal-Constitution November 19, 2011
- "1992 World Fantasy Award Winners and Nominees". World Fantasy Convention. Retrieved 2011-02-21.
- Henry, Scott (2009-10-29). "Ed Kramer finally to stand trial?"". Creative Loafing Atlanta.
- Boone, Christine. "Molestation charges linger against Dragon Con founder", The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, September 4, 2010
- Simmons, Andria. "DragonCon founder’s molestation trial gets new date", The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 28, 2009
- Henry, Scott. "The wizard of Dragon*Con stands trial", Creative Loafing Atlanta, January 30, 2002
- Simmons, Andria (2011-09-16). "$50K bond for DragonCon founder Kramer". Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
- Simmons, Andria (2011-09-16). "Court to decide where to prosecute DragonCon founder first". Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
- Department of Correction, State of Connecticut (April 6, 2012). "Connecticut Inmate Information". Retrieved April 6, 2012.
- Henry, Scott (September 1, 2012). "In the Shadows". Atlanta Magazine. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
- Reddy, Frank (21 January 2013). "DragonCon co-founder booked into Gwinnett jail". Gwinnett Daily Post. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
- Simmons, Andria. "DragonCon founder denied bond" Atlanta Journal-Constitution April 26, 2013
- "edkramer.com, Official website". Archived from the original on 28 September 2007.
- Edward E. Kramer at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- "Ed Kramer biography, provided by Dragon*Con". Archived from the original on 17 February 2004.