Friday, January 25, 2013

DragonCon Co-Founder Jailed; Call of Cthulhu Designer Dead

Edward Eliot Kramer, co-founder of DragonCon, is back in jail on charges related to an earlier arrest for child molestation. Kramer was reportedly discovered sharing a hotel room with a 14-year-old boy without a chaperone, a violation of his bond. Kramer was arrested and reportedly jailed without bond. He claimed the boy was an actor in some unnamed film project on which Kramer says he was working. He is expected to face charges of child molestation.

Lynn Willis, co-creator and overseer of Chaosium's immensely popular Call of Cthulhu tabletop RPG line has died. His eulogy, posted on Chaosium's website, features an impressive and lengthy list of credits. He came into the company in 1978, the third employee of the venerable gaming publisher, and worked there to his death. He had been fighting illness and advanced age for years.

© C Harris Lynn, 2012

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