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Dragon*Con

DragonCon Co-Founder Ed Kramer Pleads Guilty To Molestation Charges, Is Sentenced

It seems as if the Ed Kramer saga has finally come to an end. The DragonCon co-founder has pleaded guilty to three of six counts of child molestation. 

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: A Macabre Sherlock Premiere Date Confirmation

The BBC revealed the UK premiere date for Sherlock by driving an empty hearse around. Sounds about right. In case you can’t read the flowers, it’s January 1. (via The Hollywood Reporter)

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: McKellen & Stewart Touring NYC

Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart continuing their excellent tour of New York City. (via Twitter)

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We Can't Have Nice Things

Cosplayers Dress Up As Carpet, Carpet Designers Are Not Pleased

At DragonCon last month, a couple of cosplayers decided to sidestep the usual fare of superheroes and cartoon characters in favor of dressing up as the carpet at the Marriott hotel where the con takes place. Yup, there was carpet-colored camo. That is a real thing that now exists. Naturally, other people wanted to emulate the design, but, alas, this psychedelic carpet army was not to be – because Courtisan Inc., the company that designed the original rug, issued a Cease and Desist soon after the design went up.

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Facebook-Flavored Ice Cream

You won’t be able to partake in this social network-themed treat unless you’re on Croatia’s Murter Island, where the not-sanctioned-by-Facebook confection can be found exclusively in brothers Admir and Ibi Adili‘s ice cream shop. It’s pretty much just plain ice cream with a blue syrup that tastes like “chewing gum and candy” drizzled on top. So it’s geared towards kids and looks neat at first but ultimately doesn’t have much to it. Fitting. (That’s Nerdalicious)

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it's time to play the music

Reunion of the Century: Red Fraggle and Mokey Fraggle

Bleeding Cool has this video from a Dragon*Con panel that featured Red and Mokey (and, of course, their silly creature counterparts, Karen Prell and Kathryn Mullen), reminiscing about their many adventures down in Fraggle Rock.

Previously in Fraggle Rock

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Arya Stark Becoming King of All England

“Arya Stark, you’ve just won the Game of Thrones, what’s next?” Question answered. (The Disney Blog)

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Genderswap Hobbit Cast At DragonCon

Just the other day we saw a fabulous genderswap Bilbo Baggins, today more folks from The Hobbit getting the Rule 63 treatment at DragonCon! (via Amy Ratcliffe)

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Blade Runner Action Figures

Suddenly

UPDATED: Dragon*Con Officially Separates From Founder, Accused Molester, Ed Kramer

After a drawn out, public debacle, Dragon*Con has announced they have finally managed to divorce themselves from accused molester Edward Kramer.

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