Tuesday News: Dragon Con’s convicted co-founder, Chinese delivery drones, Owls, Fan Fiction, and JD Salinger goes online too early

Tuesday News: Dragon Con’s convicted co-founder, Chinese delivery drones, Owls, Fan...

“Kramer entered guilty pleas to three of six counts of child molestation on the original indictment — one for each alleged victim — with the state offering not to prosecute the other three,” reports The Gwinnett Daily Post. “Under the nine-condition agreement, District Attorney Danny Porter recommended a sentence of 20 years to serve five for each count, to run concurrently. Because of 26 months previously served in the Gwinnett County jail and while incarcerated in Connecticut, Kramer will actually serve 34 months.” The Mary Sue

“SF Express is testing a drone it has built for delivering packages to remote areas, according to Chinese media reports. The drone can hit an maximum altitude of 100 meters (328 feet) and deliver parcels within two meters of its target. It’s not clear what sort of weight these puppies can handle, but Beijing journalists calculated that it probably can’t carry more than 3 kilograms (6.6 pounds).” Quartz

“Who needs the original when you’ve got lyrics like ‘I know that they are siblings but I think there’s something more’? “ The Daily Dot

“Kenneth Slawenski, a Salinger scholar and biographer, who has read the stories in the university libraries, told the website BuzzFeed that the text appeared accurate. ‘While I do quibble with the ethics or lack of ethics in posting the Salinger stories, they look to be true transcripts of the originals and match my own copies.’” The Guardian