Why Do Some Cons Invent Fake Staffers?

So this last week I posted an article about how Wine Country Comic Con was spamming Facebook using a fake account with stolen pictures. It’s not the first time I’ve seen this, but it’s still really weird to me. In this installment of The Off Week I ponder why the heck some cons do this in the first place.

(More on the WCCC fake staffer)

The Off Week” is a series of videos produced by Nerd & Tie in the weeks where we aren’t producing a full length podcast. The goal is to raise questions and make you think about things that you’ve maybe taken for granted.

Trae Dorn

Trae is the tallest of the hosts, and he is certain it’s because he is the oldest. This is (at the very least) why he is the baldest. Trae co-founded Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con and refuses to apologize for it... which he probably should. Trae also writes the webcomics UnCONventional and The Chronicles of Crosarth, which leads many to ask when the hell he has time to actually do anything anymore. He says he has time because he “does it all quite poorly.”