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 Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also writes and draws the webcomics UnCONventional and The Chronicles of Crosarth, which leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”