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Attendee of the Week: Deon Sinquefield

Every week from now until San Diego Comic-Con, we’re celebrating you: our readers! So let’s meet this week’s Attendee of the Week:

Deon Sinquefield


Where are you traveling from for San Diego Comic-Con?

 Houston, TX

How many years have you been attending?

 Been attending SDCC for 7 years.

What was your favorite panel and why?

As of right now, my favorite panel was during my second time ever in Hall H where the Spider-Man PS5 special edition console was revealed and then I got a signed poster from all the voice actors of the game.

What is your favorite exhibitor or artist booth and why?

IDW. They have just been on it with booth presentation and signings. Marvel is a CLOSE second as they are usually next to each other and complete to look the best.

What is your favorite item you’ve ever taken home from the convention (swag, exclusive, merch, etc.)?

My favorite item that I’ve taken home from SDCC is the Robot Chicken Nerd action figure. I still have it and it’s in pristine condition.

What was your favorite autograph session and why?

Stan Lee (2010) was my FAVORITE signing of all time. It was my FIRST time attending and I entered a contest at the activation booth to win an autograph session with Stan Lee… and I lost. I went to the booth anyway as it would be my official time being in the presence of greatness and I cheered loudly, started a Stan “chant”, and I was rocking my awesome red Spider-Man button down shirt. The session ended and the handler announced that there was time for a little more and that they were taking the front row only…and then she pointed at me and said, “And we definitely have to get this guy up here too.” I got an autograph, handshake, told him thank you for everything he’d done for comics, I wiped a tear away from my eye, and later on… stood in disbelief that I had just met the one and only Stan Lee.

Tell us about your most memorable celebrity encounter at the convention.

I’ve had several, but none tops meeting Brian Posehn (2010) while waiting for the trolley to pass. I was with my brother and he leans over and mentions that the dude next to us looks familiar and that he thinks that he was in a movie where he got killed in a hotel room. I said go ask and he didn’t want to…so went over and stood next to him. I played it off like I was looking at something else while actually looking at him and then I realized who he was and then I realized that he knew I was looking at him. He suddenly said, “Yeah…it’s me.” We talked a bit, got a selfie, and went about our business. I ran into him again the following year and he ACTUALLY remembered the encounter. Got another selfie. Then…ran into him a third time last year (2023) and he signed my comic that he wrote.

What was your favorite offsite and why?

My favorite offsite would have to be Hulu’s Animation Domination. It was fire. Before that it was Amazon Prime’s The Tick’s Escape Room where I met my buddy, Alex Kellerman. I later learned that not only is he an actor/writer, but he has appeared in several YouTube videos for Bat in the Sun.

Where is your favorite place to eat during the con?

I’m a cheap person…I don’t have a “favorite” place to eat at since I carry snacks to eat and I’ll hit up fast food in a heartbeat, but I did enjoy Fleming’s Steakhouse in the Gaslamp. IT WAS AMAZING!!!

What is your favorite thing about San Diego Comic-Con?

My favorite thing about SDCC is all the people I get to meet and the new friends that I have made. I chat with them year-round via Twitter and Facebook. One attended my marriage proposal at the Marvel booth last year and I helped him and another person get tickets for SDCC 2024.

What is your best tip having a good con?

I have several tips for having a good con: Make friends as they can do for you as you do for them, don’t get frustrated over not getting what you want, hydrate, take breaks, avoid sugary snacks cause the crash will be bad, and as Lt. Dan would say, “Take care of your feet”.

Do you tend to do the convention solo or with friends?

I’ve gone to SDCC solo and with friends…it’s way better with friends.

How would you describe SDCC to someone who has never been before?

 I’ve told people that it’s a definite “You have to attend one to truly get why I go” experience. If you are a fan of anything other than “sportsball”, then it has something for everyone.


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