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-- First Seen: 2008-10-17
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Where Will Scott Be?
In case you were wondering where you will find Scott this weekend at the Austin Comic Con, we got you covered. He will be at table C19. Click here for a larger map.
Austin Comic Con is a Wizard World hosted event running Oct 2-3-4, 2014 in Austin, Texas.
Scott @ Austin Comic Con Oct 2014!
Hey kids! If you live in, or happen to be passing through Austin Texas this October, you need to check out the Austin Comic-Con. Scott will be making a quick dash over to Austin from his current digs in Houston to attend. He'll be in the artist alley drawing and chatting with fans. If you've been dying to meet the creator of Quantum Vibe and get his autograph, that'll be your best chance.
Austin Comic-Con is a Wizard World hosted event running Oct 2-3-4, 2014. And if getting to meet Scott isn't enough, there are a number of other comics and sci-fi celebrities in attendance like Matt Smith (Dr. Who), Morena Baccarin (Firefly and Homeland), and many, many more. Click on the link above for more details on the event and be sure to check back here for updates!
The Transcript For This Page
Larger panel, leave room for EFT logo.
The same tableau at Babbette’s counter, although the angle is shifted somewhat so we see the backs of Guy and Fiorella. Babbette’s still looking hostile.
Babbette: We don’t take Continentals or Terran credit cards. Rooms are two gold grams per night, twelve grams per week … in advance.
Medium close-up on Babbette
Babbette: If you don’t have gold, I can accept silver, water credits, Cokens, Gus, most casino chips – or maybe that fancy digital assistant you’re wearing.
Medium close-up on Guy, looking bewildered.
Guy: Er, Cokens? What are GUs?
This panel is a diagram of sorts containing various objects used as currency on Ceres. Three Cokens of different denominations; four different casino chips (from different casinos); a water certificate; a gold coin (about the size of a dime, marked '1 gram Au'); a silver coin (about the size of a quarter, marked '5 grams Ag'), a GU certificate marked '50 Grubstake Units.' Babbette’s explanation is contained in caption boxes, with quotation marks.
Caption 1: 'Cokens are Coke Tokens. The Ceres Coca Cola bottling plant issues Cokens in quarter, half and one liter denominations.
Caption 2: 'GUs are Grubstake Units. Issued by a mutual fund run by the Bank of Ceres, for prospectors who have staked mining claims on asteroids, but need further funding for tools, supplies, and so forth.'
Three-shot of Babbette, Guy and Fiorella. Guy is handing Babbette something that looks like a credit card, but thicker.
Guy: No problem. We can pay in gold.
Babbette sticks one end of the card into a slot of her payment terminal. We’re looking over her shoulder at the viewscreen, which shows the 'card' is really an “Electronic Wallet” connected to 'Bank of Ceres' and 'eGOLD S.A., Panama.' She deducts 24 gold grams from the account named 'UWRS.'
Babbette: Looks like you came prepared. Will there be anything else?
Two shot of Guy and Fiorella. They’re both speaking in turn.
Guy: Well, yes. Back on Terra, there is a great deal of confusion as to the nature of Ceres’ government. We have no information as to how it is organized.
Fiorella: If you could arrange for us to meet with some of your elected officials…
Three-shot of Babbette, Guy and Fiorella. Babbette has mostly forgotten her hostility now, and wears a casual expression as she hands Guy’s 'wallet,' along with a paper receipt, back to him. Guy’s and Fiorella’s eyes widen in response to Babbette’s response.
Babbette: Oh, we don’t have any elected officials.